No time...to cook!
If there is one thing that working from home hasn't changed for me it is the amount of time I am willing to spend in the kitchen.
Don't get me wrong, I love to eat and I'm all for home cooked meal. But when it comes to cooking if it takes more than 20 minute preparation, it's not for me. This greatly reduces the type of meal I can prepare, because as with everything, the more you do something, the more efficient you become at it.
My latest go to recipe is to throw together fish with tons of chopped veggies, a lemon and olive oil in a tray and pop it in the oven. Done.
And as if social listening was a thing, Netflix just recommended me the cooking show Nadiya's time to eat. In less than 30 minutes, Nadiya Hussain shares 4 recipes that take less than 20 minute preparation each.
The objective of the series is to "share a mouthwatering selection of stress-free recipes designed to help us all save time and calm our hectic lives." You can also find her recipes on the BBC or on her own website.
If the current situation is adding stress into your kitchen, this is the perfect show. It gives tips and stress free recipes to try at home, understanding that cooking should not become a burden or a source of anxiety.
Her peanut butter and jelly traybake is something I have just baked, with peanut cacao butter and kaya, because we are in Singapore after all.
It might be time to get reconciled with the kitchen!