I am wide awake while reasonable people are fast asleep. Well i took a 10 minute nap at about 4.30pm. My husband has warned me against doing this as it seems like its a new past time. It has happened everyday in the last two to 3 weeks.
So i decided to let go of fizzy drinks aka soft aka minerals all better known as Soda by my American peeps. I said i was going to start on April 1st, i made the decision on March 29th or so, but i havent had a “drink” since the 30th. So technically its been 2 days. Why is this an achievement you are wondering? Well i have a sugar addiction, and high sugar drinks give me a quick high.
I have 2 cases of 24 pack fanta and fayrouz in the kitchen. I also have 2 or so cases of lacasera left that i “boosted” from my parents house. During the traditional wedding time in october, folks were giving my parents ridiculous amounts of drinks and water, and like the omoluabi i am, i probably loaded my own 20 cases of different things into my car. Dont worry i have a jeep my shocks were fine.
Sugar in general is a problem for me. While i strongly believe i have low blood sugar – i refuse to be tested because if its not true i have no excuse to keep consuming that much sugar. So i have decided to keep my food intake honest in God’s eyes. So i am eliminating sodas completely from my life. God help me, i walk around now with my sachets and small bottles of crystal light (i have like 10 different brands to be frank), i have a lot of that from all my random trips to “the overseas”. So now its to order water and make my own drink.
My consumption of candy isnt bad. I am not crazy about chocolate per say, just from time to time. But i love yam, plantain and sweet potatoes which all have something in common – sugar. So i have decided to make more salads in the house for our meals. I also cooked some kidney peas soup today, will be taking some to my mom when i go visit her. For once i didnt put in any yams and potatoes, just dumplings. My mom loves it but never has the patience to make it, and my dad is a real Yoruba man, so he will ask for the rest of the food after the soup. I am looking forward to having some tomorrow for dinner. I have a new habit of making my own salad dressing and chicken dips now.
I think my husband is “foreign”…he likes all my Jamo/ non-Nigerian meals. I have on my agenda for friday beef patties. Already cooked up the beef today just gotta make the dough and roll it out.
I have in mind to make mango coconut air fried chicken on saturday with sweet potatoes along with a mango onion salad with mango chutney . Hell Mango is in season why not? Sad thing is after making all these things, i have no desire to eat the food because of how much time i have spent with it. And growing up with an “oyibo” mother i feel cheated when it comes to amala and co. So i just let my housekeeper store amala for me and let my husband eat the resturant style food. Lol.
What food struggles do you have? I need to know i am not weird all the way.