Grandma’s recipe – BEEF NOODLES!

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Food CV

Name: Chinese beef noodles

Born: decades ago

Taste: Slightly spicy

Main Ingredients: Beef, carrots, coriander, Chinese noodles.

Other Ingredients: Garlic, ginger, star anise, onions, sugar, and salt.

Key spice: Chili bean sauce – typically from Sichuan province, China.

Experience: Few decades in the food industry and beloved by many people.

Time: preparation time – 20 to 30 mins

cooking time – 2-3 hrs

eating time – 15mins

Personal value: I am super tasty and people will always love me!

Now, if you are interested in cooking me, please leave me a comment sincerely, then I will decide whether I want to give you more details or not. Otherwise, feel free to google it because there are thousands of similar noodles recipes are waiting for you. Or with my CV above, you probably can figure out sometime yourself. As for mine, I need to find the suitable person to give to.

It is a busy world, even food has right to choose.

 

CHAPTER 4 -DON’T PLAY WITH FOOD

I remember my father used to tell me that – Don’t play with your food! He was a soldier and he learned the way to discipline himself and so as treating his food. But most of the parents will gradually loose the control of how their children treat food. Like I mentioned at the beginning,  my grandma used to say “Back to the past, food was gold. You will never have enough food, so you have to appreciate everything you can eat, even that means grass roots, even that means a pinch of salt.” My father maybe told me not to play with my food many times when I was young, but I do remember sometimes he would ignore my waste of food just because I was happy, such as throwing my birthday cake on my cousin’s face. However, it isn’t all right for me when I look back to it. If we want to have less leftover, then we have to start to have the mindset of wasting no food. If we want our children to waste no food, then we have to always make sure they understand the importance of not wasting food. No matter where are we, who are we with, there is no shame of finishing food and not to waste any.

Once I watched a video. A very ordinary middle aged man walked into a dumpling restaurant. He was about to have some dumplings. So he sat down and started to check the menu. Behind him, there was a couple having two big plates of dumplings. They don’t seem like the food very much because they left a lot. The man saw that, he took another pair of clean chopsticks, poured some new sauce on a new plate, and finished them all. The staff from the restaurant have been judging him when the moment he started to eat other people’s leftover. “Look at him, is he a beggar? So cheap! Eating other people’s leftover.” He did not care and still finished everything. After he finished eating, he walked to the reception and paid 100 RMB, for the leftover from other people! A normal plate will be around 15RMB, but he paid 100 RMB. The money shut the people in the restaurant up and taught them a great lesson. If you don’t care about food, it doesn’t mean others don’t. If you don’t want to change, at least don’t judge! Sometimes I am also afraid of people judging me because I eat other people’s leftover. I could not act as calm as the man I saw in the video. But I always pack my leftover in restaurant if I can’t finish it.

LEFT,OVER. shares a spirit of appreciating food and a mindset of wasting no food. No one should play with food. So if you used to play with food or the people around you like to do so, please remind them how precious food is. It is not just about money, it is about an attitude – How you treat food. So I have some kind reminders that you can share with your love ones in order to change their bad habits.

Don’t play with your food!

Don’t need to finish it now, you can do it later.

Don’t worry, we can pack the rest and bring it home.

Don’t think too much, simple, healthy, and leave no leftover!

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For the food lovers, I will share the traditional noodle recipe in the next blog. Hope you will like it! Thank you for supporting LEFT,OVER. project. I also hope you have been doing better and better in your daily life. Share some amazing experience with me if you have got any.

 

Bobo’s recipe – Sprouts with grilled sausage, and couscous!

Previously, I mentioned this meal in LEFT,OVER. Project Chapter 3 – LEFT,OVER.  It is a simple meal for me, so I hope it will be easy for you to cook too.

The preparation for the meal:

  • 1 bag of sprouts
  • 1 grillworst
  • Half of the pepper
  • Some spring onions
  • Some onions
  • Some garlic
  • Some round pepper
  • Some chilli
  • 250 g couscous
  • Some olive oil
  • Some salt
  • A piece of lime or lemon
  • One sugar cube
  • Some  raisins

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Step one: add some olive oil into a big pan, wait until it gets hot. Then add in the lower left  plate ingredients (Spring onions, onions, pepper, garlic, chilli, and round pepper) into the oil. It might be very smoky, so keep your window open.

Step two: add the sausages in, fry it for a while. Add some water if it is a little burning. But not too much water. You need to let the fat of the sausage come out as well.

Step three: add the sprouts and mix with the other ingredients in the pan well. Now add some boiled water, cover the food and let it boil.

Step four: grab another pan, add some olive oil and salt, and pull the couscous into the pan. Mix  it well with the oil and let it cook for 30 seconds, then add some boiled water. (the water and couscous is around 2:1 ) Now turn the fire into the smallest, put on the lid, let it cook for few minutes. Taste the couscous and see if it is the suitable texture you want. Add a little bit more water if you want it to be softer, if not them turn off the fire, put back the lid, leave it aside for later on.

Step five: Now your sprouts should get softer, add some salt, some lime juice, and the sugar cube and let the water boil out. When you see the sauce becomes little thicker, turn off the fire, and your food is ready to be served.

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Don’t leave any leftover!

Enjoy your meal!

Please also support LEFT,OVER. Project by sharing the ideas with your friends and families. So we can try to waste less food and create less pollution to earth. You can share my blogs or even create your own posts. As long as you are trying to deliver the project concept to more and more people, it is always appreciated!

CHAPTER 2 – PART 3 – LEFT,OVER. CONCEPT

Finally, it is the time for me to explain the big idea behind this project. But I don’t have millionaires as investors or billions of followers on my social media network. All I got is the people who actually cares about the earth and who is willing to use their limited power to contribute to this world. Now, let me walk you through the idea.

Let’s start with the name. Why LEFT,OVER. ?  It started from the leftover issue of our life. For some reasons, we started to create more and more leftovers. I don’t need to look into the big data or figures found by the scientists or other organisations, but just by looking around myself, all the supermarkets, restaurants, colleagues, friends and families, their leftovers can probably buy me a fancy beach house or more. So that day, my friends V and I were driving back to her place. We were brainstorming some ideas for my business. We talked from toilet paper to high-end restaurant, from Airbnb to villa hotels. “There is nothing we can do anymore, everything we need is there. We don’t even get a chance to create things nice. The world is perfect” V said. But I disagreed because I know our world is far from perfect. So I said what about all the leftovers? Does anyone really care about it? I know there are many people have been working on it, but why it is still a big problem in my eyes and why the people around me are still creating more and more leftovers. So I said we should do something with it! “Let’s give it a name to make people remember it easily!” I said. We came up with hundreds names that night in the car. “Wait a second. Just call it LEFT,OVER. With a comma after left and a period after over. So the word gives people actions when they see it and our goal is to make the left over! And it has to be a period at the end because the left must be an end!” I said. This is how the name of this project is created – the brainstorming of two girls in a car on the way back home.

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What’s the point of this project? what is the goal? The mission of LEFT,OVER. is simple – To make the left over!  There is no financial eagle in this project but just a nice gesture from myself. People have been working on it and talking about it for a long time regarding food waste. On some level, it is not just about food waste anymore. Because of our crazy consumptions for food and brilliant capitalists, more and more trees were cut down, more and more houses were built up,  more and more restaurants, shopping malls, supermarkets were followed up, more and more food were made and consumed, more and more waste we created and more and more pollutions we made. Can’t  you see it?  The problem is getting severe and our world is getting worse and worse because of us. Saving the world is easy to say than do. If we really care , then we should take some actions now. LEFT,OVER. project is created based on true stories of mine. By sharing people with my experience, saving the world is not so difficult at all. I have been doing it for years and now it just became a habit. I am encouraging more and more people to join me and take some actions. We probably can not stop the rich people to cut down more and more trees and create more and more unnecessary things on this earth, but at least there is something you can do – Start from yourself. To make the left over.

Follow the blogs and interact with people through this project. If you have any good ideas or you know something useful to help us waste less food, please share it and invite your friends and families to join this project, showing some nice gestures and taking some good actions as well! I believe with our efforts, we can change something and make a big difference!

LEFT,OVER. PROJECT CHAPTER 1

My dearly friends, I have had this idea for years but never had time to write it down and make an actual plan to do it. Recently, I had some inspiring talks with my friend Veerle . I noticed that there is an app and foundation has been established, which might be similar with my idea in some people’s eyes. It is called Wastenofood, is an idea from a 7th grade boy in california and later on supported by ebay. I am glad that The father of Veerle mentioned this to me while I was explaining our ideas to him. Luckily, our idea has a different purpose and it will influence on our life in a different way.

Today is just an introduction chapter for the project. Later on, I would like to explain more about what is our mission, vision, concept and how can we help people achieve the final goals. Anyone can participate in this project, and the more people joining us, the better contribution we can do for the earth.

To end this introduction, I would like to mention one of the greatest woman in my life who had so much impact in my life. I will always respect and love her – My grandmother. She passed a year ago. This project partly was meant for her. She was such a saver and always always tried not to waste anything. A woman was born and grew up during the war, married a guy who is 12 years old than her when she was 16, became a widow with 6 children when she was 38 years old. life told her a great lesson I remember she sometimes said it me “Food is gold. When we didn’t have it, we were desperate to have it. Now, we have so many options, but we treat food as junk. No matter is the way we produce it or use it. God will punish you if don’t finish rice in your bowl!”

Feel free to follow my blog, and I will present you more about the project. You can contribute your power by sharing and encouraging the people around you. Let’s make the Left over!

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