I bought some fresh mozzarella the other week but completely forgot about it. So when I remembered that I had it in the fridge, I looked around for recipes that use mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes (which I still have in the fridge as well) and found this. It looked really simple and I had all of the ingredients, so yay! Unfortunately, once I opened the pack of mozzarella, I discovered that it had gone bad and I had to make alternate plans. But the recipe was still buzzing around in my mind, so a couple of days later, I went and got another pack of mozzarella from the supermarket. So here we go. =)
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Cooked by Ihsan at 9:29 pm
Mmmmm! I literally just finished having this for dinner and just had to write about it while the deliciousness of it all was still fresh in my mind. Yeah, I know. Sad. =P Anyways. I got this recipe from yet another food blog, and the picture looked so tempting! I just had to try it, even though it involved frying chicken, which I don't really like to do too often. Too troublesome and unhealthy to boot. But this I must try. So here we go!
Monday, 17 May 2010
Cooked by Ihsan at 8:58 am
Now that the days are (supposedly) getting warmer, I feel eating more... spring-like food. Fresh greens, light meals... nothing too heavy. (although I still love chicken goreng. Always.) So I was looking around for ideas for light pasta dishes - no rich meaty tomatoey sauce for me. In fact, my favourite pasta dish has no tomatoes in it at all. And then I got the idea of using sundried tomatoes (mmmmmmmmmm!) with pasta and looked around for suggestions. So here we go. =)
Monday, 3 May 2010
Cooked by Ihsan at 7:34 pm
So... Food for Thought is four years old today (well, a day late, but never mind)! Check out the very first post (and very likely, only) post on stir-fried tofu. ;) The blog started out as a joke almost, cataloging all the dinners my hosuemates (Hadi and Justin, if you still remember them...) we had as undergrads in Bristol University. There were some good ones, there were some bad ones but all in all, the most popular recipe here has to be the buttermilk chicken, I think. I don't blame you. That one's a beauty. Throughout the years, this blog has been mostly about easy recipes but (mostly) delicious food. "Student" recipes, if you like. That's not a surprise because when I first came to the UK, when I first started this blog, I have to admit that I knew nothing being in the kitchen and cooking. I had an aversion to it that I obviously had to overcome if I wanted to eat all my Brunei favourites here - stuff like cucur ayam and chicken pie come to mind. I also started trying my hand at baking up some cookies and whatnot and happily report that I've obtained what is (for me) probably the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Very awesome.
Over the four years, we've graduated and the other two are now happily working. But I've been continuing on with my studies and so... am still around in the UK. As a direct result of this though, the number of posts have been dwindling, as some of you might have noticed. It's partly because I've been getting busier and busier, but also partly because it's really no fun cooking for one person. Most days, I have the same chicken for dinner, as my parents might have noticed, haha. Lately though, I've ... realised just well, just how many people read this blog. From what started out as a joke, it's now been... well, a point of recognition for some people, to put it one. That makes me feel... happy, proud almost. And so, I've been trying to update just a little bit more often these days. So... anyway, I'd like to thank all current, past and future readers for coming here and visiting this little blog of mine. It's been a source of fun, stress at times when I had to think up of names for H+J's imaginative dishes but always always something that made me appreciate food more. So much so that... well, food is almost constantly on my mind these days, haha, as some people seem to have noticed. Anyway, thank you for sticking with me all this time, and hope you (and me!) will stick around for years to come.
Now, let's get on to what you came here for, shall we? On with the food, an adaptation of a delicious looking recipe that I got from another food blog. Here we go.