Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Burger He Wrote

Was so blur recently I took a bath with shampoo.

I now have dandruff free body hair & pubes :p

Mental state has not improved much since then. Need to catch some shut-eye, so here's a quickie post.

My mosted favouritest meal of late -- Huge sloppy messy burger-like stuff...

Tried many many many different variants over the last month or so, but only managed to photograph three of 'em

* Lovely sundried tomato + beef burger from Sainsbury's
* Egg fried with spring onions, garlic, and cheese
* cheddar cheese
* Crispy fried bacon
* sliced tomatoes and cucumber
* kectup, mayonaise and fresh ground pepper

* Spam
* lettuce
* tomatoes
* ketchup
* mayonaise mixed with ground pepper
* Ramson (Wood Garlic) butter

* Crispy fried chicken!!
* Fried eggs
* lettuce
* tomatoes
* cucumber
* Red cabbage
* yellow pepper
* Horseradish sauce
* cheese
* ketchup
* mayonaise + ground black pepper
* insanity

KFC Colonel Burger is for pansies... Hah!!!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Wagers and celeries

This was from way back during the World Cup semi-finals.

I lost a bet to my housemate, H, and the loser had to cook up a new dish using the limited ingredients we had in the fridge.

Outcome: Crap salary Crab Celery

ok. I admit. Lame pun ... and misleading too. No crabs were involved, only crab sticks, which aren't even made of crabs (but surimi).

Anyway, here's a quick run-thru.

Chopped up crab sticks, along with some shredded cheese ...

... mixed well and microwaved till the cheese melted and the c'sticks became mushy.

Stirred in some mayonaise, lime juice, salt and pepper to form a coleslaw-like filling.

Large spoonfulls were then piled generously into unto onto inside the cavity of some celery sticks, and let to rest in the fridge for about 15 mins.

Turned out to be a pretty lovely cold dish. Healthy too... well, sort of.

Did you know that celery had negative calories???

I managed to convince myself that it would somehow magically cancel out the calories brought on by the mayonaise/cheese, somehow. So, yeah... healthy :p

Served with a simplified version of currydogs

Thursday, August 10, 2006

I'm back... with Leopard Bananas

I'm back :)

First, a quick update.

My research is going well, thought I wouldn't mind having a little more time. It's due in a few weeks, and I'm still yet to write up. A torturous period of sleep deprivation is at hand.

I now have a job waiting for me, and will relocate to Southern England next month. I had some trouble making a decision on which job to take on, mainly due to silly bickering between Ego and Ambition. Ego lost, and I'm glad. Pride is a bitch.

That aside, life has been good.



I had some fun with today's lunch (so much so that it got me blogging again. Hehhe)

It all started when a huge batch of almost-expired bananas caught a nasty disease, and began morphing into leopards.

No choice but to incorporate them in the next few meals.

First thing I thought of was making pengat pisang. Never knew how to make it, so I just did whatever seemed sensible at that time.

Brewed some coconut milk with a little brown sugar and salt, then added in the sliced leopards bananannanananas.

Couldn't find sago or pandan leaves, so had to use some clementines and mint leaves as replacement.

Halfway thru, for no reason whatsoever, some cinnamon powder found it's way into the dish.

Let it boil till the banananananas were soft, and a 'dessert'y dish was born.

Ok ok lah. Not fabulous, but at least it was something different.

The following dish that came up was very different, but shared some similar ingredients.

Frozen cod....

... placed on a bed of sliced mushrooms ...

... seasoned with salt, pepper, olive oil, soy sauce, and mixed italian herbs ...

... topped with spring onions and peeled clementines ...

... followed by a pile of sliced bananananans soaked in lemon juice ...

.... and shredded mint leaves ...

... sealed in foil and baked for 30 mins ...

... or so ...

.... till it magically transforms into ....

... dodgy looking ...

... Leopard Banana and Clementine Cod!

Served with some express salad and garlic bread as sides.

Turned out pretty good.

Penned down into my mental list of can-try-again-somedays.

Oh.. and I saw this down at Manchester a couple of week back. Can't help but laugh.


Don't worry... have soome FUK   U chicken from Thailand!

(those are boxes of instant noodles by the way, not stowaways)