I love food. I am like Winnie The Pooh in this regard. If I am not eating it, I am thinking about it. Sharing food also gives me a lot of joy. Today, I thought I would share what I usually eat in a day – just simple homecooked meals from our small kitchen.
I like crepes and granola with fruit and yogurt, but lately, breakfast is a lot of bread since my youngest sister taught me how to bake bread. The Philippines is not known for its bread culture, unlike in Germany where access to good bread is a birthright.
In fact, you will be hard-pressed here to find bread with a crust or anything that does not contain sugar. Yes, even pandesal has sweet tones to it. I am still practicing my bread making skills but already it is infinitely nicer to have crispy, yeasty home-baked bread.
We are in the thick of summer. It is so warm that anything other than a light lunch is impossible to eat. Because we have a tomato harvest, I often cook a fragrant 10-minute garden pasta. Another favorite is my banana blossoms vegetarian sandwich that has gone to the next level with the addition of home-baked bread.
I normally have my fruit with lunch, too. Sometimes it is just straightforward fruit but I also enjoy making my three ingredient mango frozen yogurt, especially because luscious mangoes are currently in season.
I eat rice for dinner because I am Asian. It is so comforting and the following food coma helps with a good night’s sleep.
I have tofu in a slew of creative preparations, sometimes seafood caught by the small boats of the fishermen in our community (I can eat wild, sustainably caught seafood) and even cheesy nachos when I feel like snack for dinner because why not?
Dessert is always a treat – cakes, cookies, and all sorts of nice things. I am particularly in love with egg tarts, even if they take sometime to make, and some mornings I even eat a few for breakfast!
What do you usually eat in a day?