Having slept in today, it being my day off, I skipped breakfast and instead had lunch when I got up. It was a delicious rice salad made from rice that I cooked yesterday along with some spinach leaves, three tomatoes, and some green peas.
This evening I went to a lecture at one of the private schools in York, and I have to admit that while I was there I had a glass of apple juice (it was free, as was the lecture). The lecture, about telescopes looking into space, was very interesting and well delivered, and I really enjoyed it. But when I came out I was very very hungry. So I hurried home and made some stew.
I used 1 onion, 2 teaspoons bouillon, 2 cloves of garlic, nearly half of my swede, 4 carrots, 2 potatoes, 4 tablespoons tomato purée, 100g red split lentils, and what I had left of ready boiled yellow peas from an earlier day. I sweated the onion in some water, added the chopped garlic, then when it was soft I added more water, and sliced carrots and swede. The I added the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer for about half an hour until everything was soft. It was delicious, warming and filling - just what you want from a late night dinner. And there is enough left for my lunches tomorrow and Friday.
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