In a rut?
The word arises from middle English rutte, in turn from French ruit, that meant disturbance !!
Now about getting into a food rut??
The probably the word is used as in the modification of Middle French route or way, which means a track worn by a wheel or habitual passage. It could also mean a groove in which something runs,
Now about getting into a food rut?
Probably the usage is as in usual or fixed practise… then food rut….
It was rice and lentils, re-invented stretched and modified. Until one day I decided nothing that is good can become stuck – and if it is stuck it can’t be any good. I took that bowl of rice and lentil. Poured it into the freshly dug hole in the ground that was meant for planting something.
I then created a menu plan for the month, since then there is a fair amount of variety in my cooking.
Of course there are fundamental rules like those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it.