Hello bloggie world!! Long time no talk, I apologize for the lack of updates lately here. However, I’ve been pretty active on Delightful Taste Buds Facebook page so if you want to read my random
nonsense posts on my food, rambling etc, feel free to “Like It” 🙂
Ok enough self promo here. How’s everyone doing??!!
As for me, I’ve been listening a lot of podcasts from Sean Croxton from the Underground Wellness.
Some of my favorites are:
You could also search it on iTunes, download it and listen to it while you’re on your way to work. I usually listen to some podcast to kill some time while on the train or bus.
Also I finally find a good spot to have my lunch at work! Instead being cooped up in the office and eat in at my computer desk which I hate, I usually sit at the outdoor seating area to have my lunch! What’s better than getting fresh air and some Vitamin D while enjoying good food, right?
The only bummer thing is if there are some smokers around…geez but I’ll try my best not to inhale those smokes! Being a second hand smoker is bad, you know!
And I experimented with brining poultry (either turkey or chicken) before cooking them and it turned out SUPER YUMMY!
By soaking the poultry meat in salted water plus spices (which was cooked and cooled down before you dunk the raw poultry meat) made the meat very tasty, juicy and tender when you baked them. LOVE this technique! I should’ve done this long time ago. Dry rubs are fine but with brining, it takes it to the next level!
Our Southern California weather has been freezing lately in the morning so by the time I got to work, I wanted to have a warm drink so I made this Chocolate Vanilla Coconut Milk (no sugar/sweetener added) = HEAVEN!
If you ask what’s the recipe, it’s not much of a recipe. Basically I mixed coconut butter with some cocoa powder, powdered vanilla extract and some hot water. The more coconut butter you have, the creamier the milk is. I didn’t add any sweetener (not even honey) since the coconut butter already provided enough sweetness to it, but feel free to do so.
The drink actually kept me full for the entire morning so I even ditched my Tuna Sandwich with Almond “Bread” that I brought today for breakfast. Well I guess it’ll be for my tomorrow’s breakfast instead 😀
I recently purchased some other healthy cooking fat to add a bit more variety to my pantry.
First of all, Whole9 & Whole30 Approved Pure Indian Foods 100% Organic Grass-Fed Ghee, which I got from Amazon.com
Yeah I’ve made my own ghee before and truthfully it’s not difficult at all, but sometimes I just want an easy way out. This ghee particularly smells and taste the exact same one as the homemade one.
Next was Red Palm Oil, which I also got from Amazon.com.
Seriously, after I heard the good stuff about Red Palm Oil from the podcast, I’ve been itching to try it, especially to fry eggs. Gosh, I can’t wait until Friday to try it!!
Last but not least, I’m super excited to have my lunch tomorrow!! 😀
What’s your favorite spot to have lunch during working hours?
Have you tried red palm oil?
Totally unrelated: This morning when I was on the bus on my way to work, a guy just talking to me that he’s seen me taking the same bus as he does everyday. Should I take him as a stalker or just as a friendly gesture? I admit I do recognize people who riding the same train and subway with me but not buses as usually I’m always being sandwiched between tons of people. Yeah the bus that I take is THAT FULL during morning rush hour.