for the first time since, like, ever, I am eating lunch at home nearly every day. it is such a rare treat – you can make anything. no planning ahead and carrying containers of this and that to work. I have to say, I think I am pretty adept at cooking from minimal ingredients, using only a urn heater, microwave and toasted sandwich maker. but here’s what I’ve been delighting in, pottering about at home…
mashed potatoes. serious comfort food, and it has been cold here! I like my mash super mashed and smooth, and pretty simple. potatoes, salt, pepper, a splosh of milk (soy for me) and if feeling bad, a nob of butter. here’s lunch mash, with pepper, goats fetta and a drizzle of olive oil. a handful of parsley would have been lovely mashed through too.
and here is another fav comfort foods – well a food combo actually. My Aunt Kim makes a pasta with these ingredients (give or take!). it is still one of my favourite combos, and so easy and fresh.. here it is, without the pasta:
Cauliflower and broccoli florets, courgette, pinenuts, garlic, salt, pepper, capers, olive oil, squeeze of lemon juice and some crumbled fetta (this was a Greek goats fetta from the deli). sooo tasty! try it with pasta, or without, or with grilled steak, fish or chicken. or just make a batch like this and eat it all. enjoy!