I was sick last week and have thankfully recently recovered. However, as a result of post-sickness fatigue and finals stress, I've still been having trouble keeping food down. But I'm not pregnant, I promise! The lovely Brown Health Services told me I ought to follow a gastrointestinal diet for a while: loads of bland, textureless food which I can, thankfully, keep down. I have been making a gradual transition to more normal foods but it's still mostly soup in bread bowls, rice krispies cereal, and bananas for me. As a result of this lack of palatable excitement, I have been spending an inordinate amount of time on foodporndaily.com. This has, in turn, lead to a relapse of the craving for home-cooked food that comes with too much time spent in college dining halls.
|Tempura fried salmon and asparagus wrapped in nori with citrus grain mustard, ikura and wasabi aioli|
|Wor wonton soup, char sui glazed duck breast, shrimp, snap peas, baby bok choy, shallot and scallion|
|Beef brisket pho with rich beef broth, rice noodles, fresh mint, cilantro and bean sprouts|
I would do so much for real sushi or a big bowl of Chinese-style noodles with seafood or chunks of beef right now. If you think I'm exaggerating, think again. At the end of September my McDonald's craving was so unbearable that I walked three miles into the sketchy part of Providence just to order McNuggets. I am a hardcore fatass and the fact that I am unable to be one right now is so difficult to deal with.