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My Favorite Quick Breakfast

beverages, coffee, breakfast, food musings

I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but I usually start my day with my favorite mug of hot coffee or chocolate drink, instead of a meal. It gives me the perfect boost to feel awake. You would find me tinkering in front of the computer in the early morning, anyway, making the most of my free time while my little man sleeps so a hot cup is a perfect companion. I put off breakfast until the little man is awake so that we can eat together.

I am such a nocturnal person that I really find it hard to jump-start my day, until I become a mum. Jared takes most of my time when he is awake so I make sure to get most work done and out of the way while he is fast asleep. There is no way I can work in front of the computer while preparing breakfast so breakfast had to wait. How I wish there’s someone to prepare those beautiful breakfast dishes for me. That way I can still work on my post about bike rack for suvs and enjoy a piece of toast with butter at the same time! 🙂

What are you having for breakfast today?

cooking with gata for the first time

food musings, Filipino dishes, home cooking

I really have a very limited kitchen knowledge and most of the dishes I can cook involves very simple food preparation: saute and fry. I was feeling rather inspired during our last trip to the grocers and grabbed one of these coconut milk cans with the hope of cooking something with it soon. I love dishes that has gata and back in the days, these were the dishes that I look forward to the most whenever my mama cooked. And I really miss eating those dishes, so mustering enough guts, I added a few vegetables that would go well with gata onto my grocery cart. I got a medium-sized squash and a bunch of string beans and decided to cook ginataang sitaw at kalabasa.

food musings, Filipino dishes, home cooking

I cooked the dish a few days ago and I must say it wasn’t so bad for a start, even my sister liked it. I just need to add in a dash of salt to taste next time around. What do you think?

Hopefully I would be able to cook more vegetables in my kitchen and I also hope I can get the little man to try them, too! I shall be looking for more interesting vegetable and gata dishes online as soon as I am done reading this interesting post about a carpenter’s toolbox and a gripper. 🙂