What’s keeping me busy lately? Well, it’s still about work but I got a new hobby that I really wanted to spend more time on. Tandaradang! Cooking! At last!!! ( I could hear my mom shouting in glee for this progress).
The truth is I am not really into cooking and have never been drawn into it. My family and friends can only rely on me when it comes to frying simple food such as egg, hotdog, eggplant, etc. Oh, I can also make spaghetti. Other than that, I’m good at math. (lol). On a serious note, I realized that I really need to learn new skills in cooking especially that I get so tired of eating at the fastfood, relying on canned goods or eating every fried food that is available. It would also be an advantage if I would be assign to other places or if I decide to live on my own.
It’s time to sharpen my kitchen skills.
I started my adventure in the kitchen last weekend when I decided to prepare grilled stuffed squid for dinner. I know that this is a simple dish but I should start with the basics, right? Imagine me preparing and cleaning the squid as if I’m really cut out for it. The stuffing it with spices and vegetables. I feel grateful to my friend who had patiently taught me how to prepare the stuffing for the squid.
I’m also happy that I did the grilling correctly and the squid meat was easier to chew and not rubber like which could be a problem when overcooked.
The next day, I also decided to cook sisig, my own way. I used ground pork since I don’t have good mincing skills yet and I don’t know if I am capable of using the common ingredients like pig’s ears, pig’s brain. I followed the usual steps in preparing the sisig and I just made it too spicy to suit our preferred taste. (We love anything spicy). I also decided to use butter instead of a regular cooking oil and the result was actually good. At least, my siblings did not complain and heartily finished their meal.
This will not be the last and I am actually excited to try new recipe. I would also love to explore not just Filipino food especially that I’m equally crazy about Japanese and Korean food, too.
Moreover, I think I wanna explore preparing healthy food too given that I have been overeating, binge eating and eating whatever I find delicious. It may be a challenge for me but I do hope I can keep up with this.
I’m excited for this new adventure.