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Hi there, are you having a nice Sunday so far? I slept over 11 hours, been exhausted lately. Too much social life, too little work (= stress & anxiety = very nonproductive), a minimum of walks, late nights. Yesterday I spent most of the time reading a book (Men without women by Haruki Murakami) and watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them while eating a salad with tzatziki and pasta with tomato sauce & burrata.

Let’s talk about the dish above now.

It’s steamed rice (I steam 1.5 deciliter of rice & 1.5 deciliter of water + salt in the steamer for 30 minutes with a great result every time). Sprinkled some sesame seeds over the rice.

It’s a salad made of cucumber, seaweed, carrots, spring onions in a sauce made from soy, rice vinegar & sesame oil.

A fried egg.

A stew made of zucchini & eggplant (cook the eggplant for at least 25 minutes in neutral oil, I want it mushy and not spongy, the zucchini a bit shorter depending on how soft you want it). I added salt & chilli flakes while it was cooking (Never understood the concept of adding the salt at the end).

Top with some sambal oelek.

It turned out delicious. I never measure the ingredients, except for the rice, so you’ll have to use your imagination and tastebuds. Just skip the egg if you want it vegan.

Here is a salad I made this week. Simple, fresh, summery & delicious.

It’s romain lettuce topped with a sauce made of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, finely chopped red onion, salt & pepper.

Tomatoes with a bit of salt.

Sardines.

Kalamata olives.

Parmesan cheese & fresh basil.

I served it with tzatziki by the way. Just skip the sardines if you want it vegetarian, skip the sardines, parmesan cheese & tzatziki if you want it vegan. Maybe add some more olives and/or chickpeas for more proteins.

Have a nice end of the weekend. Do you have a dish you cook more often than others? For me it’s pasta with tomato sauce & mozzarella, I’m making the sauce a bit different every time and I almost always add creme fraiche to make it more creamy – is that a cardinal sin in Italy?

8 Comments

  • Ktinka
    July 19, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Oh the steamed rice bowl looks delicious. Here it’s a lot from the grill lately, but I also just love some simple pasta with tomato sauce. We also recently started to make lasagna from scratch, so good…

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    July 20, 2020 at 10:48 am

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  • Eve Bork
    July 22, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Hello Sandra!
    I saw your wonderful fotos of “sandwich cake”, and i’d like to make one for my elder son’s birthday…
    Could you share your reciepe?

    Thank you so must and all the best,

    Eve from Paris

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    • Sandra
      July 23, 2020 at 2:46 pm

      Hi Eve, happy birthday to your son!
      In the comments, the recipe has luckily been saved by a reader. You find it here (scroll down to the comments): Sandwich cake

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      • Eve Bork
        July 24, 2020 at 2:53 pm

        Thank you so much, that’s very kind of you! That will be wonderful and original cake for his 20th birthday!
        Have a nice summer!
        Eve

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        • Sandra
          July 25, 2020 at 8:20 pm

          Have fun making it, it’s a lot of work and def worth it. It tastes even better the next day <3

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