I have a tendency to over-think my dishes. I get inspired and then get distracted by the bazillion ingredients I could combine it with and spend far too much time trying to decide on how to combine them all.
Today was a day that I was reminded why I should clam down, look at what I have and not obsess on creating some blow-your-mind flavor sensation that the world has yet to discover. Seriously.
Unless you are some master-wizard chef, most flavor combos have been thought of and we are all plagiarizing to a degree.
Every time I think of a new dish I could make all I need to do is hit the Google and ta-da!
50 other people have already done it.
So much for originality.
BUT we can all put our own spin and stamp on things. And why mess with a good thing?
I will never be some molecular gastronomy chef. That involves Science which involves math, which I failed.
I get inspired by ingredients and produce and eating and people who love to eat my food.
Especially people who like to eat my food.
Without an audience I feel like a circus clown under house arrest. (What does that mean? It sounded good at first but upon proofreading...hmmmm...)
Anyways. Here was my lunch.
I was reminded why simple is best.
Tablespoon of olive oil. Juice of a lime. Sea salt.
When in doubt look to this threesome. They never disappoint.
Couple handfuls of arugula and some of the lovely shelled peas. Chop up some mint---around a couple tablespoons. . Sprinkle with feta or another salty cheese.
Manchego or parmesan but not shredded parmesan that comes out of anything plastic.
If you go the parmesan or manchego route use a vegetable peeler to cut off long stips. Toss and dive in!
PS. I hate being in front of a computer. Uploading posts is like forcing me to...be in front of a computer. There is no metaphor because I am it. So if I must, this is now the view I expect my office to have.