Posts Tagged ‘packed lunch’

Lunch the other day was spicy tuna with cabbage. This kind of combination was a first for me and it was surprisingly good. I think you could put cabbage in anything and the dish would still be good – mainly because cabbage does not have a very strong taste to it.

Okay, on to more exciting news. We already bought a fridge and stove for our apartment!☺ Last night, I cooked beef and broccoli stir fry.

3 cloves of garlic
1 whole onion
1 head of broccoli
¼ kilo beef strips
Cooking oil, salt, pepper, water and soy sauce

It is a very basic dish and anyone can do it. Sauté garlic and onion in a few drops of cooking oil. Then put in the beef, add salt and pepper to taste. Add a little amount of soy to darken the sauce a bit. Add desired amount of water. (I’m not really a fan of measurements; I just add and taste along the way.) I ended up adding more water again and again coz the beef strips were tougher that I expected. Once the meat’s all tender and done, throw in the broccoli. And voila! You got yourself a meal.

I enjoyed cooking it and I’d definitely be cooking more in the near future.

So, what’s your favorite meal to cook?

I’m starting up on one of the items in my Bucket List: Bring packed lunch to work.

Today’s lunch is nothing fancy, primarily due to the fact that we do not have a stove in the apartment yet so we’re cooking everything on the rice cooker. This entails a longer cooking time as the amount of heat it gives off is not as much as that of a regular stove. Things should be better soon as Nero and I are buying a fridge and stove later after work.

Anyway, I just chopped up some garlic, onions and potatoes. Scratch that. Nero did all the chopping because I was such in a hurry because I needed to be in the office before 8:05am. Thanks Nero! ☺

Sautée the garlic first, let it brown. Put in the onions; stir around until they turn into a transparent color. Then in goes the potatoes. Add some salt and pepper to taste and a tad bit of water for the potatoes to cook well. When almost all the water is absorbed by the potatoes, put in the canned corned beef. And voila! There’s your lunch!

In a futile attempt to keep things healthy, we use brown rice instead of the more usual white one.

I’m looking forward to cooking more dishes in the future. Huzzah for domestication!