November 25th, 2012 | By Angenella
Lately, I’ve been receiving a lot of inspirations to eat healthier. I remember one day I was in a conversation and sharing that I don’t like to cook. In response, a woman said “Really? Oh, that’s not good, cooking is very sensual.” Now, THAT got me thinking. Why didn’t I like cooking? I enjoy watching the food network, and have stacks of cookbooks in my home. So, I enjoy the IDEA of cooking. I love the aromas that make my house smell like a home. Yet alas, there are things I do not like about cooking. For instance, dragging the groceries up the stairs, kitchen prep, and cleaning! Also, I’m not (yet) the type of cook that can “throw some things together” and make a great meal so I tend to follow recipes. Unfortunately, most recipes provide four or more servings. I’m single, so usually that’s a bit too much for me.
What I want is to be inspired to eat better, taste new flavors, and to enjoy the cooking experience. I need to spend less time at restaurants to ease the tension on my wallet and waistline (especially since I tend to pick the unhealthy options). Eating is a big part of life beyond work, why not enhance it? To get a jumpstart I bought a new cookbook: “Serve Yourself~Nightly Adventures In Cooking For One” by Joe Yonan. I have promised myself to cook at least one of the recipes each week.
Tonight, I started with what seemed to be a simple recipe of curry shrimp and sweet potato. And guess what, it was indeed simple and delicious! I added a side of sauteed spinach to my meal to get a few more veggies too.
What is you enjoy your cooking experiences? Or is it a chore? Do most of your meals come from a box? Do you have a signature dish?
November 14th, 2012 | By Angenella
Browsing through my files of pictures, I realize that they are very random. I think that’s why I haven’t posted so many of them. Well, I’m putting a stop to that. So, here’s the next picture I wanted to share with you. Ironically, it was captured in yet another airport (although at the moment I can’t remember which one). The bright colors struck me and the surprise was the unusual placement of this art…it was on the floor.
I remember so many people seemed to just walk by and not notice it. I giggled when folks looked closer at me to see what I was taking a picture of and then took a few moments to enjoy the experience too.