Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Brain Food

In the evenings I can almost always be found on my couch. I am not curled up watching a movie with a nice cup of hot cocoa. I am sitting with my computer on my lap (much like I am doing now), typing up my Master's thesis. There comes a point around 7pm when I realize that I havent eaten, that I am quite hungry, and that nothing is defrosted. Hm, what to do?


One time I made a turkey sausage sandwich with the last precious little bit of gorgonzola and caramelized shallots on toasted ciabatta bread. Granted nearly everything tastes good when you are nearing starvation, but I would guess that this meal tasted good even when full. In truth, I could have polished off two of these but didnt have enough foresight to defrost two sausages instead of just one.

On another occasion, after reading about all the superfoods you should eat on a daily/weekly basis I was inspired by soy beans. I ended up throwing some sliced scallions into some hot oil, adding some mint that I had wilting away in the fridge, and sauteing it all until the flavors combined. Then I tossed in the edamame I had nuked to defrost. I accompanied the soy dish with two toasted ciabatta (same loaf) slices. That 5 minute meal was mighty tasty as well.


For curious readers, my Master's is coming along. I will know the extent of the work cut out for me after I receive comments from my committee sometime next week. Until then (and probably after as well) I will be eating well.

4 comments:

Beverly said...

Yum! That turkey sandwich looks insanely good, and the edamame dish too. Edamame is always a staple in our household ... my mom used to set it out in pods as a cool snack during the summer, and now I use the shelled ones in practically every veggie side dish. I also like to use it in fried rice -- some cooked rice, edamame, smoked salmon (in place of the typical ham or shrimp), an egg and some sliced scallions, and you've got some gooood fried rice! OK now I'm hungry.

Kevin said...

That turkey sausage sandwich with gorgonzola and caramelized shallots in ciabatta bread sounds really good!

White On Rice Couple said...

That's a really good healthy brain food for working on your Masters! During my undegrad studies, I wasn't as good as you. I relied on what was left in the vending machines for my brain food. That's why I never made it to my Masters and why I'm cooking now!

tigerfish said...

When I done my Master in the past, I was too stressed up to even think about what to eat. Those were the days...