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Clear blue sky, warm gentle sunshine and gentle breeze – perfect day for a lunch outside.
I was in the mood for having a salad. Wonder if it is a fiber craving? Either that or I am going nuts. So looking at the menu, I scan for something with a salad and that isn’t too heavy on the stomach.
Quiche of the day ($9.50) – egg, onion, sun-dried tomatoes & bacon; served with sides of chips & salad. Perfect option I thought – good mix of protein from the egg, fibre from the salad, and … uh hm … fat from the chips.
The quiche had a lightly browned exterior crust, which still had a little crispy’ness to it (though clearly not straight out of the oven). The egg & cheese interior, with speckles of sweet onion, spring onion, juicy capsicum and… … … where’s the bacon? I think they must have been trying to spite me, anticipating my need for a “healthy meal”, so removing all traces of salty-fatty-smoky bacon. But in all truth, it did lack the savoury depth required from the bacon to lift the quiche’s flavours.
Condiments of tomato sauce – with sweet caramelised onions – were a treat with both the quiche and the chips. On that point, the chips were definitely worth a mention. They were surprisingly good and fresh out of the fryer. They had a just ever so slightly crisp and light batter (almost tempura-like) with a soft fluffy potato middle. These were certainly a guilty pleasure!
The fresh mix of salad with heaps of greens, bean shoots (boo for leaving the roots on), fresh acidic onion, succulent red capsicum and cherry tomatoes , drizzled with a light vinaigrette. Ah, a nice way to add fibre to my meal =).
Latte – strong roasty flavours mmm, but lacked a little creamy softness from the milk component.
Ah… this is the life, enjoying a leisurely lunch on a warm spring day!!!
Also bought a couple of muffins (to share at work, not just for myself of course) – apple & cinnamon & mixed berry. Their muffins though tasty lacked that indulgent level of buttery & moist goodness. Seems like I’m on a healthy options (somewhat unintended) roll today…
Rating: Yummy – pretty cheap meal for quite a generous serving! (and maybe a yummy+1 for the chips)
Unpleasant: damn upset my desire to eat; Average: palatable but many shortcomings; Yummy: a pleasant experience; Yummy +1: mouth-watering like rain; Yummy +2: exquisite flavours that hit all the right notes; Divine: sheer culinary perfection!
Continue reading if you wish to learn about fiber…
|Interesting Facts: Dietary fibre
Note: I thought I’d put this at the end to avoid putting everyone off everyone’s mood for food =PWhat is it?
It’s the indigestible portion of plant foods, commonly referred to as roughage.
So what’s high in fibre?