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Hi Guys and Dolls!

Let’s talk about food, food, food!!!

I have a passion for it, and I’m confidently positive you do to!

Food is such an amazing adventure, I love how creative you can be with it. (Note my creations pictured above!) It’s OK to lick your screens,you know you want to. 😉

Like painting you start with a blank canvas, the ingredients your paint brush, each ingredient a brush stroke and when finished can create a masterpiece….

Cooking is an art, and if you tell me otherwise we may have to duke it out!

It’s an art with danger built into it, your tools are sharp knives and fire!

If  you’re not careful, you can burn your house down, and I almost found that out the hard way.

I don’t remember what I was cooking, needless to say I started a kitchen fire!

Yup folks that’s what happens when oil is burned at astronomically high temperatures.

Thank goodness for me, my Viking husband was home, he is an Eagle Scout and as you know they are always prepared.

He heard my screams for help and came running out of the shower, buck naked, and put the fire out. FYI do not poor water on a grease fire, it makes bigger fire!!!

I did get a 2nd degree burn and lost an eyebrow. Those my friends are battle scars.

See I told you it was an adventure, we are essentially warriors and the kitchen is our battlefield.

I did not always know how to cook, I use to burn everything. You name it, I probably burned it.

Rice was my arch nemesis (and I’m Asian!), FYI getting burnt rice out of pans is not such an easy task, especially because your’s truly burned it to the point where it became a black tar. Yup that happens.

I have since learned that rice should be cooked in a rice cooker, although I’ve learned to use a regular pan in a pinch.

One night, at the beginning of my marriage, my hubby and I decided to have one of those confession conversations. We decided to share everything we didn’t know about each other.

I’m a firm believer that keeping secrets in a marriage is kryptonite. Secrets have a way of sneaking up on you, they always come out to play whether you want them to or not.

If you’re going to share an eternity with someone, I think you should now everything about them.

Anyways so I went first. I told him all my crazy, deep secrets, yeah I had quite a few.

When it was his turn, he only had one, it was that my biscuits and gravy apparently sucked.

He was like “remember when you made me biscuits and gravy?” I said yeah, “well it was the most disgusting thing I ever ate, please never make it again!”

I started laughing, I said is that it?? That’s your big secret?? He said, with a big grin “yes honey that’s all I got”. (Wowzer!)

I asked him why he felt the need to keep that from me and why he just didn’t tell me right away.

His reply “you were 8 months pregnant and I didn’t want to die.” He is a wise man….

After that I decided to learn to cook and I started watching the Cooking Channel everyday.

I fell in love with cooking, and food and I have had a love affair ever since.

I love cooking food from every culture, I think it is important to absorb each other’s cultures.

Food has the amazing ability to bring people together. My husband and I spend at least 12 hours a week cooking together and I think it helps our relationship (being near fire and knives helps keep us civil).

I bet many of the worlds problems could be solved by locking world leaders in a kitchen and forcing them to cook and eat together.

Amazing food is magic, and should always be shared!

What are your favorite foods? Comment below and let me know… Maybe I’ll make it for dinner!

XOXO!

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Food Chaos

Chicken fish

Ladies and Gentleman may I have your attention please…..

There are some crazy things going on with our food supply!

I was watching Ted talks the other day and it was on food. If you haven’t experience TED Talks, I must insist you check it out.

Any who, to my dismay, the things I found out, holy hell!!!

Some farm raised fish for example are fed chicken byproducts , needles to say I did a double take!

I’m like “what you talking about Willis”? Say what!!!

The fish I eat is eating a chicken!!!! AHHHHHH Eject Eject!!

I want my fish to taste like the ocean! Not chicken.

I know your probably like ,this girl is bananas!

Why does she care if some farm raised fish eats chicken byproducts?

Well let me tell you; It FREAKS ME THE HELL OUT!!!

You know the the saying, “everything tastes like chicken” well apparently there maybe some merit to that.

Fish should eat algae,plankton, shrimp,insects and other water species, that is what nature intends them to eat right?

There is something about a water species dining on a farm animal, it does not compute, does not compute, it’s illogical!

Those of you who live near an ocean I envy you, you have access to fresh seafood and won’t have to worry whether or not your fish is dinning on chicken feet.

Apparently, as my fabulous sister in law pointed out, everything is fed chicken byproducts.

Right now a billion chickens are just sitting around without their heads and are about to be consumed by everything. Poor,poor chickens….

Is there an endless supply of chickens???? Are chickens going to take over the world? Will this turn into a Chicken little world???

Speaking of chicken. I swear they just keep getting bigger and bigger.

I bought some chicken the other day, and the chicken was massive it was the size of a turkey . 

If there was a Hulk in the chicken world this chicken was it! Wowzer!!

Then I started second guessing my self, crap did I accidentally buy turkey instead of chicken? Nope it was chicken!

This bring me to growth hormones, it gives me the hebejebes!!! The excuse is, if  we make things bigger it will feed more people right?

OK it might,however ask yourself this,what are the consequences?

I was reading an article the other day, and what I read scared the living frack out of me!

You can find traces of arsenic in the chicken, shit, now the chicken is poisoning me slowly! Well frack a duck on a Christmas tree!

Everything is being genetically engineered.

Corporations start rolling things out that’s not necessarily safe for us or good for the environment.

We have the FDA to protect us right?  Hmmmmmm….. unfortunately when money gets thrown into the picture everything goes to hell in a handbasket!

Things are overlooked and slip through the cracks, to make things more efficient. Efficiency leads to more money, and greediness will one day get the best of us.

Our crops are being sprayed with pesticides that are having a big impact on mother nature.

The Bees are disappearing, they have checked out!  Their like, if your going to poison us then we out! See how you like it when your food supply is wiped out, without us nothing can grow or reproduce suckers! You must of missed the memo sayonara!

Can’t we just let mother nature do her thing? After all, she created life before us and probable will after us, can’t we just leave the whole life creation to her? Why we have a tendency to play god is beyond me.

Mother Nature eventually stars fighting back, and as you know she has quite a temper,going against nature might prove to be the nail in our coffins and our ticket to never never land.

If we don’t stop trying to play god, Mother Nature will throw down the hammer, she is quite a cleaver serial killer and we may just rue the day we pissed her off!

Are there going to be gigantic zombie farm animals walking around in the near future, feasting on our brains?? Yikes!! You laugh now, but the way things are going it might just be a possibility and may just start the Zombie Apocalypse…… Food for thought.

XOXO!

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