Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Yummy Xmas Lunch

I am so sick of eating out

The kitchen renovations are taking forever, so far it has been 10 days without a useable kitchen.

Last night we decided after eating at 7 different veg restaurants in the last 10 days that veg out time is probably the healthiest. Last night I had black bean tofu and veg, black eyed pea dhal and brown rice with the best garlic roti ever. Mr T ordered there 'no oil' dish which unlike most of their dishes was made fresh. They brought out a really colourful plate of steamed veggies, tofu and rice noodles with sweet and sour sauce on the side that looked so healthy I almost wanted to cry.

Between eating out every night and way too much going out Mr T and I are both starting to feel the effects.

He is really sick and i just feel really blahhhhhhhhhh plus i have a coldsore :-(

Tonight we got creative, I made black bean (canned) burritos in the sandwhich press which we had with salsa and corn chips. But then of course is the question of how do the dishes without a kitchen sink? I think its going to be in the bath.

Raw foodists, now would be a great time to mention some super easy raw dishes that aren't hard to prepare and not much mess to clean up either.


ann said...

Do you have a backyard or garden? An alternative to using the bathtub could be hosing/rinsing off your dishes outside.

A salad of mixed herb leaves always goes down well - mint, spearmint, lemony basil...pick and choose from fresh displays at an asian grocery. For a dipping, mix up a small bowl of lemon drink to your taste, using: water, sugar, lemon juice (this may require a high proportion of sugar). Add in some finely chopped chilli and garlic. Season with light soy.
(An alternative for fish sauce.)

There are no fixed amounts - whatever tastes best for you - although the end result is generally tangy, light and with a little bit of heat. It looks quite watery with floating specks of white and red.

For heartier dishes, start with a more concentrated lemon mixture.

Hope that helps.

kristy said...

ohhh that sounds really good will give it a go.

I'm not much of a salad person but Mr T is.