After reading that the trend for avocado as an healthy food (like we didn't know that before, stupid magazines that said for so long it was too fatty... pfiuu) and the resulting worlwide frenzy for avocado toast and other recipe based on avocado (stupid magazines again), is causing deforestation in Mexico, one of the major producers of avocado, and as caused local avocado prices to skyrocket, I had to change my 7 year long habit of eating a lit of avocados. It is not easy to compete with such ingredient: super easy to find, super easy to prepare, versatile and delicious. But recently with the chilly autumn days I've started to use mushrooms quite intensively. Mushrooms are good raw or cooked, they require little preparation and are quite versatile too. Right now my favorite lunch is rice with melted cheese and mushrooms sliced on top, finished with a few pumpkin seeds, salt and pepper.
To prepare that lunch I usually use leftover rice I've cooked for dinner. If I opt for a warm option, to cook the mushrooms I use a microwave (though I hate microwave, that's the only "cooking" gear I have at work). I wash them and slice them, then cook them for one minute in a plate in the microwave, remove the water (don't cook them directly while warming the rice, you'll end with a rather disgusting soup!!!), warm the rice and cheese, add the mushrooms, salt, pepper and pumpkin seeds. It's ready in less than 5min, warm, melty, crunchy, tasty!!! What is your favorite desktop lunch in autumn???