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Kali Orexi! (Bon Appetit!)

Kali Orexi! (Bon Appetit!)

I don't cook.

This generally throws people off, given my propensity towards eating, but I just happen to be an appreciator of the art of cooking while I myself am more of an assembler, i.e., one who assembles ingredients together that do not require cooking.

Example: 
Salads
Yogurt with honey and granola
Breakfast berry bowl
Sandwiches
Etc.

In my more recent adult years, namely since I moved to Rhode Island, I began occasionally turning on my stove and doing simple things, like frying an egg or baking a potato. Then I went to Greece, and I learned how to efficiently chop garlic and onions and throw them together with some mushrooms to make something that tastes really good. (To be fair, we learned a lot more than that, but I had to start at the bottom. And I don't think I have the capacity to bake a great sourdough bread without the wood oven or Thassian prozimi or Christopher to get me started).

Nevertheless, I prefer to keep it simple. It's a lot of work to make food, especially when you're feeding only yourself.

But with no sugar comes great responsibility. And also, I found a recipe for Coconut Curried Cauliflower which was broken down so easily that I thought even I could follow it.

SO I DID.

These are the leftovers. In my ravenous hunger I forgot to take a picture of my plate.  

These are the leftovers. In my ravenous hunger I forgot to take a picture of my plate.  

It was the most complex thing I've ever done. I had two burners going at once! Things were sizzling while I was still chopping onions and opening cans and letting my quinoa overcook. BUT NO WORRIES, MATE. I still made something edible, albeit not as photogenic as the blogger from whom I took the recipe (hers is the cover photo), but I'm still proud of what I've done!

If you're curious about the recipe, it's here. I promise: if I can do it, anyone can do it.

ps. It's delicious!
pps. I finished cooking/eating at 10pm. This might be why I don't do this on the regular.
ppps. I then cleaned my entire apartment. It started with the kitchen and then just expanded. But hooray! One less thing to worry about this weekend!

Conversation and Brunch

Conversation and Brunch

Clean

Clean