Friday, 26 June 2009

The spice of life

There has been a lot of recent discussion on the subject of variety in food and drink, the general conclusion being that the more varied and delicious and interesting it is, the more one eats. The thing is that for so many of us even those on CRON, food is not just fuel, it is a pleasure, and we intend that it should remain so! But there are other ways to get variety without over eating. Friends often comment on the many kinds of herbal teas and infusions I have in my cupboard - right now I am sipping white tea scented with blackcurrant - I also love to use fresh herbs, and spices, and some of the wonderful low calorie organic relishes I get on the farmers' market. Even if my usual lunch is a big bowl of salad it doesn't have to be the identical salad every day or the same flavour dressing. And I love to plunge my fork into the salad bowl knowing that what comes up will be a little different each time.