Sunday, 22 May 2011

Cheat Day Sunday

For this week's cheat day, I had planned to cook crabs in coconut milk. But because it took me and Enan until past 6 in the evening to haul my lazy brown ass to the wet market, we didn't manage to find nice crabs. What's left from the day's affordable lot were the malnourished rejects. And what's left of what we would have loved to purchase, was priced at $98 each! So including all the other minor ingredients, we would've shelled out more than $400 for our household dinner tonight. A change of plans was in order.

After fifteen minutes of mincing around the wet market and an additional half an hour in the supermarket, Enan and I finally decided to go for

Baked Ground Pork-Stuffed Squid*
served with sinful steamed white rice, of course

Just as delectable, but a lot less pricey. We even had some more money left to pick up some stuff to make this with--

Homemade Chocolate SoyMilkshake

*original recipe from La Rems (my mom), recreated from memory

Saturday, 21 May 2011

The Nerve!

Tomorrow, my ballet kids will go into their RAD Examination. They're kids and it should be easy. It would take them a great deal of effing up to not be given a certificate. They're bright, adorable and they've been really good students. I shouldn't be worried.

But I am. And only because this is the first time I am entering students for exams. They're my first. And tomorrow's RAD Exam is just the beginning of this week's examathon. In a few days, my Speech & Drama and Musical Theatre kids will be doing their Trinity Guildhall Young Performers' certification. Nerves, nerves galore! And I joked about it, but part of me means it. I know that back in my youth and days as a student-- academic, or otherwise-- I've been a nightmare to my teachers. I am praying to the Universe that my kids don't get dragged into my karma.

To calm myself a little bit, I decided to putter a little bit in the kitchen, and make my T dinner. Thanks for teaching me the technique, Tita Mike!

Pinaupong manok
(Traditional Filipino whole chicken pot roast)
served with mixed greens and Hainanese dip

Monday, 9 May 2011

Celebration and Frustration

Vegan lunch in honor of Remi La Mama for Mother's Day.

Masoor Dal Baghar
Greens and Beetroot salad


Went to the mall to get myself an iPad2, but they were out of stocks. So I headed to the supermarket and picked up stuff for dinner, just so I don't go home empty-handed.

Carrot, Pumpkin & Ginger Soup
Blanched Spinach with Spring Onions, Pineapple Juice & Bagoong
Assorted Grilled Meats

Monday, 2 May 2011

Apres-Batis Late Lunch

Late lunch.

Leftover Salad, Red Dhal in Garam Masala and Tamarind Soup and Jamie Oliver-Inspired Chorizo Omelette

Happy Labour Day! Goodbye Osama!

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Pasta Moira

Sunday, 01 May 2011

Moira Sauce:

Pre-fried capsicum & shitake mushrooms
Fresh tomatoes
Salt & pepper
Tuna chunks
Black olives
Dried Cloves
Fresh basil

Chopped coriander
Blanched broccoli
Spring onions
Black olives
Roasted garlic
Sesame oil
Fish sauce
Balsamic vinegar