So, I really can't give you recipes for most of what we've been eating - lately the FP has been doing all the cooking because i'm always burned out and stressed out from.... everything going down. Not that the FP isn't feeling the same way. But we've been doing the food shopping thing. See, before we would shop for maybe one meal, and then go back to the store the next day. But lately with our change of neighborhood, schedules, financial situation and only having one car, it's better to shop for stuff for several meals worth. We get things like veggies, proteins, rice, noodles, coconut milk, ginger, cilantro, peppers, canned tomatoes, then we pick out ingredients to make meals with! I know this is kinda how everyone else has always done it, but it's a novel idea to us. So here's some pics of what we've been eating for lunch/dinner. I guess this is the same type of food we cooked before, but now it's more on the fly.
pork rib stir fry
Steak and black beans and blackeyed peas and rice - it's the simple things in life!
Fresh pancit noodles, oyster mushrooms, chinese broccoli, onion, I don't think there was meat in this dish...
Classic Food Pimp fare - chicken, chickpeas and tomato stew.
Big pile of sauteed veggies!
The FP's newish hot sauce addiction - chilies in fish sauce with a little sugar, I believe...
Oh - I made this one. Pork rib marinated in soy sauce, nipa sap vinegar honey and chili garlic paste overnight. Then the next day I literally threw it in the oven for a few hours. We ate it with just rice. It was really asiany tasting for lack of a better adjective. What happened was, the FP took it out of the plastic bag a few days before, and he cooked some of it off. He was going to marinate the rest, and it was in a half hotel pan (that's like a metal rectangular pan for all you non service industry folk) in the fridge uncovered. He never marinated it. So I did, days later. After it had "aged". It was so good. It cooked differently, it tasted different... so go ahead, leave your raw meat uncovered in the fridge a few days before you decide to do anything with it. That's what they do at the ethnic stores.
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