More than a year ago, I decided to change my diet. My doctor actually advised me to veer away from fried food. He suggested that I switch to grilled, steamed and any oil-free food. I also cut down on my rice intake, particularly in the evening, as rice tended to make my stomach feel heavier, which sometimes made it difficult for me to sleep.
I love different types of food. I love salads, soups (tomato, pumpkin, French onion, cream soups), pasta (any!!!), whole wheat bread and barbecues (especially chicken!). So for the 17th day of my drawing challenge, I decided to “draw” a chicken barbecue…although I don’t think it really looks like one. I don’t eat a lot of pork and beef anymore, but I’ve always loved chicken. Now, though, I remove the skin and the fatty portions! Call me picky, but I value my health and my life!
Anyways, here’s that drawing that I was hoping to perfect – but didn’t, of course! It doesn’t look mouthwatering, but it’s my best chicken-related work yet! Hehehe
One of my fondest memories is that of my mom preparing our “share” for the Nery New Year’s party in Horseshoe Village, Quezon City back in the late 80s and the 1990s. She’d work on a really hugggggeeee chicken (from Magnolia!!!) the whole day of December 31st. After stuffing it with a lot of yummy things (can’t remember what they were!), she’d let it cook inside the oven. I wish I knew how to cook chicken that way! Sad to say, I’m not a good cook. But my sister is! So maybe she and I can make Mommy’s stuffed chicken someday!
Well, that’s it for now. Happy eating, everyone! See you on Day 18!