A brief interlude, if you will.
Earlier this week, I tried to show you that making a proper dinner, even at the end of a long day, needn’t mean abandoning either your healthy habits or your plant-based preferences. Well, for every night when I come home on the later side, there’s a night when I choose to eat at the office instead. Sometimes it’s because I’ll be there late, and I’d rather eat when I’m first getting hungry than wait till I’m home, and starving. Sometimes it’s because I have evening plans, and I’m simply not the type of gal who can tell my appetite to simmer down till they’re done. I need my dinner at dinnertime, ya dig?
For a long time, I felt a little sad about office meals. For the last few years, though, I’ve simply envisioned them as a good challenge: how can I create a harmonious and soothing eating environment even when I’m surrounded by legitimate professional distraction? There’s no magic trick—I’ve tried lighting a little candle before, but that’s not really what does it. It’s simply a matter of packing dinners that I really love, so that, when I sit down to eat, I’m filled with as much enjoyment and pleasure as I would be at my dining table at home.
Take tonight, for instance. Just a simple Gena-dinner: raw soup and kale salad. But it was what I truly wanted to eat, and I looked forward to it, and for both of those reasons, it made dinner at work and on the go feel like a perfectly leisurely and enjoyable meal:
Necessity really can be the mother of enjoyment.
Have a restful Friday eve!