I apologise for the almost silence that has taken over the blog this past week or so. I had to have a minor operation recently and I have been spending some time recovering from that and trying to let my body rest and fight all of my natural instincts to be busy all the time. It’s hard. I am so used to be on the go constantly between my day job, the blog and the girls that it is difficult to just make myself stop that and let my body heal.
But I am trying.
When I am ill or stressed I tend to lose my appetite quite a bit, when really it is the time at which I should be focusing on eating heartily and well. So I don’t eat enough or I eat the wrong things – I mean that Terry’s Chocolate Orange just slipped into my online grocery shopping basket…
This time though I am really keen to get better and back to normal health and energy levels as soon as possible and although my days are not very structured at the moment I am making sure I get regular meals and a balanced diet. Whilst binge watching The Crown and incredibly cheesy romantic comedies on Netflix of course.
By balance I mean that last night I had a Chinese takeaway and a glass of coke and today I have my mums veg packed homemade soup for lunch with a glass of fresh orange juice. Tonight one of my elder sisters is making me a home cooked meal – having a big family is definitely beneficial at these times. I am upping my intake of fruit and veg, eating porridge for breakfast to stop mid morning energy slumps and definitely also allowing myself some chocolate or the delectable salted caramel fudge that my sister bought me.
I thought it was an appropriate time to share some quotes about food as medicine:
“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” Ann Wigmore
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates
I am very much looking forward to getting back in the kitchen as I have some new recipes that just need a little fine tuning before I share them with you. Including this giant custard tart: