A Walk On Reigate Hill

Today is the first day of Spring and as if in celebration it was sunny – yippee.  I always like to see the sun but especially on a day when we planned to be outside for 3-4 hours walking.  I was meeting one of my dearest friends, Jeremy, and his family for a walk on Reigate Hill as that is half way between our houses.

Before we set off though we had a hearty breakfast.

strawberries in white pot I am avoiding all citrus fruits (unfortunately as I love them) in case they are contributing to my spotty and dry skin but Harvey is happy he gets all the blood oranges.  The season is over so these may be the last until next year.blood orange and fruits I made a huge smoothie out of 2 frozen bananas, 2 large handfuls of spinach, some almond milk, 1 tbsp chia and flax seeds and some sprouts.trio of sprouts I put some of each type of sprout in the blender.sprouts in blender Topped with a kiwi fruit, some cacao nibs and a strawberry.seeds and smoothie I do confess I have enjoyed the flavour of many other smoothies I have made more than this one but this was so green and so good for you I enjoyed every mouthful.spinach and nana ice cream We then set off for Reigate Hill and Gatton Park, a National Trust owned area of the North Downs, just off junction 8 of the M25.  Unfortunately it was really cloudy when we arrived and threatened rain but in the end the Spring sunshine prevailed.Reigate Hill cloudy We walked over to the fort and enjoyed the views from both sides of the hill.  This is looking South towards the South Downs with the South coast beyond.H on Reigate Hill This is one of 13 forts built in the 1890s to protect London from the threat of invasion from the French.exploring the fort No threat of invasion today but it provided an interesting place to run around in.JT fam and H Reigate Hill fort masts There is a warmth back to the sun which was very enjoyable and made me realise I am way behind with preparing for the garden this year.  I need to buy my seeds.JT fam and me I need new boots!cracked walking boot This is the view looking North and although it is harder to see in the photo than it was when we stood there, you can see London in the distance.  We could easily make out the Gherkin and The Shard and over to the West, Wembley.London in distanceAfter a long walk (in terms of time taken rather then distance covered) we came back to the car park area where there was a very impressive little cafe, called the Urban Kitchen.  For a small and rather remote cafe they had an excellent range of food and drinks.  I ordered a soy latte and a vegetables soup but I was tempted with a smoothie.
Urban Kitchen Unfortunately the butternut squash soup tasted rather unpleasant so I was unable to eat it.  It is very rare that I can not eat something and I was clearly unlucky with my choice because everyone else’s lunch was really good.soup and latte Instead I had 2 Bounce balls which were the only vegan offering available.  I really like bounce balls so was quite happy with that.  I was particularly happy to have had my first meal outside for 2015 and with such lovely company.

I did have 2 dates and about 8 almonds when I got home which kept me going until supper time.Macadamia Bounce

For dinner I made something I was expecting to be ordinary if not even dull but it was so delicious I am sharing the recipe as I certainly want to make it again.

We had celeriac and potato mash with a ‘cheesy’ vegetable casserole (vegan).  Harvey had the same meal with Swedish meatballs too as he is not willing to give up meat and I believe it should be a personal choice.  But I do insist he eats lots of fruits and veggies so he tends to eat the same as me plus some meat on the side.  That keeps us both happy.cheesey veg and celeriac mash Cheesey Vegetable Casserole (vegan)

Ingredients (serves 4)

1 tbsp coconut oil
2 medium sized onions, peeled and chopped
2 carrots, chopped
4 sticks of celery, chopped
Half a punnett of chestnut mushrooms, sliced
Half a savoy cabbage, finely sliced
Similar quantity of runner beans
300 ml passata
200 ml water
1 tsp Marmite
1 level tsp oregano
1 level tsp fennel seeds
salt and pepper
4 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes

Method

1. Heat oil in large casserole dish
2. Gently fry the onions, carrots and celery for about 10 minutes
3. Add the mushrooms and savoy cabbage and cook for another 5 minutes
4. Add the passata, water, Marmite, oregano, fennel seeds, salt and pepper and simmer very gently, covered, for about half an hour.
5. Serve with 1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes sprinkled on top of each portion to add a ‘cheesey’ flavour.

I served this with a celeriac and potato mash which is made with about 2/3 potato and 1/3 celeriac.  I boiled the celeriac and potato together, strained them and seasoned them with salt and pepper and then mashed them with some margarine.

The flavours of the casserole seemed almost meaty and the nutritional yeast flakes adds a cheesey flavour.  I loved every single bite of this and am really pleased there is some leftover for tomorrow.
vegan cheesey veg

What a lovely day.  We really enjoyed spending time with Jeremy, Helen, Roddy and Jay, we enjoyed visiting somewhere new, the Spring sunshine was a bonus and everything I ate was top quality and tasty.  I hope the rest of Spring 2015 measures up to this perfect start.

 

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Photography

I have been without my favoured camera, my Canon EOS, for a couple of months now.  It had stopped working and what with one thing and another I didn’t find anywhere to take it to have it fixed.  A few weeks ago, whilst walking round Tunbridge Wells, I noticed RedBox Cameras and asked if they could take a look at it for me.  Well they did and it was repaired, cleaned and serviced in less than 2 weeks (they had to send it away and wait for a part so quite quick I think) and for a reasonable price.  The staff in the shop are very helpful and knowledgable which made me wish I had found them ages ago.  So I am passing this on to all my local readers in case you or someone you know is looking for a camera repair/service shop.

Red Box Cameras

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(Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm)
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Tunbridge Wells
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inside Redbox Friday is weigh in day.  The same again !!!!!  I was disappointed but at least staying the same is better than a gain.

still -17

This is a new packet of nutritiousness I bought at Wholefoods in the week but had not had a chance to try until this morning.  I added 1 tbsp to 2 frozen bananas, 2 persimmons, some coconut yogurt and a splash of almond milk for breakfast.  Complete deliciousness.chia and flax seed powder I then set off for my photography course.  I often have an image in my mind of what I want to photograph but I am often disappointed so I booked a 2 day course at the Adult Education Centre in Maidstone.  It was very reasonably priced (£90), enjoyable and  I learnt a lot.

I have wanted to be able to do this for ages; choose part of the photo to be in focus and the rest increasingly blurred.  Now I can do it :-)3 lemonsI took lunch in with me as I wasn’t sure what the lunch time options would be.  I had more carrots than this but otherwise just the carrots, celery and humous.
humous carrots celeryWe spent the last hour of the day directing a shoot with the assistance of the others on the course.  There were only 3 of us so we had 20 minutes each to tinker about which was really good fun and a great learning opportunity.
photography course I wanted to photograph a white mug,white mug 8on an undyed natural coloured piece of fabric,white mug 7against a white background.white mug 6 I wanted to experiment with different aperture, shutter speed and ios settings with different lights.white mug 5 I didn’t want to be distracted by different colours.white mug 4 I wanted the shapes and textures to stand out.white mug 3 It was really good fun.white mug 2And I learned a lot.  I ate 2 of these crisp and juicey apples – they were mine and not the teacher’s props, honest!

red apple side lit One of the others on the course was more interested in achieving different effects with the professional lights as he already knew a lot about aperture and shutter speed etc.red squirrel unlit It was very interesting and I am looking forward to part 2 next Saturday.red squirrel lit Unfortunately at home I do not have professional lights and I didn’t use any lamps so apologies but these are out of focus more than I wanted them to be but you get the idea of what we had for supper.  I made onion bhajis for the first time and they were very tasty.  Easy to make and well worth it.  I never knew they had potato in them.bhaji ingredients You make a batter, stir in gram flour, spices and grated onion and potato and fry them.  Nearly as easy as making pancakes and apart from grating the potato and onion, about the same time too.onion bhaji frying Instead of eating them with a greasy curry we had them with salad made with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks and mixed sprouts.  Harvey had a sausage too as he baulks a bit massively at being vegan or even vegetarian.

I tried to eat the salad undressed but it was all too dry.  I couldn’t be bothered to make a dressing as we had started eating so instead I had some Salad Cream which has egg yolk in it.  So not a vegan supper but vegetarian at least.onion bhaji and salad Onion Bhajis (recipe from the back of the packet of gram flour!!!)

Ingredients (made 4 bhajis)

75g gram flour
2 tsps cumin seeds
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp turmeric
½ tsp salt
½ tsp mixed spice
4 tbsp water (I needed 6 tbsp but the recipe says to use 4)
100 g grated onion (almost 1 whole medium sized brown onion)
25 g grated potato (about half a medium sized potato
1 tbsp oil for frying

Method

1. mix together the gram flour, cumin, coriander, turmeric, salt and mixed spice (I gorund mine up so there were no “bits” in it i.e. the cumin seeds
2. stir in the water and beat to a smooth batter
3. add grated onion and potato and mix well
4. Heat the oil and drop in 4 (you could make them smaller if you want) spoonfuls of mixture
5. Cook until golden brown on both sides and drain on kitchen paper before serving

I shallow fried mine whereas the recipe uses 5 tbsp oil.  They were not oily at all and tasted really good so we really enjoyed them.  It made a change and I will make them again as they were very easy and quite quick.

I am now relaxing with a little snifter of sloe gin I made a couple of years ago.  I am now on my second and it is going down rather easily!  Cheers.
sloe gin

 

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So Many Veggies

I have eaten so many veggies today and I feel really good about that.

Some fruit today too.  Over the course of the day I munched my way through 4 apples and about 8 dates.2 apples red and yekkow At lunch time I went back to Food For Thought, hoping to find more of that yummy shepherdess pie I had yesterday.Iranian stew 2 It wasn’t on the menu today so instead I had this ‘Iranian Stew’ which was their hot vegan offering.  It was really good.FFT Iranian stew I had it with 2 salads.FFT salad 2 It was all excellent.FFT salad Lots more veggies for dinner.  I str fried an aubergine, leeks, broccoli, cauliflower and mushrooms in coconut oil.vegetables frying Added a can of light coconut milk and a large spoonful of red Thai curry paste.coconut and oil and paste Garnished with mint and coriander it made a quick to cook and satisfying supper.coconut veg curry

Thank you to all those of you who have sent me comments about dry skin/eczema/allergic reactions you have had.  It is not unusual it would seem.  I feel encouraged that I need to persevere to isolate what it is that is triggering this reaction and unless it is coconuts, I did well today on an allergy friendly diet as I had no fish, shellfish, gluten, grains, eggs, dairy, citrus, nuts or seeds.  I really enjoyed everything I ate too :-)

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Simple Supper

I was going to try and eat primarily fruit and veggies today but it is hard to stick to raw when it is cold and you feel below par.  I felt much less bloated after yesterday’s fruit fest and slept well last night.  However, my skin was quite bad today and I am now wondering whether I should cut out citrus too.  Two people told me that they have spots and very dry skin when they consume oranges or lemons.  I have been consuming a lot this year as I have been adding lemon peel to chilled water, starting the day with lemon in hot water and eating lots of oranges and blood oranges.

So I stuck to apples (3!!!), grapes and black tea this morning plus I sipped on chilled water infused with strawberries and grapes.

breakfast 25-2-15I went over to Food For Thought at lunch time, a vegetarian restaurant on Neal Street.  They mark which recipes are vegan and most of them are – whoop whoop.  Great to have such a choice.
shepherdess pie 2 This shepherdess pie was AWESOME.  I loved every morsel and could have eaten twice as much.  I will be going back for more of that.  It was vegan but I think even a meat lover would have enjoyed that as it was so full of flavour.shepherdess pie 1 I am meant to be avoiding the lattes but this afternoon I fancied something sweet so I had a soy milk latte and a bag of popcorn.  Still vegan and not as bad as it could have been but definitely best avoided when trying to lose weight.

I made the simplest ever veggie stew for supper.  I lightly fried in coconut oil some onion, celery, yellow pepper, celeriac, fennel, carrots and leeks.making veg stew 2 Then I added some vegetable stock and a small amount of garam masala, put the lid on and simmered gently for 15-20 minutes.making veg stew 1 Then I tipped it all in to a large bowl and topped it with coriander.veg stew 2Simple, quick to make, vegan and full of goodies.  We like that!

 

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Fruit-Full

Ever since I came out in a bad rash at the beginning of the year, I have had a very sensitive skin.  The Doctor explained my immune response to whatever it was I reacted to could take 2 months to calm down.  But it seems to keep flaring up which suggests to me that I keep eating what I am reacting to.  I think it may be gluten.  For a very long time I have noticed that bread makes me feel bloated, gasy and very tired so I do not eat much of it.  But wheat in any form and oats are also making me feel tired, foggy headed and more recently, have very dry skin, spots and blotches.  So today I decided to eat very simply which meant raw fruits and vegetables.  Well, I think it’s the wheat and oats so I need to give them up and see if I feel better.

Today was bright and sunny to begin with but rather cold.sunny London 24-2-15 I took half a small watermelon and some grapes to work for breakfast.  I also had a large soy milk latte.black grapes and watermelonI popped out to Covent Garden at lunch time – less than a 5 minute walk from the office  which is great.  Nil point for helpfulness from the Apple store though.
Outside Apple Store I went to M&S to buy a selection of fruit to munch on.  I didn’t eat all this; I ate less than half and the remainder is in the fridge at work for tomorrow and Thursday.M&S fruit selection I did eat about half of these which was probably about 8.Hadrani Dates None of these.Strawberries M&S All of these – I do like mango.mango madness All of these.  I like pineapple but after I had eaten half of it my tongue began to feel as if it was burning.pineapple chunks None of these.Pink Lady Apples One of these which was lovely.  Crisp, firm and sweet.Amelia apples No grapes but all the orange juice.grapes and OJ Supper was a green smoothie.  3 frozen bananas, half an avocado, a huge handful of spinach, some coconut water and a heaped teaspoon of Out Of The Woods.bananas, spinach and avocado In to the woods It made a huge bowlful of green goodness.smoothie 24-2-15 So yummy and so easy to make and then eat.green smoothie 24-2-15

I definitely feel more alert and energetic than I did yesterday which is a good start and not at all hungry so I am going to try consuming just fruits and veggies again tomorrow.  No improvement to my skin yet but it will take a few days for that to improve.

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Disasterama

I always seem to sleep badly on a Sunday night – why is that?

Luckily I had my wits about me last night and I made a chia pudding to take in to work.  Half a cup of raw sprouted oats, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 2 heaped tbsp Co Yo and almond milk, stirred and left in the fridge.  In the morning I added a fresh mango.breakfast 23-2-15 I love this.  Sweet and juicy fruit and creamy coconutty chia pudding makes a great start to the day.mango and chia pudding Lunch was a salad bowl from wholefoods.  I should have bought a bigger one because I still felt hungry afterwards.wholefoods salad box I had some green tea and cashews.green tea and cashews Then some popcorn and 2 apples.propercorn This burnt offering was supper.  Disasterama!  It was meant to be buffalo style cauliflower which I was really looking forward to making but my ‘batter’ slipped off and the cauliflower burnt.  I was so disappointed.  However, the bits that aren’t burnt tasted good so I shall tweak the recipe and have another go another day.burnt cauliflower

 

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Chips Are Vegan

We woke up to a very cold and frosty but bright and sunny morning.  I do love a sunny morning.  I also love it when the little fella sleeps in beyond 7 am and when I have a fab friend staying so all was well with the world when I woke up.  Being an emotional over eater, that also means it is easier for me to make sensible food choices, which I did – apart from some chocolate. I made the men folk a sausage and egg bap with a freshly squeezed juice but I just consumed plants for breakfast.

I began the day with a large juice made with orange, apple, cucumber, carrot, persimmon and fennel.orange coloured juice Followed by a lovely smoothie made with 2 frozen bananas, a kiwi fruit, 1 tsp blue-green algae and coconut water, topped with cacao nibs.  It made 2 of this size and I enjoyed them both.green nana ice-cream We had a lovely walk over the road.moss and wood stack green moss BJ and H in woods It was very muddy!muddy feet A snack of humous and celery kept me going until lunch time.houmous and celery When I made a stir fry with noodles.SOBA needlesBroccoli, cauliflower, peppers, onions and mushrooms, stir fried in coconut oil.
broccoli, cauliflower and peppers Simple and quite adequate.lunch 22-2-15 I seasoned it with soy sauce, apple cider vinegar and garlic.noodles and veggiesA lazy afternoon in front of the fire beckoned. Unfortunately so did a bar of dark chocolate with orange.  I ate all 100 g of it which was over 500 calories :-(fire on a SundayI enjoyed the chocolate though, and some time spent painting.  What a lovely lazy Sunday.painting and fielight Super was very simple.  Chips are vegan, as are many other unhealthy foods.  I don’t think home made chips are too bad though as I only used a little bit of oil and a just a pinch of salt.  Served with guacamole which I made with 1 avocado and a large tomato, very finely chopped and mashed.chips and guacamole home made chips Guacamole with coriander

Apart from the chocolate, a healthy and diet friendly day of eating with some exercise.

 

 

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Chinese New Year 2015

I have had a fun and busy and not the best eating couple of days!  Friday weigh day was a no change result which I was partly relieved about as I did minimal exercise last week and ate too much on some days.  Weighing the same is better than a gain!

Yesterday I played tennis for the first time in about 9 months and loved it.  I had got my timings wrong and ended up with 5 minutes to make breakfast before I went so I made a very quick smoothie with 2 frozen bananas, pineapple and a persimmon.  No time to add anything else.  It tasted good and provided energy for the tennis but not long after.

banana, pineapple and persimmon Lunch was a very quick and easy bowl of pasta.Tagliatelle I made a very simple sauce with mushrooms and tomatoes and served it with pea shoots and cucumber.pasta and salad Unfortunately I had a bit of a Nutella and toast-fest in the late afternoon.  I blame a bad night’s sleep, an unfortunate incident with some laundry detergent that was actually washing up liquid and poor meal planning.  Harvey decided that to help me protect his jar of Nutella, he would hide it in his room – that works for me!

We woke up this morning to a very unexpected flurry of huge snow flakes.  I hadn’t seen it  forecast so was really surprised.snow I was anxious too because I was expecting my fab friend BJ to be arriving from Leicestershire and didn’t want snow to stop play.  Luckily it didn’t and he arrived safely and on time.snow Feb 2015I have mentioned this before and I am going to mention it again.  If you like chilled water, keep a jug in the fridge with some fruit and veggies in it to make it really refreshing.  This blend, of lemon peel, an orange and some cucumber is excellent.
fruit infused water Breakfast today was a really delicious smoothie made with 2 frozen bananas, 2 fresh persimmons, blue algae, coconut water, lucuma, acai and mixed nut butter. awesome smoothie 21-2-15 Topped with cacao nibs.  This was one of the tastiest I have had.smoothie 21-2-15 We then headed off to Andrew and Alison’s for a Chinese with my sister Abi and her family to celebrate Chinese New Year.  Chinese decs at Burrell's We snacked on some rice crackers brought back from a recent trip to Singapore.  I didn’t eat any that obviously had prawns in but I can not vouch for the vegan or even vegetarian suitability of the crackers.  I also had far too many crisps, wine and pink bubbles.rice crackers I was saved from complete ruin because I was driving home.  I have just noticed my reflection in the picture :-)wine o'clock We did have a lovely day, eating, drinking, chatting and laughing.at the Burrell's Max and Katie We didn’t eat until about 4:30 by which time I was so hungry I ate far too many vegetable spring rolls.  I also had a large bowl full of rice and vegetable curry.spring rolls and seaweed Alison and Kit I completed my over eating with a portion of Andrew’s home made sticky toffee pudding which was so good it was actually worth every calorie. It was a small portion with no cream.  I will go to bed dreaming about that perfect pudding tonight.sticky toffee pudding Burrell

I am going to have to be ultra good again from tomorrow.  It is one of the situations I find the hardest to eat well in; everyone around me is tucking in to food and drink I am trying to avoid and there were no fruit and vegetable alternatives.  I really enjoyed myself but do feel very uncomfortable now as I ate far too much but it was a great day.  Thank you to BJ for visiting and to Alison and Andrew for having us all over.

 

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Pancake Day – Late And Vegan

Harvey was very disappointed to have missed pancake day this year so I promised him pancakes today.  Not for breakfast though!  I have 2 days off work to spend with Harvey as it is half term so I was having a little lie in and reading the magazine Abel & Cole left me last week.  There was a recipe for celeriac rosti which sounded easy.  I had a celeriac languishing in the fridge so this seemed like a good way to use it up and I thought we could have it for breakfast.

celeriac on recipe You grate half a celeriac.grated celeriac Mix it with egg, garlic, herbs or spices, salt and pepper.  I have just noticed the recipe says to add flour but I missed that bit out (accidentally) and they worked really well!making rosti Then fry it gently.  Super easy.egg celeriac rosti Harvey had his with garlic sausage and he really enjoyed it.  I try and make sure he has fruit and/or veggies with every meal so that was veggies with breakfast sorted!

rosti and garlic sausage

I adapted the recipe to make it vegan by substituting the egg for a vegan ‘egg’ made by mashing a banana and mixing in 1 tbsp chia seeds.  I went and had a long bath while the chia seeds swelled up.banana chia As mine were sweet rostis I didn’t add the garlic, herbs, salt or pepper.  I just stirred in the grated celeriac.rosti celeriac banana Then fried them in coconut oil.cooking banana celeriac rosti Served with persimmon it was very good.  Frying banana intensifies the flavour and the banana flavour went very well with the celeriac.persimmon and rosti Celeriac Rosti

Savoury Style (serves 1)

1/4 of a celeriac, grated
1 egg, whisked
1 clove of garlic
Sprinkling of herbs (I used thyme)
salt and pepper
1 tbsp flour (optional)
oil for cooking

Whisk eggs in a bowl and add the garlic, herbs, salt and pepper
Mix in the celeriac
Make in to 3 large balls and pace in frying pan
Flatten and fry for a approximately 2 minutes each side

 

Sweet and vegan style (serves 1)

1/4 of a celeriac, grated
1 banana mashed
1 tbsp chia seeds

Mash the banana and add the chia seeds and set aside for at least an hour
Mix in the celeriac, shape in to balls and fry as above

They are very easy and taste lovely.  The magazine recommended making them to serve with roast meat but they were excellent for breakfast too.
banana celeriac roasti I snacked on half a blood orange and a mug of green tea late morning.blood orange and green tea For lunch I made the pancakes I had promised the little fella.  I chose Jamie Oliver’s vegan blueberry pancakes.  They were very easy to make too and we both really enjoyed them.making blueberry pancakes blueberry pancakesHarvey enjoyed his with oranges and maple syrup.
blueberry pancakes H I had some Co Yo and oranges with mine.  They really were excellent and kept us filled up for about 6 hours!blueberry pancakes 1 We took the dogs over the road for a walk despite the rain which seemed to start the minute we left the house.Milton in water 1 It was good to be outside walking.  I felt very energised after my pancake lunch and really enjoyed the walking.H in pale woods I did snack on some coconut chips and 2 dates while I heated up supper – left over Keralan vegetable curry and rice.  It reheats very well.Keralan curry leftover

A great day’s eating plus a dog walk plus lots of activity in the house so I am pleased with today’s efforts.

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Sweet And Snacky

I worked from home today which is always enjoyable because I avoid 3 hours commuting and I can prepare food in my own kitchen.

I had a good nights sleep last night which I think is partly because I went to bed having eaten lightly, so I wasn’t wasting valuable energy digesting a huge meal.  These looked tempting, sitting there in the sunshine.

Persimmon bowl I was in the mood for a smoothie so I made one with persimmon, blueberries, banana and pineapple with coconut water and a spoonful of mixed nut butter.smoothie 18-2 nut butter Really good.  So creamy and full of sweet flavours.smoothie 18-2 I couldn’t get in to my kitchen until 3pm as I had an electrician working in there so I snacked on some coconut chips, almonds and dates.nuts coconut Then some grapes.grapes in green bowl By 3pm I was too busy with work to cook anything other than a bowl of ready made soup.Biona lentil soup 18-2 Not as good as home made but close enough.hearty lentil soup 18-2 More snacking in the afternoon.  I ate more coconut chips later as I was getting frustrated with how much work I had to finish this afternoon.  They are full of maple syrup and calories so should be avoided but I do struggle to resist such things when I now they are there.coconut and dates As I had eaten too many sweet things today, I made a very simple supper.  I sliced up a butternut squash and roasted it until it was soft.  I chopped up some cucumber, black grapes, tomatoes and an avocado.chopped veggies 19-2-15 I made a dressing I had seen Nigel Slater make; the juice of 1 orange, 1 tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper.  I whisked the dressing together and added the just chopped veggies and grapes and stirred gently to mix.raw veg in dressing I chopped up the roasted butternut squash and mixed in with some quinoa I had previously cooked.quinoa and roasted squash Served with a simple garnish of fresh mint and coriander.dinner 18-2-15 2 A simple but delicious supper.  I enjoyed every mouthful.dinner 18-2-15

I now have 2 days off to look forward to – yippee

 

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