It’s fun to go exploring and eating out with friends, but this is a summerlong stay… I’m pacing myself. This evening I stayed in. As it turned out, my flatmates all are out for the evening so I am luxuriating.
I had anise tea and some dates. Then, with the kitchen all to myself I decided to make a proper meal! I was excited to try the fava beans and vegetables, so I worked with that as my starting point. I boiled some macaroni and while that was cooking I water sauteed onion and tomatoes, sprinkling in a little cayenne. Then I warmed the fava beans cooked in cumin. I plated it fancily, with each component sectioned off and cucumber slices around the edge with fresh squeezed lime on top andore cayenne. After the pic I mixed it all up. Very tasty. It made twice as much as shown. I saved the other half of the tomato, beans, and macaroni for a future meal.
It’s nice to go out, but it’s also nice to stay in. I was ready for an evening in, more than I even realized. I was going to try to study, but I’m not much of a night person… I’ll study in the morning. Shantaram tonight!