All posts tagged: food

Whole30 – day 5

Today it’s my day five of the Whole30 challenge (I should probably call it programme, but it is a challenge after all) and here’s how it’s been so far… Sure enough, as the Whole30 timeline suggested, I felt on top of the world on Monday. I woke up and reheated the scrambled eggs with mushrooms, spinach and kale I had prepared the night before (it was meant to be a frittata, but I messed it up at the last moment), grabbed some blueberries and half an avocado, and enjoyed my breakfast with a cup of black coffee. I forced myself to only start drinking the coffee after I had eaten at least half of the breakfast. I packed all my food, and headed off to the Ronald McDonald House, where I was going to meet my colleagues to cook for the families. I went early so I could have lunch there. When I arrived, I prepared my protein salad: plain boiled chicken, romaine lettuce, carrots, celery, some grapes, and ranch dressing. At the time, it …

Croquettes all ready

Homemade recipe: Mum’s Chicken Croquettes

Whenever I go back home, I always hope my mum will cook croquettes. It’s a dish that reminds me of my childhood, usually accompanied with fries and ketchup. I always remember my brother eating 16 of them in one sitting. When my parents went on holidays once we were older, my mum would leave a batch of them ready for us in the freezer. This is, along Spanish omelette, one of my favourite dishes ever. My nan used to make them with thick pieces of ham in them, which I didn’t like, but my mum makes them all soft and smooth. The ones below are not made exactly to recipe, as they don’t have any ham or onion in them. You can also use leftover chicken from any other boiled dish you’ve made, like cocido madrileño (a recipe I might share with you someday too). I think I got around 15 croquettes this time around, but it really depends on how big you make them! Also, if you use the ham, note that this will …

Pre-weekend

Haven’t you heard? It’s Bank Holiday weekend! Get ready for three days of rest. Just make sure you bring your sunglasses, and your umbrella, just in case… Because it always rains on Bank Holiday weekend. I haven’t checked the weather forecast yet, but that’s usually the case in London. This week has been a bit tough. I had a client event which has been harder than I expected, mostly because we finished late, and because it was in two floors of a pub, which meant I spent most of my evening running up and down the stairs. By the end of the night, I was very tired (I left at 11pm, but it was still packed!) and I was so focused on not losing work’s camera, that I actually forgot my cardigan. Fail! I only noticed the following morning, when I wanted to wear it and I couldn’t find it. Luckily, a colleague had found it and brought it to me in the morning, as lost property, not knowing it was actually mine! Score! I …

Survival 101 – food on the run

You know how I always talk about the zombie apocalypse and how I say I’m trying to get ready for it? After all, when it happens, I don’t want to be eaten in the first wave of attacks, that’d be sad, and I would miss all the fun. You know how this goes (or at least, how films and series are telling us it will go), someone will get infected by some strange experiment, or travelling to a far away country, or being bitten by some animal. That person will get flu-like symptoms, which will ignore, until it’s too late, maybe going to a hospital just before dying and becoming a zombie. Let’s say someone at the morgue will examine the body, usually when there’s no one around, and will get bitten. Or something like that. Before you know it, we’re surrounded, scavenging for food, and trying to survive. I don’t want to be that person who doesn’t know what’s going around, the one that dies first in every film and series. That one that …