I love food. Eating is one of my absolute favourite things. For the most part I like healthy and fresh food but I am partial to the odd take-away curry too! If I could I think I would eat most of the time. I need to snack regularly otherwise I get grumpy. But I have to pay continual attention to what I eat these days because I don’t manage to exercise as much as I used to; Back in my rowing days I could eat pretty much anything! Picking my favourite food is tough because I like so many things. I’m just going to write down the first things that come into my head and see what I end up with…
I love cake. Not fancy cake with loads of cream or butter cream. I like simple cake with maybe some fruit or some chocolate chips. Or my favourite is a plain sponge with jam. I could happily have a piece of cake every time I have a cup of tea but I know that would be a bad move. Several years ago I self-enforced a cake rule onto myself: only one piece of cake per day. Now I know that sounds like a lot but cake is my vice so…well…who cares!
*Cakes above, clockwise from top-left: homemade chocolate chip buns; homemade tea loaf; Tarta de Nata from The Pudding Stop in St Albans; homemade crunchy chocolate cookies; homemade chocolate chip muffins; homemmade bakewell tarts
I’ve always love cereal! As a teenager I would have a couple of bowls a day, although usually something teeth-rotting like Frosties. Now I’m a little better and try to keep it to one bowl a day and I have moved on to slightly healthier cereals. Current faves are cheerios and rice krispies, often as a combo!
Surely everyone likes pizza?! I prefer Italian style rather than take-away pizza. Nothing beats a pizza from a wood-fired oven in my opinion. But now-and-again I like to try and make pizza at home – although I have yet to perfect my pizza base! My absolute favourite topping is tomato sauce with cheese, sweetcorn, mushroom and pineapple. YUM!
Four: My veggie lasagne
I try and pack as many veggies into my meals as possible. Over the years I’ve honed and refined by vegetarian lasagne recipe. I’m not one to ‘big myself up’ so to speak, but my veggie lasagne is, in my opinion, the best veggie lasagne I’ve ever had. I haven’t made it in far too long which I must rectify. What I love about it is it doesn’t depend on a meat substitute and is instead packed with vegetables. It’s also really versitile and I can adjust the ingredients to get a different taste and flavour. Plus it’s really quite healthy so I don’t feel guilty for having seconds!
If you fancy giving it a try then you can find the recipe in my post from a couple of years ago.
And there I am going to stop. There are loads of other foods I love but in reality if I keep going I’ll end up with a list of 20! Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s snack time.
What are your favourite foods? What could you not live without?
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