Tako! Tako! Tako!

There are bits in my (first-ever bought) sushi book that I have reserved for when I can have access to fresh seafood, though sometimes the supermarkets here surprise me – among the pitiful choice of fish, fresh squid and octopus are occasionally available (probably because the locals boast a healthy supply of long-term foreigners. Central Cambridge […]

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Recipe: A Vegan Chilli

For prosperity*, I am writing down this recipe as I’ve used roughly these steps for the vegetarian taco rice lunches that began popping up after committing* to a 2016 “Vegtember”. The chilli can be made completely vegan and there are a few tricks used to maximize umami and keep a savoury sweetness. Essentially, it can be divided into […]

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A Temarizushi Bento for a Quiet Celebration

For anyone paying attention: yes, I’ve not been keeping this blog up to date. As usual – when I bother to I’ll migrate the rather large volume of past entries eventually. It looks like the general consensus for 2016 has been rather grim – which I’ve also not escaped. Let’s just say I’m going to […]

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Lunch Log: (Sporadic) Week 178

Right at the end of summer, the beer schedule is still rather full and lunch has been sometimes catered by the work toastie machine* so updates have remained sporadic. However, as part experiment, part health incentive the household is under “Vegtember” lockdown: no meat-derived protein for a month. So far it’s been a interesting, but […]

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Lunch Log: (Sporadic) Week 177

The intermittent fasting continues as sporadic as the lunch entries, though the quiet log days do not reveal what was dinner there wasn’t much to report there either. Considering that, this means that there were days which the best way to dispose of leftovers (and foods approaching their best before date) was to eat them […]

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Lunch Log: Week 176

In the pursuit of healthier/ethical eating, I’ve attempted to go retro and cook a veggie chilli. It surprises me that I’ve not personally tried this before but after the other half’s past attempt it was easy to realize that the cupboard was ready. This was a lentil-based chilli, and for a first attempt I thought […]

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Lunch Log: (Sporadic) Week 175

On Sunday, I had the most appalling “Japanese” meal. Call it nostalgia for the fresh seafood of Sydney and despite the fact that experience has told me that it was not to be in cloistered, ignorant Cambridge – or perhaps post beer festival fatigue – I agreed. It was not just the seafood. The entire […]

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Lunch Log: Week 174

Whew, another festival! Before falling into the familiar (and delicious) trap of karaage, I got to try out a new way to do chicken – and it’s bloody awesome! One day I should try to actually match my sidedishes better – or at least have them come from the same country/region, but that would require […]

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Lunch Log: Week 173

When one is exhausted, the familiar becomes a comfort. In this case: carrots, tomato, steamed broad beans, spinach, potato salad. Nothing too extravagant, but decent flavours and enough variety to stave boredom. May 31 A simple comfort for a rainy day. And really fast to prepare. Another pimped up instant ramen with spring onion, homemade […]

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Lunch Log: Week 172

Finally, at the bookend of May – and another exhausting beer festival! What I like about investing the time to make meals when at the venue is the smugness I get when looking at the line of food vans while I have my tasty food AND feel the money left in my pocket. IN UR […]

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