OK so hamstring moaning aside, let’s do a more fun update.
Despite not running 30-40 miles a week, I’ve still been enjoying my food. It makes me SO angry when people have mantras like “you earnt that cake” or “you deserve that meal” after you’ve done a workout. Like you need to “earn” the calories you eat.
NO YOU DO NOT.
I live in a very happy mindset that I eat food that makes me happy. Food that makes me feel good. That doesn’t mean I eat chicken wings, cake and chocolate all day every day but it does mean I eat them when I fancy. And because I eat them when I fancy, I don’t crave them or see them as “naughty” food. Food that apparently must be earnt or burnt off.
Food that makes me happy and feel good can be a giant salad. It can mean a big bowl of porridge. A crunchy apple. A bag of Peanut M&M’s. A slice of cake (or two). All the chicken wings.
I eat food indisciminately. And just because I’m not running doesn’t mean I’ve stopped eating the foods that are probably less good for my body but more good for my soul. I haven’t gained weight. My body just knows what to do and I know what to give it.
So onto some of that damn good soul food.
We had our annual Bristol BBQ at my friend’s Kate and Jay’s in June and it was, as always, incredible.
The white chocolate and blueberry cheesecase was brought by one of our other friends and it was INSANELY GOOD (as always).
It does concern me when everyone else found it so rich and I was ready for another slice… but I exercised some self-control (which I rarely have) and decided to stick with the one large slice I had.
Kyle and I have also been thoroughly enjoying going out for the very cheap and basic carveries. This is absolutely when quantity is trumping quality in these sorts of things, but as we know, I’m a quantity girl. It’s sad but true.
Though to be fair, the carveries we’ve had have been delicious. The veg might be that teeny bit overdone, but god it’s good how much you can have.
We went to the Inn By the Sea in Lee-On-Solent and I had turkey and gammon and it was divine. Lots of veg, cauliflower and cheese, stuffing, gravy and a sausage. So good. I’m a bit of a weird one though in that I’m not a Yorkshire pudding fan… I know, I know, apparently everyone loves them but me. It just means that whoever I’m with gets a spare one.
But the piece de resistance lately has been somewhere I’ve been desperate to visit for ages after seeing rave reviews and incredible looking meals on Instagram. A little pub called the King’s Street Tavern in Southsea.
They have a fantastic menu specialising in BBQ and smoked food and it is RIGHT up my street. Kyle and I went at the weekend and we both ordered the tray which had two smoked items and a side, and we also shared two different types of chicken wings (BBQ and BUffalo).
Omg the quantity AND quality of the food was SO FRICKING GOOD. I had half a rack of ribs and burnt ends, with a side of charred vegetables (I didn’t want to fill up on chips). Kyle went for the smoke sausage and the half rack of ribs too.
It was so good. The wings as well were PERFECTION. Three boned, super meaty with a delicious Buffalo sauce and a blue cheese dip. Kyle had the BBQ wings (I prefer Buffalo). Omg I cannot rave enough. We left very full and very satisfied!
We’ll definitely be back!
Have you had any tasty food recently?
What’s your favourite cheesecake flavour?
Do you have a chicken wings flavour preference?
7 Replies to “Happy things (OK food)”
That cheesecake looks so good! I do like one with blackcurrant as it’s lovely and tangy. Although I did have an amazing peppermint bark cheesecake in the Cheesecake Factory one Christmas- it was chocolate and peppermint and delicious.
Ooooooh peppermint bark sounds delicious! I love chocolate and mint as a flavour combo.
The cheesecake looks amazing! I always find it so funny when I love something and want more and everyone else thinks it’s “too rich!” or “too sweet”!
Haha we have clearly trained our bodies well 😉
I love cheesecake and there are so many good flavours but sometimes you can’t beat a good New York cheesecake! Does Key Lime Pie count as a cheesecake? That’s my absolute favourite.
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I have no idea about Key Lime Pie but it is so zesty and tasty!