I don’t necessarily like to eat — not all the time at least — but I have to take care to replace what I burn. When I’m not eating whatever hasn’t been nailed down or locked up, I try to eat healthy foods. This trough of vegetable soup ( carrots, potatoes, lentils, barley) did the job tonight. Garnished with lots of pecorino romano, extra virgin olive oil and oyster crackers, it had the right balance of salty, fatty and crunchy. The soup was preceded by a salad of mixed greens, sprouts, and shredded carrots in a mustard-balsamic vinaigrette. Because I’m lazy and don’t like having to go back for seconds, I simply poured the soup into the same bowl as the salad. For reference, that’s a 1.5 liter Pyrex mixing bowl.