Salad or scones? Scones or salad?
Monday, June 24, 2013
I went to the Art Gallery of NSW today (had a great time). And one of the things I always enjoy about visiting art museums/galleries is having lunch at the cafe.
I could have had the scones, with jam and cream. With tea, of course. One of my faves. Half the price of the mains, or the salads. I thought about it. Thought seriously about whether or not I wanted that lovely crumbly biscuity scone (well, two scones) with strawberry jam and gobs of clotted cream. My mouth could just taste all of that yumminess.
And my body said, no thank you. I'd like some lean protein. And vegs. And maybe a healthier, smaller portion of carbohydrates. Please.
So I listened to my body, not my mouth.
I ordered the salad of Chinese bbq pork, couscous, roasted red pepper (capsicum), and cilantro (coriander leaves) - served mixed with arugula, one of my favorite greens. With a light vinaigrette. I loooooove cilantro, it's one of those herbs that turns into summer. And roasted red peppers are a fave, I could eat them straight on bread. All in all, it was a wonderful salad.
So much better for me than the scones.
Accompanied by the same Earl Grey tea, with a bit of milk and some artificial sweetener - because that sweet creamy mixture fills the yearning for sweets, at a fraction of the calories. And with a bit of calcium, and vitamin D, and all that.
Yup, my body is smarter than my mouth. I should listen to it more often.