1.20am, 14/12: I’d realised that this year, I started changing, like so much. 180°. Completely, idek. One of those aspects would include food. I used to hate cooking — how do you even learn to cook?! Couldn’t imagine knowing what kind of spices and tastes to use, nope that’s way out of my comfort zone. I’ll stick to baking. I used to think I wasn’t picky with food — give me anything that’s not vegetable, I’d probably eat it? (and mushroom. and corn. and carrots. and peas. and tomatoes. and..etc) Haaahaha nope. Here’s a list of the things I’d learnt to eat over the past year.
Dislike: Basically hated it and gave away my mushroom melt sandwich because /mushroom/.
Like: 1st instance was when mom brought home a huge box of portobello mushrooms from Fassler and it was sautéed for dinner, I forced myself to start liking it.
Dislike: I just always thought it was weird. The name didn’t help either.
Like: I think mom sautéed it and I tried it or perhaps it was in some curry.
Dislike: Took it out of every burger I had, refused to touch them in soups.
Like: When I got the mixed rice from the Chinese Stall, there were tomatoes with the eggs. The eggs tasted good, so I tried the tomatoes too.
Dislike: I don’t think I ever noticed then, really. But now, after I did, boy did I notice them EVERYWHERE.
Like: Chinese Stall. Thought it looked peculiar, asked to try one of em. So glad I did, it was amazing ahh. (And I am so glad eggplant doesn’t stall me I’d be devastated if it did)
Dislike: They were just one of the long-standing can’t-eat-em-in-fried-rice thing. Never liked that sweet but not really sweet odd taste, still don’t fancy them raw.
Like: Japanese curry, oxtail stew etc.
Dislike: Same goes with the fried rice, I still won’t voluntarily eat it.
Like: Not exactly a like (and it’s a grain ugh) but it was quite nice in the Soup Kitchen’s Pan Pacific Hotel food.
• 19/12: Tripe, Beef tongue
• 21/12: Rabbit, Langoustine, Artichoke
• Fish maw
– @ Auntie Janet’s house. I Iike squishy things.
What I still don’t like
1 chicken wing + a bit of otah (est 3g)
Bunch of turkey + turkey salad
1 bowl cauliflower soup (5g)
Downtown East economic mixed vegetable rice: 10 pieces eggplant + xiao bai cai + cabbage ($2.40)
White Sands: 8 pieces oily eggplant + 2 pieces mushroom ($3.50)
2/3 serving curried cauliflower
Total: 9g + 2 dinners (WTFF??)
Ate chicken and a bit of otah, as well as a heck ton of turkey and made some cauliflower soup.
– 1/2 onion (3g)
– 1 clove garlic (1g)
– 2 cups cauliflower (6g)
– 1 cup chicken stock
– 1/4 cup almond milk
– pepper + Italian herbs + salt
Taken from: http://localfoods.about.com/od/winter/r/CauliflowerSoup.htm
Drowned my sadness in 2.5 dinners, I’ve started to find Economic Stalls very fascinating. $2.40 and $3.50.
Where has God gone?
And why did he go?
I’ve prayed and I’ve asked
But I still don’t know.
When I was a youth
God was right here
I faced life AND death
Without any fear.
Then He left
And I don’t know why
Now I’m afraid of life
And I’m afraid to die.
I’ve looked in my head,
My heart and my soul,
But all I have found,
Is a dark empty hole.
I send up my prayers
On the wings of a bird
But he must lose his way
As my prayers are unheard.
Is it because
I don’t get on my knees;
I don’t bow my head
When I send up my pleas?
I pray and I beg
And I cry and I shout;
Give me back my faith.
Take away my doubt.
Those prayers go unanswered
And I am bereft.
I’m looking for God,
But God has left.
Maybe I should’ve gone for Youth Camp 2013. But it would’ve been for all the wrong reasons, but who knows, it may have been the push in the direction I need for my Christian life, a common experience to bond me back to the people I once knew.
Curried Cauliflower (Take 2):
– 2 cups cauliflower (50kcal, 6g)
– Cooking spray
– Garlic Salt
– 3T coconut milk (45ml, 60kcal, 2.7g)
– 3/8 cup almond milk (14kcal, 0.75g)
– 1/2 cup water
– 1/4 cup Leek (1.5g I think)
– 2T curry powder (48kcal, 4g)
– 1.5 cloves garlic (1.5g)
Total: 172kcal, 16.5g (can be 175kcal)