On waking Hot water with slice of lemon
Mid-morning (10-11) Stewed Apples
Lunch (12-13) Work
Dinner (18:30-19:30) Sautéed beets and Everyday yellow dhal with sesame seed rice
I woke up starving in the middle of the night (say what?!). I have NO idea why that happened. Maybe reading a book about your relationship to food does that? I stumbled downstairs and had two slices of bread and butter, one of my favourite foods as a child. Hmmm that book might have a lot to answer for in fact.
Because I slept badly again, I in fact did not even have time to drink my lemon water when I woke up as I decided every second in bed was more urgent. Even though the flask was sitting right beside me.
Yesterday, I made stewed apples to take to work with me instead of a whole apple and the idea was to heat them at work. In the event, I could not be bothered walking to the canteen as it takes too long, so I ate the apples at room temperature.
Lunch I took in the canteen again; today’s warm meal was boerenkool stamppot. A traditional Dutch recipe which although I always think I don’t like, in fact have been known to sneer at, I do actually like because of the kale and potatoes. Also, got to admit for someone who doesn’t really like meat: I do love me a smoked sausage. However – I do always eat the stamppot with loads of sambal. So again, I had meat today. This is always a sign to me that I am worn out. Although I can’t say I was craving meat, I couldn’t resist it when I saw it.
Dinner was on the whole a more mindful affair. I had defrosted some beetroot (my favourite discovery of this year) and I had boiled lentils yesterday to save time for the dhal today so I ‘just’ needed to make the onion and spice mix. I made a huge pan of rice with black sesame seeds, the recipe called for sesame seeds, so I chose the black ones as I thought it would look pretty. It did. It was a nice spicy dhal and the rice was sensational. But I need to take a course on cooking with structure in the kitchen. It always looks like something exploded by the time I finish cooking.
The picture’s not very good, but it’s the best of the ones I took.
What are your tips and tricks for cooking in an organised fashion?