When I'm starting a new book, it can be hard to...well...hard to start. So I often procrastinate by cooking in the middle of the day. That's right. I can do that. I work at home.
So today, I stood in front of my refrigerator with the door open (I scold all others for doing this) and looked at all that CSA produce. This stuff must be eaten, and soon. I'm sorry, but work is just going to have to wait. Clearly, this is an emergency.
And the obvious remedy? Kale chips and veg stew.
First I tore up the kale, tossed with olive oil and a bit of sesame oil, and baked at 350 for 25 mins. Sprinkled with salt. It was almost too easy.
While kale chips crisped in the oven, I put the rest of cooked pinto beans I made last week in a saucepan, added some veg broth, onions, garlic, mushrooms, and a big handful of chopped greens (collards and radish leaves). Boiled for 20 mins. Topped with crumbled tortilla chips and avocado cubes. Because everything's better with avocado.
I'm afraid it didn't take very long. I'm already back at my desk with no more excuses not to get down to work. Although I do think I need to give my full attention to eating. For at least, say...an hour? Darn it, I think my co-author is calling...