Lunch Log: (Diet edition) Week 209

The gears have been turning faster, so it’s full steam ahead or get crushed! One thing about the warmer season is the introduction of more local produce, and one thing I like is when the local peas are about they are more likely eaten raw than cooked. If I recall, there is a fairy tale […]

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Lunch Log: (Diet edition) Week 208

So far, salads are a great way to diversify my ‘bulk’ section of my lunch but I need to devise more recipes; this time I’ve experimented with a ‘Thai’ style one that uses cabbage. It’s not bad considering all the changes I’ve applied in keeping it low calorie and actually looks attractive. If only this […]

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Lunch Log: Week 207

It’s not my first rodeo but it’s always a surprise when the bulk of beery distractions start to come with more intensity. With the current ‘hack’ at play, carb-heavy meals are going a bit thin considering. Long-term, this should of been more disciplined but for the sake of those around me I can consider rice […]

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Lunch Log: (Diet edition) Week 206

A trip into town is exciting because of all the awesome ingredients you can stock up on to make the bestest of food (the quality of food in town is not reliably great despite what you pay for it – and you’ll have to pay well to get the best). One of those results was […]

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Lunch Log: (Diet edition) Week 205

I’ve merged 2 weeks as certain things in my yearly schedule are muddled with schenanigans (I’m still very pleased taking my own food to festivals, thanks). May 17 Nothing like that dieter’s feeling when you spot the konnyaku. But frying it in a very hot pan did wonders. Lunch is lightly teriyaki’d konnyaku, a tiny […]

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Lunch Log: (Diet edition) Week 204

One thing this ‘diet’ plan is not very compatible with: sushi. At least there aren’t any ingredients at hand, but when one despairs at the sight of more steamed broccoli, any perk would uplift the spirits. As much as broccoli is improved with mayonnaise, I’ll hold on a bit longer… May 8 I must hold […]

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Lunch Log: (Diet edition) Week 203

Oh woe, the fruit of knowledge – the bathroom scales have been revived! And with the startling cruelty of reality, this time I really need to be more serious about my consumption of food and drink. I’ve tried fasting, which I have no idea did anything but affirm that I can survive fine. So this […]

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Lunch Log: Week 200

It’s been a hot-bed of cooking experiments at home: finally bought a takoyaki pan and saltpetre for curing meat – not the most compatible of subject matters but there are the two of us after all. Both experiments need some work but they have been valuable experience. Though takoyaki is best fresh I wonder if […]

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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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Lunch Log: Week 199

Aaaand, as suddenly as the surge of energy arrives it can also suddenly go away. As tasty as karaage is I don’t doubt that it’s far too easy to fall into a rut of just cooking a small set of recipes, this is exactly what I was trying to avoid by packing bento from the […]

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