Make Shift

Recently I’ve been without a connected stove-top, which renders me at the mercy of one too many cold meals or lots of take out. In situations where I don’t have much time (or the resources) to prepare food, I try to keep around lots of greens, dense snacks to keep me satisfied, and tea tea tea.

Chocolate-covered almonds

 

Dried fruit, usually figs or apricots

 

A morning tea that starts with hot water and lemon

…and usually takes on some color and sweetness as the day proceeds

 

Because I oftentimes pack my lunch for work, I will just bring the “base”–organic lettuce leaves–along with a piece of bread or something to help stack.

On the side, I’ll have some apertifs, like in today’s case, hummus and sun-dried tomatoes marinated in olive oil and fresh rosemary. When it’s time to eat, I just do things tapas style.

 

Layered on Mestemacher German bread. This one is organic pumpernickel.

Was good.

 

 

In other news, Sunday was a day of protests, centered around internet regulation. This sign says it all:

 

Don’t touch my porn.”

 

A gay pride protest was mixed in there somewhere.

Another beautiful day in Istanbul.

I promise a fabulous meal once my kitchen is assembled next week.

xoxo

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  • Emin Erman

    They say life is different in Istanbul. I think it is true

  • http://www.dessertedagain.blogspot.com Mandy

    I think those snacks/meals sound GREAT! You are very innovative without a stovetop:)