top row: baked salmon with fennel and tomatoes | baked quinoa pudding & salmon avocado sandwich | southwestern quinoa
bottom row: pumpkin curry with chickpeas | leftover quinoa with pomegranate | thai pesto prawns soba
Julie Powell learned to cook by cooking through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, first edition. It's something I wouldn't even attempt as that's way too challenging for me. I lack the discipline and conviction. I have saved Julia Child's boeuf bourguignon recipe in my KIV folder for 3 years and still nothing. Apparently, I thought the boeuf bourguignon will miraculously appear on my dining table if I kept the recipe long enough in my KIV folder. Haha.
Right now, I am cooking my way through pinterest that demands less commitment and conviction. I only pick the simple & doable ones that I think I may enjoy eating too. I am a very picky eater. I like my food to be cook a certain way and there is a long list of things that I don't eat. But I am getting better. In the past, I would pick out every single bits of garlic & onions out of my food sulkily, but now I will ingest them if they were thoroughly cooked through. That being said, I still wouldn't eat scallion (a.k.a spring onion/ green onion).
The reason I started cooking again is because I wanna eat better & healthier. And as I was browsing through the pinterest, I was blown away by the food photos taken by these food bloggers. The effort goes into styling their food was commendable. Usually, by the time dinner was ready, I would be so exhausted and hungry that all I wanted to do was eat. Nonetheless, I still gathered whatever little energy that was left in me to take one or two shots of my food with my iphone. So pardon my unimpressive food photos at their rawest.