There's a reason for it. Both of us are planning on changing our diets quite significantly over the next few months. We're aiming to eat much lighter food, more fruits and vegetables, more fish, and much less red meat, fat, dairy, sugar, salt and so on. I've been going through recipe books, old and new, and looking for the sort of recipes I normally skim over, planning out a whole new menu for us both that is healthy, tasty, nutritious, affordable, and fun to cook. I know I need to do something about my food intake, but I'm not going to stop liking the stuff.
It's actually really enjoyable: I'm finding new things to cook, new flavor combinations, new ingredients, and new styles of cuisine. What I'd like to do is actually use this as a way to change our entire lifestyle. I'm thinking about focusing my main meal of the day at lunchtime, rather than evening, and going for something like a mezze or a Mediterranean-style spread, with a variety of dips and small dishes. Then I can take a break in the afternoon and go back to work in the evening. Anna usually works in the evenings anyway, since that's when artists are available, so it makes sense for us to work at the same time if we can, rather than me finishing just as she's getting started.
Anyway, as part of this process, I'm planning to use up everything in our cupboards, and then restock from scratch with new food when I've figured out the new menu. I reckon we've got enough to feed ourselves for maybe a month, perhaps a little more. We've got loads of things that we bought ages ago, and haven't used. Some of it's probably in danger of going out of date, so I might as well use it now instead of throwing it away in a few months.
It'll be interesting to see what I come up with. And I've got a lot of ramen noodles to look forward to.