Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Vegetarian For One Whole Day


One day I was sick so I stayed home. And there was no food in the fridge. Bah!

Luckily these days we have food delivery. Come lunch time, I used Grabfood to order my lunch (and dinner) from EAT 21 @ Damansara Uptown. I reckon that some clean eating would do me much good.


I ordered The Super Bowl and The Best Marigold. Since I was at home, I wanted to take the opportunity to make The Super Bowl more to my liking.


With time on my hands and nothing better to do, I removed the contents from the paper container and arranged them in a bowl.


This is the first time that I had a good look at all the ingredients. I saw chickpeas which I never noticed before.


Clockwise from top - roasted potatoes, chickpeas, brown rice, quinoa, mushrooms and green peas in the center.

I made some crispy garlic.


And I drizzled the garlic and oil and added an egg (for additional protein) and chilies . 


Then I remembered I had some spring onions in the fridge.


I also made a condiment of raw garlic with soya sauce. I'm a garlic junkie. Yes! The Super Bowl was very much to my liking thanks to the added garlic and spring onions.


The Best Marigold was meant for dinner. I ordered in advance because EAT 21 closes at 2:30pm. 


Like what I did with The Super Bowl, I transferred the contents into a bowl. It was quite challenging to separate the individual ingredients. But like I said, I had nothing better to do.


What we have here clockwise from top - curried chickpeas, roasted potatoes, quinoa, brown rice and green peas topped with shallots and pickles.


The Best Marigold is already delicious on its own but I added some fresh mint (just because I had some in the garden) for added aroma. 


The portion size for both meals were very generous, so filling and satisfying. I did not miss eating meat at all and like before, I enjoyed my plant based meals. Maybe I will attempt going meat-free for a week and see how I feel.

18 comments:

  1. Even a sick aunty at home could do magic to make a meal more appetizing!! I salute you la Ah Hong Chee. You can run a food canteen in any Hospital and I will be your delivery boy.

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  2. now you've made me feel sad that eat 21 is not in my delivery range - am just slightly out of range from damansara uptown! completely meat-free for a week might be a challenge - maybe allow fish for that week :)

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    1. Geez...that's too bad. Perhaps when you are in this area you could drop by. And please don't get distracted by Village Park hee..hee..

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  3. I went vegetarian too with my friends at Payung, had a special thali dinner! So very nice!

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    1. Yes, I read about it :) Indian vegetarian I can have everyday hee..hee..

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  4. I'm assuming there's no sauce to tie this vegetarian bowl together. If that's the case, one can prepare this easily at home I believe. What do you think are the components that's making you full? The quinoa and potatoes? I'm wondering if I can attempt to cook quinoa at home and make it taste delicious. :P

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    1. I guess we could prepare this at home but there are a few components to prepare so I most likely won't bother hee..hee... What made me full I believe are the chickpeas, quinoa and brown rice - full of fiber! I have yet to attempt cooking quinoa but I read that we could make it delicious by cooking with chicken or vegetable stock. Maybe one day I will try that :)

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  5. Thumbs up to you wanting to challenge yourself to eat meat free for a week. Maybe you can try like me, fix one day in a week to be meat free, mine is meatless monday. Hee hee.

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  6. Wow. You were sick and you could thought of making the dish more appealing. Wow. I think I only think of porridge when I am sick. Haha. Bet can lose weight if eat like this for a week or so.

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    1. hah..hah... I like to play with food :) I don't like porridge, it will make me more sick hah...hah...

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  7. Whenever I am sick, I will think of Teochew porridge and salted eggs, or something savoury. I don't mind eating these meatless meal but hubby will not be interested.

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    1. No porridge for me, not my favorite hah..hah...

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  8. Hope you are feeling better now.. I was down for the past two weeks, I cook porridge with sweet potatoes... and some minced meat... Yesterday I thought of ordering foodpanda but then after going through the list of the outlets, none attracted me.. eventually saved by the bell... my neighbour, she "derma" a plate of fried noodles to me!!

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    1. I am all good now, thanks! Ya lor, sometimes when I look at Grabfood, I also can't find anything that I fancy. You have such a nice neighbor.

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  9. Very tasty meals with your added ingredients! Now I am very tempted to go eat at this place to try the soft quinoa. I hope they won't close before I manage to try it.

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    1. I hope that they can sustain too as the food is very good.

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