I think it's been said multiple times but as enjoyable as cooking is, I much prefer quick recipes as opposed as to the more involved projects. Sure they're fun and all but it gets to a point where you develop unrealistic expectations and do I really need to sap the joy out of a task I once found so invigorating? So here are various things I've cooked over this past month.Oh and I'm more of a let's throw everything in a pan that is healthy and gamble that it tastes good kind of cook. I only follow recipes for desserts and even then I still cut so may corners it ends up being quite spherical in form. And my cravings are motivators, no surprise there right?
And here's what it looks like when I'm a prisoner to my cravings .. and sales. Blueberry scones! They were originally going to be glazed with lemon but I found them indulgent enough on their own, buttery, bursting with blueberries and slightly crispy from the sugar sprinkled on top. I deviated from recipe and ended up substituting greek yogurt for some cream, but eh, I wouldn't say it made that much of a difference.. especially since they were enjoyed with strawberry jam and whipped cream.. oops.
|Broccoli, Corn, Roast Chicken|
|Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Cherry Tomatoes, Roast Chicken|
|Garlic cauliflower alfredo with broccoli|
My sister is fairly easy to please. As it should be since she can't cook to save her life, quite literally. Ha ha, morbid humour. Anyway. Perhaps I take the definition of yakisoba, 'as you like' to the most extreme. But, like myself, she loves broccoli and seeing immense greenery does put me at ease a bit, or at least ascertains that I'm somewhat fulfilling my duty is the caring older sister that provides adequate sustenance and nutrients for her younger sister. If I was less lazy I would also saute onion, but eh. Instead she gets pork belly that was marinated in brown sugar and salt, and mushrooms! And of course, an egg with okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise which I seriously believe is the highlight of her day.
|Chocolate Chip Cookie Oreo Cheesecake Icebox Cake|