Thursday, 16 August 2012

A meal fit for a er! hungry me

Now, those are chunky chips, don't you think? Walking past the hay market on my way home from my IT course in the Forum, I drew a deep sigh as the smell of vinegar and chips wafted from the stalls. I couldn't wait to get home and make my own oven chips. But first I must buy some locally grown coriander. The ones that didn't have to travel too far. The fresher, the better. Going to make coriander salad with quinoa and tomatoes to eat with my oven chips. Alas my tiny feet were not fast enough to get me home as soon as I wished. I could take the bus but 30-minute walk is better and cheaper, well it's free and free is all I could afford.

Before I knew it I was home and very thankful to find an unopened bag of frozen chips. I patiently laid a handful of them on a glass oven dish and kept adding a slice or two more. I was so hungry I could help myself on a big platter of them. I finally settled on two handful before popping them in the oven.

Next thing up, I boiled half cup of water for a tablespoon of quinoa. I'm not just going to have chips. I need a healthy refreshing side dish and coriander salad with quinoa and tomatoes is the best partner for chips as far as my hungry opinion is concerned.

The chips are ready, the salad is ready and I am more than ready to attack. I grabbed the soy sauce and the apple cider vinegar before heading to the computer room to watch a Tagalog soap. I looked at my tray and hushed for a moment.

Really? I'm eating all this? This is good for two! My eyes rolled upward and head shook side wards as the reality sunk in--that this is life in the UK--for me, that is.