The more things change, the more they stay the same. It's funny like that. I thought I was done with this blog, but life has other, more interesting plans.
I am no longer working full time as a chef. I am concentrating all of my energies on developing my Photography and Chef Business.
I am available for all types of photography, from food to weddings! You can check outmelodypolakow.com for more details.
Since I am creating my own business, I am on a strict personal budget, so I'm back to $3.33 a day! This time it may be more challenging because my youngest son is a very active athlete and has convinced himself that he needs to be eating meat. Obviously, I will not be cooking meat for him. He can eat that at his dads house, but I do need to make him large quantities of food that will satisfy him. Stay tuned for that!
One of the biggest questions/comments/complaints I have received from this blog is that I don't post recipes. The reason why I don't post them is because almost all of the time I cook, I don't use them and to stop and write them down would be a total pain in the you know what! I really want to give you guys METHODS of doing things. Think of this blog as a template! I will write down a recipe or two a week though , for those of you who really want one... but I encourage all of you to experiment with spices and flavors because that is what cooking is all about!
Sooo, onto cooking! The other day I cooked up a pound of lentils. I have used this in several ways so far; a filling for tacos, on top of a salad and a Middle Eastern spread similar to hummus. This morning, I needed a quick brunch type meal that will hold me over for quite a few hours, so I made a 20 minute soup. I added onion, garlic, sweet potato, balsamic vinegar, siracha, spices (cumin, coriander, chipotle) and some gluten free pasta ends. I brought it to a strong simmer and 20 minutes later, I had 6 cups of healthy and frugal soup. I stirred in a tiny bit of my Middle Eastern spread to round out the flavors before eating.