I used to take daily pictures of my plates of food, but lately I mostly just forget. This is why this overview spans what I ate in the past 6 months or so, starting in early December. That is a long period of time, so this by no means is an exact representation of the foods I eat. Nowadays I tend to photograph meals which are a touch more special, meaning that extravagant cheesecake I baked or that time I went out for an American breakfast. Here are the meals I thought were shareworthy.
We’re starting off with a picture of myself enjoying a Butterbeer. I already tried the one in London last year and wasn’t too impressed. This frozen version at Universal Studios tasted much better though. I of course got it in the souvenir mug which is now sitting on my Harry Potter bookshelf. One of the very few actual souvenirs I bought.
For dinner I’ve been preferring very simple meals, focused around protein and veggies. This collage will probably make you think I’m a huge meateater, but I am not in fact. I generally eat meat once or twice a week maximum.
When I got sick last March, food was the last thing on my mind and I love grazing on some fruit and veg when I am feeling like that. I threw in some cheese because I had it lying around and needed to finish it off. Cheese is one of my favorite snacks!
Most of the meals I eat are pescatarian, vegetarian or vegan. What you see here are a stir fry with some salmon, chili with extra beans, vegan Mac N Cheese and a very green veggie pasta with some garlic cream cheese for the sauce.
Another ‘meal’ that I love to make if I have little time is a smoothie. You simply whip it up in minutes and I love adding some protein powder and/ or veggies to amp it up. Most of the smoothies I make are vegan as I use a plant based, raw protein powder and coconut milk and some water to blend everything together.
I also love roasting things off in the oven, which is what I did with the veggie, potato, bacon concoction at the top and I had a very successful attempt at making stuffed egg plant the other day. I also went out for lunch with some friends and had this delicious sandwich.
This was a very special meal: this was our New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Instead of a proper dinner, we went tapas style in the late afternoon. We had different cheeses and meats, some tasty spreads, olives, nuts and some veggies.
Moving on to some serious cheat meals/ desserts/ hot chocolate. A few weeks ago I was craving pancakes and so I made some! I added some warm cherries on top and plenty of whipped cream with icing sugar. My raspberry ripple cheesecake and panna cotta were a success: I will definitely be making those again in the future. Hot chocolate is a staple winter treat for me and I love making it from scratch with a generous dollop of whipped cream and salted caramel sauce.
Speaking of salted caramel… This was one of the last meals I had in the States, beaten only by the delicious crab dinner at Joe’s Crab Shack later that same day. But we started the day with an American breakfast at Denny’s: salted caramel banana pancakes with pecan brittle, eggs overeasy, some bacon and some hashbrowns.
What meals have you been eating lately?