I will admit I haven’t been very present in my kitchen all summer – hence not much food related content on this blog. Somehow, while transitioning to a plant-based diet (yes, I feel I can openly admit that I am eating plants only) I find I don’t need to spend half as much time in the kitchen as I used to when eating animal products. The truth be told there is not much cooking necessary when eating plants and the cooking that does happen is of the quick and dirty variety. Mind you, one can certainly spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking on this WOE, but during the summer I mostly opt for raw foods, such as big-ass salads and such. My cooking has been limited to marinating my tofu/tempeh, throwing it together with sweet potatoes into the oven to bake. Later I’d integrate those with some raw vegetables and pour over some salad dressing and voilà my meals in a nutshell. It really doesn’t have to be more complicated than that – however, my work peeps still ask me every single time I eat at my desk what it is that I am consuming, with just as much interest and awe as when I spent hours upon hours in the kitchen:). So what have I been doing if I am no longer devoting as much time to cooking as I used to?
I’ve revived my passion for biking and am taking every possible opportunity to put on the mileage. It’s usually very uncomplicated: I hop on the bike and start along route 60 or what some like to call it “the old way”. Other times I try to plan it out a bit more and have a route in mind, but to be perfectly honest I am not much of a planner – I have to do these things on a spur of a moment basis, otherwise I’ll start analysing the activity too much and what ends up happening is I scrap the activity in favour of some productivity in the kitchen/house. Also, I hate to make a big production of something that is just supposed to make me move – getting out on a bike shouldn’t feel like I’m planning a wedding or some other time and resource consuming activity. It’s a bloody #bikeride, not a life-changing undertaking 😉
Yes, you could say that biking is to blame for the lack of fancy meals and right now I am OK with that – there is only so much time left before the weather turns bitter cold, making it unsuitable for biking…
You know that every ride I take I snap as much as I possibly can.