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Meal #32: Lunch

Pepperoni and chorizo pizza, Tesco/Cara's Kitchen, Oxford, UK

Instead of eating out, we decided to all go back to Cara’s kitchen and make frozen pizzas.  It was a money-saving decision, not one based on taste or adventure.  I got this frozen pizza at the local Tesco grocery store for about £1.15 I think.  It wasn’t horrible, the chorizo was nice, but the whole thing was a little greasy, and kind of light on the cheese.  It was a good deal though, and eating with friends always makes the food taste better.

Meal #25: Lunch

Prosciutto, cheese, tomato, basil, and mayo on artisan bread, Pret, Oxford, UK

I ate at Pret, again.  Sorry.  It’s so good and they believe in sustainability, local  food, and keeping preservatives/steroids/dyes/enhancers/etc out of the food.  They don’t have organic food, which kind of sucks, but all of their food is all-natural, which is the next best thing.  ALL of their packaging is recycled and recyclable!  I wish we had Pret A Manger in the US.

Oh yeah, and I ate a sandwich.  It was very good.  The bread, baked fresh daily, was crunchy and slightly salted.  The prosciutto was so smooth and also salty.  The tomatoes were fresh and sweet, and the basil, even though I normally don’t like basil so much, was a good addition to the party in my mouth.  The perfect amount of homemade mayonnaise tied everything together.  The sparkling apple was simple, sweet, and had real apple flavor, (probably all the apple juice they put in it.)  I’m so glad I found this place!  It will be hard for me to stay away from it.

Meal #23: Lunch

Chicken and bacon sandwich with soup, Pret, Oxford, UK

Pret is my new favorite lunch spot, it’s like Eat. but better.  They sell sandwiches and salads and soups and weird drinks with a flair for interesting combinations that are inexpensive as well as delicious.  My sandwich was awesome!  Marinated grilled chicken that was slightly shredded and added to the mayonnaise, layered with thick pieces of salty English bacon, and a fresh punch of mixed greens.  The soup was a bacon and tomato with crème fraiche.  I normally don’t go for tomato soups, but it sounded so good, I just had to get it.  And it was well worth it, so creamy and smooth with chunks of that amazing salty English bacon.  The drink was pretty great as well, it was another “no nasties” sparkling beverage flavored this time with grape and elderflower!  It was more tart than sweet, but also very pleasantly aromatic.  Overall, it was a great lunch!  I will be back to Pret again!

Meal #21: Lunch

Orzo salad, Pret, Oxford, UK

I felt like something a little lighter for lunch, so I picked up this orzo salad from Pret.  It was pretty good, lots of orzo and rocket and lettuce with loads of kalamata olives and carrots and fire-roasted red peppers.  The dressing was a simple vinaigrette.  I washed it all down with a carbonated orange juice that claimed on the can to have “added no nasties, just juice and CO2.”  It was a well good lunch for takeaway.

Meal #8: Lunch

Turkey and cranberry sandwich with crisps, EAT., Oxford, UK

This was my first trip to the famous EAT. restaurant that Rachel was obsessed with.  I don’t usually like deli style turkey, but this sandwhich was pretty good.  I think it was the cranberry sauce that made it work.  There was also plenty of rocket on there.  The crisps were good too, salt and vinegar crisps are always good.

Meal #4: Lunch

The King's Arms, Oxford, UK

Fish and chips, a small mixed greens salad.  For my first ever fish and chips in England, this one was pretty good.  The fish was flaky and perfectly cooked inside it’s crunchy shell of fried batter.  The chips were not so good, a little dry.  But the tarter sauce was home made and awesome.  The salad was a nice touch of freshness on a plate otherwise piled high with friedness.