Breakfast, Lunch and a Little Treat....
We had some rice left over from our sushi endeavours of a few evenings ago, and I didn't want to catch any botulism, so I decided to get it out of the fridge this morning for breakfast.
This was a really quick and easy breakfast that had the same satisfying effect as oatmeal, but offered a bit of an alternative flavour, texture and aesthetic. I added soymilk, dates and dried figs. K got a dash of brown sugar on top, but I found the dried fruit made my bowl as sweet as could be.
After sewing machine purchasing this morning I was ready for lunch. However, unlike usual meals K and I were hankering for different things. Rather than either one of us suffering, we made culinary compromises and concocted our own meals. I have to say that although his vegetable covered spaghetti (you just can't get the bachelor out of him) looked great, my Chili Infused Chickpea Spinach Stew was out of this world. I started out with a vague notion of simply reheating last night's soup. Nope....I added a large amount of organic spinach, a can of chick peas, 5 figs (diced), 1/2 a cup of tomatoes and a large amount of chili powder. I let it sit for quite some time and then enjoyed it with the last scone.
K pushed the limits of super-cool-almost-vegan-man-chef with his after lunch treat. While I was hunting up some fabric shops in the Brussels area he trotted off to the kitchen.There was some buzzing, some swearing and copious amounts of laughter. In the end, I ended up with some messy cupboards (which he promises will be scrubbed down) and one hell of a soy milk and cocoa cappuccino My hat is off to K (and all male cooks)- my treat is amazing and his continuous ability to create vegan delights has made me send his name and a couple of his recipes to Chris who is calling on all 'Men Who Cook'.