It’s now time to take stock. Having bought in some courgette peppers, which I traded for the cod, I need to put them to good use. They are the freshest food I have; they will last until tomorrow. I wouldn’t usually buy a full week’s fresh veg in one go, but it has actually been quite a fun challenge. I have learned a lot about balancing the ingredients to eliminate waste. I can’t abide food-waste. To think that we could increase the world’s food supply by a third by simply not wasting it gives us so much potential to take stock of how we might manage our food production. Anyway, that will never happen. But I can take some satisfaction in wasting nothing this week.
The roasted ‘Mediterranean’ veg went well with the cod and was an excellent way to use up some olive oil. So, checking the cupboards I have; 6 eggs, half the cheese, some pecans, cucumber double cream, mushrooms, broccoli and cauliflower, coconut oil olive oil, mayonnaise, Ice cream, some 85% chocolate and some chocolate and nut snacks. Plus, coffee and black pepper from the original shop. And a mug of frozen chicken soup. So, the good news is that I have enough food left, more than enough. I am going to be well within my allowance and have had healthy, keto, real -food for a week for under £30. It’s a matter of balancing it all out to make it enjoyable. I know that I have enough energy, so I don’t need extra. A few additional pieces of fruit or perhaps some different meat or fish would be tempting. But I don’t need it. I have enough for my needs already.
Having been out all morning on a walk, I have only had one cup of coffee. I’m not hungry at all. And being well exercised is the perfect way to start the day. I had a cup of coffee with a nutty chocolate treat, and that was enough. Now I have a few hours of desk work ahead and then plan some food. Today I am going to have two meals in a 6-hour window. That seems about right. Between the meals, I should be able to manage half an hour of leisurely cycling. The eggs seem an obvious target. Three today and three tomorrow. I’m going to have a salad of egg, cucumber, mayo, and pecans. 2 boiled eggs chopped when cold and added to the other ingredients. 3 or 4 pecans. Some grated cheese if desired.
Then an evening meal of the rest of the cauliflower and broccoli with a cheese and egg sauce, made of half of the remaining cheese, ( about 50g)one whisked egg and some double cream. It is baked in the oven until the sauce has browned. That was followed by the rest of the yogurt with crushed pecan nut and a square of grated chocolate: yogurt,half a square of chocolate finely grated, two pecan nuts.
For the last two days, it’s more about planning. I have a great food day to look forward to tomorrow. And it’s always nice to end with a flourish. Well, a sort of flourish.