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Back in the kitchen

Cooked for the wife for the first time in, ooh, about 6 months last night.  She’s been on a diet that’s basically meant her not eating any real food, which has meant fending for myself.  This isn’t really a problem – I don’t struggle to feed myself – but I’ve missed the social aspect of eating a meal together.  I’ve also missed the nurturing feeling you get from cooking for someone else.

P’s decision to come off the diet came rather suddenly so I didn’t really have time to plan any great ‘first meal’ for her but I was able to rustle up something from the ingredients in the fridge.

Given the nature of P’s diet, I kept the meal very simple to avoid shocking her system. A couple of tomatoes and a chopped red pepper were tossed in a bowl with some olive oil and seasoning before being put into a medium oven for 30-40 minutes and then mixed in the bowl again with some balsamic vinegar and fresh basil leaves.  The meat component involved massaging a couple of chicken breasts with a little olive oil before grilling it on the Creuset grillet.  The meal was completed by some steamed fine beans.