I’ve really changed my eating habits this year. Not because I wanted to loose weight or because I had any grand spiritual conversion. Although I do believe food can be a very spiritual experience. No, my habits changed after my surgery. My recovery made eating certain foods not a happy experience for my stomach. Whether a side effect from the anesthesia or the pain meds or just the fact that everything was moved around, I became very particular about everything I took in.
Consequently I lost 10 pounds which wasn’t my purpose just a nice side effect. But I became very focused on wanting to eat real food. Nothing that was from a box or overly processed. I wanted simple foods that had only been transformed by the blade of my knife or the kiss of the oil and heat from the pan.
Many of these meals I fixed for myself to eat while I was home alone during the day. And most of the time I had plenty of left overs that stretched into my dinner or the next day. My favorite quickly became vegetable hash and eggs. Using a mandolin sliced with the julienne blades, I sliced up a variety of root vegetables and sauteed them. This meal is great for the one left over parsnip or turnip bulb. Just slice it up with the rest of whatever you have on hand. Every version will be different which keeps you from tiring of the dish. You can also prepare the eggs is a variety of fashions. It’s also a quick and healthy meal you won’t feel bad serving to you family for dinner or a weekend breakfast.