Have tons of work from now through Christmas, and therefore now, more than ever, I'd like to be healthy. The past week has been bad, as I realized this was going to happen, and wanted to just let loose until today. Therefore from today, we are back to some measure of healthy eating.
1 small coffee, with milk and sugar, cold.
1 tomato sandwich- 1/2 of a small tomato slice in between toasted rye d, with salt, pepper and butter.
Another tomato sandwich
1 big serving of veggie rice
3 small picked onions
6 pieces of salmon and tuna sushi. 3 pieces of veg and shrimp tempura.
Late night snack:
2 pickled onions and a handful of chips.
I've become remarkably good at making savory rice/rice pilaf/pulao these days- ever since the husband has been abroad, I make a huge batch of come variation of pilaf every Sunday, which furnishes me with lunches for office for the entire coming week. This past weekend, I soaked a cup of white rice, and stir fried 1/2 a red onion, a cup of peas, 2 cups of spinach, and 1 tomato with a tsp each of dried fennel and cumin in a tsp of olive oil. Then added the soaked rice, covered and left on low heat for 15 minutes- made perfect pilaf with the grains of rice separating beautifully. Delicious, and fairly healthy.
Also made a quick onion pickle- I found tiny baby onions at the grocery store, and had to make this childhood favorite. To a dozen peeled baby onions (each no more than 1" wide), added 1/2 a cup of balsamic vinegar and the juice of 1 lemon. Its good to keep this in a jam jar, since we want the liquid to just cover the onions. Once done, cover the jar and keep on the counter for 1/2 a day, after which the onion pickles slightly and should be moved to the fridge. The pickle is ready between 1/2 - 1 day, and should be eaten within 2 weeks, since after that it will turn way too sour. Lime may be substituted for lemon, and results in a less sour version than when using lemon.
Met with an old friend for Sushi- which should be my last Sushi outing for a while: 1- its expensive, 2- the hub unit is back soon, and he pales at the idea of raw anything :)
All in all, a healthy day, except for the butter and the inevitable chips- ah well.