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March 2010

    Food For Thought

    Ticking Timebomb

    Image taken from JENDELA HISTORIOGRAFI

    A couple of nights ago my partner S and I came home quite late after work, and uni, respectively. He had forgotten to bring lunch to work, and so was extremely hungry when he got home. I had eaten lunch, but still felt hungry. The time was 8pm, and the both of us were at a loss as to what to cook before we feel like we’re absolutely starving.

    S is not much of a cook, so it’s a bit hard for us to split duties like chopping (a stir fry is quick but the prep takes time) between us so it’s more efficient, and I’m too picky to just have a sandwich. I have realised, though that, as we are fitting more stuff into our schedules, the time to partake in the choosing and preparing of food that we enjoy is fast running out. On some days it does seem that fast food or takeaway ends up being the only viable option.

    I shudder to think that fast food will evolve to become the only option in a food-lover’s life. In the past hectic months I’ve just realised how hard it is to keep on top of everything that’s clamouring for your attention, and still take the time to think about what you’re putting in your body.

    Sometimes I wish that time would physically manifest itself as a grilled cheese sandwich, so that when it melts away at least it’s tasty. (Although not the healthiest thing out there)

    Sometimes I wish that the healthy option is the easy option.

  • Food For Thought

    Comfort Eating

    Photo by Tower Girl Food makes me happy. There. I’ve said it. I’ll also be the first to admit that I constantly turn to food whenever I’m having a bad day. Whether I’m cooking,…

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    Under Pressure

    Guess what I got today??!!! I’ve always been a biiiiiiig fan of stews – they are very satisfying on a cold night, and they are a good way to spend very little but get…

  • Review

    Taste of Sydney 2010

    I went to “Taste of Sydney” at Centennial Park!! I was so incredibly excited to go. I went to the Saturday 12nn-4pm session. Besides top restaurants in Sydney putting up stalls and offering up…

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    Go Raw!

    The seventh day of Chinese New Year is called 人日, loosely translated as “human’s day”. Legend has it that different animals were made on different days, and on the seventh day, humans were made…

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    Cooking and…Cheffing?

    Image by Steve Wampler I’ve always wondered, what’s the difference between Cooks and Chefs? Aren’t they people who cook (and supposedly cook well) and want to feed people? Is it the formal training? Is…

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    Snack Attack!

    The hardest part of dealing with the munchies is finding something to munch on!! I find it really useful to keep snack portioned (about 100+ cal) food around the house. I know that it’s…

  • Recipe

    Slow Roasted Lamb

    It’s expensive eating out. Whether you’re going to a really nice restaurant or you’ve got a really fast moving date (wink wink), you’ll usually set yourself back quite a bit just by deciding to…

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    The Sweet Stuff

    We all crave the sweet stuff from time to time, some more than others. The thing is, it might be worthwhile shelling out and buying the good stuff, rather than succumbing to the lure…

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    The Glutton Extraordinaire!

    Photo by mugsy That would be my superhero name if I were one. My costume would consist of control-top undies and an ever-forgiving wrap dress. My superpowers would be that I could eat anything I…