The calm after the storm

All is well again in the Collins household after the drama on Thursday.  The peanut butter stash has been replenished.  The husband has learnt his lesson (kind of… not really) and the weekend has descended upon us.

Whilst external matters have become calmer my GI tract has not been.  IBS has popped up to remind me of its existence.  It’s no surprise really.  I haven’t exercised this week, I’ve been anxious and stressed, and I’ve been tired.  All of these factors do not make for a happy tummy.  Nevermind.  Yesterday and the early hours of this morning were the worst.  I think it’s improving now, which is just as well because I have a busy weekend of dissertation writing ahead.

No exciting meal changes have occurred.  We’ve been living off storecupboard items instead of fresh produce as we did our shop last Saturday (we usually need a mid week shop to replenish the fresh stuff).  All is sorted now though:

There’s is something so pleasing about a fridge full of fresh fruit and veg.  Concur?  The annoying thing is that with my stomach being angry today I don’t think it will thank me if I give it much fruit and veg.  What to do…  After all these years I still don’t know what’s best to eat on days like these.  And I’m sipping coffee right now, which I’m certain does not help (coffee addict alert).  Any suggestions for go to meals/snacks when the IBS is playing up?

I did eat a winner dinner (loving the rhyming there) on Wednesday.  Twas a random combo but boy did it work.

This is a rather small portion but my appetite hasn’t been right this week- probably because I’ve been worried (and shift work doesn’t help).  Anyways, here we have Tilda’s lime and coriander rice with carrots, courgette, and red pepper.  I sauteed the veg in sesame seed oil then added random amounts of tamari, tomato ketchup and peanut butter.  Greatness.

In other news, you may have heard about Susan from The Great Balancing Act who has recently been diagnosed with Lymphoma.  To help with all the expensive medical bills there is a fundraiser going on that is hosted by a few of our US/Canadian friends.  Just click on the following to find out more:

That’s it for now.  Do you have any weekend plans?  My weekend is probs going to consist of studying, running (hopefully), and watching the Grand Prix.  If you have any IBS flare up food tips I’d love to hear about them.

Hope you have a great weekend!


9 thoughts on “The calm after the storm

  1. Hello to you too! Thanks for stopping by my blog – it’s always great to find fellow UK bloggers. I can’t believe I haven’t discovered your site before, it’s great 🙂

    I love seeing my fridge full of goodies, but there’s something liberating about having an empty fridge and having to be creative to make a meal.


  2. I love to restock the fridge with fresh ingredients – it’s always my favorite 🙂 I have no help re: IBS but you might be able to google bloggers + IBS and find other bloggers who have flare ups as well? 🙂


  3. Good thinking, Errign! I think I’ll do that. The IBS has settled as the day’s gone on, luckily. I even managed to take advantage of all the fresh produce in my fridge 🙂


  4. I love it when you eat the fridge and cupboards right down until there’s nothing left and then restock, it’s such a good feeling! I hope you bought a back up jar of peanut butter too, away from your husbands hands!
    Just saw above that your IBS has settled a bit, I hope everything is back to normal tomorrow for you!


  5. Sorry to hear about the GI issues. I guess it’s kinda par for the course during times like this. I hope it settles though. And that your weekend disserting (sic) is going well!


  6. Oh golly, tamari, tomato sauce, and peanut butter as a combined sauce sounds like amazepants!! I’m totally trying that tomorrow with my next batch of airfryer chips 😛

    I really hope the upset tummy settles for you. I’ve been struggling a bit lately too, and perhaps exhaustion is my demon there as well!


  7. I realise I am commenting on an old post but I am a Bristol girl, currently living in Australia, with an extreme fodmaps problem. My fix for a flare up is porridge with sliced banana every time!


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