Lunching your way to the good life
Brydie Piaf, of Sydney, shares a tip for a tasty lunch that will hook in youngsters too.
Despite having grown up with a heady mix of vegetarian cooking, Indian spices, backyard vegies and all-round-wholesome-goodness kinds of meals, I did briefly (and just quietly) diverge to foods that were a little bit different. I’d left home, you see, and was out in the big wide world all by myself. Being a fairly money-less youngster, budget-friendly food was a must. Looking back, taste, it seems, wasn’t.
Canned soup, two-minute noodles, packaged biscuits and a heady concoction of different types of chocolate were staples during this period. I lapped up all that packaged food, eating many of the things that my childhood definitely didn’t have. Looking back, it was a fairly brief period, and funny to think of now, considering what makes up many of my meal time choices today.
Maybe it was something I needed to get out of my system. Or maybe it was a brief rite of passage that all kids of quasi hippies go through. Either way, I came out the other side with a big taste for spinach and brown rice again.
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