Well, since my last post, I’ve gotten married, moved into a new flat in HK, visited Colorado 3 times, and – it seems – neglected blogging.
My new year’s resolution (keep in mind that i think in “school-years”) is to maintain at least one of my blogs with reasonable regularity… and the food one is a lot more fun to update! So here’s an incomplete overview of some of our home life:
Homemade pizza – one of our favourite things these days, and so easy with a bread maker to make some great dough.
Homemade tortilla shells – this is one thing i’d much prefer buying, but my husband is into DIY of all sorts :) a fun attempt.
Simple Roasted Veggies – lots of oregano, basil, and some salt, pepper, olive oil – so hearty and good.
Lasagna, made with ground Elk Meat – from my dad-in-law in Colorado. Elk meat is a very healthy meat. It has a similar consistency and taste to beef, but it is low in fat, cholesterol, and since this elk was from the wild, very low in artificial hormones and chemicals, except perhaps what it would pick up in its environment. I used to dislike hunting, but I had never been around that culture. I’m still not huge on the whole culture-gone-wild surrounding it, but my father-in-law’s attitude towards hunting (shoot one wild elk in a season, and manage to use every part of it) is to me more humane and respectful than factory farming.
Another recent discovery that I can’t believe I hadn’t used before with pasta sauces is: grated carrot!!! So good for flavour and colour!!
a delicious spread of food from a market in Bangkok (just the essentials: tom yum, pad thai, etc)
And our FAVOURITE thai place in Hong Kong – Ping Kee – thankfully just around the corner! Here, a grilled fish – rubbed down in sea salt, stuffed with herbs, grilled on a charcoal grill, and served with a delicious tangy/very spicy chili-ginger-lime?? secret sauce :) and a pork neck salad (also grilled pork, tossed with the secret sauce and thinly sliced red onion, cucumber, celery, and some other stuff)
More to come, I hope!