Hi! WELCOME TO THE SKINNY POT BLOG.
My name is Elyn and I was born and raised in the Philippines. I (am was working in a Trauma 1 hospital here in Kansas, USA.) am working in a Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Center in Bend, OR. Saying that I am a busy is an understatement; because aside from working full time, I am always striving to be a good mom to my two kids and a good wife to my husband of 16 years. And then there is blogging... AKA cooking
Blogging/cooking to me, however, is a fun hobby and a form of financial necessity - I do not want to spend my salary on take out. That is why instead of sleeping in my day off, I choose to cook. I also believe home cooked meals are healthier, since I know what ingredients go into our foods. Oftentimes, I cook in batch to pack it for lunch and to set on the table for the kids to eat when they arrive from school. I also make a lot of freeze able foods like this Pot stickers and Spring Rolls for immediate meal on lazy days.
Why The Skinny Pot? The name was inspired from the skinny clay pot which my grandma used while cooking. It was a curvy shape and the clay was porous which help to circulate heat and moisture while the food is cooking. When I was growing up, I spent most of my time in my Lola's house (Filipino word for Grandma) and this is where I saw her dump all our Fiesta leftover in the skinny pot and for a week, it was repeatedly heated until it emits a pungent aroma... a sign that it is ready to be served as a side dish for our rice. The smell was a contradiction of the taste because boy, that meal was flavorful and strangely, super delicious. And that poignant smell is still vivid in my memory.
The goal of this blog is to show working and busy moms that DELICIOUS HOME COOK MEALS IS DOABLE EVEN WHEN THEY ARE CRUNCH OF TIME and to share "YOUR" FAVORITE FOODS WITH FILIPINO FLAIR IN THEM. This blog is a delightful dish diary from my Filipino kitchen... there will be a lot of stories and of course, good food. I hope you will jump into cooking with me... xoxo