Today I had a battle within myself – a mind over matter over what to eat for lunch 😀
After paying Cass a visit in school (to ensure that she pees and to bring her Izumio), I shopped for some groceries at our neighborhood supermarket. I could not decide whether to cook lunch for Cass and Sherilyn or take the easy way out – take out. There were many eateries near the supermarket. I walked to the Indian restaurant and was really tempted to get a portion of chicken curry, fried vermicelli and spiced pumpkin. But the weather has been so hot lately. We should be avoiding spicy and heaty food. Plus spicy food would only stimulate Cass’ problematic bladder. With a heavy heart, I left the Indian eatery.
Then I walked next door to the bakery. I was tempted to get a cake or some buns for the girls. But I heard my inner voice shouting out “processed white flour products! High carbo and high sugar too! Get out of here!” I left the bakery and drove off.
So what should we have for lunch? I could not decide. I seem to have a problem with decision making at times.
I was craving to have some Mee Siam for lunch as we have not had it for more than a week. I knew that Cass and Sherilyn would love Mee Siam too. I was about to make a right turn into our favorite cafe to get Mee Siam when again, I heard the inner voice screaming out to me “meehoon is carbs and it’s fried with sambal. Sambal is heaty and it would stimulate Cass’ problematic bladder. It has not much nutritional value too. Another high carb food!”. Ok, the inner voice won the battle. I drove straight home.
After unloading and keeping the groceries, I went straight to the kitchen and took out the green tea noodles and buckwheat noodles. I blanched the noodles, cold bath them and seasoned them with sesame seed oil, black and white pepper, a few shakes of organic soy sauce and Japanese Furikake.
Next, I boiled eggs and sliced some cold kyuri. Squeezed some Japanese roasted sesame seed dressing on the eggs.
I was already sweating buckets by the time I spent 15 minutes in the kitchen that felt like a furnace in this heatwave. Temperature today was 38 degrees Celsius in the afternoon. I took my second shower for the day. I had 4 showers today!
The girls had this yummy bowl of Japanese green tea and buckwheat noodles for lunch. Cass liked it very much and had the same thing for dinner. She even requested to bring it to school for recess tomorrow.