ham and avocado omelette (#9)
Cooking every day takes up a lot of time. I now eat a starch free diet, so I can’t rely on pasta, potatoes, rice or bread to fill me up. It feels like I actually have to eat a lot more than before, although it probably only seems that way because everything needs to be prepared. I can’t just skip cooking a meal by having sandwiches.
Some days I prepare things that only need to be put in the oven, like roasted chicken legs and pumpkin, or roasted pork fillets. Then I can just watch something while the oven is doing the rest. Frying up some chicken or fish with zucchini is also pretty quick, but then I actually have to stand next to it. I have strategies to not get bored while cooking, like watching series or listening to audiobooks while cooking. It’s important not to get too distracted though. The other day I actually managed to burn my chicken a bit, because I was gaping open-mouthed at an action scene. Audiobooks don’t demand as much attention and you can have your eyes on the food.
Still, the best strategy not to get bored is to prepare quick food. Eggs are simple and quick, so the other day I decided to try to make an omelette. My favourite combination involves egg, avocado, prosciutto and a bit of cheese, in this case a 9 month aged cheddar. It tastes nice and the avocado helps to make it look a bit more interesting. It didn’t turn out perfect – more like a tortilla than an omelette, but I still enjoyed it.