Good morning reader!
We skipped the daily blog for Tuesday because I felt like it was a pretty uneventful day. Nonetheless, we are jumping right back in with the first What I Ate Wednesday for the Take a Paws Daily Blog!
Today, I fancied egg and toast so I had a classic chucky egg with soldiers. Apparently ‘chucky egg’ is a regional term for soft boiled egg. I thought every one knew what it meant, until I went to university and my housemates had no idea what I was talking about. I got these Friends Egg Cups for Christmas and I love them!
How I get a perfect soft boiled egg:
Bring a deep saucepan of water up to boiling point. The egg needs to be fully submerged in the water.
Gently lower your egg into the pan and set a timer for 4 minutes.
When the timer is done, lift your egg carefully from the pan and sit it in your egg cup. Crack the top of the egg with your spoon and break the shell away.
To be quite honest, I had no idea what I wanted for lunch. James went to our local bakery and brought home a fresh baguette and some jam donuts so I kept it simple. Cheese and baguette with a jam donut. (Also followed by some Dairy Milk chocolate that I munched on whilst applying for a job!) Not the most aesthetically pleasing picture but keeping it real for you guys!
We ate dinner later than usual as I had a weird burst of energy to work out at 5:30pm, followed by the desire to go out in a thunderstorm to do my food shop at 6:30pm. By the time I got home, it was after 7 and we didn’t eat until 8pm. I made another Hello Fresh recipe called Pan-Fried Spring Time Chicken. Chicken thighs with spring onion, garlic, new potatoes and peas in a creamy sauce. Also, with a nice chunk of that baguette we had at lunch time too! (And more Dairy Milk chocolate for ‘afters’).
For me, What I Ate Wednesday is about sharing the food that I love with other foodies. I’m a firm believer in intuitive eating but recently, I’ve been conscious of the food that I’ve been eating and the thoughts associated with it. That’s why, today, I allowed myself a lunch that was simple and stress-free. My body wanted cheese and donuts so I allowed it to have cheese and donuts. It’s so important that we listen to our bodies.
Always remember to take a ‘paws’!