Today I did very little cooking because I was a tad burned out from yesterday. Cooking is a little bit like exercising; if you go balls out, you need a rest day once in while to recuperate.

For breakfast, I heated up some leftover seasoned ground pork and curry roasted cauliflower

…and curried broccoli soup with some nuked bacon pieces.

We had an appointment in the East Bay this morning, so we had lunch at Pamir Restaurant in Dublin. It’s a cozy Afghan restaurant located in the same complex as the super popular Koi Garden Restaurant. There’s no way in hell we were gonna eat at Koi Garden because we hate dim sum.

My hubby and I split an order of sabzee (spinach simmered with onions and spices)…

…lamb kabobs…

…and combination kabobs (beef and chicken).

When we ordered the kabobs, we asked for no rice. Although everything was tasty, our platters weren’t super-filling, because the amount of meat and accompanying salad were small. Next time, we’ll just have to order a third platter to split. If we ever get dragged to Koi Garden by my in-laws, we might have to grab take-out from here on our way home (since we’ll just pretend to eat at lunch).

At dinnertime, I wasn’t in the mood to make anything complicated. I had a bag of baby lancinato kale in the crisper…

…so I stir-fried the leafy greens in bacon grease and shallots.

I also roasted Portobello mushrooms that I seasoned with fines herbes, salt, and pepper.

I served the sides with some leftover rotisserie chicken.

In anticipation of my upcoming workweek, I’ve planned a busy day of cooking tomorrow. Wish me luck!

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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