Paint/Cook with Me! Ground Turkey Teriyaki Bowl

I have spent a lot of time painting and cooking over the pandemic and been saving my favourite recipes on Pinterest along the way. I love to trying out recipes I find online, but I usually end up making some sort of substitution or change because I’m missing some of the ingredients or to suit my preference. Because of this, I decided to create a recipe book! This way I can have my favourite recipes accessible to me at all times and I won’t forget how I made each recipe. Plus it gives me the chance to work on my food illustrations, so it’s a win win!

I’ve mostly been following existing recipes from other blogs, (which I’ll be sure to link!) but eventually I would like to focus more on making recipes of my own.

Most of the recipes that I’ll be putting in this book will be dinner recipes, with an emphasis on what’s healthy, quick and simple to make. As a student, I know that it’s tempting and a lot easier to make instant noodles, but I think that cooking is such a useful skill to have, and I’m determined to show that you don’t have to compromise on health in order to enjoy a tasty meal!

I added a little less sugar and soy sauce than the original recipe required, but it still turned out to be very flavourful!

So without further ado, here’s the first page and recipe from my recipe book:

Ground Turkey Teriyaki Bowl (Originally from: https://www.yellowblissroad.com/teriyaki-turkey-rice-bowl/)

*Serves 4-6 people

  1. First, put rice to cook using a rice cooker.
  2. Next, make the sauce. In a bowl put 1/2 cup water, 1/4 soy sauce, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp flour/cornstarch, and 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar/red wine vinegar. Cut up 2-3 cloves of garlic and add to the sauce.
  3. Heat sauce over medium/high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, then set aside.
  4. Using the same pan, add a bit of oil and 1/2 onion and cook on medium heat. Then add two packages (1 pound) of ground turkey.
  5. While the ground turkey is cooking, peel 2/3 carrots and cut them into small pieces and add them to the turkey while it’s still cooking.
  6. In a small pot, add water to boil for frozen broccoli. If you have any other vegetables lying around, feel free to add those! I added one bell pepper.
  7. Once the water is boiling, add about a cup or so of frozen broccoli. Cook for 3-4 minutes. (I personally like the broccoli when it’s on the crunchier side) 
  8. Finally, cut the broccoli and add to the turkey and vegetable mixture.
  9. Add the sauce and let it cook for another few minutes or until turkey is completely cooked.
  10. Serve over rice and enjoy!

100 Days of Painting!

At the start of 2021, I took part in the 100 day projects initiated by illustrator Sabina Fenn (#100dayswithsabina!). I set out on this challenge because I wanted to improve my watercolour skills, and the only way to do that is through practice! By painting daily, I learned to stay disciplined, work more efficiently, and let go of my perfectionism. Some days were better than others, but it felt so good in the end to look back and see what I created!

PS: I compiled my paintings into a youtube video:

Day 1 Cafe
Day 2 Yoga
Day 3 Ocean
Day 4 Lounging
Day 5 Dogs
Day 6 Flowers
Day 8 Pajamas

Day 9 Zebra
Day 10 Patterns
Day 11 Seascape
Day 12 Surf
Day 13 Coffee
Day 14 Home Office
Day 15 Koala
Day 16 Self-Portrait

Day 18 Apres-Ski
Day 19 Jeans
Day 20 Cats
Day 21 Breakfast
Day 22 Pandemic
Day 23 Venice
Day 24 Tea time
Day 25 Houseplant
Day 26 Peace of mind
Day 27 Cozy day in
Day 28 Movie
Day 29 Landscape
Day 30 Favourite Object
Day 31 Plant
Day 32 Underwater
Day 33 Palm tree
Day 34 Galentines
Day 35 Valentines
Day 36 Birds
Day 37 Pool day
Day 38 Still life
Day 39 Matcha
Day 40 Map
Day 41 Tropical Plant
Day 42 Hobby
Day 43 Morocco
Day 44 Matisse
Day 45 Deer
Day 46 Fave city
Day 47 Shoes
Day 48 Day dream
Day 49 Faces
Day 50 Body
Day 51 Vacation
Day 52 Vintage car
Day 53 My pet
Day 54 Hat
Day 55 Waterfall
Day 56 Art supplies
Day 57 Sea shell
Day 58 Flat lay

Day 59 Forest
Day 60 Baguette
Day 61 Greece
Day 62 Fruit
Day 63 Sweets
Day 64 Memory
Day 65 Women
Day 66 Green
Day 67 Self care
Day 68 Beret
Day 69 Dress
Day 70 Side profile
Day 71 Strawberry
Day 72 Wild animal
Day 73 Tiles
Day 74 My bedroom
Day 75 Umbrella
Day 76 Veggies
Day 77 Plants
Day 78 Desert
Day 79 Colour
Day 80 Gardening
Day 81 Spring
Day 82 Ritual
Day 83 Rabbit
Day 84 Easter
Day 85 Bathing Suit
Day 86 Art gallery
Day 87 Picnic
Day 88 Butterfly
Day 89 Bicycle
Day 90 Rain forest
Day 91 Bouquet
Day 92 Window
Day 93 Book
Day 94 My outfit
Day 95 Reading
Day 96 My best self
Day 97 Sunset
Day 98 Nostalgic
Day 99 Dreamhouse
Day 100 Earth