Filling my working tummy

More and more people are opting to work from home now.  Well, that is….if they had a choice to.  It certainly is the more economical choice now, because you’ll get work done and also not have to use up petrol driving to work, circling the company car park looking for a decent car park, and then walking all the way to the office building, wasting precious time doing so.  Okay, maybe that’s just me talking about me…but working from home really needs a whole lot of discipline too, if you ask me, otherwise instead of working from home, you’ll end up sleeping from home, if you know what I mean.

I’ve read articles suggesting that people who work from home dress in their normal work clothes, just to get themselves into the “mood”.  But I don’t.  It’s just t-shirts and shorts for me, and it works just fine.  Last Friday, I worked from home and as always, I accomplished far more than I would have had I been cooped up in the office.

An additional impetus to why I prefer to work from home is that it allows me to experiment in the kitchen.  I am often alone when I work from home, so this allows my kitchen boo-boos, if any, to be forgivable.  And last Friday, I decided NOT to cook my usual instant Korean ramen, but instead, try a simple one-dish meal.  And of course, inspired by PB’s gastronomical fare while she worked from home, I too could not resist taking pictures. 

I had seen this dish served as a dim sum dish a few weekends ago, so I figured it ought to be easy to emulate.  Just put several pieces of chicken (I’m not ashamed to say that I use deboned drumstick meat, instead of the healthier breast meat) on top of a bed of watercress.  Sprinkle with kei chi (isn’t it obvious how much I love to use this?) and marinade with a dash of sesame oil, pepper, soy sauce and (optional) mushroom soup powder.

I steamed it on high for 15 minutes, and had it with rice.  Protein, carbs, vege and fiber, all in one meal.  Watercress makes lovely soup, so by steaming it, all the rich flavors of this vege will be married with the natural sauces of the steamed chicken, creating a yummy gravy I poured all over my rice.

Now who says eating lunch alone is boring? 😛

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11 Responses to Filling my working tummy

  1. ehon says:

    PHWOAR!! send some over! it’s freezing right now as i type this.

    The Giddy Tigress says: All gulped down clean last Friday already wor…

  2. michelle says:

    Yummy…now wouldn’t working from home give you more calories? 😉

    The Giddy Tigress says: I doubt it though – food cooked at home is healthier 🙂 Although if one eats MORE when one cooks at home, then undoubtedly the “more calories” theory would apply.

  3. jemima says:


    The Giddy Tigress says: I’d pass you some if I had some left over, but sorry!

  4. Yuummy! I love eating alone too. It made me sad the first time I did it. Now I enjoy it more and more.

    The chicken dish looked easy to prepare .. will try it this week. Thanks for sharing.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Hey, I don’t think it is something to feel sad about. On the contrary, it’s some precious ME time most people don’t get to enjoy! And let me know how the chicken dish goes!

  5. parisb says:

    This is a gem of a dish! Its wonderful eating at home at lunch isn’t it? I always feel so liberated 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Me too! And kitchen experiments are so addictive too!

  6. sasha says:

    look d’lish to me!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Easy to make and good to eat!

  7. Adino says:

    How did you convince your boss to let you work from home?

    The Giddy Tigress says: I only work from home once a week usually, and I am able to do that because of a global support role I am undertaking. I guess it is also the work culture, but yes, it does depend on your boss.

  8. mistipurple says:

    healthier to eat your own food. cleaner too. yummy.
    you’re a good wife and mom.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Hey thanks Misti…I do try my best.

  9. rinnah says:

    I wish my company was as open-minded as yours and allow me to work from home…

    The Giddy Tigress says: Maybe you should start your own company! 🙂

  10. wen says:

    its easy and convenient too, yes for 1 person, this is a gd one

    The Giddy Tigress says: Definitely!

  11. jazzmint says:

    wah still got time to cook somemore not bad :)…sigh, my office wfhome policy is now not encouragable 🙁 sucks

    The Giddy Tigress says: Aiyo…why? Can fwd this post to your boss la

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