Sometimes, I often think.... Is my food "blog-worthy" enough? I like to cook and eat simple food. I am very wary of dishes with a "twist". I am even more "allergic" when I hear the word fusion. Why ruin a perfectly good adobo by adding something new to it?
Perhaps, I am very old-fashioned when it comes to food. I always love to re-create what I had when I was growing up. I remember reading a handwritten recipe by my Grandmother, it was Lechon Meycauyan or what we know as Lechon Kawali. It was "roasted" using a kawali and not deep fried. I use that technique sometimes when I want to render fat from Liempo to use for my sautéed vegetables.
Can you see how shiny the vegetables are? And..... glistening in natural animal fat???
Saturated fat gets a bad reputation all the time. But actually, it is not bad. I know all the dietitians and medical practitioners will disagree with me.
Compare the regular cooking oil whether, canola, grape seed, or corn (They all underwent a series of processing) with natural animal fat which did not undergo processing. Which do you think is healthier??? Maybe I am just a fluke of Mother Nature because even if I consume saturated fat, my cholesterol level is low and I do not have a fatty liver. Perhaps it is because I do not eat wheat, which is a big reason why I can indulge in saturated fat.
I still cannot forget the Adobong Hito Mayette served yesterday. Since I do not have Hito at the moment..... Mayette's Chicken and Pork Adobo was good enough for me.
Hahahaha! Do you think it is immodest and not so humble of me if I say all the food I cooked today were delicious???? Mom used to scold me whenever I heap lots of praises on my own cooking. She said, I should not do that. But what can I do? My simple food tasted really good!!!