Bit late to the party here but I thought I’d do a quick post about my new year food resolutions as towards the latter end of 2013 my diet (and therefore my health) went off the rails a bit. I’ve never really been one for making resolutions full stop but if they are out there, and written down maybe they have a greater chance of happening.
Have you made any food/health related resolutions for 2013? If so, I’d be interested to hear them.
Work out how to use the kitchen
Sounds simple but it isn’t. The hob seems to operate at 2 temperatures- cold and BLAZING HOT which makes cooking rather difficult. Unless you like it raw or burnt.
I’ve tried buying new heavy bottom pans etc but the “low” setting still alludes me. The way forward is 4 pans filled with cold water on the rings set at different temperatures (hopefully) and to see what boils first.
Less booze, less salt and less caffeine.
All have crept more and more into my everyday life and aren’t doing me any favours. I live for caffeine but it leaves me feeling wrecked within a few hours and the dreaded headaches are kicking in if I go without. Might be time for a bit more decaf. I’m also a salt addict to the point where it’s added to everything and if other people cook it tastes weird without it. Basically, some unhealthy habits need to be kicked.
Work out what’s in the cupboards, what I can cook from it and what I need to buy on a week by week basis. At the moment I’m buying way too much stuff I’m not using (I’ve had some orzo in the cupboard for a year now, unopened) and being a bit more sensible with my food and money is generally a good idea.
Cook something from every cook book I own
…including the weird ones from the 70’s that feature such horrors as Banana and Parsnip Curry
Cooking is intuition. Baking is science. I don’t like baking as it can’t always be saved through substitutions and quite often goes horrendously wrong.
Eat healthier in general
What you put in is what you get out and all that. Less processed meals/takeaways, which is what my diet has become, and more fruit and vegetables.
Self indulgent waffly post I know, but just wanted to get them out there…