The rage. Food edition.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

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Dress – vintage via eBay, blouse - charity shop, tights - Primark, boots - Sarenza

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I have days where everything winds me up the wrong way and today was one of those days. The first rage started before 9am, it reignited just before eleven and the final dregs erupted at the supermarket. Irritation levels at an all time high. Whilst hiding in the soft beverage aisle I was drafting a blog post in my head (may have been muttering too) on how much I hate food, or more specifically meals. I was in full flow of rage in my head about how much it frustrates me having to figure out what the hell to eat day after day; trying to include enough white fish, oily fish, lean white meat, not too much red meat, plenty of vegetables, wholegrains without too much saturated fats or carbs. My GOODNESS it is so annoying. If you feel like eating the same flipping things day after day or same 7 meals each week then whatever, but my sanity seriously gets tested trying to plan healthy, nutritional, budget friendly and yet still interesting meals. I do the weekday meal plan shop online and then we think about what to eat at the weekend on a Saturday. Thinking about what to eat seems to do my head in and quite often I'll just grab something I either don't want or that is disgustingly unhealthy just so the episode is over at the earliest opportunity.

Cooking for two has it's ups and downs; I wouldn't count myself as a fussy eater, nor Husband but put our eating preferences together and it suddenly rules a fair few dishes out. Eating a separate meal each is not on the cards, I point black refuse to bother planning, shopping and cooking for two dishes. Eating the same things too regularly gets boring and at worst puts me off - striking it off the already limited repertoire. There will be some food posts coming soon, ironically, but I have been mixing things up a little recently and I really want to share what I've been cooking up.

Does anyone else get the food rage?


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  1. i have been eating so badly lately - i'm mainly good food DEPRIVED. i do understand your frustration though, i'm the most indecisive person in the world! can never pick WHAT to eat!! :)

  2. I ALWAYS get the food rage! I never know what to cook, so just usually stick to toast, eggs or soup. Unless my housemates cook for me. Haha.

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  3. I don't get the rage in that way as I am quite boring and quite happily eat the same repertoire of dishes all the time- in Indonesia, I literally ate the same two meals a day for most of the year because I loved them so much and deemed them the most balanced. BUT I do get the rage at the small range at our COOP and how expensive it is and how my husband will NOT make a shopping list with me to be economical and organised and just throws things in the basket and then tells me I'm the food police and to leave him alone when I object! X

  4. I think this is why I am always reluctant to cook. It's either just for me, or seperate meals for Ben and I as he is much fussier than I am!

    I love your dress xx

  5. Supermarkets are one of my least favourite places usually. I tend to cook similar things each week just because I don't have to think about it too much. I don't really may too much attention to labels, we're vegetarian so I just make sure to stock up on vegetables and hope for the best. I make a lot of things in batches so I don't have to make something from scratch every single night. I quite like cooking but I don't like having to do it all the time!

    Jennie xo |

  6. Sophie, I feel like I could have written this post myself. I feel your pain. January particurlary has been a nightmare, it has taken me almost 2hours each week to sit down and meal plan, which I know is ridiculous, but to get 7 healthy meals planned, bought and prepared is stressful day after day.
    I eliminate all the shit (and fatty foods), and I have my own requirements, as well as Simon still craving hearty meals. To make like more difficult for myself I have only been eating meat at weekends, though I do swear by the Hairy Dieters cookbooks and Good Food website, without those I would be lost!
    Love your dress also S xxx

  7. I am just terrible at meal planning, and I get ragey in the supermarket or otherwise just wander around aimlessly not knowing what I want to buy, so more often than not I just don't eat proper meals, which avoids the hassle but isn't good for me, I know.

  8. We eat a lot of vegetables but last week Mike was getting home really late from work and we had the carpenter here so we ate out once and had a takeaway twice...yikes!!! We don't usually have that many takeaways so I am feeling rather sluggish. Then we cooked a roast chicken on Sunday and it had green meat by the bone...never eating chicken again!!! So we went out for a carvery yesterday too!!!! eek! I think I am going to turn veggie!!! LOvely dress BTW x

  9. Yep I am with you on this one. It does get so boring trying to plan what to eat and now we are four again its even more challenging.

    As for supermarkets, I hate them. I am in and out like a shot.

    X x

  10. I totally get this! I get so bored and frustrated with trying to figure out what is healthy these days, no matter what you eat there is someone waiting to tell you 'that's not actually as good for you / healthy / nutritious as you think'. Brilliant. Add to that the standard answer of 'I don't mind' when I ask Andy what he wants for supper and I sometimes just give up and go with beans on toast.
    I do try to plan a weekly menu but seem to come up with the same meals everytime. It's so tedious!


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