I can't even tell you how many times I've heard both clients and friends complain that healthy eating is tough when you are cooking for yourself. I hope it doesn't sound condescending to say: I think not.
Frequently, for various reasons, I'll be cooking for one. It could be because one of us is travelling, or working late, or pigged out at lunch. We're pretty relaxed about it. After all, we both lived alone in the past and didn't starve, although pizza box evidence would suggest that there may not be so much kitchen activity when I'm not home (so busted!).
|Amsterdam 2003. Eating for one should never sink to this level. Ever.|
Last night, The Programmer went to a quiz night and I stayed home to write my research summary. Actually, did you know that I recently got married? True. I'm married to the Web of Knowledge database. I'm also having a passionate affair with Scopus, Science Direct and Google Scholar. Now you know.
Wedded bliss (?) or not, come 7.30 pm my brain still needed fuel, but I'm not going to pull out my French cookbook and spend 30 minutes slaving over an exotic sauce that will be appreciated by only me. Nooo.. it's going to be simple, and fast.
Last night's 10 minute effort involved leftover baked pumpkin, a courgette, shitake mushrooms and king prawns, stir-fried in coconut oil. I added some crushed garlic and sproiked it with 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp balsamic.
Sometimes, when Jase is away, I eat something very naughty: salad from a bag. Haha, it feels like such as indulgence not to do the 'pick, wash, double wash, inspect for bugs' procedure.
Therefore, the final construction was stir-fried goodies on a bed of raw, baby spinach with some walnut cheese.
What do you think? Is it hard to eat well if it's just you at the dinner table (or in front of the PC, as the case may be)?
What do you do when fending for yourself?