Thursday, January 28, 2010

How to make delicious food and impress people

As much as I'd love to be an executive chef at a 5-star restaurant, it is not practical for everyday life. In order to impress people (including yourself, friends, family, significant other etc) with your domestic prowess, you must have an arsenal of go-to recipes! Good sources include:

My bf bought me a starter cook book which includes a lot of the basics including terminology, cookware, and some simple recipes to try. To be honest, I usually just google something if I am unsure, but this book looks pretty in your kitchen!

In my first year of cooking on my own, I was able to produce some edible meals, and some (dare I say) tasty niblets:

Super tasty and easy (but time consuming) California rolls with crab stick, avacado, cucumber, and a touch of mayo. You can make this spicy too, using the spicy Japanese Mayo recipe (Kewpie or Cho-jang mayo mixed with siracha mmmmm)

15 minute appetizers - using pillsbury crescent rolls, wilted spinach, pesto, sundried tomato and goat cheese

Special pork rice, egg & seaweed rice seasoned with additional Nori Fumi Rice seasoning

You don't have to be an expert or even a perfectionist to cook good food. Cooking shouldn't be a chore, it should be a joy! Well...I guess I'm blessed enough to actually enjoy cooking -- it is a therapeutic way to unwind after a hectic day at work. Good luck shakin' and bakin'! ;)


kechiko said...

Omg I'm a huge Maangchi fan too! Hahaha. I recently made the pumpkin porridge with riceballs and it came out so good. She is so amazing, and funny! ^_^

Irene said...

Yaaay fellow Maangchi fan! :D It is such a joy to watch her, she is so cute! Mmmm....that sounds so good right now -- *stomach grumbles*

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