I did it again! My fridge is so full I can't fit another thing in it. I feel like that green masked man in that comedy movie (starring Jim Carey) when he uses that line..... "SOMEBODY STOP ME.....!!" I think the movie was actually called "mask".
I thought I had a really good excuse but when I pulled my excuse apart and analysed it, it's not really a good excuse at all because the world isn't coming to an end and the markets will be on next Sunday and I am only a walk from the grocery store, so I really didn't need THAT much food.
Because I was at the markets I was surrounded with the most amazing and cheap fruit and veg and I admit, I just went well and truly berserk. I filled my backpack and a large reusable shopping bag then went to the car, dumped the first load in then went back to the markets and went at it again!
I bought a whole truck load of fresh fruit and veg and all in all I only spent $39 which included 2 x kale plants I purchased for the garden. You name it I've got it - and it's all in that fridge - somehow I got it all in. I have got no idea how....
Which now brings me to the other thought processes that have been surfacing lately. Last night was Saturday night - I was home - a few wines later and my plans for dinner went out the window (I was going to have a lovely chicken casserole I made earlier that day) but that silly craving for sausages on a bun with cheese came to the forefront and there was no stopping me after that thought hit ("somebody stop me....." I am thinking again!).
So, I made it and I ate it (at the time like a big gutso) and I did not enjoy it - it was horrible and greasy and the bun was tasteless and the cheese I melted on top went hard and was like rubber. I thought of ALL those calories I was putting into my mouth and not enjoying.
This morning when I got up the little benchtop oven that I used to cook the sausages in and that I had soaked overnight with soapy water was full of hard fat bits floating around and all I could think of were my arteries and what those sausages was doing to them. I also woke up really thirsty - probably a bit to do with the wine (but I didn't have that much to have that sort of affect), but I felt like that sausage and bun had sucked me dry of moisture !!
20 years ago I was a vegetarian - not because I didn't like animals being killed or any reasons like those but just because I enjoyed all other food so much and I lived my life eating lots of fruit, veg, legumes and the vegetarian products you buy at the grocery store. I would buy the stuff you make pretend sausage roll meat out of and eat it by the box full - it was lovely and crunchy and great for snacking and 100% vegetable product.
I have decided to embrace more of a vegetarian diet again moving forward - I absolutely thoroughly enjoyed the GM diet on the fruit and veg days and being creative in the kitchen and during that time I was alert, in high spirits, full of energy and with an extremely positive mood with traces of euphoria thrown in from time to time. I want that again, but all the time. So with that in mind I'm off to a great start with a full fridge of fruit and veg.
Following the markets I visited bunnings to buy some lemon grass and came back with a whole lot of other seedlings and herbs!
My life is just all about food..... growing it.... harvesting it..... preserving it.... cooking it.... eating it..... I should have married a farmer or a chef!
Here is my kale - I'm so excited - this is relatively new in Australia - kale hasn't been on the shelves for very long at all - and now I get to grow it myself.
I got all this way without even mentioning the best news of the day - I've lost another 0.2kg so now sitting on exactly 87kgs. Tomorrow I expect to be in the 86.something kgs.... Amazing...
Have fun today everyone