Eating during a pandemic

One of the nice things about the pandemic is how we have been thrown back to basics. Our food consists of whatever is available at that time. The Family has newly discovered a knack for cooking, and the two of us have finally found that we can work together in the kitchen. So one day, when she found a large packet of liver at the back of the freezer, I cleaned it out and marinated it while she chopped up a quick salad. While the liver marinated, I took a bunch of spinach leaves off to the dining table to clean. Just as The Family has discovered a knack for cooking, I’ve found that I don’t mind the tedious jobs of cleaning leafy vegetables and shelling peas. So the spinach was ready by the time the salad and marination was done. We managed to use two burners simultaneously, she sauteing the spinach as I cooked a liver curry. It looked nice on the plate, and it tasted good.

Multigrain bread is not available in our neighbourhood, so we have to make do with toasted white bread. In any case, our target through this lock-down is to lose enough weight to get close to the lowest healthy BMI. Between eating moderately and working out daily, I think we may reach our target in a couple of months. And if the lockdown ends earlier? We may not have reached the target, but we’ll still be in a good healthy range. Lovely, the ways you can find to distract yourself.

Author: I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.

15 thoughts on “Eating during a pandemic”

  1. One of my friends has also discovered cooking. My job is to send him recipes from back in the day when I used to like to cook. Now I don’t mind it, but it’s just a thing I do. I like best to make something that I can eat for several evening meals over time — quiche Lorraine is on top of that list and recently I was able to get decent cheese. You never know.

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      1. It just happened that a couple of weeks before this happened my store had real Swiss Gruyere and Emmenthaler. That is so rare as almost NEVER to happen. I think it’s the second time in the 6 years I’ve lived here.

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  2. The food looks very healthy with all the greens and the proteins. You’ll hit your target for sure if you can continue maintaining this 🙂
    In our case, we land up cooking more than we usually do. My sister is staying with me now and while I can make do with very little food, she like variety. While catering to her needs, I land up cooking more items than needed, which than ends up in the fridge to be eaten for another meal. So it’s okay. We can never work in the kitchen together due to very different work habits. So she usually does the breakfast and I do lunch and dinner.

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