You will never be stuck for what to cook for dinner ever again!
Whether you crave pork, fish, tofu or lamb – there is something for everyone. I’m a firm believer in lowering my carbon footprint by eating more vegetarian meals, so there are plenty of those, and although I don’t have any food intolerances I have lots of friends who do so I cook my fair share of vegan and gluten free goodies too.
I’m back on track with healthy eating while in France. It’s for two reasons:
I’ve heard people complain they don’t eat salads because they still feel hungry afterward. Rubbish! They’re obviously not eating the right salads.
I’ll let you in on a secret: salads don’t have to include lettuce. Gasp! It’s a hard secret for some to swallow, but once you start to follow the no-lettuce rule, salads get a lot more interesting.
It’s been a bit of a meat-fest around here lately so let’s lighten it up, reduce our carbon footprint and save a few bucks as well.
I came up with this dish just before we left Barcelona in anticipation of heading to Morocco. I got us in the mood with a good dollop of fiery harissa in a vegan meal that tastes suspiciously meaty thanks to those gorgeous specimens nicknamed ‘meat-for-vegetarians’: mushrooms. (more…)
I’m currently in Fes, Morocco. Yesterday we went to the Medina (a massive market) for the first time and it was absolutely amazing. Such a shock to the senses – smells (spices, incense, animal poop), sounds (musical instruments, Arabic, French) and sites (so many donkeys!).
A trip to the local supermarket today in Barcelona was a very exciting adventure indeed. I got such wonderful things as fresh Jamon (ham, although that’s an understatement), Jamon stock (ham stock, amazing), Butifarra (Catalan sausage), cooked octopus (above) and canned pimento peppers. You can see a picture of my haul here.
I came back to my apartment and my head spun from deciding what to eat first. Making lunch never seemed so hard! I figured that the octopus would go bad first so being a practical girl I used that. (more…)