Cooking for me is something I don't dislike but somehow it still rarely happens. I have a few dishes I'm super good in, and if I cook, I tend to do those... OVER AND OVER again. One of them being Maultaschensalad for example, basically anything that comes in a form of a salad. Not sure if you can actually call that cooking but hey there's a pan involved. You can imagine though that after eating that three times a week I'm slightly over it. When it comes to ideas, my creativity stops in the kitchen. There's just nothing that pops to my mind. It usually needs someone else to cook something I like, and then I'll copy and eat that (you might guess it, three to four times a week).
My second biggest problem is "time" or the lack of it. Or there's just a lot of other things I prioritize over cooking. That probably makes me one of deliveroo's best clients. But there might be something that will change that in the future. Munchies teamed up with Maggi to change people's attitude (people like me) when it comes to trying out new things. In ten videos they introduce new recipes based on the idea "fresh from the market". What I especially like about the approach is that they introduce one ingredient (let it be the sweet potato) and build their meal around that. Sometimes it only needs that to give you a whole lot of inspiration. It also includes a list of useful little tips and tricks on how to use resources properly, find compromise and addresses the daily things you might not find in a cookbook. Those videos are then accompanied by ten articles that also explore how to make things easier, simpler, where to shop for ingredients, how to stay inspired and how to discover the right recipes.
So to make this a little more personal I thought I'll pick a few of my popular ingredients and tell you what I like to do with them. Bear with me, I call salad making cooking!
March 22, 2018
Labels: On track
Oranges, clementines, grapefruit etc. are great with meat (especially chicken). I love to spice up a sauce or a meat based dish with something unexpected like citrus fruits. They also work perfect in salads (or for salad dressings).
Avocado on bread is the most hipster food I can think of and I hate myself for loving it, but it's just the way it is. I tend to add a few things though so I start with cream cheese, add the avocado, salt/pepper/lemon juice and top it off with some pomegranate.
I'm a pussy when it comes to spices but since I travel a lot, I want to train myself to eat spicier. I love mixing pepperoni with coconut milk for a nice balanced sauce. The mild coconut also makes me bear the chili heat.
Pak Choi vs. Mangold. To be honest I have no idea where the difference is. I love both of them and tend to sear it in a pan with some other fresh vegetables and that chili coconut sauce I mentioned above.