We did the plan last night. Again, it's a simple thing. I know a lot of people have a problem with planning first because what you want might not be available or something else might be cheaper but I don't see that as a problem for planning. The plan is something that guides me towards what we're going to have. So if I get to the shop and the don't have whatever it is then I buy something that will do the trick. If we said we wanted tacos but find some wraps in the pantry then we'll use them - tacos is kind of shorthand for "something spicy involving lots of cumin, chipotles and beans. If a recipe has certain veg in it but other veg a cheaper then we'll buy what's cheap, it's not a big deal. Far from being regimented or there to scupper my creativity (not that I wish to have creativity where cooking is concerned) it frees me up.
Also, back on the diet thing as of yesterday. I'd already done 45 minutes exercise, had a shower and was ready to eat a banana by half nine so that's better than a kick in the face.
Anyway, here's the list, yep, we're going through a rice phase-
1. snacky (me only)
7. lentil bol
8. ratatouille w harissa potatoes
9. jambalaya/khao pad
11 singapore noodles
12 stirfry w rice
13 gigantes plaki w herb potatoes
14 kofta w tabbouleh
23 chilli w l/o wraps
25 beans and wedges
26 pasta bake
27 falafel, bulghur and whatever else is in the fridge
29 gigantes plaki