Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Clean & Simple

Chick peas soaked and simmered with coconut milk and spices. Roasted potatoes with thyme and garlic. Fresh-picked kale wilted with shallots and lemon juice. Cucumber salad with baby shiso.

Humble, cleansing food that encourages reflection. I enjoy these meals as much as I do the decadent ones; it's important to pare down sometimes and appreciate the basics. As fun as it is to get complicated and fancy, I need to be reminded sometimes that this blog is not the boss of me.

7 comments:

Brittany said...

Are your turning into a vegan pacifist on us?

But really, looks quite delicious and cleansing indeed!

peter said...

Not at all, though I do try to eat this way at least once a week. It's easier in the warm weather.

cook eat FRET said...

this is what i want for dinner tonight. as usual, the presentation is as wonerful as i'm sure the food tastes.

yes, cooking for the blog...
how well, i know?

and why do we do this?
ah yes - the fame and fortune...

Heather said...

Hey, I cook honest hippie food too, I just don't talk about it. (^-^)

(I made fried "rice" with leftover quinoa and ham for dinner tonight.)

peter said...

I usually leave this kind of meal out, since it's not that interesting, but I thought it would be a nice complement to the fancier fare.

There's an inevitable bacon-and-sugar peer pressure I feel when I read food blogs; I just wanted to reel it in a little.

cookiecrumb said...

Hey, damn, there's one of your chive flowers. Pretty.
I'd like to eat that plate of food.

peter said...

CC: That's because you're a hippie.