Mostly it is good when my body tells me what it wants. On Thursday morning I was a little worried though, as I had no appetite whatsoever.
I had a yoghurt for breakfast and set off for work with a few of my favourite staples in my bag – a carrot, some almonds and an apple. But I needed to buy something for lunch. I ended up gazing at the canteen menu for quite a while trying to decide what to have, realising that I wasn’t really that hungry. I did make a decision to have a baguette with some ham and cheese and I think eating that little bit more helped me get back my appetite.
This helped inspire me to try something new for dinner – hence the special fried rice recipe, which I got from the BBC Good Food website. It is a sort of paella meets fried rice.
I was partially attracted to the recipe as it used rice and my kids like rice (one in particular). Plus I also liked the sound of it because of all the different coloured vegetables and other goodies (red pepper, peas, spring onions). There were also prawns and chorizo plus I added a rasher of bacon as well. It also called for the addition of the ingredient below – Chinese 5 Spice.
With the shopping trip on Thursday afternoon for the ingredients I didn’t have plus with my appetite restored I felt inspired to get organised and make my lunch for Friday on Thursday evening. It was a salad bursting with colour (sweetcorn, lettuce, red pepper, celery, cucumber, tomato). My morning snack consisted of berries as I had found some very juicy raspberries for sale in the supermarket which were absolutely delicious. Recently I have really enjoyed eating the UK grown berries available in the supermarket.
What food has excited you this week?