I’ve been fascinated by this idea of keeping a food photo diary for a while now. After keeping tabs on Jenna’s prolific diary of her eating habits Eat, Live, Run, I’ve been inspired to do the same. We’ll see how long I can keep this up! I’m already a day behind.
Here’s a run-down of what was on my plate yesterday. It was a very good food day overall, made awesome by a trip to my favorite Indian restaurant: Rasa!
Breakfast was the same as usual: Bircher muesli with a cup of rooibos and a bit of the Time Out guide on the side (for some reason I like to read about all the things going on in London – and then not do any of them).
I forgot to add my mid-morning snack until all that was left of it was an empty mug that used to hold decaf coffee and the nasty brown core of an egrement russet apple. Yum!
Lunch… I made Delia’s red rice salad, subbing pan-fried tofu for the feta, with a bit of rocket and broccoli on the side (gotta eat my greens!). I actually remembered to marinated the tofu the night before in a bit of Bragg’s liquid aminos diluted with some water. A simple marinate, but enough to make it yummy.
Dinner was a real treat. Our friend, Zoe, invited us to Rasa, one of the best Indian restaurants in the world! Their cookbook (The New Tastes of India: Over 100 Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes from Southern India
) is one of my favorites, and I frequently make their savoy cabbage and cucumber and coconut salad. Even though Rasa is right around the corner from our flat, we don’t eat there very often (ah, the life of a couple of poor freelancers – but thanks to the Rasa cookbook, I am learning to cook their special treats at home). There are some dishes that are best left to the pro’s, like a masala dosa, a must-have whenever we go to Rasa. It was as good as ever.
I ordered some black eyed peas – don’t know why but I’ve been in the mood for black eyed peas lately. Their version is pretty simple, but very nice! That creamy stuff in the background is eggplant in the most amazing garlic / cashew / coconut sauce I’ve ever eaten. SO good. And the dish next to it is a tomato curry. All of this was awesome with chapati. I was in heaven.
This is Rasa’s savoy cabbage thoran. What can I say? For a cabbage-lover like me, this stuff is like a drug. Lots of onion and mustard seeds. That’s coconut on top.
A picture of the whole feast, and lots of empty beer glasses. It was an awesome meal. There were moments of silence where we all just stunned by how good everything was.
I somehow managed to not eat too much… my prior experiences with Indian buffets taught me a good lesson.