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Mon Jun 4th, 2018


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09:02 pm - Laziness
Once upon a time in my giddy youth- pre-65, that was- I used to cook! I made curries and stewed meat and roasted chickens, and I have the spices to prove it which I should throw out because they're all four or five years old. Actually, the chicken roasting is a recent thing but it's not something I do in the summer, however cool the summer may however briefly be at the moment. Now all I want is something easy to throw together that goes well with a Johnson cocktail.

Thus I will sing the praises of Mainstream Bread, whole wheat with preservatives, that lasts two weeks and doesn't need to be consumed in two days like the healthy stuff. I will add-- Avocadoes!! because they are fatty and full of potassium. Spread on soft Mainstream Bread and add a little low-cal mayonnaise for flavour. Cover with thin-sliced cucumber; if desired, coat with a schmeer of Dijonnaise mustard; grind sea salt over all. It has plastic in it, but so what. A bit of camembert on a whole wheat cracker for protein. And that, my dears, is filling and satisfying and digestible and I will probably eat it all summer unless two slices of bread in the evening turns out to be as weight-putting-on as pasta (which I also used to cook, in those dear bygone days before the metabolism went all awry.) Which I really doubt.
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From:mvrdrk
Date:June 5th, 2018 03:59 am (UTC)
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Yum! And yes, clean out your spices. I've made a summer resolution to eat more 'bean' salads. Last week it was green lentils, this week it's navy beans. Easy to make, cheap, delicious and they keep really well for a week.
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From:flemmings
Date:June 5th, 2018 02:06 pm (UTC)
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But I might need those ancient spices!!!!

Beans are so good and environmentally friendly and I can't eat them at all any more. Which is why I mourn the departure of the Korean takeout by work, because beans are what we have for lunch half the time.
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From:mvrdrk
Date:June 5th, 2018 08:02 pm (UTC)
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No you won't, you'll need new fresh ones. The beans definitely take a while to get used to, I should try come of the complex grains, too.
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From:mvrdrk
Date:June 7th, 2018 10:35 pm (UTC)
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The local knitters recommend spices at Kensinton Market, or Johnvince Foods but I don't know if either of those are convenient to you.
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From:flemmings
Date:June 9th, 2018 03:42 am (UTC)
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Kensington has cheap spices, provenance a bit dodgy but possibly just authentic, at least for the Indian ones. Johnvince is up in 'Heere men say bee dragons' territory ie requires a car.
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From:mvrdrk
Date:June 9th, 2018 05:58 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I have a better solution!

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