Stripes of carrots and orange bell peppers cooked in herb scented butter
Shrimps braised in olive oil with garlic and hot pepper flakes
Cantaloupe halves filled with bits of orange
My first test eaters were excited about the idea and immediately bubbled over with ideas for more colours and ingredients. We laughed a lot because in German a "medium done" steak is "pink fried", or Schwarzwurzeln (salsifies) are white but their name actually is "black roots"... The most challenging colours seemed to be brown (a must nevertheless, because of the beloved chocolate desserts) and black (pure extravaganza!))
This is a project of contemporary artist Sophie Calle. I immediately loved its playfulness and knew I wanted to try it myself . So from tomorrow I will come up with my own six monochromatic meals. Although I must say that the orange Monday with the puré of carrots, the prawns and the cantaloupe comes so close to perfection that I might use the original menu!
If you still haven't got a 1000 watt blender, buy one. It has been one of my best purchases last year.
The whole smoothie mania has been initiated by my friend Nancy who didn't stop praising the benefits of shredded greens and fruits emerging constantly from her newly bought vitamix - until eventually we all got infected more or less by the smoothie virus. According to her theory at least one of the components has to be a fresh green vegetable (or herb) to turn the smoothie into a true source of energy.
I love the smoothies' fresh taste and the endless variety of combinations. Try it with strawberries and portulaca....yummy!
Today's green smoothie
1/4 small pineapple
1/2 green bell pepper
1 glass of water
Today's green lunch: green bell pepper, Chinese cabbage and sweetheart cabbage with tuna
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
a piece of Chinese cabbage, chopped
a piece of sweetheart cabbage, chopped
a bit of grated ginger and garlic to taste
some pieces of canned tuna
Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the vegetables, garlic and ginger and stir fry until all ingredients are tender. Add the pieces of tuna and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Essen ist fertig!
Begin the day with a detox tea of your choice and some oatmeal for breakfast. Soaked in rice milk. Or soy milk. Or fruit juice.
Don't forget sports: I try to swing the hula hoop for 10 minutes at least and force myself to practise yoga on a daily basis. My daughter warmly recommended me to join the fitocracy website for better motivation.
My today's lunch: roasted fennel, leek and bell pepper, half a glass of "siciliana" tomato sauce with sweet potato/buckwheat noodles
In case you have to shop at Ikea don't buy yourself a HotDog for hungry you might be (I did #¶¢ƒ…#??¿). Better snack some roasted seeds instead (if you have them at hand, haha!)
I'm happy to have decided to take a break for my exhausted renovation mind. Actually I spent the last days in Munich, super relaxing, brought a bucketful of inspirations and even got some old silken curtains to take with me which should fit perfectly well into my study...