Potato and Chorizo

Four months ago my life changed in ways that even now I can’t quite grasp, I gave birth to the most precious, baby girl. She is the absolute apple of her mommy’s eye and occupies my every waking, and sleeping moments. And I have to say that it isn’t always easy to keep up with things like laundry, dishes, cooking and especially blog postings. Some how they all seem to fall along the wayside. I am not sure what I expected to happen with my time after having a baby, but I have to confess that I didn’t expect it to effect me this much. A baby takes so much time and attention away from the little things that you need to do during the day, that often times the whole day can go by without something productive happening. It is quite a change to have to get use to.

The other day I found myself looking through another persons food blog and I found myself feeling slightly intimidated by how amazing everything was. The writing was flawless, the photos put mine to absolute shame and their following was strong as it deserved to be so. I found myself thinking I could never complete with that and felt myself wanting to give up. Now sure maybe those thoughts were fueled by the higher amounts of hormones that seem to be pumping through my body these days but none the less it was something I had to work through. So I did have a long think about things, trying to figure out if I was giving my all to my work and if there was anything else I could do to improve. But you know what then the baby cried and I had to take care of her and then I realized something, sometimes as mums for some reason we think that we need to be perfect in all that we do. We need to have the perfect children, a clean house and just be all around amazing, super mums. But the truth of the matter is all we can do is give it our best and don’t expect any more then that. My blog might not be the best blog out there with the most stunning photography, but it is real and comes from my heart and that is all I can ask of myself.

So I want to challenge you, no matter where you are in your life, don’t expect more from yourself then you can give. All you can do is give it your best and let the rest fall away. Right now the most important job I have is taking care of my daughter everything else is gravy.

Potato and Chorizo

2 lg. potatoes, cubed
125g chorizo, chopped
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
50g mushrooms, diced
1 red pepper, diced

Boil the potatoes in a pan for 10 minutes until the potatoes are softened but still are firm. Tip out the water and allow the potatoes to steam dry for 5 minutes.

Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a wok and allow the wok to get hot. Throw the potatoes into the hot oil and cook until the potatoes are golden brown.

Add the chopped mushrooms, garlic and onion. Cook until fragrant, about 4-5 minutes.

Add the chorizo and red pepper and cook until the chorizo has heated through.

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