Friday, September 9, 2011

Chong Qing Deep-fried Chicken

Pickled herring with oat sourdough
Food Diary (September 09, 2011)
Breakfast: Missed
Lunch: Rolled oats with coconut, raisin, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Dinner: Pickled herring with oat sourdough, pickled carrots, rolled oats with coconut and raisin, peanut butter sandwich

I went to bed after 5 in the morning and by the time I woke up it was lunch time. So breakfast shifted to lunch and lunch became dinner. And it was a pickled herring fest for dinner. The herring with the lighter colored sauce had fish roe/caviar. It was excellent, the caviar giving a nice fishy boost to the already fishy herring.

Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Camemberu
Chong Qing Deep-fried Chicken – just looking at the chillies is making me salivate

Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Care2
An interesting article discussing the impact food has on the environment. Some interesting facts:
  • Pollution caused by meat production is greater than the pollution caused from cars, planes and all other forms of transport put together.
  • Raising cattle requires lot of water. The more efficient systems use 1,500 gallons of water to produce a single pound of beef while inefficient systems use up to 12,000 gallons
  • About one fifth of pastures and ranges have turned to desert because of overgrazing
  • A meat-eating dog has the same carbon footprint as a gas guzzling SUV
  • The greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution from producing one kilogram of beef is the same as three hours of driving
  • Twenty vegetarians could live on the same amount of land as one meat-eater
  • 220 Billion gallons of hormone-, antibiotic- and bacteria-laden animal waste is dumped onto farmland and into waterways from meat factory farms.
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  1. What amazing facts from Care2! Your lunch looks good and that deep fried chicken is such a wonderful color.

  2. i also salivate when look at that tempting plate of fried chicken ^^

  3. You had me at Deep Fried Chicken - sounds delish.

  4. OOooohhhhh, i love the deep fried chicken! I ate lots of these when i was working in Shanghai quite a while back. Very Interesting facts you've shared too and the figures are quite astounding!

  5. Even though it looks luscious, this time I don't suffer looking at your herrings: I have a jar of pickled herrings in the fridge ;-)
    I have recently bought a jar of herring roe and think of putting it into maki rolls..
    I like this one: "A meat-eating dog has the same carbon footprint as a gas guzzling SUV". Even though most people will say reading all this points: "we should eat less beef", I would say "let's eat better quality and more expensive beef", the amounts will fall drastically. (And this applies especially to the last point: good quality cow doesn't receive hormones or antibiotics and doesn't develop strange illness or bacteria).
    I am not a big fan of beef. Apart from steak tartare, beef dishes could practically disappear for me (I would easily substitute my meat dishes with pork, chicken or lamb). Does it mean I have and ecological palate ? ;-)

  6. That chongqing chicken looks spicy and tasty!

  7. The chicken looks delicious. I'm interested in your facts re : meat - although I have just posted a steak recipe - I am in constant conflict with myself over eating meat!

  8. Boy, you're not kidding! That chicken is totally droolable :)

  9. hahaha my friends always get the jalapeno chicken! chilis are even hotter and spicier!

  10. Elaine: it does look very delicious, it really made me salivate!

    Sonia: great taste buds react alike!

    Gourmet Chick: deep fried chicken – always an attraction I suppose

    Sylvia: unfortunately I haven’t eaten it in a very long while. Need to satisfy myself by looking at the photo and imagining!

    Marina: it is!

    Sissi: I am happy for you! I have never heard of herring roe, maybe I have but didn’t realize it came from herring. Now I am curious. I agree, trying to encourage people to eat less beef is perhaps not a sustainable solution. I think slowly with growing awareness of ecological etc more and more people might be consuming higher priced beef and other meats. Yes you have a very ecological palate because other animals don’t produce any pollution:)

    Angie: it does

    Mary: the facts were for information and I am sure it will influence us in some way at some point

    Parsley Sage: exactly, totally!

    Junia: and even more addictive, even if we struggle with the heat we still continue eating

  11. Me too just the chillies alone make me salivate