It's an Itaki - a lunchbox that cooks your food for you.
Like, legit, I can bring the raw ingredients to work, put them in the lunch box, plug it in, turn it on, and bam, a hot, healthy meal at lunch. It cooks with steam. Literally, you put everything in, put in some water, it steams it up, heating the whole thing and cooking it for you. It cooks for as long as there is water to turn into steam. It's really nifty.
I figured I'll get it (also, it was SUUUUUUUPER on sale, or I wouldn't have been able to justify it) so I can cook healthy meals at work (as there isn't really anything to cook with in our kitchenette other than a microwave... which is gross to cook with). I can make rice, pasta, steamed veggies, all kinds of meat, dumplings, dumplings....
I don't have much time in the evenings or weekends usually, so food prep is difficult. This way, I can prepare everything I need the night before - max 15 minutes - pop it in the lunch box, put the lunch box into the fridge, take it out in the morning and just go to work. That works for my schedule so much better than all the cooking involved with weekly meal prep. Plus, I can have it all set up and cooking while I'm working, and then it's just ready by lunch time.
Easiest. cooking. ever.
This is all part of my attempts to eat better and be healthier, while also keeping to my fasting window. Oooh! Quick note on the fasting thing, after three weeks on a plateau, I've lost another kilogram (give or take). Now, whether or not that'll hold is not certain, I'll find out at my next weigh-in, in which I might have gained it back. Still, last weigh-in was the closest to the weight I was in high school I've ever been, and I am feeling pretty good about it.
Anyway, in order to use my Itaki as I intended, I need to do a huuuuuge grocery shop this weekend, as I have nothing. I do, however have eggs, cheese, green onions and salted pork, so for the past two days, I've been using my little lunchbox to cook up an omelette for breakfast. It's worked so well, and I couldn't be happier.
I'm a little too excited to try my hand at making lunches with this thing.
Anyway, it's arrival on Tuesday, had me excitedly sorting through the various pieces of the lunchbox, researching recipes and cooking times, and daydreaming about delicious lunches I can now have at work. So... I didn't write.
Yesterday, I didn't write for a different reason: work called and there just wasn't time. Then I had to go home and stream, so... no writing.
Hopefully today I'll be able to write. We'll see. For now, I'm off to brag about my new little gadget to anyone who will listen to me.
My life isn't all that thrilling. Lunchboxes get me excited. Right, I have to go.