Simple food

I had to change the way I cooked after my total knee replacement and it would be the same after any  operation. You have to deal with pain and fatigue but at the same time, feed yourself and maybe cook for others too.

KEEP IT REALLY SIMPLE 

It really doesn’t have to be complicated. One evening, we had this ciabatta bread, which I had taken out the freezer, heated up in the oven and then filled with pesto, rocket, goats cheese and tomatoes.

atoes, goats cheese and pesto,
Ciabatta with tomatoes, goats cheese and pesto

USE READY MADE FOOD TOGETHER WITH FRESH INGREDIENTS

This salad was a solo lunch of a pot of prawns with sundried tomatoes from M and S tipped over some watercress.

Prawn and tomato salad from M and S
Prawn and tomato salad from M and S

And these prawn gyozas from a supermarket were fried and then served on top of spinach which had been defrosted and then heated up with grated garlic and ginger.

Bought gyozas on frozen spinach
Bought gyozas on frozen spinach

And there can be nothing more enticing than a plate of really good cheese with some crackers and some grapes or celery for an easy meal which seems like a real treat.

Plate of cheese and crackers
Plate of cheese and crackers

THINK AHEAD

I boiled some eggs to have in a solo salad one day and then to make egg mayo sandwiches the next.

Egg mayo salad
Egg mayo salad

WRITE DOWN A RECIPE 

I can never remember the recipe for dhal so it was worth writing it all out together with what ingredients went together, so that I could assemble it more quickly without continually having to check the cookbook .

Ingredients for making dhal
Ingredients for making dhal
FRUIT CAN MAKE A PUDDING
Just simply chopped up and  serve with some shortbread or almond biscuits as well as cream or yoghurt.
Fruit platter
Fruit platter

 

 

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