Some days, the gods of schedule and other small-things-that-add-up are unmerciful. I am having one of those days – it’s barely lunchtime, but I already missed one item on the agenda (thankfully not a life-or-death one) thanks to user error (I didn’t program a reminder when I thought I did), and I am running around like crazy cleaning and doing other things.
Have been running, that is, until I realized that I’ll just fall over or kill something if I don’t eat. Which is why here I am, eating in a mad hurry because I am planning to run test batches of body lotion this afternoon before it actually goes from after-noon to right-before-dinner. And blogging about it in a hurry, as well. But yes, food! On the really sunny upside of today, I am having a good refrigerator day, which is like a great hairday for your fridge, and means food just falls out of it and onto the plate without effort.
So today’s lunch is a prime example of a variation on the theme of this post and this one – things I eat when I have no time, inclination, or whatever else to do something elaborate and I want to eat deliciously and well. Which, for the latter, is always. The above picture has less than no recipe – it involves washing and slicing some cucumber and sunchoke, opening and scooping out an avocado, tearing some leaves off my much-abused basil, slicing the last remaining bit of Craig’s awesome biltong, fresh-ground pepper and a bit of salt, and drizzling the lot with some good-quality garlic-infused olive oil.
I suppose the key lesson and theme of today’s post is that when you have good fresh food in your fridge, you need not fear ‘cooking’ – an excellent meal can be improvised in under 5 minutes from grabbing a plate, a knife and a cutting board to sitting down to scarf it. And, in case you wondered, yes I do plan to lick my plate in the privacy of my own home.