I find what people cook and eat really interesting. Though I rarely follow recipes exactly (except for when I’m baking), I love looking at pictures of people’s meals on Instagram, flicking through cookbooks and browsing the recipes on Pinterest, just for inspiration. I tend to get really bored with food if I eat the same things too often, so I’m always on the lookout for new things to try. In the interest of sharing ideas, I thought it might be fun to post a picture of each of the meals I prepared and ate in a day. So this is what was on our table one day last weekend! It was just an ordinary day with simple, unfancy food.
Breakfast: Pancakes (eaten with honey, not pictured), scrambled eggs and tea. Pancakes are a weekend tradition at our house.
Lunch: Vegetarian fried rice, left over from the night before. Lately I’ve been making fried rice a lot. It’s such a great way to use up the odds and ends that tend to accumulate in the crisper. I use brown rice, fried egg, lots of garlic and fresh ginger, soy sauce and whatever veggies I have on hand. This version had red cabbage, spring onions, green capsicum and kale.
Dinner: Grilled free range chicken, dried cranberry and walnut salad with balsamic vinaigrette. Due to some health concerns, after much deliberation, I recently added chicken back into my diet. It’s been more than five years since I stopped eating meat and I’ve experienced a lot of internal conflict over the decision to start eating chicken again, but physically I am feeling a lot better for the change, and now that it is done I am (mostly) at peace with my choice. At least for now. (Reubs is still eating a vegetarian diet). I’m still in the process of relearning how to cook chicken, but this salad is so quick and easy.
Snack: Passionfruit. In recent weeks we’ve been eating so much passionfruit!
What’s been on your table lately? If you fancy sharing, I’d love to know!