Recipe: Place Full Rack of Pork Spare Ribs on two sheets of aluminum foil on a baking tray, mix 1/2 cup Brown Sugar, 1/4 cup Chilli Powder, 1/4 cup Salt, 1/4 cup Ground Pepper in a mixing bowl to apply as a dry rub on both sides of the ribs. Next, sprinkle a modest amount of BBQ sauce of your choosing on each side (less is more). Now, cut onions and garlic slices to place below and on top of the ribs before wrapping the ribs in foil to trap the steam and juices. Bake at 350° for 2hrs. Check the ribs to see if cooked consistently through. Add orange peel zest (optional) for additional flavor. Bake for additional 30min uncovered at 300°
I never thought that I'd be able to replicate the amazing foods I've been fortunate to taste in my lifetime. My foray into cooking started when I was in college. Both of my parents can prepare amazing dishes, but in order to be a master of the culinary arts it becomes necessary to learn many different styles from various cuisines.
It takes practice to get the hang of anything, and disappointment is just part of the learning curve. The key is to shrug off frustrations, and embrace change so as to adapt. For instance, when I worked 60+ hours per week, I didn't have the energy to cook and often ate at restaurants. This of course came with a high price. Not only did it cost more money, the food was generally unhealthy. It was convenient and tasted good enough which is why this habit persisted for as long as I allowed it to. At some point my body started to reflect my dietary shortcuts, and I wasn't happy with these findings. Weight gain and general malaise can creep up on you if left unchecked.
I had enough! I was determined to make changes in my lifestyle to reflect my discontent with making lazy and poor choices, especially with food. Fortunately I kept a decent work out routine, but I needed to put some work into my diet. I began cooking healthier meals and keeping track of what I consumed. I avoided unnecessary calories such as sodas and sweets. I began to respect and appreciate the sacrifices necessary to achieve results. The changes started gradually but became more noticeable after a few weeks of practicing these newly cultivated habits. After six weeks of cooking my own food, I had saved money and lost close to 40lbs. My confidence soared and I discovered the satisfaction of self control.