Some Very Well-Ordered Food

I was at a friend’s birthday do yesterday. The food was delicious. AND healthy.

Can you tell she’s an engineer?!

Food 1

Usually busy building roads, here she’s constructed a superhighway to gluttony. She just can’t help herself…

Food 2

Beetroot and apple salad in ... anchovy tins!

Beetroot and apple salad in … anchovy tins!

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68 thoughts on “Some Very Well-Ordered Food

  1. Anna

    This is divine. I am all about the beetroot salad and the pasta salad. I see no shrimp or mushrooms, thus it seems like the party was specifically catered with me in mind.

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  2. linnetmoss

    Vegetarian heaven! Ravishing. But yes, the engineer thing is much in evidence. I especially like the individual toothpicks stuck into each bit of the frittata (or is that called a tortilla?). And I love the table of cheese idea. Why stop at a measly board?

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      Indeed it was veggie heaven (except for two salmon-containing offerings), and it made me think of you, lol.

      It is a tortilla. Delicious! Can’t have any event involving food without tortilla, it’s totally illegal in this country. The toothpick method for the convenient consumption of bite-sized morsels is the way it’s done here.

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  3. Andean

    The bow tie pasta salad looks incredible. I wonder what else was in it… My plate would have also included some salmon and cheese and… !Todo se ve delicioso!
    And there’s nothin’ with eyes!!

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  4. Kim G

    Superhighway to gluttony, LOL!!!!

    It looks wonderful. Here in Tehuacรกn, there’s an excess of meat everywhere. I want VEGETABLES!!!!

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Tehuacรกn, Puebla
    Where we are getting tired of the five acceptable restaurants.

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      Hi there Kim! I guess that’s the trouble with long road trips and having to eat out every day… you’ll have to counteract it with a raw-food diet once you get back to Boston ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. Kim G

        You jest, I’m sure. But my normal, at-home diet is mostly salad, beans, lentils, rice, and breakfast cereal. So I’m already heavily on a raw diet. And I’m fantasizing about making dal. Saludos!

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      2. ladyofthecakes Post author

        No, I’m totally serious… well, maybe not about going 100% raw, but if I don’t get enough fresh stuff, my innards stop working properly (sorry if that’s a tad too graphic, lol), which is bothersome when travelling. I love dal!

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  5. Heyjude

    Beautifully engineered – it all looks sooo appealing! Interesting apple and beetroot salad, do you know what the dressing was? I’m thinking something citrusy would work well. I do like the look of that. And what is in the bowls?

    But can I see pineapple in the pasta? Not so sure about that. A bit like pineapple on a pizza. No. Can. Do.
    Jude xx

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      I’m with you on the pineapple issue – I love fresh pineapple but NOT on my pizza. I could have done without it in the salad, but it was still good.

      The dressing on the beetroot salad – no idea. There was some olive oil, but I don’t know what else, and certainly nothing strongly flavoured. Very tasty, though.

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      1. Andean

        I don’t mind pineapple (once in a while) on pizza. I may try it in a pasta salad this summer. Great idea!

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      2. Andean

        Isn’t that the reason we read these blogs? ๐Ÿ™‚

        I like white beans the best, but the red would be better for color… But I could add it with herbs or veggies… A sprinkle of chili, paprika, some carrots… Inspirational for sure!

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  6. Indierockkid.com

    Damn, that would be a feast to die for:-). I might have to steal the desert in anchovy tins idea. Your friend sounds like an awesome woman:-)

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  7. Kat Lauffen

    Thank you very much for your post. I just burst out laughing “superhighway to gluttony” wonderful!
    I have to say that you missed a cheese cake, chocolate cake and apple cake!! But donยดt worry I have enough food for superhighway second part. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      You know, so far NOBODY has mentioned cake… I was waiting for someone to ask and for me having to confess that I had to leave before the cake came out… what a tragedy. I so want some now!

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