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Craving tasty Festival Food!

By samb, Sep 5 2018 01:44PM

Since returning from a few special festivals this year, I have been really craving Festival food. I bit of everything, in a bowl, a bit of spice, usually with some lovely rice and a bit of bread, bonus!

I came home and invented the following 'Festival Food Bowl'. The pictures are self explanitory but quickly (ill be quick, but whilst cooking, work at your own speed). Put the paste and vege stock (300ml) in a pan, bring to the boil, add noodles, simmer until soft, add your vege along with the coconut milk, simmer for a bit until to your tasting, serve with rice and mini nan bread! Simples.

Now I'm no cook, and rubbish at following a receipe, so i tend to just make it up as I go along. This makes around four portions and I bowl it-up, stick it in the fridge and quite happily eat it for the next few days.

The older I become, the more my body tells me when things I eat are no good. I have suffered from indigestion, no poo, runny poo (sorry, but you know, we all do it) tummy ache, bloating (still not sure what that is, mines usually traped wind I think) and in the end, the eating was not giving me enough satifaction to justify the pains. I dont eat meat, but do fish. I'm sure there is a funky label for me, but I just eat what I eat. On the rare occasion I fancy a burger, I'll eat a burger, however the pains do return with it so it depends on how resiliant I'm feeling. I try not eat processed food, dairy milk, too much fried stuff or prepacked meals, but dont miss them much. Honey in hot drinks helps keep he sugar monster at bay.

My daughter, aged 12, announced last week (I must add, to the great disappointment of her grandparents) that she watched a youtube clip on pigs and is now a Vegan.' Sigh', but I'll go with it, as long as I'm not doing all the cooking (this is ususlly quite bad rememember) I find this quite inspiring as she loves her food, but we'll see. She will or she wont, no tragedy there. My point, I think, is that, too often we're quick to roll our eyes at the latest flexitarian, vegan embrassing, carrot defending craze, however, who cares! Eat what you want to eat, thats fine by me.

I have lost weight which is quite refreshing, but dont inflict what I do onto anyone else. I love me, I love my body (but just not enough to finally stop smoking, working on that really soon..... ), so we all have our demons. I now, however, dont have any pain. Poo is still a bit hit and miss but hay ho, (i didnt mean that literally lol). Eat what makes you feel good. As I recently read 'disease runs in families, diets run in families'. Makes sense to me. Give thisa go if you fancy it. I think it's really lovely.

After note, I love being able to show a slice of me through a blog. I'm often asked many questions about my art, my insirations, my living so it gives me the space to put it out there, should anyone want to know. I am however, quite possible the worst speller, that ever walked the planet! Yes I'm dyslexic, yes I have spell check, yes seri is great but sometimes I just cant put all the letters and dots and dashes in the right places, they move around a lot you see. I'm sorry if this upsets you.

Big Love Sam xxx

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