I’m the type of person who LOVES to watch cooking shows, google recipes (and claim it’s easy to make but never find the time to do it), gaze at pictures of food and etc. I’m not sure I’d call myself a foodie but I love food. I love to eat (and my body is not thanking me for it).
I can cook.
Give me recipes and I can follow it…I’m sure. I just don’t know how well it would turn out.
As much as I like cooking, I’m not the type to think where I went wrong during cooking and continuously try to fix it. My mom always muttering about how I love watching cooking shows yet put no effort in making any of the recipes I saw on TV. Oooops? I like to take an easy route when it comes to cooking. I always cook the ones I think that are simple and would get food into my belly quick.
For example: fried rice.
Rice is my staple food. I grew up eating it. When I’m lazy to cook other food to eat with rice, I’d just end up making fried rice. It’s so SUPER DUPER EASY. I can basically throw in chicken/meat/shrimp/etc, add some veggies (a must!), eggs, some seasoning (salt and pepper are usually enough but you can add other to make it more vavavoom!) and VOILA! DONE. Of course, if you’re more ambitious, you can add more ingredients but to me, fried rice is my go to lazy meal to prepare. There’s no right or wrong in putting whatever ingredients that you want, as long as it fits your taste. (really, no one tried gummy bears with fried rice before but you can be the first). My style of cooking: fast and easy (most times when I’m not feeling like I want to spend hours in the kitchen). &+ if you’re on a budget, I don’t think making fried rice will break it. Just pick any ingredients you have in the fridge.
So, most times, I’m the ‘just throw it in’ type of person when I cook. However, I do have ‘experiment’ moments where I try recipes that I found.
The best part of cooking for me (despite how I do it) is getting good reviews from my mom and family. It just warms my heart when I see everyone takes a second helping.
What’s your style of cooking?