Sundays are usually lazy days in our house. We do all the errand running and grocery shopping on Saturday, because almost everything is closed on Sunday. As my husband and I are both working full-time jobs, we really enjoy a lazy day on the couch.
Last Sunday, I was also too lazy to cook any fancy meals, but by adding just few little things, you can even turn the most boring food into something nice.
For breakfast I had the usual open-faced sandwiches. I topped three half slices with fresh cucumber, for extra juicy crunch. The last piece of bread was smeared with peanut butter and apple butter. Great combo!
Lunch was just some leftover vegan jigae (Korean tofu stew) with brown rice. To make my bowl look a little more interesting, I added some black soy beans (kongjaban), chopped green onions, and a sprinkle of roasted sesame seeds. A little less ugly.
Uh, I think I owe you a few recipes? #foodbloggerfail
I had been craving Rote Gruetze, a traditional German dessert made of berries, for quite a while. I know, berry season is already over, so I used frozen berries and cherries from a jar. And I spiced it up with vanilla and cinnamon. The resulting berry cherry compote was fantastic! After taking that photo, I added a scoop of plain soy yoghurt. My cravings were satisfied, and I still have lots of leftovers to enjoy during the next few days.
After seeing roasted brussel sprouts all over the blog sphere, I just had to have them myself. I added a pinch of nutmeg to the sprouts, which gave them a little extra flavor punch. I also pan-fried some potatoes and tofu, and topped it all with ketchup. The secret ingredient in my fried potatoes: caraway seeds! Seriously, you must try that.
What are your favorite little things to ‘spice up’ your food?