What’s Cooking: Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

Notes:

  • Recipe from here.
  • You can technically roast any vegetable but you need to group together those that are cooked almost at the same time to avoid over-cooking.
  • I made the mistake of scrimping on olive oil for the first batch, hence resulting to a semi dry roasted vegetables. I put more oil on the second batch and they turned out better. Eh kasi mahal ang olive oil kaya tinitipid-tipid ko pa nung una hahaha!
  • I roasted sweet potatoes, carrots and squash together. I roasted the bell pepper separately. I overcooked it. Must shorten roasting time.
  • I did not have fresh herbs as required by the recipe so I replaced them with dried ones. It’s still flavorful. I’ll try the fresh ones next time if available.

My version:

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Despite the hiccups in cooking, I enjoyed eating these. It’s filling. I usually just have this for lunch and most of the time, I only get hungry after 4-5 hours.

What are you cooking?

Mylene

What’s Cooking: Chicken and Beans Pesto

I have recently decided to try preparing my own food and not rely too much on fastfood/restaurants/cafeteria food every time I go hungry.

I am not a good cook but it’s a necessity to at least know the basics so here’s me embracing an adventure in the kitchen.

I will not be sharing my own recipes. I’ll just share where I got them and some lessons learned when I tried it hehe.

So, last weekend, I labored in the kitchen to cook this week’s meals, mostly for lunch and dinner. One of them is the Chicken and Beans Pesto.

Notes:

  • Recipe source from here.
  • I always wondered why cherry tomatoes are expensive so I never bought them. Now I know. They taste so good!!!! The recipe is simple but adding cherry tomatoes made it more yummy!
  • I saw another version from here. Her version of not mixing everything with pesto is also a good idea because you get varying tastes in one meal. I’ll try that when I cook this again.
  • I need to be more careful next time not to overcook the veggies.
  • I cut the beans shorter so that it’s easier to eat.
  • Next time, I’ll cut the chicken into smaller cubes and lessen it too. I’ll just add more beans.

And here’s my version.

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Meals on repeat? No problem! Just eat.

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Meal at the work station. Ooops, I was halfway through when I remembered to take a picture.

Note to self: look for a beautiful place mat or table cloth to use as background for food pictures hehe.

What are you cooking?

Mylene

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