Anyone else in Korea sleep-deprived because you’ve been waking up at ungodly hours to watch the World Cup? I feel like a zombie during the day. But anything to support my fave teams Ghana, RCI, Portugal, Brasil, Netherlands, and Korea… Although the latest Korea game against Algeria was quite painful to watch (4:2 loss)… can’t believe I woke up at 4am for that. Besides Algeria, the only other winners were those who stayed in bed for that game and slept in a few more hours. ㅠㅠ
Anyway, World Cup aside, things are going swimmingly lately~ Running the shop is gradually getting a bit easier as things start to fall into a routine. And my part-time workers are adjusting and doing a great job. I feel really lucky to have found some wonderful people to join the PLANT team. It’s still always a lot of work and I always feel like I’m perpetually chasing the end of my to-do list, but it’s all worth it in the end. Here are some things I’ve been cooking at the shop:
The other week I made burritos, stuffed with rice, lentils, beans, mushrooms, kale, corn, onions, and more. The whole thing was so loaded, you could probably eat it over two meals. Especially since it also came with a carrot slaw salad on the side.
Veggie tofu quiche! I’m still working on getting the crust-filling ratio just right… This one definitely had a thick crust! It has been such a LONG time since I did anything with pie crust, and I’m still a total pie novice, but hopefully practice makes perfect.
Tempeh carrot slaw wrap with hummus and avocado. Avocados are so expensive in Korea, but I just cant help myself from including them in the PLANT menu. They’re so yummy and good for you (healthy fats, good for your skin, etc!), Koreans need to jump on the avo bandwagon.
Late afternoon lunch: Everything wrapped up nice and cozy, burrito-style. During the day, sometimes it’s difficult to take a break for lunch, and I don’t like eating unless I can actually sit down and focus on the meal, rather than being distracted or stressed and not being aware of what’s going into my mouth. Eating when I’m busy and stressed during service tends to give me digestive problems too, so sometimes I’ll put off eating until the shop closes and I get back home… I admit it’s not a healthy schedule… something to work on. But thankfully I have friends who try to make sure I’m eating on a regular basis. haha, you know who you are.
Ethiopian again! So good and really filling– the injera is so huge!
That’s all I have to share for now. Looking forward to another fun work week at Plant. Ta ta! xo