I find myself at a loss for words when it comes to writing posts about weeks like last one, not because they were especially exciting or exceptionally well-rounded, but because it felt simply static. I went about things as I normally do, cooking when I could, working when I must and working out when I told myself I needed to. And… to be perfectly honest, that was about it. What a perfect way to ring in my apparent blogiversary (at least according to WordPress).
Naturally I did do *some* reading last week. Podcasting took over my life for a few weeks, but I’ve finally found a way to do both. My morning commute and the morning of my workday can be filled with as many podcasts as I want. Speaking of which, I have a new one for you. I don’t want to entirely endorse it, seeing as I’ve only listened to an episode. But I liked what I heard. It’s called Call Your Girlfriend, and basically is a phone conversation between two friends about what’s going on in the world. So far… I’m a fan. After my now 25 podcasts though, the reading begins. Audio books come to the rescue! Last week, I listened to Superposition by David Walton and Flex by Ferret Steinmetz. I can’t say I found Flex, well, good to be perfectly candid, but Superposition – well, it was amusing. Next week I’m listening to: North American Lake Monsters by Nathan Balingrud and Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (And if there’s time: The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman).
Actual books? The market for that has had to be restricted to my evening commute home and “after-work,” where it unfortunately has to compete with the Daily Show, the Internet… yeah. You get the idea. Last week, I read Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips, which was (by the way) hilarious, and I finished the first two books in The Boss series by Abigail Barnette – some spicy romance always perfect for the commute home. I’m planning on finishing the Boss series and Ink by Sabrina Vourvoulias.
My recipe this week isn’t really my normal kind of picture that I would post. Not that I’m being vain… and I absolutely am, but I tend to only post my pictures when I think a dish is really beautiful, and this one, eh, not so much. On the upside, it was really easy to make, and it is absolutely packed full of protein and good stuff.
- Sweet Potato
- Feta Cheese
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Optional: Hot Sauce
I promise you, this is simple. Roast the sweet potato (220C for around 45 minutes). While that is on its way to perfection, boil the lentils and throw in some eggs and peas when you’re ready (around 10-13 minutes for the eggs and 5 minutes for the peas). Roughly chop the walnuts and crumble the feta. Mash your avocado, and when everything is ready – throw it together in a pot and smash every ingredient until it looks like a mish-mash of delicious protein and fiber. Oh, and don’t forget the hot sauce!
Oh and considering it’s my Blogiversary, if there’s any particular posts you’re looking for/recipes you want me to try/book recommendations. Ask and ye shall receive. 🙂