Back to Basic
At Tabban we focus on a balanced nutritional eating plan . We educate members to prepare meals and plan their meals in advance. One of my secrets to a successful plan is never expect to eat a meal that has been prepared by anyone but myself. Home made meals are a must and what may seem basic to some is not common knowledge to others. I am a self taught cook with only a short stint on the television show Come Dine With Me Australia and with many, many hours of watching the Foxtel food channel I want to share the knowledge I’ve gained with our Tabban Members.
( Google me, apparently I’m a celebrity chef! Not really but I will take that title )
I only became passionate about cooking when I began my first competition preparation in 2004. I could cook a little previously but my cooking was very bland. I no longer follow recipes, I just trial meals that are nutritious and try and make them more flavorsome. What may be easy for some can be difficult for others leading them away from the kitchen straight down to the nearest take away store or local restaurant. So for all the beginner cooks out there look for my Back to Basic tips and don’t be afraid to fail. Cooking may seem as a chore can become a very addictive and rewarding pass time.
In the words of one of my favorite television chef’s
The only way to become a good cook is to start cooking..
Organic or Free range chicken breasts or tenderloins
Fresh parsley and coriander
Fresh Garlic, ginger and red chili
Ground and dried herbs turmeric, paprika, dried chili flakes, dried parsley and oregano Fresh
Wash chicken and remove any skin
Slice chicken breast into thin strips or diced cubes
Place chicken into a bowl then toss through dried and ground herbs with lemon juice
Marinate for at least 10 minutes
I have used chicken tenderloins
Half fill a large frying pan with cold water and bring heat to a simmer
Add finely chopped garlic, ginger and chili into the pan
Place chicken into the frying pan ensuring that the chicken doesn’t over lap for an even cook