One of the great things about Naomi being pregnant is that we’re really enjoying our food. I mean, really enjoying our food.
Yes, we know that we have to make the calories count and not overeat and all that, but this eating (properly) for two thing has given our kitchen a new purpose, a new energy. Except when it comes to cleaning up. I dunno where the energy goes when it’s time for doing the dishes.
We’re also enjoying nice quiet places for meals – like Simply Bread at Cluny Court. It’s quiet and nice during mid mornings – and we hope it doesn’t stay too quiet such that they have to shut down because of it, which is why I’m plugging it a little so’s you can go and enjoy a light meal there too.
Of course, the breads are lovely. And we’ve been buying the $6.50 loaves called Rustic Wholemeal to make our sandwiches and toasts at home.
It takes a while to assemble our giant “club” sandwiches, which consist of bread of course (which has to be toasted) and avocado, chicken (which have to be grilled), bacon (which has to be crisped), hard boiled egg (which has to be…), cilantro, butter, mayonnaise and I think that’s it. But, yeah, it takes a while.
It’s worth the wait, and it’s currently our favourite sandwich – so much that we think you should go and try fixing yourselves one some time too.
A tip though – make more of the ingredients so’s you can keep them in the fridge and then assemble when you want to eat.
We get up in the mornings and make breakfast of yogurt and honey, kiwifruit and plum, strawberry and raspberry, a glass of milk and a banana, and then eat while watching the horrible, horrible things on the news channels.
We live in such times as that where we don’t have time for a good meal to kick start the day because the day has already been kick-started and we’ve been dragged along, hanging on to the handlebars for dear life.
Oh, and the price of food and other household items suck too.
But if you can, and when you can, get up a bit earlier and make a nice breakfast for yourself and loved ones, sit down, eat, and say, fuck it, I’m having a good meal I don’t care what the rest of the world is doing. Try it this weekend:
Eggs, scrambled; Salmon, smoked:
3 large eggs or 4 medium eggs
100 ml full cream milk
1/3 cup shaved parmesan cheese
50g smoked salmon
chives or parsley, finely chopped
freshly cracked fresh pepper
25g unsalted butter
2 thick slices bread (ciabatta, white, focaccia etc)
1/2 cup cherry tomato
rocket or spinach)
Combine eggs and milk in a bowl, melt butter on skillet on low heat until it bubbles, then pour eggs in, stir continuously until it cooks, then pour half the parmesan in, and keep stirring.
Turn off the heat, then stir in smoked salmon. Pepper to taste, and serve on toasted bread, top with remaining parmesan and chives. (serves 2)
More recipes can be found at this nifty website called Open Source Food (my page there), which I found via Uncle Dee’s Project Trattoria, where there are also recipes to be found.