Right we’re in full-on prep mode for Chemo No.4 on Wednesday. I just spent the evening filling up a drawer in our new (second hand, thank you Nanny) fridge freezer. Not only do I feel like a proper grown up, it helps to feel in more control of the chaos that is about to be wreaked on my body. When the nausea hits, there’s very few foodstuffs I can tolerate. I feel like the characters in Goodness Gracious Me.. “I’ll have the BLANDEST thing on the menu.” Except I can’t go bland AND stodgy because then, well.. there’ll be repercussions that rhyme with miles ; p
On the menu for this week is cauliflower and almond soup. Who knew you could put nuts in soup? It’s a fricking revelation. Then frozen mango and pineapple for lassis. And Mum-cooked potato gratin. I did have some delicious bran muffins and peanut cookies from the gorgeous Sam but I’m afraid they were too yummy and didn’t make it into the drawer. Also to be cooked is mushroom risotto and pasta and pesto for nausea-lite days. What I wouldn’t give for vegan rice pudding I can just buy in pots though as it’s a pain in the ass to cook in small portions.
I was skeptical about rice, thinking it was all starch and would bung up vital processes. But apparently the stuff is awesome for both runny and stuck poos. It is soluble fibre so works fantastically for contradictory issues. It’s all about rice this week.