Akoori: Parsi Scrambled Eggs

parsi eggs akoori

 

A real weakness of mine is a spicy breakfast. There’s a rapidly-depleting pot of green chillies in my fridge at the moment, which get most action round 8:00am. Sometimes they go in a spicy omelette, sometimes in spice-scrambled tofu. Neither of these follow strict recipes, but the gist is combining any odds and ends lingering about with chillies and turmeric…. 

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Pork with garlic, chilli, coriander and lime

Thai Pork

It’s hard to make pan-fried pork mince look good. But I think that’s its only downside. It’s so tasty, cheap and  you can pick up extra-lean packs, which make you feel pretty saintly.

Having said that, when I whooped “isn’t pork mince great?!” Thomas thought about it quite seriously, and replied “mm…well, it’s not in my top five types of meat.” But I know him well enough, and I recognised his expression of concentration, to know that he was struggling to rank ‘rib eye steak, leg of venison, fillet of beef…’ in his head…. 

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Scrambled Tofu

scrambled spiced tofu

A few months ago, I tried out the 5:2 diet. It never really appealed, but I figured that the best way to make an informed judgement was to give it a go, and see what all the hype was about.

As expected, the feast days were no problem.
But – also, as expected – the fast days were dreadful. I always try to eat healthily. To listen to my body, and give it what it needs, be that a piece of red meat, or a bowl of porridge so it’s an odd feeling having to ignore hunger, ignore cravings, and let your diet be entirely dictated by the magic number 500.… 

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