Will Cook for Foo: Week 5 – Learning to Wok again

I’m not sure how old most of you are. But, the one thing I can guarantee is that we have all experienced a rough time in our own lives. Whether you vocalized your rough time and feelings, or you leaned on someone for help, we’ve all had a time where we were begging for a new beginning. We didn’t always get that new beginning. God had other plans. He wanted us to see that where we are, is where we are meant to be. It was time for us to learn to walk again.

I’ve been focused on one of the newest Foo Fighters songs lately, “Walk”. To get a little personal, it’s been a tough road these past couple of years. I may not have vocalized my worries, fears, or sadness to others, but I had them. I wore my smile strongly, but they were present. No, they may not be as bad as yours, or they may have been worse than yours. Only God knows that answer. It’s most important to remember it’s only natural to feel these things. You’re not a failure to have feelings. We can’t feel the life inside of us without feeling the pain surrounding us. It’s how we manage our pain, and how we get back up that makes us the individuals that we are.

This site has brought me a bit of myself back. Parts of myself that I had lost. Or, maybe I hadn’t lost it. Maybe I had suppressed it to where it was easier to just coast through life untouched, unbothered, uninspired. Well, you know what? For a lack of classier words and to match my emotions…Screw that. This is life, this is MY life, and it’s time to take it back!

True to the lyrics of this song below…I AM learning to walk and talk again. I’ve waited long enough. It’s the struggle of figuring out where to begin that follows. But, with all of the support you have shown and the support I have around me, I think I’ve found my beginning.

Me learning to walk again...Smiling is the first step!

A few lyrics from the song I think you need to enjoy. It’s time people…it’s time to be inspired and learn to walk again!

I’m learning to walk again
I believe I’ve waited long enough
Where do I begin?
I’m learning to talk again
I believe I’ve waited long enough
Where do I begin?

I’m dancing on my grave
I’m running through the fire
Forever, whenever
I never wanna die
I never wanna leave
I never say goodbye
Forever, whenever, forever, whenever

Found this picture of Dave on Facebook. He looks so full of life. I love it!

You can find this recipe by scrolling down a little further.

Now, it’s time for the Twitter Update for the “Will Cook for Foo” segment…..

This week’s “Will Cook for Foo” comes from their song Walk.

The selected lyric was “I’m on my knees, I’m praying for a sign. Forever, whenever, I never wanna die.”

My Twitter update “@foofighters I’m on my knees, I’m praying for a sign. Forever, whenever, I wanna cook for you!”

Next step for you, take a second and enjoy the song…Click here for the song “Walk”.  The video is quite good as well.  It makes me smile and inspires me all at the same time.  *huge smiles*

Find the previous “Will Cook for Foo” posts by clicking here.

 

Learning to Wok Again Stir-Fry

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/4 cup lite soy sauce
  • a few dashes of Smoked Paprika
  • vegetables of choice (I used 1 onion, 1 head of broccoli, 2 carrots, 2 bell peppers, 1 Serrano pepper, 3 cloves of garlic, 1/2 habanero pepper, mushrooms, water chestnuts)
  • meat of choice (I used the thin sliced chicken breasts in the meat department, and then I sliced it into thin strips for quick cooking.)
  • EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • brown rice, white rice, or noodles

Directions

  1. Combine the first six ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Warm the EVOO in the Wok.
  3. Add your meat to the Wok.
  4. Add your vegetables to the Wok once the meat has cooked a little and sauté until the vegetables are at your personally preferred texture. I personally can cook them to death and still be happy. *smiles*
  5. Towards the end of the cooking, add the sauce you mixed up previously and stir until the sauce thickens.
  6. Serve over the brown rice, white rice, or noodles. I used brown rice this time. Enjoy!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Mom says:

    I love you and I am so proud of you.

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    1. Thank you! I get my drive from my Momma…. ;)

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  2. Sam Bolick says:

    This post touched my heart! Keep smiling!!

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    1. Thanks, Sam! We all have those rough times. It’s accepting them and moving past them that makes us who we are as individuals. :) You keep smiling, too!

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  3. Love, love, LOVE Sriracha. And this blog has your adorable anime picture in it! You would make SUCH a fantastic TV personality!

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    1. I remember! It really is a wonderful kitchen item. It has become quite the staple for us!

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