For most of January I had no appetite. This is not like me. It really isn’t. I think it was a week and a half ago when it came back full force. I’m sure the blog and immersing myself in food research, brainstorming about food, and cooking from sun up to sundown had nothing to do with its return.
Since regaining my appetite I have been biting my nails trying to figure out how I am going to food blog and not turn into a hippo, while kicking myself for thinking the last few weeks that anything goes. I seem to have forgotten that there are consequences for breaking routine. Well after beating myself up over an indulgent Super Bowl Sunday, I realized I have developed some interesting eating habits in recent days.
Was it last week that I was preoccupied with avocados? I think it was. There was Avocado Gazpacho, Guacamole, salads with extra avocado, and even a wee, topless burger last night smothered in avocado slices. I love avocados and fortunately there have been plenty of big, ripe Florida avocados available in the grocery store over the past few weeks. I don’t know if it’s “avocado season” or anything, I’ll have to look into that, but I figure they are not a bad food to be craving. I even ended up writing an article about the nutritional benefits found in the avocado.
Then out of the blue it was parsnips. Now I really love parsnips, but I ended up eating them for lunch five days straight! I always say that whatever you are craving your body must need. So maybe in response to the high calorie foods I’ve been cooking and too often sampling, my body is telling me where to get the nutrients I may be lacking.
Today it has been pistachio nuts. After two handfuls with my lunch, I had to put the jar of pistachios on the top shelf of the pantry which is very difficult to reach just to deter myself from grabbing a few more while bustling around in the kitchen. They aren’t just delicious but for some reason I find pistachios fun to eat. The shells, which are cracked open just enough for me to get my fingernails in between to pry open, give with only minimal effort exposing the tiny reward of a tasty, little, green nut. I am loving them. Again, not a bad snack to be craving. Now if I could just do something about that Nutella obsession my friends started me on the other day…grrr!
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