Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Build Your Own Master Chef!

So what do you do with an NRI who has very few home-making skills, nothing to do all day and is bored out of his mind? You domesticate him!

**To all the chest-thumping Indians, yes I am an evil westerner. :P

So I had to teach hubby some cooking skills because if not he would surely starve. I started teaching him some things in India but everything is different here. From the electric stove to the cookware, he had to re-learn the few things he already knew. Some days I'm quite sure he hated me for dragging him into this life where he burns food, can't take care of himself, etc. LOL.

But it paid off. I'm the only one working at this time and I can't be two people nor manage the household by myself. Hubby actually likes cooking and is a huge fan of Master Chef USA, Australia, and India, Vineet Bhatia and many other famous chefs and cooking shows. While none of us will ever be Master Chef quality cooks, we both thoroughly enjoy going into the kitchen and creating something.

Hubby took some cooking lessons from his mom and aunt via Skype to learn Indian dishes. I sometimes wish he hadn't! They use way too much oil. But anyway, it made him happy and everyone begs him to make them Jeera Aloo. He can't cook enough. About half the time it's all gone before he gets any hahaha! That's terrible, I know but he is the one making plates so he can't blame anyone else but himself. He laughs about it though, so I know it doesn't bother him.

Well, I can't stomach greasy, oily Indian food every day so I also had to teach him to cook some simple, yet tasty foods that were oil and grease free. In the course of this learning, he had to figure out how to use a can opener, a grill and the way I liked my Brussels sprouts cut - yes, it matters! All of my hard work paid off though. Look at what I got for dinner! Score! I didn't even have to enter the kitchen.


That's grilled chicken seasoned with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and parsley, roasted Brussels sprouts with salt and pepper and boiled eggs. The flavors worked really well together and it sure looked appetizing on my plate!

This wasn't the first or last meal he cooked me but it's the one I got the best picture of. Half the time I'm too busy diving in to stop and take a picture first. For some reason, this just looked amazingly good to me that day and I wanted to make sure I captured it.

16 comments:

  1. score! awesome! i think you did good, lol

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  2. My husband can cook, and I think there is something so sexy about a man in the kitchen, don't you? It's nice when they give us the night off and cook for us.

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  3. Terry My Journey With CandidaMarch 10, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    My Hubs is the Grill Man here. I pretend I can't do it, and I probably can't do it as well as my Hubs can. He grills the perfect steak. Good for you on teaching your Hubs to cook.

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  4. I do the cooking in our house, but my wife tries every once in a while. Now she just calls for takeout...

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  5. Lucky for me, my husband is a good cook. Matter of fact, he cooks a lot better than me.

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  6. This meal looks amazing! I'm a terrible cook but I'm trying to get better :)

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  7. Mandy Young CarterMarch 10, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Looks like you did a great job teaching him! And he must be a good, willing student.

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  8. LOL My personal Master Chef specializes in fried eggs, break-n-bake cookies and Jello. Looks like I've got some work to do LOL

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  9. Yum, I love all those foods! I have not made Brussels sprouts in a while!

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  10. That looks like a lovely and delicious dish. You did great!

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  11. That's so sweet that he's learned how to do things that you enjoy like this. :) Looks good!

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  12. Yum this blog post made me very hungry. Thank you posting such a great article.

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  13. My friend was one of the producers of the Indian Master Chef! She would post such delicious looking pictures on her FB.. to die for, really. That's why I don't watch the shows - it makes me sad when I look at delicious food on screen and my boring pasta reality in front of me. haha Nice job on that meal!

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  14. I have the worst timing for reading this! I'm starving and still have an hour to go before I can finally eat dinner! My mouth is watering now!! Yum~

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  15. Did my prior comment post? If not, I'll repeat what I said.. :) My friend was one of the producers of Master Chef India and she posted such amazing pics on her FB wall all the time. That's why I don't watch those kinds of shows.. they have such great looking food and I have boring pasta at home instead! The meal you guys made looks awesome, and I can fully comprehend not being able to deal with the Indian food all the time. Happens to me all the time with the Israeli food... I'm dying to return to Latin America just for the food!

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  16. That looks really good! I think you've trained him well! Haha.

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