I have never done one of these what I eat in a day posts, so I thought it would be fun try it. During the beginning of the pandemic, I discovered my love for cooking. Since most of us had to stay home and many restaurants were either closed or closing early, I had to start getting creative with my cooking. I knew how to cook, but I just hated slaving over a stove for hours on end for one meal. It just didn’t seem feasible to me. I also REALLY hated washing dishes.
I had no choice during the pandemic when it came to cooking, but my hate for it turned to love. Now, I sometimes cook two meals a night and I love every minute of it. I love finding new recipes to try and putting various spices together and seeing what flavors come about. It’s so much fun and I discovered I am damn good at it. I even love plating my meals like I’m being served at a restaurant. Oh and the best part of all…my bank account is getting a lot of breaks. I know it loves me for that. I used to be an eating out every day type of gal, but now I only go out to eat once a week or once every few weeks.
With that being said, this is what I cook and eat in a day.
I am a big breakfast girl. I can eat eggs for 365 days of the year and never get bored of them. Some might call this a problem, but I don’t care. Eggs are so tasty and they can be cooked in so many different ways. I am also obsessed with eggs benedict. This meal includes eggs made with spinach, onions, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, and a little salt and pepper. I also cut up two medium potatoes and added the same spices. I add about two tablespoons of ketchup because I love ketchup.
These shrimp tacos will change your entire life because they for sure have changed mine. I use these trader joe jicama wraps. They are a healthier option that you can use instead of tortillas. I sauté the shrimp with some seafood seasonings and chili lime seasoning from trader joe’s. I then add some mixed shredded cabbage and some roasted salsa. I also add a little bit of colby jack cheese and let it melt over the shrimp. It’s a light lunch, but it’s surprisingly filling.
I love Asian food, but pho bowls happen to be my favorite. They are so filling and you can add any kind of vegetable or protein you want to it. You can have a pho bowl every night and make it different each time. This pho bowl was pretty easy to make. I bowl a few cups of water with sliced green peppers and ginger in it. I make my own chicken broth, so I use my kettle a bowl about two separate cups of water and then add chicken bouillon powder to it. Then I add that to the boiled water with the ginger and green peppers. The bouillon melts into the hot water. I then let it boil a little and add bok choy and spinach to the boiling mixture along with garlic. I then soft boil my egg separately and cook my chicken. Once I’m done I pore the broth into a bowl. I top it with the soft boil egg, kimchi, chicken slices, boiled noodles, red onions, and a little chili sauce. You will get a burst of flavors in your mouth and within a blink of an eye, that bowl will be cleared.