Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter recovery dinner

Today I indulged in an Easter ritual; the cooking and consumption of Bill Granger's chocolate french toast (you can find the recipe and photo here). After four months of a pretty 'whole foodie' diet, this was quite a shock to the system. After several days of dreaming and planning out the french toast extravaganza, the reality left me feeling sick (sorry, Bill). I managed to stave off the worst of it with a 65 minute run on the crosstrainer. But my body was still in need of revival, so dinner was my version of gado gado:

As many veggies as I could get my hands on - broccoli, carrot, green beans, snow peas, squash, zucchini and choi sum, thrown in the steamer with some tempeh. Steamed for as long as it took me to make a dressing of fresh peanut butter, soy sauce, sweet chilli, cumin, tumeric and cider vinegar, with some warm water added to thin it out. The whole thing assembled along with some red capsicum and a hard boiled egg and slathered with dressing. Very tasty. Made my tummy feel better, and enough left for lunch tomorrow. Wish I didn't have to go back to work :(

1 comment:

  1. I know that feeling well! I occasionally indulge in a hot chocolate at a local French cafe. It is basically melted chocolate (+cream) and the anticipation is always better than the fact that it normally makes me feel sick. Love the steamed veggie dish..I'll have to make that this week.