Although I have been quite the slacker with my posts lately, I have still been cooking and eating well.
When I returned from our Philippines trip I was definitely ready to get back into the kitchen. The one thing that I don’t really like about long vacations is that I can’t always eat how I want to. I tried my best to eat healthfully, but it was not always easy. So when we returned to Korea I was eager to start creating my own food again.
There is something good and reassuring about making your own food: You know what ingredients are added throughout the whole process, how it is cooked etc. I like being treated to restaurant foods, but I like to balance that with my own cooking.
Do you struggle with eating healthfully when you are on vacation? If no, what are your tips?
So now, I bring you some of the things I whipped up on returning to my beloved kitchen.
1. Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce and veggie fried rice.
I love the versatility of these little guys. You can stuff them with any veg. that you have on hand and it’s always yum. I stuffed my rolls with spinach, sesame leaf, carrots, mushrooms, tofu and peppers. I great mix indeed.
I don’t have a shot of the peanut sauce, but any excuse to dip something into a peanut sauce is great one.
I did the fried brown rice on the side just to round out the meal and add some extra fibre to the meal.
2. Veggie Tofu Chili with Pan Fried Bread.
This meal rocked my socks off!
Chili is by far one of my favorite meals on the planet. Love it!
I was craving bread to dip in my chili so I whipped up my favorite pizza dough and cooked it up in the pan. It was a marvelous idea. Don’t know why I haven’t done it sooner. If you want a quick bread alongside your soup, chili, or salad, do this.
3. Barley Red Lentil Pilaf
I love barley for dinner and breakfast and this concoction proved to be a winner. I cooked up the barley and lentils in a deep pan, with veggie stock and vegetables, and stirred in some flaked tuna at the end before serving.
A wondrous topping for a salad.
I only have 2 more weeks to cook in my little Korean kitchen, than I go back to living out of a suitcase for about 2 months. I think I just have to make a better game plan when it comes to my eating. I can get a little cranky when I don’t get to eat what I want to…sorry Adrian 😉 Everyone is allowed to have a little food snob in them, I think!
Anywho…Take good care and have a fabulous end to your week.