okay, it’s cold…i’m spending lots of time indoors during this sub-zero South Korean wintertime…and i feel like blogging my thoughts…a lot…this week.
i lost interest in tofu about 2 months ago.
gone are the days i was able to enjoy a meal of tofu and veggies for less than $3 in korea. i’d rather starve at this point.
i’m not a big fan of kimchi at the moment (i’m convinced it rots ur pearly whites), and i don’t even see white rice (so i’ve been trained not to eat ‘white empty calories’ from an early age). it’s like it’s invisible to me.
sushi, my favorite food since i was 6 years old, has no appeal anymore (and i haven’t even touched the stuff since california, but i think korea’s proximity to japan may have something to do with it).
i just went to thailand for 11 days, and only ate thai food once. the rest of the time i ordered salads with fresh veg, fruit, and cheese.
indian food is suddenly a craving like never before. maybe it’s the cold weather.
peanut butter, celery, apples, and other fruit has been a mainstay dinner lately.
i’ve spent $12 on feta just this week. and i’m not talking a big block, but 2 measly jars of the stuff soaked in oil (ill post a pic one of these days).
and no, i’m not pregnant. (this is the year of single-ness, remember?)
but i just now came to the realization that i can’t /forgot how to cook.
the only thing i make well (these days) is
1) runny eggs, sometimes adding in fresh veg and salt. sometimes a little curry seasoning or cinnamon if im feeling really wild.
2) salads. chopped up lettuce + fresh/dried fruit + canned beans + canned tuna/chicken (used to add sauteed or plain tofu). avocado will be my long lost friend in california. t-6weeks till avocado and reasonably priced feta!
everything else is a mishmosh of crap. or one vegetable, such as the kabocha squash, that steams really well.
i don’t know how to grill.
i haven’t used an oven in a year…how do you make cookies again?
i’ve never used a food processor.
maybe this is the apartment with no windows + 1 electric hotplate talking. but man, i don’t know if i remember how to cook. i think i used to enjoy that. once upon a time. i did make pumpkin pies, i do make a mean cranberry sauce, i have made a mean salmon, medium rare. what has happened?!
maybe i should put “cooking classes” on the to do list for california lady of leisure time.
that is, if i can find the time since i’ll be maximizing the outdoor time like no other! homegirl is in serious need of vitamin d….