Licensed to Pan.

When I was a kid I used to say, when I grow up, I want to be a “Chief Chef” … and you can imagine how I used to say it, considering it’s a tongue twister. Then I said a doctor, and did the whole hospital act with my toys, then to “I’m not sure” and so I just went along with the opportunities and my path ain’t that bad off :p, but has nothing to do with the above. Technical, non-technical, creative *somewhere there*…lol

Cooking has never been my forte, but I do cook and, “I think highly of my cooking”, says my alter ego. Now that I live alone, a girl has got to survive, and out of boredom I end up taking pics of the meals I prepare. So that they don’t go to waste, I though maybe I should do a blog post on them and maybe it will say a little more about me. I’m a bit of a cliché right now … I cook the same things, but with time I’m gonna start going wild with food very soon.

I’m a sucker for eating healthy … well, somehow! Veggies are a necessity not a choice. If all else ever fails … food might be my fall back #jk . Maybe I will start a show called “Licensed to Pan” —-> A copycat of “Licensed to Grill on BET” … hehe! Then I’ll upgrade to grilling, then oven … I’m so green in those, maybe I’ll do bakery classes … because can’t bake a cake to save my life…lol

Here goes just but a few of the meals I have cooked and a little something about them:

This is what I ate for dinner the very first day I moved out. It amazes me that even with all the exhaustion I still went ahead and prepared something to eat. A piece of chicken which I must have packed from home, with soya chunks and spaghetti! Soya chunks are pretty delicious if fried well, then I dropped the piece of chicken in it and it made a perfect meal. It was more like a quickie meal.

To my favorite meal … Rice, chicken stew and greens any day! I could this every other day but that wouldn’t be healthy so I indulge at least once a week 🙂

Mushed Potatoes (with some milk and butter), minced meat and mixed veggies (Cauliflower, butter *somthing*, purple cabbage, carrots, French beans) … The first time I did the mixed veggies I thought I was nuts, because I used to be anti-such-vegetables, but now I’m cooking them … I bet my mum will be over the roof if she see’s this.

Pasta (made with tomato paste), minced meat and mixed veggies (cabbages, French beans, tomatoes, grated carrots) … I got myself a divided plate because of my bad habit of mixing up food … so in an aim to try and be decent … it still does make a difference one portion finds itself filled with the contents of the other portion #ifthatmakessense

Pan fried skinned chicken strips with pili pili hoho a.k.a green bell peppers … I used to love the chicken skin until I figured how much fat they hold especially the ones injected with steroids…jeez! Fried them once and threw them, from then on, if it’s not Kienyeji, I skin! And pan is the next Kawi thing. Waah! This is like the most delicious snack, it was nearly over even before I emptied it to the dish.

Pan fried steak with sliced  pili pili hoho and tomatoes. Oh well, I tried but I had just defrosted the meat so it was all juicy and I wanted it dry but as long as it cooked and was edible, it was like panned stew…lol. Next time, i’ll defrost it and dry it before pan frying and not put tomatoes, that could be the source of all the juice … lesson learnt. Tomatoes will go to the salad.

This is also known as my lazy meal … I do this when I’m very exhausted and I have left overs. This is a mixture of rice, scrambled eggs and greens. To be honest, this is like the most delicious meal … like the finger licking, plate licking kind not cause it’s the best meal ever but because you’re so hungry and so lazy that you don’t have a choice but to enjoy what the fridge has to offer.

What I would love to make, but that means that I need to get a grill or something of that nature … my current obsession!

Pork Chops! Yummmmm! I don’t like fries that much, the attention here is the honey glazed pork chops *salivating* the day I’ll prepare pork chops this good, I’ll be inviting people over for dinner every so often, just to show off :p

Quotes of the day

“When baking, follow directions.  When cooking, go by your own taste.”  ~Laiko Bahrs

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” ~ Harriet Van Horne

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” ~ James Beard

Disclaimer – I don’t eat as much as people think I do…lol, I just eat enough , plus I love talking about food :p

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*