I post a lot of photos on this blog of the things I do and places I visited but I think there is one thing it is seriously lacking. Food. I don’t think I’ve really made it known on this blog but I really really love food. By breakfast I’ll be wondering what’s for dinner and If there’s only one thing I remember about somewhere I’ve been it’ll be the meals I ate.
Last year at uni I was terrible at cooking, actually, I can’t even say I was terrible because I just didn’t cook, unless heating a ready meal curry in the microwave counts? This year I decided to get my act together and start cooking (prompted by watching my housemates making tasty meals which made me feel a bit embarrassed by my frequent use of the microwave). I’ve got a lot better over this year and no longer find cooking absolutely terrifying.
I want to feature more food on this blog, whether it’s places I eat out at or dinners I make. Hopefully this will be something I can keep up with, unlike the book reviews which failed miserably… I’m still trying to figure out whether I’ll write instructions or just do small posts, most likely it’ll vary for each meal.
I thought I’d start off with the sweet and sour chicken Leo and I made last night. We wanted to do egg fried rice with a little bit of a twist so we added some extra veg into the mix.
Ingredients: two chicken breasts, rice, two eggs, one yellow pepper (because yellow ones are the best), four spring onions, bag of aldi stir fry veg, ginger, garlic and a jar of sweet and sour sauce.
The first thing we did was cook the rice and while this was cooking we prepared the vegetables and the chicken (and I drew faces on the ends of the spring onions). Once the rice was done we left it to one side, ready to fry later. We then cooked the chicken and once it was brown added in the pepper, some spring onion, ginger and garlic then finally the sweet and sour sauce and leaving it to cook for ten minutes.
We then fried the stir fry vegetables and the rest of the spring onions along with the ginger and garlic. Pushing that to one side of the wok we fried two whisked eggs and once they were cooked, used the spoon to break it up and mix it in with the veg. Finally we added the rice, fried it altogether and that was it!
It was a delicious meal and all it lacked was a few spring rolls on the side!