Quick Poll and an Update

Hey, everyone! Sorry about the whole two-week-in-a-row-without-a-post thing… I’ve been trying to get one together but life keeps getting in the way. To make up for it, get ready for double recipe week! I’ll be posting two awesome recipes (and trying to get a couple in the back burner for weeks I’m swamped) this week!

And second: let’s take a poll. I’ve noticed a lot of you feel like you aren’t skilled enough to attempt these recipes. I think it would be cool to teach you, and therefore give you the confidence you need, to be skilled enough at these recipes! So I’m considering starting a twitch stream, where once a week I’d make a recipe and the instructions and details would be posted here a few days later. Thoughts? Let’s take the poll to find out! And please leave a comment or two if you have some thoughts or suggestions!

Today’s poll is cancelled 

So today’s poll is cancelled… but it’s okay, I promise!  I’m heading out of town soon and I have a few ideas on how I’d like to handle that. Instead of doing a poll I’m going to choose the next two recipes.  Yay! After a few in a row I haven’t been super excited about this will be a nice break! Thanks for sticking with me and show up tomorrow for the newest recipe, fish pie!

Welcome to Sheikah Plate

Welcome to Sheikah Plate

Welcome to Sheikah Plate, where we believe in 100% Switch to table eating!

It was 2 a.m. and I couldn’t sleep.  I mentioned to my husband, who was being unbelievably patient with me, that I wish I could find something I was passionate about that I could share with the world.  He, after barely a pause, turned to me and told me I should make a Zelda cooking blog.

It was like lightening had struck my brain.  In a flash I knew that I could take the recipes Link utilizes in Breath of the Wild (BotW) and create actual, real food from them.  It took less than 30 minutes for me to flesh out the idea to the point that I knew it was what I wanted to do.  And so here we are.  This is Sheikah Plate.

For the next forever I am going to work my way through each recipe variation in the official Breath of the Wild guide.  I plan to post at least one recipe per week, hopefully on Tuesdays, complete with Link’s actual recipe, and create delicious dishes.  Thursdays will become thoughtful as I post something amazing I learned during the week, something new I tried in Zelda (currently BotW), or whatever else happens to be on my mind.  I hope you join me as I work my way through this quest and gain a few skills yourself as you do!

And now, without further ado, a little about me.  My name is Teri Mae.  I am currently a microbiologist, which, for those of you who aren’t intimately familiar with the different -ologies, is the study of microorganisms and their systems.  I work in public health and am currently a subject matter expert in Mycobacterium tuberculosis control.  And yes, that is THE tuberculosis, otherwise known as consumption, otherwise known as one of the oldest diseases identified by mankind.  Sadly, despite how old it sounds, TB is still at large in the world and affects a significant portion of the population.

By night I am a gamer, both tabletop and video games.  I tend to stick with Nintendo franchises but I understand the storytelling and advances made by PlayStation and Xbox franchises.  I have loved Legend of Zelda ever since I started on Ocarina of Time as a child, spending my Saturdays, as Owl City so aptly put it, blowing on Nintendo games.  My passion for the Zelda series has never faded and now, as an adult, I still enjoy the games just as much as I did then.  And yes, in answer to your unasked question, I have gone back to play the NES and SNES Zelda games!

My parents taught me to cook.  They are both very good at it, with moms Chinese difficult to beat (she lived in Taiwan for a while) and dad creating new dishes out of whatever may be in the fridge at the time.  I learned to bake after my marriage.  My mother could never figure out how to make yeast work but my mother-in-law is incredible and taught me.  I have since taken that passion and run with it.  I now typically spend at least one day in my weekend creating something new.  Yesterday’s project was kolaches.  They were amazing!  So I got lucky.  I am the rare breed that gets to learn both cooking and baking.

I hope you enjoy this exploration of my passions as much as I know I will!  Please join me on twitter and instagram @sheikahplate and get ready to level up your meals!