#stayhome and #wfh makes the daily lunch time the much needed break in the day.
Are there others who are like me, that the most productive time during a #wfh day is when preparing meals? (don’t tell my boss) Previously it was just about dinner, and I was focusing on making healthy, delicious international eats to go with my home gym training plan. Now, it has reached a new peak in my culinary journey: lunch has become a ritual that is dedicated to the state of mind and the spotlight of the day.
The beef stew recipe is from my mom. When I was little, and whenever I got sick my mom would make her best beef stew to comfort my stomach and cheer me up. Even though she was not such a great chef as she is now, this beef stew was among the most dishes that reminds me of home.
Fatty beef, potato chunks, tomato chunks, and sometimes with vermicelli make this the soul food for me. Surprisingly they have a similar dish here in Japan: nikujyaga (肉じゃが), which basically means beef and potato.
I have also been careful about my diet recently. Not baking any banana bread, but focusing on moving on to a healthier diet with some more variety. Starting from the easy ones, I am adding more salads and basics to my Chinese and Japanese themed menu. (And removed a lot of starch from my usual diet, such as rice or noodles.)
To battle with the urge to eat more in the afternoon, and to have something more to look forward to after the celebrated lunch, I also plan a small delicacy with a Nespresso. Today’s special is my beloved salty mochi with red beans (塩豆大福), enjoy!