Today it’s holiday, celebrating the assumption of the blessed virgin Mary. But I’m on duty and take note with normal working hours, eight hours duty. But We had fun at work with my colleagues. Sima brought us today some fruits to share with. She came late at work for one hour and I was telling her up to now she ‘s allowed to come late at work as long as she will bring us something to eat just like today. 😀
Fruits such as ripe mango, just like our very own Philippine Mangoes , “yung hinog ang tamis-tamis”! Sa akin yung buto na dalawang piraso, (not in picture). Nectarines, Melon or sugar Melon and Grapes. What a great time to spend breaktime at work with colleagues like her. I’m so fortunate indeed! By the way, Sima is from India, not Austrian but living here in vienna for more than a decade too.
From Internet: “Forget five a day, eat 10 portions of fruit and veg to cut risk of early death.” 😀
Three of my dear colleagues decided to bring our dinner for today. The thing is each and everyone brought different dish that made everybody happy tummy! 😉
Annemarie brought her twenty pieces boiled eggs. We got sliced brown bread. Mama Rada brought pickled bell peppers spicy and none spicy, pickled cabbage, pickled green tomatoes, her baked proja with vegetables, cheese and yoghurt. And “KAYMAK” a cheese which I love most topped on mixed salad. KAYMAK- a creamy dairy product made from milk of water cows, sheep or goats. It has a high percentage of milk fat, typically about sixty percent. And has a thick, creamy consistency and a rich taste. It is the one in red tupper ware a white cheese! As you could see in the picture above. From these region: Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Turkey, Bulgaria, Herzegovina, Iraq, and Iran.
Ajvar from Mumo the red one in a glass. And Dragica bought sliced smoked meat and sausage from her sister back home. What a wonderful time having dinner together just like one family at work.
We spend most of our waking hours at work, so it is no surprise that our workplace nutrition habits have major impact on our health. It has been said that proper workplace nutrition can help us get ahead! Bringing home-cooked food at work is more healthier than indulging on unhealthy junk food. It is the same with choosing balanced snacks and diet. Like fat-free yogurt, fresh veggies, and driking bottled water instead of coca cola, juices, Zero-calorie drinks and energy drinks. That is the reason why we choose to bring our food at work for us to eat together as healthy as we can.
Here another Tuna cake from Zlatinka, (colleague) but this time she use wholegrain toast and she garnished it differently from the first one she brought us last time.
While this one our home-cooked dinner from mama Rada. Stuffed peppers with Soja, Proja, Sarma, Carrot Salad with Garlic and homemade Bread. PROJA is made out of corn flour with baking powder, mineral water, sunflower oil and salt. A type of bread originated from Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia.
What I love most here is the carrot salad with garlic and chilli. Super hot! Just like me (wink)…LOL
For dessert we got Vegan Muffins which she baked out of flour, cacao, sunflower oil, water, baking powder and I think beetroot without egg. And of course her famous cookies.
Above was brought to us both Kapan and Zlatinka. Kapan cooked her famous Sarma art from Turkish cuisine with grape leaves wrapped around a filling, green peppers, dill yoghurt and cucumber sauce with garlic too. While Zlatinka prepared Burek with ground meat and cheese, Proja, and Cabbage Salad. What a healthy and delish dinner we got!
This was our sweet or dessert baked by Zlatinka, a cacao-chocolate cake I think without egg also! In between she added a cream out of milk and a bit of white cocolate, was very good indeed!
Here is from Ivanka, a pumpkin burek. My first time to eat a pumpkin burek something salty. But she made two different kind one is this one and the other one was sweet with sugar of course. LOL… I love the salty one. Burek or Börek is a family of baked filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough known as phyllo or yufka, found in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire. There are wide variety of regional variations of Burek, pumpkin burek is one among them could be prepare either salty or sweet.
For dessert she baked a cake she cold it coconut cubes. I don’t know what the reason could be for this name but it is made out of cacao, flour and grated dried coconut without egg.
Eating alone is like masturbation! While afterward relaxed but not really satisfied. Maybe the reason is no social contact and you miss countless opportunities to make new contacts with colleagues or deepen old. Which you could make during lunch break or even merienda time. To learn the company better and know probably an important thing the more could help you in your job. Base on my experience at present job nothing could be better than eating together during break time.
Picture above our lunch brought by mama Rada and Kapan for the whole group. Thank you so much to both of you for these sumptuous foodie!
Here our relaxing moment enjoying our Frozen delight with colleagues. Break Time, ice cream time at work!
Up here was dinner Burek with potatoes, cabbage, scallions, Cheese and Bacons plus tomatoes & cucumbers for side dish. Brought to us by Dragica, thank you so much was so delish!
Tuna Cake by Zlatinka, so good that we all asked her for recipe but until now I have not tried it yet at home. Eating together at work with colleagues acting on efficiency and creativity, but is not always positive. If you want to work efficiently, a lunch is rather unfavorable. If it is a matter of finding creative solutions, can a meal be advisable. So take it away from me Folks!