So, on to another topic. My sister Lynda has visited my blog (hey Lynda!) and told me she liked to see the pictures of what I eat. I'm always happy to oblige, and I have been taking some shots of things I've been eating that have been delicious/nutritious/beautiful, so I'm going to put 'em up and tell you how some of it was made. None of this is very difficult to make, and all of it is very tasty.
Here are the beautiful, teensy "fairytale" eggplant I got at the farmer's market last weekend. I cut them lengthwise and salted them to bring out the liquid, which relives the bitterness in the eggplants. I tossed them with a fair bit of olive oil and rosemary and salt. Here they are before being cooked:
And, after some time spent under the oven's broiler:
They lose that gorgeous color, but the broiler crisps the skins and makes for a wonderful little side dish. All of this stuff is really pretty simple, but that's what I'm a fan of. I don't mind making complicated stuff, but if it gets too tedious, then I'm probably not going to make it!
Other things that have been helpful for me is to make my food look attractive, not like prison slop. I stop before eating each meal and look over the entire plate to remind myself that the smaller portions I am eating are actually just fine for me, that this is actually quite a bit of food, and that it is beautiful, and on and on. Steve made my dinner the other night, and just about outdid himself for a simple dish of lean steak, brussels sprouts, and a kiwi.