Friday, September 27, 2013

Sand Castles No More

When we were still young, one of the things we look forward to every time we go to the beach was the ‘sand castle experience’. We got to build our own castle, strengthened it with unlimited layers of fortress, and enjoyed the freedom of changing its architectural design whenever we want to. The stronger, the better. The higher, the wider our smiles. 

 As we go on with life, we realize that there are things more important than sand castles. We understand that castles are made for real kings and queens and we can get to build our dreams not with real castles, but with our own happy abode. We achieve our goals not with the help of real kings and queens, but with people we appreciate and love most.

We realize that sand can be easily washed away, but memories linger and remain. We observed that some prints are temporary but some we can make permanent. 

I don’t know if realizations like these have something to do with (getting old) growing up, but I do not look forward to sand castles anymore. I look forward to the beach, our own ‘castle’, and the memories that forever will not be washed away.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Szechuan Chili Ginger Garlic Chicken Meal

A good friend once gave me this wonderful piece of advice: “The more
flavor, the better.” Elaborately, she said that if a meal is bursting with
flavors, not only did it smell appetizing but satisfies the tummy also.
Therefore, I incorporated this gastronomic tidbit into our meals. Here’s
what I made for a Friday the 13th dinner: Spicy Szechuan Chili Ginger
Garlic Chicken
! I added a touch of green and healthy stuffs with buttered
cauliflower, carrot shake and our regular stuff – the brown rice.

If you’re a lover of spicy and flavorful dishes, here’s one perfect meal for you.

Regular updates on cooking milestones coming up!