One of my major goals in 2016 is to be more purposeful in managing Kawaling Pinoy. I think the site has grown enough to be treated more a business than the hobby it started three years ago. I have to admit, I am not a very organized individual.
Snow Peas with Shrimp Stir-fry
Last year, I failed to keep better records of all my blog-related expenses and income and I am now scrambling like the dimwit that I am to gather together receipts, invoices, etc. for tax filling.
To save myself the same agony next year, I put together a comprehensive blog planner and started to log in every single dime I spend to run the blog. The beauty of a more detailed system, I am able to smartly evaluate my spending patterns.
I just realized, I waste so much food it’s beyond crazy! Food blogging does involve extensive recipe development which translates to increased food cost. Sometimes, it takes a few tries before I nail a recipe. But most times, my wasting so much food is just from my lack of proper planning.
This year, I want to be more deliberate with how I develop recipes. From haphazardly cooking whatever, I’ve begun to plan my editorial calendar weeks ahead. Case in point, I bought a 4-pound chunk of sirloin last weekend to make a beef and baby corn stir-fry.
The dish requires only one pound so I made beef tapa with the remaining sliced meat. I only needed about 8 to 10 pieces of snow peas for the stir-fry so I turned the remaining package into this snow peas with shrimp stir-fry. I used the same sauce base for both of the stir-fry dishes but by switching key ingredients, I have a whole new dish to enjoy!