What I ate today

Well I have nothing really new to write as a specific topic post today. Although I did vary my slow cooked congee recipe which turns out to be a great tweak. If you look at last week’s chicken congee post you’ll see the chicken necks were put in with the rice, quinoa and chicken thighs. The congee while tasty also had a few bits of neck bone in it after I fished out the necks and removed the sweet juicy neck flesh from the bones. The star anise also broke up a bit and I nearly had a dental problem with a small piece of star anise. My solution tonight was to suspend the necks and stars in a metal basket above the rice, quinoa and chicken thigh meat.

In other good news I had my stove top repaired by Len of Maritex Electrical Services. My stove top failed on Wednesday evening. Can you imagine me without a stove top? I also went for a walk around Lake Ginninderra today and I’m trying out a new mapping plugin. I hope it works (it looks like it works in Chrome for Mac and Firefox for Mac but not Safari).

For breakfast I enjoyed peanut paste and marmalade on a toasted English muffin. For lunch I had a chicken breast schnitzel on a poppy seed bagel with a little light cream cheese. I enjoyed an afternoon snack of Nutella on VitaWeat biscuits. For dinner I slowly cooked chicken congee. I reduced the fat content by not using a whole chicken and limiting the flesh to thigh meat and I made the stock from necks and star anise.


It’s been a good day. I finished watching Season 1 of Daredevil on Netflix and started watching Season 3 of Orange is the new black.

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I hope your day went well.

What did you eat? What did you do today?

Disclaimer and a note on mass and energy

I have no culinary training nor qualifications. This post is not intended to convey any health or medical advice. If you have any health concerns about anything you read, please contact your registered medical practitioner. 

For recipe posts the quantities are indicative. Feel free to vary the quantities to suit your taste.
I deliberately do not calculate energy for dishes. I deliberately default to 500 Calories or 500,000 calories because I do not make these calculations.