I was planning to write today about intuitive eating, but I just finished dessert and it was awesome and I decided to just rhapsodize about food instead.
See, for the past couple of months I’ve been eating strangely. I’m normally a weekend-only cook – just can’t bring myself to make a real dinner on a weeknight, so instead I just whip up a few meals on Sunday afternoon and eat my way through the leftovers during the week. But since late February, my weekends have been chock full and I haven’t been cooking. At first, it was a real pleasure, getting to explore the delis in my grocery stores. I rotate between a local gourmet grocer, my coop, and Super Target, and each has different delicious treats to offer (the gourmet store has an olive bar you’d sell your soul for, the coop makes the best salsa in town, and Super Target sells salads from an incredible Italian restaurant). But after eight weeks of this nonsense, I’ve been aching for some home-crafted meals. There’s something honest about food you’ve made yourself. It just feels better, for the body and the soul.
So on Sunday I made some egg salad for sandwiches and tried out Heidi’s strawberry panzanella (hat tip to Anne at Elastic Waist for that: yum!). On Monday, I had time after work to whip up some migas (from The Best 30-Minute Recipes, one of my favorite cookbooks). Last night, the egg salad sandwich wasn’t cutting it on its own, and I had a gorgeous avocado in the kitchen, so I improvised some guacamole with red onions, garlic, cilantro and lemon juice. I had a big lunch tonight and wasn’t super-hungry, so I just had two pieces of sweet, lovely, delicious corn on the cob and a bit of the panzanella. Sigh. Delicious. And best of all? I feel better too. My body feels like it’s had a little tune-up and is humming along happier than ever.
Farmers’ market opens this weekend, and there’s some asparagus I’ve been eyeing. Things are looking up!
Tell me: What have you been eating lately? What would you like to be eating? Let’s talk tasty.