Lentil Salad with Za’atar Eggs (or, I’ve been seeing myself in leggings a lot recently)

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Recently, I’ve been working very early in the morning. Asleep-in-the-shower early. Easiest way to dress myself is in gym gear, and maybe it will even lead to some exercise beyond working out the jaw muscles when I clock off. I’m kinda like this:


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Another quick ode to Mandarins

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I have a big interview tomorrow! And I bought a tangerine-coloured pencil skirt especially for the occasion. Because I have spent this evening watching law and order SVU, and preparing for whatever they want to throw at me over the first 6 hours of my day tomorrow, I ate takeaway laksa (foodgasm) and came home to sweatpants (almost as good) for a little rest n prep before the big day.

Luckily, I knew this day would come. Rather, that the meal I made here¬†was really an ode to oranges – and I also made a salad with beautiful mandarins. I still don’t understand why some people don’t like them. I love them so much, that when I was little I couldn’t wait to eat them by the segment, I used to eat them by the half. One time, I ate the whole damn thing and turned blue and gave my mother a heart attack. I love eating SO MUCH.

Olive Oil
White Wine Vinegar

Mandarins (1-2, divided into segments)
Avocados (1-2 – I had spares! woo! – sliced)
Granny smith apples, sliced thinly
Half a red onion, sliced thinly.
Baby Spinach

Combine wet ingredients at the bottom of a salad bowl. Whisk together, with approximately 1 garlic clove per 3T oil and 1T vinegar. Add in the rest of the ingredients. Toss, serve, love.

With love, from Charlotte – wish me luck!