Thursday, April 21, 2011

Road to foodie-ness

I love food. If you don't know that about me, then you don't know me at all.

I've been called a "foodie", but when I Googled the definition I wasn't really sure that I was. I don't have an extraordinary palate, and I think I'm too lazy to dedicate enough time to learn about ingredients, preparation, presentation, etc. I do enjoy watching the Food Channel and dreaming about all that good food, but when the channel is changed to the news or sport, the inspiration is lost and I'm perfectly happy with the usual quick stir fry or pisupo-and-corn special (what's special about it is the lack of effort and time required to prepare it).

Anyway, so I found myself at home with Lyla one day and lunch time was approaching. Usually I would whip us up some two-minute noodles or french toast. For some reason, I felt slightly inspired to do a bit better. So I looked in the fridge and pantry and came up with this:

Sliced potatoes, egg, baby spinach and Italian sausage. How exciting! Little did I know, this was a basic frittata - "Italian omelet with diced vegetables and meats; cooked until bottom is set then inverted into another pan to cook the top". In my excitement and newfound boldness, and not having the read the "invert into another pan" definition, I decided that in order to cook the top I would need to flip the omelet. Smart.

Not what I was going for. But then I seasoned, served, closed my eyes and ate...and it was delicious. We do eat with our eyes though, and my visual "bite" had left a lingering undesirable taste in my mind.

Regardless, this was hopefully the first of many experiments and a more exciting approach to cooking. We'll see how long this buzz lasts.


Laura said...

We do eat with our eyes. But man does that look delicious! Yay for trying new exciting food! (Exciting to me is anything that's not fobby food). lol

Lani Wendt Young said...

Im enjoying reading through your blog - always a treat to discover a new fellow Samoan gal's blog! This one had me laughing - love the before and after shots. Sooooo many of my meals have that same result - tastes delicious but looks a little odd...oh well, practising makes perfect and in the meantime we love to eat all the practises! Keep the blogs coming.

Bina said...

Thank you, Lani. You are my first follower that is not a relative or friend that I hassled nonstop to follow my blog, read my blog, read my blog again. Now my blog feels legit...hehe. "First follower", like I'm some kind of guru...