Today, my kids devoured their dinner.
Lately, I’ve been sticking to rice and dishes (veggie stir-fries, braised meats, soups, steamed fish, and the like) for dinner. I guess it’s been a while since I made a more Western-type meal (not counting pasta which I make often enough). Last night, however, I took a couple of pork tenderloin out of the freezer for tonight’s dinner.
I needed a recipe that I could whip up without any fuss.
I looked around for some recipes and saw one on Epicurious for this Ginger-Marinated Pork Tenderloin. The picture on the recipe showed it served with some mashed sweet potatoes. That got my attention as I had a couple of sweet potatoes lying around at home waiting to be used. And when I perused the recipe, I saw that I had all the ingredients available at home as well. Bingo! That was going to be dinner.
I think I need a vacation from my weekend.
Sunset at One Hotel Santubong
This past week, Annie and I spent 3 and a half days in Santubong (a hour’s drive north of Kuching) at the 2011 Rainforest World Music Festival as invited media representing the Sarawak Bloggers group. The good people at Sarawak Tourism Board gave us media passes to the event, allowing us access to the press conferences as well as the workshops and concerts at the Festival being held at the Sarawak Cultural Village. We didn’t manage to get a hotel room in Santubong, however, so that meant we had to make the 1 hr drive from Kuching and back, each day.
It was quite an exhausting experience. But it was one I’ll never forget.
Media Passes to Rainforest World Music Festival 2011
Thanks to a generous arrangement between Sarawak Tourism Board and Sarawak Bloggers, Annie and I are attending the Rainforest World Music Festival here in Kuching as invited media! The Festival officially opens on the 8th and runs all weekend. But today we went to the One Hotel Santubong to attend the pre-Festival press conference and to pick up our passes.
We aren’t always about eating meat.
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Savory Tofu
Really, truly! I know that it must seem that way with the many recipes that I post that are always about meat—we have lots of chicken recipes, pork recipes, beef recipes, and not as many vegetable recipes.
The reason for this is simple. Stir fried vegetables seem boring and easy. Surely, most people know how to stir fry some vegetables and don’t need recipes for it?
Turns out that sometimes, what I take for granted isn’t as instinctive for others. For me, salad isn’t that instinctive. I like eating salads but I don’t think of it as a vegetable dish to make with my meals. For many of you, salad is probably something you find a no-brainer. Well, that’s how it is for me with vegetable stirfries.
Anyway, I decided to let you know readers that we do eat loads of veggies. As a matter of fact, every meal that I make is accompanied by a vegetable side, sometimes two. And they are mostly stirfries. Why? Because it’s fast and easy.
Here are my basic rules for stir-frying: