Is it just me? Every morning I write a list of things to do, but generally only achieve around half of it. Rare is the day when I strike everything off of my to do list. Given that I hardly stop all day, it’s not through a lack of trying, so I’ve resigned myself to thinking I must just be overambitious when it comes to what I think I can achieve in a day and what I manage in reality.
Part of the problem here is I am guilty of trying to do everything. I juggle several aspects of my career, which all take up varying amounts of time depending on what’s going on that week. Then there’s being a girlfriend, daughter, sister, and friend that require my time. Willingly, and with pleasure, I must add.
I certainly don’t have the answers, and, although I do have some help, one of my ways of trying to do everything I want to do is by cooking good, simple food. I do try and have a salad for lunch, as anything is rather too nap-inducing for me, and this is salad is one of my favourite super-easy lunches. If the oven’s on already, even better. It’s hardly a recipe, but it tastes really, really good. Make extra, too, as it’s great cold. And it’s my one chance of the day to stop, sit down, and ignore the laptop for a few minutes.
Chorizo and pepper salad
1 pack Brindisa chorizo picante
4 peppers, or any colour
A small drizzle of olive oil
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Cut the peppers into chunks, removing any white pith and seeds. Place onto a large non-stick baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Place the chorizo sausages onto a non-stick tray too. Bake both for 20 minutes until the peppers are soft.
Serve the chorizo and peppers warm on a bed of salad leaves. Season with salt and pepper if required.