Fear not: I’m not going to turn this blog into a cooking blog. I’m not that domestic. But lately, I’ve realized that every evening I was facing the same dilemma — what to take for lunch?
When I was teaching, carrying lunch with me wasn’t a great option. First, I would often teach in various ministries throughout the day. I didn’t have access to a fridge nor a microwave. Plus, carrying my lunch around all day, going from one class to the other, wasn’t very practical. So I would often buy lunch, usually a sandwich or a soup.
But with my new job came an office, a proper kitchen, a fridge, a microwave and even a toaster. I can now bring my lunch to work and save money. Woohoo!
Not so fast. What to take for lunch? Left-overs are always an option, but even though we cook most evenings, we don’t always have some. If I were in France, I’d be bringing baguette sandwich, but I find sliced bread sandwiches a bit boring.
So I started to cook on Sunday nights. First, the quiche. For those who don’t know what it is, a quiche is a French baked dish. The custards is made off eggs and the filling can be basically anything from vegetable to meat. Quiches are expensive at the supermarket here, so I decided to make my own.
Here the recipe I use:
— One pie shell
— 4 eggs
— Ricotta cheese
— Cheese (grated cheese, feta, anything you like)
— Vegetables: zucchine, onions, red bell pepper, mushrooms
- Mince the veggies and cook them in a pan
- Meanwhile, mix the 4 eggs and about 200 g of ricotta cheese in a bowl. Make sure it’s not lumpy and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Put the veggies in the pie shell. Add a bit of cheese over the mix if you like. Pour the content of the bowl and decorate the top with mushrooms, red peppers etc.
- Put in the oven for about 30 min, 400F.
Easy and good! I usually use non-fat ricotta cheese and a bit of feta cheese inside.
I also make cool salads without lettuce. In a big bowl, I mix:
— Basmati rice (or any non-sticky type of rice)
— Red Bell Peppers
— A bit of tofu
And I usually use some low-fat Balsamic Vinaigrette as dressing.
So, now I’m curious. What are you eating at lunch? Do you have any easy recipes to share?