童話中的保溫杯與牛骨湯晚餐

26 Jun

我去購物了。是的,每天穿得像乞丐的我,在發現自己需要以一個特定角度及位置拿著保溫杯,咖啡才不會漏出來弄髒乞丐服的時候,決心拋棄家庭主婦勤儉持家的美德,去買一個新的。


從那天起,就無法自拔地愛上我的新杯子。我喜歡滾燙的液體食物並非新聞,冬天一碗湯喝到一半還需要微波加熱,才能確保到最後一口時,湯都是燙的。這個REI的保溫杯外表不引人注目,價格也高了一些,但其讓早上那杯黑咖啡超過四小時不退燒的能力,讓我三不五時就偷瞧它一眼,上班都不能專心。

從此我和保溫杯就過著幸福美滿的日子。劇終。

巫婆說,這童話故事可不包括天天要幫它洗澡。平常日的家中至少有五個大杯子待洗:宮城島的一杯奶油咖啡、一杯黑咖啡、一杯蔬果昔;我的一杯黑咖啡、一杯蔬果昔。再外加兩個便當盒。(我實在沒有抱怨)。有宮城島幫我分擔晚餐烹調,兩人分工合作,我不需天天煮飯洗碗,已經是個超幸運的主婦。

就是因為「家事」除了煮飯還有洗洗刷刷以及其他,有效率的晚餐烹調就格外重要。健康食材,簡單煮,好好吃,是我們兩人的共同目標。實施山頂洞人飲食以來,我學習以「當季產的」和「冰箱剩的」食材決定餐點,而非找好食譜再出門購物。如此一來,大大減少冰箱裡枯黃的蔬菜和有腥味的魚肉。選用新鮮的食材、不過分加工的調味料,再以簡單的方式烹調,蛋白質和蔬菜具備的晚餐,其實並不難。

You know it’s the little things in life that make me happy? Yes, this little thing I got from REI totally makes my week. This tumbler. I am so in love with my new tumbler that I stutter. THI.THI.THIIIIIS tumbler. I like my hot drinks and liquid food stay hot through the minute I finish them. Every morning I poured my hot black coffee in my tumbler and hit the road. By the time I got to my office, my coffee turned warm. An hour later, it’s lukewarm. That broke my heart. But things’ve changed since the first day I used this tumbler. My coffee stays HOT for 4 hours. I am a happy girl.

You know what other little thing that makes me happy? The beef bone broth we made last weekend. We were going to eat some and freeze the rest. Turns out, there’s nothing left. We made our dinners with the broth every day. Going paleo means cooking with fresh and unprocessed ingredients. We both are not professional cooks. But we love playing with the combinations of the ingredients and spices we have on hand to make simple, hopefully delicious weekday meals. Cooking after work is not a daunting and exhausting task, but something we enjoy doing to have a healthy meal.

週末用慢燉鍋煮出的牛骨湯,本想冰凍起來慢慢使用,懶惰的兩人決心趁著牛骨湯還新鮮,用它幫晚餐變花樣,結果不消四天,4 quarts的湯全部進了肚子。

Here is how we eat up our beef bone broth.

Beef Broth Straight out of the Bowl

花樣一: 直接喝。
Bone broth, sea salt

Curried Ground Beef

花樣二: 印度風味牛絞肉咖哩 Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes
Ground beef, zucchini, tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, garam masala, turmeric, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, beef bone broth, sea salt, pepper, ghee

Chicken Sausage and Kale Soup

花樣三: 羽衣甘藍與雞肉臘腸湯
Chicken sausages, kale, beef bone broth, onion, celery stalks, carrots, sea salt, pepper, ghee


Slow Cooker Drumsticks with Balsamic Vinaigrette

花樣四: 巴薩米克醋慢燉雞 Recipe adapted from Giada’s Everyday Italian
Chicken drumsticks, balsamic vinegar, garlic, olive oil, Dijon mustard, sea salt, pepper, beef bone broth, bay leaves


家事做完之後,就可以跟Mino一起看影集。
We ate simple paleo dinners and sit on the couch watching TV shows with Mino. It is the little things in life that make me happy.

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