Last week it was raining like crazy and we didn’t feel like going out to the supermarket to buy dinner. So we browsed through the house and piled up what we still had left in the house: a zuccini, a pineapple, french beans, cocos milk and some green curry paste. We googled for a recipe with these products, and the one of my now favorite new recipes popped up. Thai curry with zuccini, french beans, pineapple and rice. I love the internet!
150gr rice | 1 zuccini | 100gr french beans | 1 fresh pineapple | 1 can of coconut milk | 2 tbs green curry paste | oil | [add some coriander and/or tofu if you have it lying around]
Cook the rice like you are used to.
Cook the french beans for about 4 minutes. Cut the zuccini and the pineapple.
Bake the beans, zuccini and if you want tofu. Make sure they become a bit soft and crunchy. Add the coconut milk and curry paste. Mix it all together and add the pineapple in the end. If you want the curry to become sweet, add some of the pineapple juice.
Of course you can make this dish fancy by adding [cashew]nuts, more herps, tauge etc.
Soup is great. And so easy to make. Here a recipe for a really simple lentil soup.
1 ltr bouillon | 500ml water | 300gr red lentils | 150gr baked beans in tomato sauce | 1 onion | 1 bay leaf | 1/2 tsp kumin | 1 tsp cayenne | lemon | popcorn & amaranth | pepper & salt
Basically, add everything together, wait for 30 minutes and you have a great soup.
This is the first week back at the job. After an amazing five weeks of holiday.
I’ve spend the first three weeks of holiday redoing the kitchen, relaxing, spending time with friends and enjoying the sun. The last two weeks I went to Norway and Sweden and made a canu tour. The nature was unbelievably beautiful. It took some effort to paddle 20km each day, make our own fire, cook, and sleep in the wild. But it was absolutely great and I reloaded my batteries for the coming school year.
The first week back was all about reading dissertations for students that want to graduate in August. I’ve read some good ones and unfortunately also a couple that are not sufficient enough. As a first, second and third ‘reader’ I had a pretty full week. And apart from that I managed to answer all my emails, set up my desk and clean my computer. I am ready for the new semester!