I want to chat to you about food.
I don't know about you, but I seem to be in a very positive state of mind at the beginning of a new year. Right now my body is recovering from a rather heavy dose of rich food ~ which was highly enjoyable but never-the-less, not really what makes it tick.
So I wanted to share a way of eating that me and my little family have been following since the end of October, with great all round results for both health and well being, not to mention weight.
I stumbled upon the low GL (which stands for Glycaemic Load and sounds very sciency but is actually very easy) way of eating after reading about it online, and it sounded good, like something I could do...read on...you'll see why.
The most interesting, and nicest thing about the low GL way of eating is that you get to eat every 2-3 hours...honest. This sounded like Manna From Heaven to someone who has struggled with various diet fads over the years, hating the gaps between meals and feeling like giving up after the first day at it because the hunger pangs were too much to bear.
So, since October I've dropped 11 pounds without really trying. And I've been eating real butter, good oils, chocolate, desserts and drinking the odd glass of wine. I kid you not.
Here's the book I've been using - you can find it here.
The best thing is, it's not really a diet, it's just a really simple, good way of eating that suits the whole family.
And simple is what I'm after this year, oh yes - I've taken a real good look at my little world and discovered just how cluttered and messy it is, and I've discovered that cluttering makes me feel heavy - not good.
Here is a simple little Low GL dinner we had last night: Smoked salmon spaghetti with lemon and peas...
I've adapted this meal from a recipe in the book (as I didn't have all the ingredients) and it's got double cream in it, parmesan and freshly grated lemon zest. Finish up with ground black pepper and some parsley, it's very good.
Now I suppose you might be thinking...hang on, isn't this blog meant to be about art and stuff? What's she waffling on about food for?
I've decided to make this blog of mine a little fuller, a little rounder...it's going to feature all sorts of things, stuff from my little world that I think you might like, things I found that have worked for me that might just work for you, my dear readers.
I'm still going to share peeks of my sketchbook with you, my paintings as they unfold - the ones that work out (and the ones that don't)!
I'm going to write about how I journey through the busyness of being a Mum and an artist with a little business...how I try and make that work, the highs and the lows, the successes and the cock-ups.
I'm going to share my travels and discoveries here, I'm also going to feature other artists and craftspeople's work whom I think you would like to see.
I do hope you will still enjoy visiting me ~ why not get in touch if you have an idea for a subject you would like to see here? I love hearing from you, and good ideas are always welcome.
I'll see you soon, have a beautiful day,
Julia x x x