Just after I booked my flight and stay for Jakarta, my attention turned to what needs to get done around the house before I take off for 3 weeks…
Did a little fridge digging and freezer check, discovering a frozen Atlantic salmon fillet just begging to be consumed with some assorted veggies….
My partner was on tour so it was just me, but one of the things about work travel is you learn to revel in the occasional ‘proper’ solo dinner…
So why not get into practice at home?
There you have it… found myself cooking up a storm to produce a scrumptious yet reasonably healthy Sunday dinner just for me, myself and I!
- Poached salmon with a crazy yum citrus dill reduction sauce
- Steamed cauliflower with a dash of tumeric
- Toasted roasted beans with sesame, sunflower, yellow mustard and cumin seeds
- Carrots with cumin and dill
- Potatoes sautéed with onions a special home-made olive oil my partner picked up in Beirut, cracked black pepper and seasalt
What a pleasure… a good proper home cooked meal, at our own table, with a little music in the background. Yup… think I have my ‘home fix’ and easing beautifully into solo meals!
Think I have some seabass in my freezer, plus sweet potatoes and cavallo nero. Or maybe just some stir fried veggies and courgette noodles with the goodies from the Tom Yum pack from Gourmet Market in Bangkok last weekend – holy basil, galangal, lime, lemongrass, garlic, bird’s-eye chillies. Leftovers from.the Tom Yum collection will be used to make soup as it turns autumnal in London. Or a simple Sunday brunch-supper, toasted sliced sweet potato topped with a poached egg and a large grilled field mushroom with some baby plum tomatoes cooked in its “umbrella”?
I am counting off the days until the Goa/Bombay holiday at Christmas.
Someone has clearly become rather inspired!! Here I am sitting in Jakarta having just entered the service apartment with a completely empty kitchen seriously envying all of your options!!!! So enjoy all your dinning delights that clearly can keep you company until Goa/Bombay welcome you back!
Sounds exquisite. I’m definitely writing this down – you know I have spices in my cabinet that I wonder what I could use them for… you’ve just given me great ideas!
It is all in how you throw things together! All the best and enjoy. 🙂
So very true. Today I started out spicing up some shrimp to put in a wrap but decided to add some fresh tomato and greens to the mix… And wound up with a Shrimp Fra Diavolo that I had over gnocchi.
Reblogged this on Myas Writes and commented:
Good your put that Atlantic salmon out of its misery. Must have been lonely so far from home.
It was thoroughly enjoyed and welcome in its new home – my belly! 🙂
Followed by my partner’s too when he returned to Bombay the next night!
You’ve tantalized my tastebuds!
Poor little Zoe… didn’t even get a look-in 😦
Hehe! Believe it or not, Zoe has zero interest in people food… go figure!
Wh…at?! Weird kitteh….
Seriously! Not even fish or meat. Except tuna juice from a can. Not the tuna flakes though… only the juice… if given in her ‘treat’ dish beside her regular food dish…. not on the counter or table or anywhere else?!
I’d like to take credit for being super careful about instilling these habits from the day we got her… only giving food in her dishes never from our plates or anywhere else, however it still just goes against typical feline nature….
The food looks delicious but I’m obsessed with your plates! Is that pewter? Love!
Not pewter however two of the bowls were made by my mother that survived the trip from Canada to Mumbai… and the plate, left bowl were gifts in India. 🙂