Regular readers know that my go-to stress reliever is cooking. It's an activity that I enjoy immensely, whether doing so for others or solely for myself.
Tonight I experimented with some standards and was pleased with the results. In addition to roasting eggplant, I sauteed a chicken breast -after dousing it in olive oil, black pepper, honey + lemon juice- and then baked it until cooked through. I also whipped up a veggie dish of finely diced oyster mushrooms, garlic, and cherry tomatoes, seasoned with salt + pepper.
Nothing too crazy, by any stretch, but oh-so-liberating to be off-book... no directions or recipe in sight.