Thursday, 19 January 2017

This is Goodbye

I have deleted all previous posts from this blog, cathartically deleted the negatives of my past so that I can focus on the positives of my future.  I haven't yet decided - I may or may not from time to time write the occasional update.

Thank you to everyone who has been there for me during my time blogging; thank you for sticking by me through thick and thin and through the ups and downs; thank you for unwaveringly supporting me; thank you for your much-valued comments and thank you for helping me to grow on my journey.  I have made some life-long friends and I hope we keep in touch so that we can continue to thrive together.  If anyone wants to contact me about anything, you can find me through my contact page.

This week has seen some big and exciting progress for me.  Now it is time to turn the page and start a crisp new chapter in my life, a fresh new adventure.  Allow me to reintroduce myself.  My name is Angharad, and I am ready to blossom.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Smug as a...Smug Thing!

Right now, I am feeling pretty pleased with myself!

Over the weekend, I decided to take control of my meal plan for this week because I was rather sick of the old one, which meant that I wasn't eating the things that I should have been eating a lot of the time.  This way, with me having decided on more or less the whole plan, it is mine, I have taken ownership of it, so I think I will be more likely to stick to it, knowing that I have chosen food that looks good, tastes even better and is of a manageable portion.  That is the theory, so time to put it into practise.

Donal Skehan ( sent me his recipe book, Eat Live Go, a while ago, and I decided to really challenge myself and choose some meat/fish recipes to try out this week.  It is only in the last fortnight or so that I have started eating chicken/fish again after about almost a decade on-and-off of not really eating it at all.  I want the freedom to eat whatever I feel like.  I need omega 3 for brain food, I need protein to restore my ratty hair and I just need to nourish myself in the easiest and tastiest way possible.  I was thinking last night, I don't think I am actually scared of calories as such (ok, maybe a little bit), I just have irrational fear foods, and am just scared of overwhelming portions, which means that I should be able to eat anything, as long as the portion is manageable and looks nice.  Small but nourishing.  That is what I am telling myself anyway. 

I am pleased to report that the week has started off well, very well in fact.  For lunch, I cooked and ate Thai Chicken burgers (although I used turkey mince because I couldn't get chicken).  And instead of the coriander slaw as in the recipe below, I used fennel, sprinkled some gran padano on top and roasted it in the oven.  I had a whale of a time cooking, with some fantastic company, which meant chatting away and having a laugh, it was truly great!

I won't lie, it did feel incredibly weird to eat meat, and especially like this in like a chunk, the texture and the flavour, but only because I am not used to it, and I will, in time, get used to it.  I would definitely recommend this recipe, and would definitely cook it again.  High fives all around!