Eating Alone In Half The Time

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Impatient Cooking

January 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Cheese Slaw and HumusCheese, slaw and humus. Sweet paprika already on the humus but I added my own to the slaw.  There are certain things which you should not be without to make food look good. Olives are one of them (especially black). Nuts and various seeds (ie., shelled sunflower) of different kinds are another. And then there are the spices which are visible, like sweet paprika, pepper. Then vegetables like red peppers. And mushrooms (but only the eatable kind), and do not forget the gourmet cheeses (actually anything other than the sliced yellow stuff will do). 

Peas and Red PepperThis is pea surprise. Surprise that it tastes so good. Stirred in with thyme, pepper, salt, butter, olive oil, walnuts (that’s actually the surprise), and of course, red pepper and mushrooms. We can say that none of this is planned. But I have been walking around for two days now with a picture in my head of peas with red pepper whenever I think of food – which is really not often, believe it or not. There is a lead up to just about everything we do – probably everything, but we just can’t see it. Me? A determinist? I don’t think so. However, if everything is interacting in our universe, then there is no way that anything is separated out. And if it is not separated out, then there are millions, if not numbers on a universal scale, of small changes which are leading up to everything which happens. We are part of the universal flux (wherever it is) going up or down until it gets to where it is going.  Note: See mushroom warning above.


Fried SaladWasn’t hungry. But it’s lunch time! So this should do it. Fried in olive oil salad with everything you see plus spices – mostly coriander, pepper, salt, and a little bit of sugar. Challah sweet bread fry toasted in butter. It really did it.


Fried Egg on Sweet RollI was being told that I needed an egg – no make that two. I have a very demanding inner self. I think my body is on speed dial with my brain (boy, does that expression date me). This is two eggs with sweet basil, sweet paprika, salt, pepper, mayonnaise, and olives all on – you see it – a sweet bread roll. Whenever you see me using one plate when another is called for, you will know that the other is sitting in the refrigerator preoccupied. Yes, that is exactly what I mean.


Oatmeal CrumbleThis is “Recovery From Disaster” – let’s see – Number 42. I sit here and eat my mistakes.  Oatmeal crumble – and the topping?  nuts and raisins with syrup. The second picture is “The Complete Breakfast”. The former with instant coffee whipped milk. To add to everything else, when I went to take the perfect picture of the whipped milk actually standing, my finger was on the off button. So you see it after it couldn’t wait around any longer.


Boiled Squash and Rice with Mushroom FillingNow starts the fix. This looks good, but. I have to admit that the rice with black olives could have used coriander and sweet paprika. In fact, when I put it on the rice which was left over, I really enjoyed finishing it off.  The squash could have benefited with a light cheese sauce under the mushrooms, tomatoes and nuts with garlic powder, marjoram. The salad was very good with blue cheese, and sugar, and a little bit of ground nuts, raisins with olive oil and vinegar. So we could say that the salad came to the rescue. However, I have the other half of the squash to work with tomorrow using my own suggestions.  Note: See mushroom warning above.


Soup Is At The Bottom Upsidedown Soup. You know those soups that you have to get all the way to the bottom to find something? In this, you have to get to the bottom to find the soup. That’s the type of soup I like. Champagnon mushrooms, red onion, and squash (there goes the squash) fried and seasoned until it tastes great and you almost don’t want to ruin it by putting water in. But you must persevere. Add just a little bit of water and let them get to know each other. Spices were salt, pepper, oriental cumin, marjoram, coriander.  After this, you know that you have eaten. Great for a cold winter’s day.  Note: See mushroom warning above.

[Not an ad] Just ran across this which my sister has mentioned several times.  Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Seasoning Blend, and it has the following ingredients: Garlic, tomato, spices (basil, parsley, sweet chili pepper, paprika, bay, marjoram, oregano, thyme, savory, cayenne pepper, coriander, cumin, mustard, rosemary), roasted garlic, fructose, natural tomato flavor with other natural flavors, beet juice powder (color), citric acid, extractives of basil. Of course, the secret is in the amounts. She does not give that away for free.  So the answer is out there, or you can suffer with me as I learn what tastes best with what.

Tags: alone and surviving · fried salad · pea surprise · recovering fromdisasters · upsidedown soup

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