Sunday Sunday

I love lazy Sundays.  I had a few chores to do today, some time set aside for relaxing and I also made plenty of time for cooking or preparing healthy food.  Such as slicing up this juicy and sweet orange.

I had these perfectly ripe figs to use.

I added the orange and figs to natural yogurt with pistachios and a drizzle of honey.  Delicious.

I read quite a few food and healthy living blogs.  One I always enjoy, particularly for the photography is Scandi Foodie.  Scandi Foodie is written by Maria, a Finnish lady living in Sydney.  Her pictures are heavily influenced by her Scandinavian roots.  I love the brightness and simplicity of them.  A while ago she posted a recipe for Haloumi with Vegetable Medley.  I have had that sitting on my ‘Recipes To Try’ page for ages.  Today was the day to try it.  I had a little helper so we worked in tandem :-)

Haloumi and Vegetables

Ingredients (Serves 2-4)

  • 200g Haloumi, cut in to slices
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 medium sized aubergine, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 10 mushrooms, diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 10 red olives, pitted and diced
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint, chopped
  • parsley, chopped

Method

  • Heat the oil in a large pan and add the oil.
  • Add the mustard seeds and then the vegetables.

  • Gently cook the vegetables for about 10 minutes until beginning to soften.
  • Add the sherry vinegar and seasoning.  Mix well.
  • Set aside to cool slightly while you cook the haloumi.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil and fry the haloumi on both sides until browned.
  • Serve the vegetables piled on top of the cheese and garnished with the mint and parsley.

I served mine with lettuce and home grown tomatoes.

Scandi Foodie made dainty and pretty vegetable stacks.  However, I piled the veggies on.

I was glad I did too because they were delicious.  The sherry vinegar and herbs really lifted the flavours from good to fabulous.  I really enjoyed this and Harvey had seconds of the vegetables they were so good.

For ladies who lunch, this is a perfect dish to serve and it would also make a good starter.

When I was peckish this afternoon I snacked on some nuts and dates.

I lubricated the brain cells so I was ready to prepare supper.

Supper was delicious but I didn’t manage many photos.  It came from another blog called Mel’s Kitchen Cafe which I have never cooked anything from before but I will look at it again.  I made the Chicken Corn Chowder and it was delicious.  Look it up and give it a go.

I can’t believe the weekend is over so quickly!

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Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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5 Responses to Sunday Sunday

  1. veg grower up the road says:

    Your day sounded totally relaxing unlike mine! Although it was fun and productive! I I watched some junior tennis, visited Marle Place sculpture park and went for a dog walk near Sevenoaks. Almost forgot the weeding when I got home till it was dark!!! Looking forward to a lovely dog walk next Sunday + good catch up. Xx

  2. laura1952 says:

    What a nice weekend you had. Great eating too.

    • Thank goodness it’s the weekend again :-) I hope you and Bob have a great one :-)

      • laura1952 says:

        It is our Thanksgiving weekend this weekend, so that means food, friends and family are a priority.
        We are having dinner on Thanksgiving Monday because that is when both my boys and their spouses have the day off normally. They all work in the restaurant business. Have a good walk this weekend.

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