I won’t lie: this new working from home situation has been a struggle for me. As I lurch from video conference to group call, and shuffle through all 23 open tabs on my laptop, the hours can whizz by in a blinding and less-than-productive blur. You know what helps me focus? Pausing to make, and eat, a proper lunch. I’m not talking about anything fancy here—just a break to enjoy the comforting weight of my favorite knife in my hand; the tantalizing scent of butter toasting in a skillet; the satisfying sizzle of cold food hitting a hot surface.
“But,” you cry, “I don’t have loads of groceries, or a recipe, or enough time!” Don’t worry; I’ve got you covered. Here are 10 lunch ideas that come together quickly, and that are flexible in terms of ingredients. They aren’t recipes, per se, but that’s okay. Our lives have become (necessarily) constrained; let’s loosen up, here, at least.