Its hot. I know my cooking has shifted, hunger is less - not good as I'm on a gaining path, and the need to be creative is at it's peak. The desire to go out and eat and let someone else deal with the prep and cleanup is so enticing... oh so enticing. I eat so much though that it's tough financially even if it's balanced out with the giggle inducing factor of wide-eyed waitstaff, that turns into grins, when I order most of a menu and they realize that nobody is joining me.
What are you doing to combat this raging heat? Or, if it's not melting in your city, looking at you Seattle, what are you up to with all the seasonal tastiness that is in full bloom?
PH has peeps from all over and I think it would be interesting to hear about what everyone's plates are up to. Inspiration from Right Coast to Left, the Middle, and all around.
Me - Brooklyn, NY
Storing underwear in the freezer - no joke
My main go to's so far this summer are below and if I go out it's for Sashimi - MM!:
Freezing blueberries flat and snacking on them
Posicles that I throw together from juice that my hood's juicer makes for me. This week: cucumber, spinach, celery, kale, lemon, ginger
Cold avocado that I fill the pit cavity in with shrimp ceviche. And eat with a big spoon
Grated zucchini tossed with lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, shaved parmesan reggiano, potato, prosciutto. I also like with chicken and lamb
Thin slices of roast beef filled with horseradish, slices of pickle, lettuce, red onion, rolled up
Potato salad with a lemon dressing full of herbs and chopped green onion. Eat plain or with whatever protein is around
Finely chopped greens and herbs with egg, tubers - sweet and regular, tomato, avocado, with either steak, chicken, ham - if I have them I'll do all three just for the hell of of it and kalamata olives
Butter lettuce leaves topped with kimchi, cucumber, pork, cilantro rolled up - I can eat 37 of these
Mason jars of tea in the fridge that I pour in a glass, add an aromatic, and top with seltzer and a ton of ice.
All of the above takes about 20-mins or less.
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on July 23, 2011
at 04:15 PM
Sounds like you've got the cold covered, Juba. For the hot, I say grill everything -- keeps cooking time short, keeps the heat outside the house, clean-up stays minimal -- and you can stay on track with getting enough tasty protein.