Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Carpaccios, Bison and Elk

I have been around the world(-ish) and back over the last month. Apart from all the other amazing experiences I had this trip, my food journey was quite interesting. 
It starts in Riva del Garda, the most charming little town in North Italy right on Lake Garda. Apart from the basic seafood(not a big pasta and pizza fan) and tons of dessert, I had a couple of interesting things. First on the list deer. It is similar to beef but on the tougher side. Also, it was delicious! Next up, Goose Carpaccio. Oh, I went to heaven when I ate that. It was very fatty, so as you can imagine it was so smooth in the mouth. Then came the Octopus Carpaccio. I've eaten octopus before but the carpaccio took the octopus to a whole new level. 
I have come to realise that a carpaccio can never go wrong, unless it's growing mold, then it's wrong. You can taste every bit of the meat as you put that roll up that sliver of deliciousness in your mouth. All the flavours are heightened and they linger, keeping you longing for more.
Flying across the Atlantic, let's come to Grand Teton National Park. This was the first time I had Bison and Elk. It was quite interesting. Again, both are similar to beef. Truth be told, if no one told me otherwise, I would think they were both beef. Still a long way to go before I can distinguish between them all. They are different, I just can't put my finger on it yet.
And that was my food journey this trip. Quite the whirlwind, wasn't it? 

Monday, 1 June 2015

Two Good Days and a Caramel Ice Blend

Ate healthy food over the last two days. Also made chocolate lava cake (with dark chocolate and whole wheat flour!) and had a caramel cold coffee this evening. 
As I was sipping the last of my delicious Ice Blended I realised I could never deprive myself of things I enjoy. Which also got me thinking, how exactly can being healthy and letting myself have food that makes me happy go hand in hand?
On one hand, I'd love to get the weight off my hips and thighs (running helps but only so much, haven't been that regular though). And on the other I can't deprive myself of simple little joys. What's the point of being alive if I don't live. 
For now, the solution is this: I will work out everyday and eat food that makes me healthy and happy. But, I will control my portions. That's a comprise I can make.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Why It Began...

I'm a runner. I'm one of those weird ones that actually enjoys going on and on and on for kilometres and kilometres. It surprises me how much my body can withstand. It's magical.
Also, I'm an eater. I try to be healthy and eat right and enough but it just doesn't seem to work. I eat first and then realise how much I'm damaging my body later.
This isn't about being size zero. I want to reach this point where I'm content with my lifestyle. Recently it hit me that one area where I haven't been able to positively impact my life is my eating.
Running is a huge part of who I am. So is my insatiable appetite. I think this is the first time I've admitted that my eating habits need to improve.
Thats the first step right? Accepting that something needs to be fixed.
No better time to start than now.

And So It Begins...

For most of my life I have had a love/hate (mostly love) relationship with food. Apart from being source of  nutrition, food is also a source of pleasure.
Less frequently, food also makes me feel guilty. Oh, you know what I'm taking about. One of those late nights when nothing but a huge bag of chips and chocolate chip cookies could stop hunger from taking over. It happens. It happens to us all.
This brings me to why I'm here. I don't want to feel like I've treated my body like a trashcan. I want to explore what makes my body feel good and what doesn't, what's healthy for me and what isn't. I want to live like my body is my temple.
Yes I'm hungry, I'm hungry to realise the potential of my body and unleash all of its power. And, maybe document the process on the way.