Thursday 17 May 2012

May 18, 2012 - Excuses

Yikes. My last post was over a week ago. Been working overtime at the office and hitting the gym lately. I haven't had much to share. I am two weeks away from my trip to London! My most excellent Canadian cousin has invited me to visit her and her bloke for about ten days there. What an exciting time to be in the city, it's only weeks before the Olympic games. I'm planning on a trip to Borough Market (a wild fantasy for foodies of all kinds) while I'm there. I'll be sure to share the experience in the blog! Borough Market has been a landmark of London since the 13th century. As a citizen of a country that is only celebrating the 145th anniversary of its establishment this year, I gotta say that's pretty amazing. I can't wait!

As far as food goes as of late, I don't always have lots of time to cook so eggs and toast are a staple of my diet (a little Sriracha or cayenne paper usually finds its way into this pairing). I have a habit of cooking a lot of food on Sunday and saving the leftovers for lunches throughout the week. As a young bachelor that suits me fine. The game of it is coming up with something exciting, tasty, healthy, and keeps well every week. This week I bought some boneless, skinless chicken breasts from the butcher and let them marinate in a rub of dried herbs, smoked paprika, sesame seeds, and a bit of dried lavender (which was interesting) for a few hours and then baked them along side rustic cubes of sweet potato. Then I made a leafy green salad with cucumbers, red bell pepper, Roma tomatoes, and a few seeded jalepeƱos for fun. Personally I'm working on a goal of getting in shape so that's a standard meal plan for me. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I believe in indulgence but in relaxed moderation. I'd be just as happy to spend a whole afternoon putting a cheesy, meaty lasagne together from scratch and picking away at that throughout the week. But those kinds of projects are better suited for when cooking for a group for one night. I do order take out every now and then, guilty as charged. In fact just this evening I treated myself to a stew chicken roti from the Jamaican place around the corner from my apartment on the way home from work. It was delicious though, and well worth it.

Well, that's all I have for now. Stay tuned for more!


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