I haven’t been very creative in the kitchen lately, but I’m still trying to work out if that’s an issue or not. Life itself has been very up and down lately, so I’m not surprised that my cooking has been out of whack.
I haven’t got the energy. On my bad days, I’m very reliant on Lawrence to make the evening meal, or I’m just heating up something simple like soup. Then on my good days, I don’t often want to spend hours in the kitchen, when I could be out and about and enjoying other activities.
I’m enjoying my old favourites. There’s nothing like a shock to the system to make you revert back to what you know. I’m loving dishes like spaghetti Bolognese, leek and bacon risottos and chilli con carne – things I’ve been making for years and could cook with my eyes closed. For awhile, I was becoming a bit hooked on chocolate bars, but that’s an old habit that I don’t want to resume.
The weather. It’s very difficult to try new things when you’re not quite sure what the weather is up to. I don’t want to buy salad ingredients that then feel out of place on a rainy day. I also don’t want to buy hearty ingredients and then it turns out to be a scorcher.
I’m lacking inspiration. I love to cook, I really do, as seen in my last post about cooking as therapy. I’m really enjoying poring over my recipe books and picking out new recipes to try, but when it comes to inventing my own, I’m definitely feeling lacklustre about it.
I’m saving money. With the hope of buying a flat in the future, I’m keeping a closer eye on the grocery budget so I can save a little extra here and there to put towards our home. I haven’t visited the whole foods shop in weeks!
What do you do when you’re in a slump? It might not be around cooking, any tips will help! I’m sure I’ll be out of my slump soon enough and having crazy experiments in the kitchen soon 🙂 Although I haven’t got new recipes to share, I do have lots of ideas for blog posts, so stay tuned. Come say hi on Instagram @boowholefoods