Friday, April 11, 2008

Trying out new recipes

Having a lovely couple over for dinner tonight and i was wondering what the menu should be... I was given some tips from the guest - NO PORK, NO PROCESSED FOOD and NO SEAFOOD. This poses a bit of challenge as I love pork and have to throw out many familiar recipes. But of course there many other recipes for beef/chicken/lamb to try so i am excited about what to whip up tonight as it would be something i don't normally cook. Well of course it also has to pass my one and only rule - nothing complicated. Did i tell you i hate complicated cooking before? Yes i love food but love simple cooking. Complicated cooking to me is when ingredients exceed 8 items and the cooking steps exceed 6 steps ... haha ...I find it hard to use up all the ingredients, especially short shelf life ingredients and find it a waste if they go bad before i had a chance to use them up. If i really want to enjoy a delicious complicated cooked meal - i will head to restaurant. Found a great garlic bread recipe from Cooking 101 and the story behind it. The recipe is so simple but it is the way the story was told that adds character to it. I am going for it! Did a google on garlic and found 2 interesting quotes to share with you:

"Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good!" - Alice May Brock

"A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat." - Old New York Yiddish Saying

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