I set a few goals for myself this summer, and one of them is to cook at least one new thing from a cookbook I have sitting on a shelf at least once a week. I love to cook, and have dearly missed being able to spread out, make a mess, and make an incredibly satisfying meal. I’ve lived for two years without a kitchen table, for goodness sake! I have to make up for lost time!
I needed to get some groceries this evening, so I thought that tonight would be a great time to get supplies for a new recipe! I opened a book that I’ve loved for a while – The Student’s Vegetarian Cookbook. I’m not a student any more, but I can still love a quick and healthy meal! A recipe for falafel immediately jumped out to me. Even though the weather is super warm today, I wanted to fire up the oven and make a nice batch of savory falafel. The time estimation in the book wasn’t super accurate (prep took me more like 45 minutes, not the 15 the book suggested), but it was so worth it! I enjoyed my meal with some tzatziki sauce and some cheese and crackers on the side. It really hit the spot, and best of all – leftovers! I know what I’ll be having for dinner this week, and I’m excited!
I didn’t end up going on a run this evening due to the heat, so I’m thinking of calling it an early night and getting up early tomorrow to beat the heat. Have a good night!