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Eating Consciously Is Confusing

July 27th, 2010 by paoix
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grassfed, organic, free range, cage free, natural, hormone free, no antibiotics, local, locavore, sustainable, HFCS, factory farm, industrial organic, etc.

When I decided to become a conscious eater (unknowingly as I started this blog) the list above is only the tip of the iceberg of terms that I’ve encountered. And this whole time I’ve been thoroughly confused. Documentaries like Food Inc and King Corn and books like The China Study and Omnivore’s Dilemma only makes an essential activity like eating very complicated when you want to do it the “right way”. When the proverbial veil was taken away from my eyes it has become so hard to eat because the non-sustainable, hormone laden, processed food is everywhere. Even buying a pack of nuts has all sorts of preservatives that seem harmless but who knows?

To be a conscious eater you almost need an opt out button. Does that exist? Do I have to start growing my own food? What’s the balance between practicality, environmentally friendly, ad healthy?

Vegetarian Update

March 15th, 2010 by paoix
Posted in general food 2 Comments »

Day 27 of being vegetarian. How has it been? It surprisingly hasn’t been extremely hard. However, there have been days, including today, where I was walking on the street, and all of a sudden you got a whiff of a burger on a grill and images of a juicy burger permeated through my thoughts. Ohhhh maaaaan! The urge to take a detour and get one was so hard to let go. (damn you schnippers!) But! Once you set your mind to something, I think it’s easier to let go of the urges. Note that I said easier and not easy. The only thing that I’ve lapsed on is that I used fish sauce in a couple of dishes. Which according to T doesn’t apply to our fast. I think we bent the rules there a little bit but we created the rules so I don’t really know how valid this whole thing is. We’ve also ordered in from the chinese food take-out and who knows what they put in there.
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Sincere Apologies

September 17th, 2009 by paoix
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I apologize to all my readers for being an extreme deviant and have not had a post in 5 months. I have extremely missed posting my adventures in the kitchen. To be honest I have not had many adventures in the kitchen in the last few months. I am itching to get back into the kitchen, experiment, and continue learning. I’ve been schemin’ this whole time and got a lot of ideas that I’m going to be executing. Apologies for disappearing but I’ll be back :)

Lamb Shank Adobo

April 28th, 2009 by paoix
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In this episode, Paoix cooks lamb shank adobo. One of the hardest things on weeknights is the time to cook a good meal. Adobo is one dish that is a great make ahead dish. It tastes better the next day or the 2nd or 3rd day :) The amount here is good for 1 or 2 people depending on your appetite. For more

lamb shank adobo - - pinoy food - filipino cuisine

1 lamb shank
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 cup palm vinegar
1 tbsp peppercorn
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 head of garlic (i like garlic you can reduce if you don’t want too much garlicky taste)
2 sprigs cilantro for garnish (optional)

1. Combine all ingredients in a pot an add enough water to cover the lamb
2. Bring to a boil then lower the heat and simmer for about 1 hour or until the meat is tender
3. Remove lamb shank from pot and reduce the sauce
4. Return lamb shank to pot
At this point you can either serve and eat or let cool and store in refrigerator for later consumption. To reheat just put in a pot and bring to a simmer for about

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Out of the Kitchen

April 15th, 2009 by paoix
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I am very sad to say that it is going to be difficult for me to be updating regularly on the blog because I will be without a kitchen for a long while. As my job is going to be taking me on a weekly trip far away from my home :( I will do my best to cook and blog on the weekends along with the rest of the non-work activities.

It’s only been a couple of weeks but not having been able to be in the kitchen has been very weird. It’s like something is different. It’s almost like I’m wearing the wrong size shoe. I’m sure I’ll be able to find a solution for it along the very soon. :) Please keep the communication lines open.

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