Cooking Asian Dishes

 

The month of January was supposed to be a wonderful month (before I got ill). Earlier in the month, I had challenged myself to try to cook and prepare Asian dishes Filipino-Style for every meal, or at least for dinner. What does Filipino-style mean you might ask? If you ever have the opportunity with Filipinos, you will quickly notice that a Filipino meal consists of not 1 but 2 (and even 3 or more) different dishes! The challenge is to mix and match the flavors. I know what you will say next – isn’t 3 dishes a bit too much? Yes, of course! The idea is not to force yourself and finish everything. Whatever is left will be eaten the next meal, which means that if there’s a lot of leftovers, you will only need to cook 1 dish. One important thing to remember about Filipinos is to never throw away food. In a country with a high poverty rate, every single piece of meat or fish is important! Even leftover rice will be turned to garlic fried rice or Cantonese fried rice.

 

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Quick Beef Stir-Fry (Picard Products)

 

After my previous post on Picard products (click here for the post), several people asked me how I use them. As much as I love cooking, sometimes I just don’t have the time  to do so (especially after a long day of work). I could order take-out but that’s not so good for my monthly budget. I could also reheat store-bought ready-to-eat dishes, but that’s not my cup of tea. Again, question of budget and well, taste too.

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Beef and Bell Pepper Stir-Fry

Hey guys. Enjoying your break, I hope?

The Husband had two days off (Tuesday and yesterday), so I decided I would give myself a little break to be with him and Baby Girl. I did have to take care of a little work thing yesterday afternoon, but that only took about 2 hours. It’s been a while since we spent so much time together straight. Baby Girl is with one while the other works, but I can’t remember when we were all together for consecutive days. Perhaps during our last vacation in Qatar. Hmmm.

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