Monday, January 10, 2011

Food Porn for Couples

The best way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
Allow me to rephrase that.



My husband and I share the same predilection for good grub. Whether it's dining out or concocting dishes, we're there! Let me tell you this. I eat more than a woman should. I eat more than my husband. I'm expensive to feed which is why there's no room for pets in our household. Since I'm not a pet person... score! Being that I consume so much food in one sitting and constantly think of what to eat next, I stepped it up in the kitchen. I began to develop a passion for cooking just like every woman in my family. I won't say that I'm doing it because I'm married since it's not compulsory for a wife to cook for her husband. That's just what's expected since society dictates it as a norm. I cook for Jordan because I want to. He's very understanding of that fact and doesn't demand me to do so. As we strive for equality, I'm firm about quashing gender specific associations like how women should clean while the men bring home the turkey. We live in the modern days where role reversals are common and duties can be accomplished regardless of the orientation. Capiche?

There are nights when we want a romantic dinner or see something on the boob tube and test recipes on a whim. Regardless of it being planned or not, we enjoy the process as it educates us without it feeling like a chore. Have you ever experienced those days when all you want to do is stay in your pajamas the whole day, be sloth like and order a box of pizza? Well, that and a bit of dessert...


Chocolate Chip Peanut Cupcakes


Pillsbury Sugar Cookies


Molten Lava Cake with French Vanilla Ice Cream


Chocolate Chip Cookies

Right!?

I say YAY to food!


Whether it's ready made or a "bust your ass to make it" meal, we'll gladly eat it! Jordan and I enjoy having culturally rich backgrounds. He's Guatemalan-Italian while I'm a mix of Filipino-Spanish and Chinese.What we find hilarious is how I hanker for the cuisine he is accustomed to and vice versa. I can eat pasta on a daily basis while he prefers to have some lumpias or beef steak. If there's one thing we agree on, it's tacos, baby!

A quien no le gusta tacos!? This is L.A.! 

Glendale - Taco Azteca along Victory
Valley area - Tacos Mexico

Any other places I should try?

Speaking of tacos, I was jonesing for tacos one day. Not the usual soft shell tacos that I usually have but the hard shell ground beef ones from Carl's Jr. I tried it once and liked it! My husband was born in the States and never gave it a try since he only likes asada but hey, he said that it wasn't so bad. I'm digressing again. So, he gave into my request which he labels as "whining" and though the tacos weren't from Carl's Jr., they were even better because he surprised me with some homemade ones.


I believe he improvised and used parsley.
Not so shabby, amor. Not so shabby. :)

Let me expound more about this taco situation. My husband and I don't see eye to eye when it comes to meal time. I'm used to eating breakfast, lunch, merienda (snack time of Filipinos) and dinner. My Latino lover has an erratic meal time. He'll drink coffee for breakfast and eat what's available then he'll drag on the rest of the day until the next thing you know, it's 8:00pm!

me: (1pm) Uh, papo! I'm hungry
Jordan: I'm not hungry yet, nena.
me: (2pm) I'm acidic, you know.
still me: (3:00pm) Are we eating today or what?
me again: (3:01pm) Okay, screw you. I'm eating!
Jordan: I love you too!


One thing I learned about my husband is that he enjoys baking more than I do. I don't have a sweet tooth as I prefer salty choices as I'm a chips and fries kind of girl. I know that it isn't any better but heeey... it's yummy in the tummy!

Has anyone ever tried this? They're b-o-m-b!


My husband decided to make me dessert a couple of days ago. He made me a crumb cake and it was unbelievably moist! I made chicken and chorizo with tomato sauce.


Our latest cooking experiment: Pan fried burgers with caramelized onions.



In this family, food is a big denominator that binds us and diets are non-existent. It's where portion control is welcome yet not recommended and self control is most definitely tested. 

Hey, it's dinner time! Shall we?

31 comments:

  1. OMG this has made me soooooo hungry haha I love all the food porn, I can't stop snacking at the moment. I do think it's nice as a couple to enjoy meals and treats, I love sharing a pack of M&M and things with my bloke. The only thing we are not in agreement on is steak ....he loves it I hate it hah
    but chocolate and ice cream bring us together :)

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  2. Wow you both have diverse cultural backgrounds. I can relate I am also a foodie and love eating, coolking, and talking about it. I am Mexican American my friend is Filipino and we are the same she loves carnitas and sopa while I like her cuisine but I love it as I taste differnt things that challenge my palette.

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  3. It's good to see that not everyone is on the I can't eat because I need to lose holiday weight! My husband and I also enjoy cooking and eating and we try to do it in moderation, but it's all so difficult.

    It's 10:16pm and after having read this post and sen all these awesome food pics I so want a burger!

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  4. What a catchy title! Love it!

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  5. @Vintage and Cake My husband loves his M&Ms! We have a stash of them in a drawer because of him. :)) My mother abhors steak as she's not a big fan of meat. I'll eat it but it's not something I would crave for. Ice cream is good even if I'm lactose intolerant!

    @Aggie602 Thanks! :) I know what you mean. I just love trying new food! Carnitas and tortas are amazing! I'm allergic to a ton of things though so my preference is very limited.

    @Emy Thank you! My husband and I are trying. He's consuming more water now and less sweets. I have to confess that I enjoy feeding him though. I'm guilty of snacking at midnight! My husband got me into that habit! :s

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  6. You two are just like my boyfriend and I! We're always trying new places and we LOVE food. I haven't tried those corn nuts,but the original ones (picante and ranch) are my favorites!!

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  7. @Miss Tapia HA-HA! I see a blossoming friendship here! :)) I know, eh? Those Corn Nut Chips are so yummy! The nuts are good too, yeah! They're my go-to food at "that" time of month. lol.

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  8. That's so true, in chinese there is the sameeee saying that if you wanna keep a man you gotta know your way satisfy his stomach =)

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  9. @Alx I believe it to be true! It even applies to me! :))

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  10. i eat non stop and those pictures make me hungry again. I just ate pho and now craving for cookies! LOL

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  11. @Rinz I hate how you can eat so much and still be a skinny b*tch! :)) Go get some good ol' Chips Ahoy! <3

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  12. I enjoyed reading your post and I'm amazed at how much passion you two share for food. Food=heaven, haha! Looking at that burger just made me decide what I'll have for dinner:-)

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  13. yum! yay for food indeed! :D

    and for tacos, we always go to those authentic mexican places - they really do have the best tacos. for quick tacos - taco bell, haha. ;)

    <3, Mimi

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  14. Yummmm.... all this food talk is making me hungry! Just got home from work so trying to decide what to cook (yes, I do majority of cooking in our household too but that's because I love cooking and hog the kitchen!)
    I just got a craving some good authentic tacos, send me some from over there, coz what we have here is Tex-Mex not proper Mex!

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  15. damn those foods! hahahah they look oh so good and yummy! I liked ur entry today sweetheart...And so kilig abt u and ur husby u look so great together.. indeed ur soulmates!!

    I miss u... hope to chat with yah sooner!

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  16. Reading your blog makes me hungry!

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  17. Love the post. I am always looking for something new to try.

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  18. @MINAKICHU AWW Thank you! It's one of our many commonalities. <3 Burgers are good! Army Navy? :)

    @Mimi But of course! I don't like Taco Bell though. :s The only think I eat from Taco Bell is the soft wrap that's like 99c! lol.

    @Makeup and Macaroons I know what you mean. It all boils down to the chili and tacos! I bet you have soft tacos there, no? Cooking is fun so I don't blame you!

    @evey AWW! Thanks! That's a really sweet message!

    @VildesVerden That's my goal! :))

    @Susie Great! Thanks! :)

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  19. just got your message and thanks for the award! and also lol at your husband liking to bake more than you! my bf likes to cook more than me too, meh good for me!

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  20. @Pop Champagne We have good men. They're for keeps! :))

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  21. love the cultural diversity in your couple, no matter the race, appetite for good food sees no gender nor race difference! Those chocolate chip cookies look delicious as well as those Mexian wraps! Hmmmm!!!

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  22. Yes tonnnniii! I am a good one for eating too... infact i am suppose to be doing ab crunches right now since im trying to have abs but instead i am on blogger eating some pan dulce jejeje, and as for tacos...i am like drooling jajajajja i love tacos de lengua...sometimes they have to pull me away from the taco truck at work jajajaja...and we eat out once a week too...i love olive garden! mmm btter get off i can talk food all day!

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  23. I awarded you as a stylist blogger. you are now tag ;)

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  24. Those treats look delish! Hmm if you're in LA, have you been to Joans on Third? I'm obsessed, it's sooo good, can't wait to go back there :)

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  25. This is so great...I seriously felt like I was reading about my life! My husband and I share the same love for food, but our eating times are totally off too...me always being the hungry one and him wanting to wait til dinner. I will have eaten 3 meals by the time he has eaten 1. Hilarious. I am definitely going to have to try the taco place in the valley asap...love me some tacos! xo

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  26. MM those tacos look soOoOO gooooooddd

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  27. hey dollface! :) Very interesting post, my stomach is actually rumbling at the minute and you've made me very hungry :( To return the favour, I have nominated YOU for an award, but it can be found at http://sweetxsilhouette.blogspot.com/2011/01/blogger-awards.html on my other blog! Hope you like it :) xx

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  28. i had no idea you were filipino! you look spanish :)

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  29. Looks good!! spesh cookies and lava cake :) but I will have to lay off the sweet stuff so I can get fit :p x

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  30. amen! I feel exactly the same way as you! I'm such a eater, always thinking about my next meal, and definitely not for being enslaved by gender roles. I have started to try to cook lately though, because even if i suck at it, it's cheaper than eating out all the time... Buying food in Japan is expensive, I just realized a majority of my free money from my paycheck goes to food!

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  31. ahh the food porn! I just drooled on my keyboard ><! You guys are a great couple :)!

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