Gordon Ramsay's Courgette and Halloumi Fritters - If you're looking for a deliciously gorgeous Vegetarian lunch, then you have found it.
I avoid courgettes. I really do. I duck and I dive and I hide from them but if they are hidden within a recipe, I have no issue!
Years ago I used to work with a guy called Ben (I am hoping he doesn't read this..but actually I don't mind if he does). We were really good friends. There were about 15 of us in an office and I was closest to Ben and another guy called Andy. They were both very different. Andy was the funny one and Ben the serious one. Although I never saw them outside of work, I was happy to see them when I got into work because we just got on.
Anyway, why am i banging on about all of this? Ben used to talk about having a crisis of confidence in his work. At that time, I didn't get it. I loved my job and was lucky enough to be working closely with David (a hilarious employment law specialist). He really pushed me to learn and I never felt out of my depth or like I didn't know what I was doing despite looking at employment law cases (after having been completely thrown in at the deep end).
Now though, I get it. I get what a crisis of confidence looks like. I LOVE my job but I constantly feel like I have so much to learn. The problem with Instagram is you can really end up comparing your work with people who have been doing the job for years. It is in your face whether you like it or not. I love watching other creatives, create. I love seeing other people succeed in my field because it paves the way for others.
I also genuinely believe that everyone has and needs to have a different journey for their own growth which is very personal to them. Not everyone wants the same things. I for example avoid PR events and hate schmoozing. I don't want fame. I have no issue with people that do. I know exactly what I want from my blog and that includes many things but first I need to own that I have come such a long way. I am really proud of my work but I have a lot of work that has to be published yet, that is old and therefore my feed looks great for a week and not great for another. That really stops me from putting content out because I don't want to have a feed that is all over the place so I kind if feel stuck because it will take forever to reshoot everything. Anyway, I spoke with my husband and we came up with a plan so now I am over it and I feel more focussed now. I think a confidence crisis is positive because it means growth is coming.
P.s. I also think its important to share these things because everyone at some point experiences things like this but if my rambling is too much, I'm sorry!
Anyway enough of my talking, here is the recipe for these yummy fritters.