Our office recently moved deeper into the Dark Side. If you aren't familiar with the Dark Side, it gets darker the deeper you get. There is no Starbucks on the Dark Side, make sure you get two cups of the Nectar of the Gods into your system before you get into your carpool to head over there. There is also a very limited option for food where we are now. That's right, option. Ham and cheese sandwiches, chicken noodle soup. Right. Enter Tupperware Life.
I love the convenience of plastic containers, only the ones that promise not to leak and live up to that promise though. I hate cleaning those same plastic containers though. Especially if there is a bit of oil in whatever food is in there, impossible to get those microscopic beads out. Ew. My dish detergent use has gone up since moving further into the Dark Side.
It's fun to take tasty stuff to work though, like quinoa stuffed squash (don't knock it cos it's not photogenic):
There is a world of delicious possibilities to take to work, especially when you get a veggie box delivered to your home:
Even Oslo gets excited. He wishes red peppers came in the box though. This weeks box came stuffed with lettuce, rainbow chard, spinach, pears, apples, grapefruit, bananas, zucchini, broccoli and onions.
Today broccoli soup was on the menu. Here is tomorrows selection:
My favourite quick and easy pasta, this is what I make for dinner when I want something delicious in a hurry. I use garlic, some fresh tomatoes, red pepper and oregano. Today I added a zucchini as well since I had some on hand. Cook that in some olive oil, letting it simmer for about 20 minutes. Don't add salt! Add some parmesan at the end. The pasta that I use is veggie corkscrew pasta. Nom nom nom.
The hummus was another experiment. Don't worry F, there is no almonds in it this time. I was low on garlic and was thinking about what I could add to give it flavour. Spicy eggplant. Yes.
In a food processor:
1 can chick peas, rinsed
a splash of lemon juice
Blend until smooth. Try not to eat the whole thing in one sitting. Tell yourself it's good fat and protein if you do.