What I’ve Been Eating during Lockdown
Before the pandemic ground everything to a halt this year, I had been fighting a losing battle with my addiction to Starbucks coffee.
I really could not go a single day without going to Starbucks, and since I usually got two cookies with my regular coffee, I was burning through $8.57 every single day.
I am constantly struggling to improve my financial habits in pursuit of financial freedom, so the irony that I was burning through $260.67 a month wasn’t lost to me, but try as I might, I just could not stop myself.
Anyway, as more and more alarming news started coming out of China, I started seriously reconsidering the wisdom of my daily interaction with the barista at Starbucks, especially since they were having even more interactions with other people, so I stopped going despite horrible cravings for coffee.
At first I was at a loss for what to do, but on a whim, I decided to pick up some brightly coloured Pukka teas during my grocery run, and it turns out I really really like their tea.
I honestly just grabbed every colour they had in the store to try, and I figured I might like at least one, but I’m glad I took a chance, because I found that I really love the Lemon, Ginger, and Manuka Honey one, the Lavender Sleep one (despite hating the smell of lavender), and the Matcha Green Tea one.
I also decided, despite hating yoghurt since childhood, to take a chance on Siggi’s skyr since technically, it’s not yoghurt, and skyr is it’s own thing.
I still think I’ll never eat regular yoghurt, but I really, really like skyr, especially the plant based ones.
Another discovery I made due to having to make do with what I could get from the empty shelves at the grocery store was I really really like seaweed.
I’ve taken to mixing in a pack of dried seaweed into all my eggs now, so I invented seaweed fried egg, and I love it!
Overall, my daily routine now is making a cup of tea in the morning and eating some skyr, and I think my eating habits have definitely changed for the better during the lockdown.
I finally kicked my daily coffee habit, although it can be argued I’ve replaced it with a daily tea habit, but I’ve lost 20lbs since March 6, so hey.
I know that many of my friends have also had to adapt their eating habits since lockdown. With no more eating out in cafes or restaurants, a lot are cooking from home for the first time in a while. Some are even snacking on CBD gummies from sites like GoldBee.com. I admit that I also occasionally reach for the sweets when I’m feeling peckish, but CBD gummies aren’t like regular sweets – they’re more akin to vitamins than anything else, but with the added pleasure of CBD which helps to calm your mind in these troubled times.
I recently ordered from All I Do Is Cook because I follow the chef, Tobi on Twitter, and I missed food from home. I’ll post a review about it soon.
I also really miss the food they serve at Ikea. I didn’t go there often but whenever I did, I always got the same thing. Isn’t this absolutely delicious looking?
Well, thanks to the pandemic, no more of that.
What have you been eating?