Where Are All the Food Posts?

Where are all the foods posts? Where are the updates? Did H&S fall off the world again?

Well, sort of.

I created this blog to keep tabs on any improvements we made on the house. Its other purpose was to share any recipes we develop or find that we deem pretty damn tasty that are also Paleo-friendly (or mostly Paleo-friendly).

The blog also was an outlet for me. It still is. But, it was created during a time when I was in a mind-and-soul-numbing job, and I needed a way to stay sane that wasn’t the gym because I have recently-admitted creative tendencies that need to be pursued.

So, why the lack of frequent posts these days? I’m going to address this in two parts: 1) My view of food and the current culture, and 2) What’s utilizing my inner dialogue.

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Veggie Balls

I’ve been busy. We’ve been busy. We’ve also fell into a hole where neither one of us wanted to do anything after coming back from various business trips. My bad.

Anyway, I’m back. I think I’m going to make a new layout for the site.

But, that’s not why you’re here, eh? You’re curious about these “veggie balls” that are my substitute for falafels.

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“Dynamite” Shrimp

I think Carl and I are slowly climbing out of our food rut. Slowly. And, I think one of the best ways to get out of a food rut is to go out an experience other people’s food.

So, right now, I’m rediscovering my “roots”. I’m learning how to cook more traditional food. I’m leaning more on the part of my history that is Chinese.

Aside from that, I’ve told myself to take notes when eating out. If I like something, make a note of it and try to do it at home.

This dish is something that I tend to find as casual Asian-fusion type of restaurants. And, I don’t think it dawned on me until last week how to exactly make the sauce that is on any dish labelled “dynamite.” (I also don’t think I really cared about how to make it.) Read more

A Place by the Fire

That’s the view from my seat on the new sofa in the wood room as I do some light photo editing for this post (note: I do not suggest doing any sort of creative work while recovering from a migraine… even I know some of this looks questionable. Do remember to check Carl’s flickr for allĀ the photos).

The furniture we ordered back in November for New Year’s Eve came in today. We had hoped it would be here for New Year’s Eve, but it seemed that there were so many orders for the same sofa that they ran out of it and had to make it to order.

Nonetheless, the pieces are here, and they are worth it. Carl and I have a nice room to enjoy books when we start indulging in our passion for reading. Well, my passion for reading. Somewhere along the way, I got Carl into it as well. Read more