Greetings. Let me preface this by saying that we do NOT eat armadillos here in the UK. But the plight of Gretel the armadillo in a zoo in Sussex, who is terribly overvweight has prompted me to examine my own eating habits. Gretel is kind of cute and with her added girth, there is more of her to love. However, zoo officials have put her on a strict diet as Gretel has the tenedency to overeat. Yeah girl, we’ve all been there. If you want to know more about Gretel, check out this link.
As for me, I am a foodie for sure. This is evident in my very first post here on WordPress which you can read here:
Anyway, like I said-I am a foodie. I eat loads. Although I am a vegetarian I do cook meat for my meat-eating friends and family. The beef is very good here in the UK (although we eat lamb from New Zealand-despite the plethora of lamb here). No one really thinks about mad cow disease anymore. I mean we’ve got bigger problems to think about-like the current Conservative Government…but I digress. So, yeah meat is good. Bacon is awfully good here. I mean, look at this picture:
Food in the UK is pretty good. The French may not agree. But check this. It is cold, damp and rainy here-on the best of days. We need fuel in the form of food to keep us going. Some of my favourites are:
Fish and chips
Bubble and squeak. It is left over from Sunday Roast-where you shallow fry the leftover veggies like cabbage, peas, brussel sprouts et al-you then mix it up with mashed potatoes and fry it. Really delicious.
And of course the beef, pork and lamb are all very tasty here. I remember it well when i was a meat eater way back when, so long ago. As for desserts, British desserts are amazing and make French pastries look like snails. Hah! See what I did there? So, yeah there is trifle. Oh man, trifle is SO good-I could probably eat a whole one on my own.
There is also ‘spotted dick’ yes I know the name is a bit erm…not politically correct, but check out the picture:
Of course there are loads more foods that we eat. But I have to say that my favourite is a full English Breakfast. You can also get a vegetarian option. Both are pictured below.
The food in the UK is fab. It is no wonder that our Gretel is now on a strict diet. Team Gretel. With a little more exercise and a revised eating plan you should be on your way. Come on girl, I know you can do it!