Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Fish Story

This is how today's lunch started out. I flew into a cooking frenzy over the weekend and made two fish meals. A fish stew (which I'm sure will appear later in my lunch) and these fish cakes. My mom used to make these all the time when I was a kid and when I was in third grade I ate a record 11 of these babies in one sitting and went on to projectile vomit all over the walls of my parents bathroom. Moving on...
It's a simple mixture of canned tuna fish, boiled potatoes, onions and parsley all mashed together with a raw egg to bind it. Lots of fresh cracked black pepper and a couple of dashes of salt. I fried the little cakes in olive oil. Not super healthy, but oh so tasty.
I made a quick menu and I'm sort of showing you the nerdy carrying case I use every day. Yes, it has a name tag and dancing computer on it. Yes, I'm 32
Hey, this is what our carrots from the CSA look like. I read somewhere that tons of fruits and vegetables are thrown out because they don't look the way they are "supposed" to look. I come from a town that specializes in growing carrots and ships them all over the world (I even found carrots from my hometown being sold in a market in South America) but this is the first time I've ever seen a bent carrot. Makes you think.
I prepped my breakfast and lunch after dinner last night. There is a glass of wine in the picture and I just want to make it clear that I don't drink wine at breakfast. Not yet anyway.

I bought some frozen pineapple at Target last week and I've been pretty disappointed with it. It's not nearly as ripe and juicy as the frozen pineapple I got from Whole Foods. I saved about a dollar in buying the Target pineapple. Lesson learned.

I ran out of my frittata mix so tomorrow's breakfast is anyone's guess. Something in the oatmeal arena feels about right. I liked my fish cake salad today, but, to be honest, I kind of miss my simple turkey sandwich. But, there are more fish cakes and plenty of fish stew in the fridge form me to use up.


  1. Malaika, I love this whole blog of yours - the concept, the writing, the childhood tales and colorful photos. The only 'advice' I would offer is to include photos of you because I like looking at you. But of course I understand if you don't want to do that too. I do, however, want to link to this next week. I think it's fantastic and wouldn't change a thing!

  2. Um... this might be the cutest thing I've ever seen. Nope. It definitely is.

    When I was little, I used to have this weird love for packing things. It was my favorite game -I'd pack up my room, move to the other end of the house, then unpack. It's a wonder I didn't grow up to be a bag lady...But I digress...

    Anyway, I've always loved packing lunchies and needless to say, I'm a wee obsessed with this bloggie blog!!


    Melanie :)

  3. Fish stew!!! Can't wait to have it after baby #2! I am salivating over here....