It’s been a week or so since my last update. Sometimes life takes over and my internet time reduces drastically. Something I have made time for these last couple of weeks however is healthier food. I’m not on a diet as such, just attempting to motivate myself into not eating crap and also eating more fruit and veg. This has involved a lot of fruit smoothies and also the odd veggie one. I’ve been reading up on raw diets to get inspiration, although I am not at a stage where I want to do one 100% – not really at a stage where I want to go vegetarian (again)!
My other problem is I’m not really in the know when it comes to cooking. I stick to what I know, or what is easy. And neither is really very adventurous. But at the moment I have been eating a lot of fish so have been experimenting with what I’d call a fish soup. My own version of a chowder!
The first one I did in my mum’s slow cooker which we are loving! I was aiming for a sort of curry and can’t quite remember what I put in there. The fish itself was Hake, which I’d never seen before, let alone tasted. But it is yummy! The second time I prepared it in a saucepan because I wasn’t organised enough for the slow cooker (or cooking at all tbh!) and it involved the hake, red onion, mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic, fish stock, chilli flakes, a spot of paprika and a splash of lemon juice. The third time was again in the saucepan, but this time it was salmon. Again it involved red onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic, fish stock and a splash of lemon juice – but this time I added wine and cream! OMG delish! No recipes followed, I just winged it and hoped for the best!
I’ve also tried a green smoothie. I was reading up some recipes but as I don’t really do recipes (I’m normally missing a few ingredients) so mine included spinach, celery, blueberries, orange juice and a splash of soya milk. Actually really tasty! They also taste healthy, which is a nice feeling. Tonight my cooking adventure was an aubergine pasta bake. Not that adventurous really but again I was winging it and just chucking things in. So wheat-free pasta, spinach, red onion, garlic, celery, tomato, soya mince (with not enough soy sauce added to make it unbland!), veggie stock (with added cornflour and tomato puree) and the aubergine. It turned out alright, but would have been better without the soya mince!
Let’s see what next week brings!