A short simple cooking instructional poem to unleash my simple creativity.
I went home tired and exhausted. This whole day’s work seems not even lessened. For few minutes I sat down on my couch and there rested. Then my stomach murmured, oh! I needed to eat.
I searched for some food inside my refrigerator. But this time I wanted to cook just plain vegetable. I prohibits myself from all meats like pork, for I’ve checked this morning my blood pressure soared.
Oh yes! I got some bok choy leaves, green bell pepper and white mushroom. So what I did, I chopped all these veggies a little bit long. Then I minced few garlics and chopped one big onion.
I heated the wok, put some oil which is free of cholesterol. Next, I put the spices that I’ve previously mentioned. Then the white mushroom, bell pepper and bok choy.
I poured right amount of oyster sauce,when the veggies were half-cooked. I’m cutting out on sodium so I didn’t put salt. Just small dash of black pepper to add to the flavor. And lo! I’ve got a yummy, healthy-all-veggies food! – an instructional simple cooking poem by Rhodenia Cunanan*
This recipe is so simple and very ordinary. Even a grade schooler can cook it. But the point is, we can create healthy, delicious recipe without incorporating meat in it, especially if you are on a vegetarian diet. High blood pressure is common to us Filipinos, maybe because rice is our staple food, and we love salty food like bagoong (fish or tiny shrimp anchovy), patis ( fish sauce ), tuyo and daing (salted dried fish). If you have a Filipino neighbor, and you smell something they’re cooking which offended your nose, those are the food I’m talking about here. I’m so sorry for the offensive smell, but we love those food. And I really missed them on my dining table. However, no matter how much we crave for a certain kind of food if it can harm our body and can negatively affect our health, we need to practice self-discipline to avoid them or minimize our intake. If we wish to live longer here on earth to fully serve our purpose, we should take care of our body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you , whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
Creativity is also applicable in the kitchen and as well as in all areas of our lives. Thank you for reading.