Cooking became a necessity after I moved out on my own. After missing
mom's homecooked meals and wanting to broaden my culinary skills beyond
the musician's staple of mac n cheese or ramen noodles, I decided to learn
how to cook. I get a lot of practice and either delight in my abilities or
suffer the consequences of my actions, depending on whether I closely followed
instructions or decided to go on one of my improvisational flights of fancy.
I liken cooking to teaching or music making, in that, through practice and repetition
it is possible to refine one's skills and eventually one can claim to be an artisan
[not that I ever would, unless I received proper training!] It is also a great way to
save money and to expand my love of learning in a new area. I've included
some recipes that were either bestowed upon me or collected from various sources
for your enjoyment. Happy eating!
A soup-based healthy and simple meal.
A filipino version of the north-american chicken pot pie.
Another chicken dish in a tomato-based stew.
pork and chicken adobo:
A classic dish.
Sour broth with green veggies making use of tamarind powder.
A dish based on the spanish picadillo, also making use of the potent tamarind powder.
My version of the Philippine influenced beef steak.
Another beef dish in a tomato-based stew.
This noodle recipe comes straight from my grandmother.
Dad's version of a Chinese-inspired favourite.
A favourite dessert from mom's cookbook.
chris trinidad specials [!]
A broke musician's staple.
mac 'n cheese:
Another broke musician's staple.
chinese sausage and string bean omelette:
A fusion experiment that tastes good!
coconut chicken corn soup:
Deciphered this Asian-influenced soup from a restaurant in Burnaby, BC, Canada.
red bean dessert soup:
That nice sweet soup that they serve at the end of a chinese banquet-style meal.