Trying to eat in isn’t that hard, if you’re well prepared and plan out your meals ahead of time. It’s a huge commitment and you have to be really organized! I came home last night from the gym and almost decided to eat out and then thought nope… I must have something that I can eat at home! Then I remember that I defrosted some meatballs that I bought from Hoven Farms at Kingsland Farmers Market. I really like their selection of organic/free range/grass fed meats at pretty reasonable prices. So I decided to toss them with some ground pepper, parsley flakes, garlic powder and grated romano cheese – then pop them in the oven for 20 minutes at 350F.
Voila! They tasted so lean and healthy that I actually felt good eating them! I know they look dry and lifeless but I promise they weren’t… just not the best picture with my crappy iPhone >.< They were very flavourful, light and not the least bit heavy that you’d find with beef sometimes. I also stir fried some veggies and called it my dinner. I didn’t eat the whole thing… no. Just about half of it. Next time I will cook them with pasta.
One of my pricey indulgences that I try to limit on purchasing is this:
The Sea Urchin sashimi tray from T&T Supermarket. I swear not that long ago they were only $14.99 but now the price has jumped to $18.99! Yikes. However, it’s still cheaper than eating it at a restaurant, and seriously, most Japanese restaurants serve them from the tray anyway. I’d love to try live uni one day one day though! I know Globefish has it once in a while but I have never came across it. I also remember on an episode of Masterchef that someone made risotti with uni… omg… that will be added onto my list of food experiments!!