Being Skeptical

02 Apr

Not sure what’s wrong with our weather lately. Two days in a row we’ve been having a blazing hot summer-like weather (high 80s-low 90s) and today I woke up to an overcast 60s-70s weather..again. I heard it’s gonna rain tomorrow.

A typical day to start my weekend – loose leaf hot tea 😀

Paired with left over Scramble Egg with Green Beans and Sausage and a bit of baked purple yam

recycled pic- the scramble green beans weren't that much left lol

I LOVE PURPLE YAM! Post workout or not I could dig into this anytime. Too bad they’re so dang expensive ($1.40/lbs??)

Then K and I went to take care some financial stuff so we won’t be stranded on the street when we are 70 years old later in the future. Boy that whole thing took AN HOUR!

Then off to farmer’s market to get a box of strawberries (4 lbs)

And also went to our local grocery market Superking Markets to re-stock our usual produce that don’t need to get organic (cauliflower, carrots, green onions, turnips, onions, bananas, grapes) and some halal beef and lamb.

We didn’t get home until around 1pm (we left our house around 9:30am) and I proceeded with my last workout of this week. I usually like to do my workout first thing in the morning but on the weekends, I rather have my loose leaf hot tea and taking care other stuff first.

So since I finished my workout prior lunch, my lunch was a combination of post workout meal (notice that purple yam?) and bunch left overs and some freshly steamed veggies.

We finished off everything – which means I got to cook new dishes.

I made Baked Provence Herb Lamb Shanks which turned out yummy but there was a little incident happened (more on that later).

While waiting for the lamb to be done, I enjoyed some berries as my afternoon munchies.

While K was enjoying his afternoon loose leaf tea. He’s a tea drinker. He could drink tea anytime (day or night) while I could only have it in the morning or I’d have hard time sleeping at night.

After finished with my munchies, I went to check on the lamb and this happened.

Believe it or not, the glass dish BROKE in the oven! WHAT THE HELL?? Good thing there weren’t that much liquid in there, otherwise it’ll be super disaster!

Such a thick glass, how could it break like this?

Another good thing was I used my convection counter top oven. Imagine if this happened in the bigger oven. Speaking of which, I’ve NEVER USED the big oven. I’m way too comfortable with my counter top convection oven.

This wasn’t the first time I used that glass dish for baking and I thought it was oven safe. Now I’m a bit skeptical of using glass dish for baking.

On the bright side, thank goodness it DIDN’T SHATTERED into pieces! Otherwise we would be scared to eat the lambs – who wants to swallow broken glass pieces??

Anyway, I cooked up some Stir fry Kale with bacon and K made some veggie soup with the remaining chicken broth and carrots.

Our dinner!

My plates!

Btw tomorrow is K’s birthday but he specifically told me NO NEED to celebrate or cook any special dishes for him. I was planning to make some primal friendly birthday cake, but he insisted me not to. But I know that he likes the Almond Butter Beef that I made couple days ago, although it got burned a little bit, so I might want to make that one again tomorrow. Wish me luck! 😀

Did your baking glass dish ever broke in the oven?
This was my FIRST time ever and now I become skeptical of using glass dish for baking. Now what am I going to use if I need to bake something with acid (like lemon/vinegar) in the dish? Using metal ones is not good either because it might have some reaction with acid.

Any kitchen disaster you want to share?
I know mine wasn’t too bad yet. I’ve read some other people who had worse (broke a jar full of sweet liquid all over the kitchen cabinet for example).


Posted by on April 2, 2011 in food, life


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8 responses to “Being Skeptical

  1. Eimear Rose

    April 5, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Hi Jos, I found your blog through both and Maybe the dish had a bit of a hairline crack in that corner and the heat finally pulled it apart? Pyrex glass is super resistant to heat so it’s more likely it was weakened from a knock. I’m looking forward to following your blog- I’m transitioning from a grain and pulse heavy vegan diet and lots of chronic cardio to a bodyrocking primal eater via pescetarianism and have been eating sugar free for only a few weeks and just recently ditched the grains. I eat fish and eggs every day but only had my first taste of lamb at the weekend. Looking forward to trying your lamb shank recipe as I have herbes de provence in the cupboard:)

    • Jos

      April 5, 2011 at 8:03 am


      Thanks for visiting my blog. You might be right about the dish because I’ve been using my other pyrex dishes and never happened. Oh well things are bound to be broken in the end, right?

      Anyway, hopefully you enjoy bodyrocking with your new diet approach 🙂

  2. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    April 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Mmmmmmm, can I come and sit at the table with you? 😀

    Sorry to hear about your oven dish! This hasn’t happened to me so far, but that might have to do with the fact that I’m not overly used to making baked dishes so far. 😉

    Funny, but I’ve had yams today for the first time. Not purple, though, but rather white and slimy 😯 after peeling it. (It was the only yams I could get all around here, and I was happy I got one at all because I wanted to try it so much.) However, not so much a fan … (I baked it with herbs, and it wasn’t bad, but rather bland.) Ha, I haven’t been so happy with new tubers lately … I still have to retry the lotus roots, though! I have fresh (!) ones sitting in my fridge right now, so I can make your lotus root soup soon! 😀

    • Jos

      April 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm that taro? Does it look like this? (see attached file)

      Yay, can’t wait for your lotus root soup..hopefully you like it 🙂

  3. LeQuan

    April 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I’ve yet to try purple yam. Have not seen any here, but would love to try. Oh no! Sorry about the broken dish. Such a thick dish. It’s really strange it would break like that. Loving your variety of food on this blog. You eat so healthy and everything sounds yummy. Hope K has a very happy birthday! He’s lucky to have a great cook like you cooking for him.

  4. Tina

    April 3, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Was it Pyrex or just glass? I’ve never had my Pyrex do that.


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