Everyone has that one person they know who eats way too fast that it seems inhumane. One moment they'll have a roast dinner in front of them, and the next time you look, they've demolished the meal while you've only eaten one carrot. It's insane. Here are struggles you'll only understand if you are a fast eater.
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When you finish your meal before everyone else, so you're just sat at the table with an empty plate, trying not to watch everyone else eat like snails. The frustration is real and awkward.
When you decide to eat with a group of people, and you get a sharing platter. You need to ensure you don't inhale everything before others have a chance to try. Splitting nachos or slices of garlic bread seems impossible, especially when people talk for half an hour between bites.
Burning your mouth is a daily occurrence because you immediately eat food as soon as it comes out of the oven, not giving a care in the world. Then when the food is scalding hot, you play a game of 'do I spit it out, do I cry or do I play hot potato'.
Following on smoothly from the burning scenario. When you do burn your tongue from the scalding food, you then make your tastebuds die, and you basically can't taste for the next few days. The struggle is real.
When eating around someone you don't know well, you have to make an effort to pace yourself, so you don't let them see what kind of monster you look like when you eat and that you're capable of eating anything and everything!
When cooking for yourself, you hate preparing and waiting for it to cook. You may take an hour to make the meal but to eat, it takes 3. This is why we buy Gookie Dough in monster tubs, so it takes us slightly longer!
When you're asking yourself whether you're still hungry or if your body hasn't yet processed the food you've quite literally downed.
So, there it is. Fast eaters need a medal for the challenges they face in life. Share this with a friend that is like sonic when it comes to food and let us know your struggles in the comments below!
Meal prep is boring or hard work. There's only so much chicken, rice and broccoli you can eat in a week and it's easy to cook way too much. If you're a busy person who, for example, works shifts and doesn't fancy whipping up a dish at 3 am, we have your back. Gookie Dough is always here for a tasty dessert and here are some little hacks that may benefit that dreaded prep.
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It's important to balance your flavours. There's only so much bland food or spice that you can eat. Whatever you cooked on a Sunday (say that is Indian) make sure you do a salad or Italian later on in the week and vice versa. Mix things up and don't fall into a repetitive trap.
Of course, quick freezing your meal prep is a must-have to keep things fresh and is so convenient. Remember to only keep the first day's food in the fridge and freeze the rest of the meals to keep them fresh. No one wants a five-day-old curry that has been sat in the fridge. However, avoid things that don't defrost or reheat well like creamy sauces.
Many people feel the need to do a full day of cooking in order to get it out of the way with for another week. However, by chopping produce and measuring out seasonings and sauces the day before means that you're already half prepared to cook the next day. The process of cooking then goes a lot smoother with less stopping and starting.
We all know that a slow cooker is a life saver whether you are a busy worker or a student. This gem allows you to make all of your favourite meals without slaving away in the kitchen for hours. Put all your ingredients in and go and do your thing without the worry. This leads to batch cooking. By cooking basic meals such as bolognese in a batch means it saves time in the evenings and it's always good to come home to a hearty meal.
Those of you who are diary hoarders, you may actually put that cute notebook to use. By keeping a calendar of meals, you can stop yourself from falling into repetition. If you've really enjoyed a dish you can make a note of it so when you don't know what to make, the idea is there waiting for you! A recipe you made wasn't that great? Make a list of no's.
So, next time you're moaning about being bored with your meals or you're complaining about cooking, you have no excuses. Just remember, the Gookie Dough is sat in the fridge waiting for you for a little supper treat.