[Photo by Andy Chilton]
All food is good food, but some food is better.
Variety is the spice of life. In all ways.
Eat what you need. Sometimes that is salad. Sometimes it's salt & vinegar crisps.
Don't beat yourself up, you're only trying your best. Even if your best is ready meals and takeaways, for now.
What you eat does not make you a bad person. Or a good one.
You deserve nice things just for existing. You don't have to earn treats.
Feed the people you love, but only if they do the washing up. (Just kidding. Sort of.)
More colour is good. Even if just for Instagram.
Eat what's in season, if you can. Take particular joy in asparagus season. And strawberry season.
Baking is good for your soul. As is pasta.
Try as many new things as possible. Even pig trotter.
If you eat more than usual, then move your body more than usual. Or try to, at least.
Take a wide view. Balance doesn't come in one day.
Eat less than Paul. He is twice your height (almost) - it's okay if he gets more on his plate.
It's always worth walking into town to get sushi. Even if it's raining.
Make recipes your own. Pass them on, if they're good.
Make the kitchen a happy place. Welcome people in.
Hoard cookbooks like they hold the secrets to the Universe. Maybe they do.
Live to eat. Eat to live.