No Name Lunch

It was a complete joy to wake up this morning at 7:30 am, look out of the window and see this lovely view from the bed.

I had porridge for breakfast made with 30 g oats, 100 ml soya milk, 100 ml water, 1 tsp chia seeds and 1 banana which I served with 1 tbsp coconut nut butter, 1 tsp ground flax seed and a passionfruit.  Quite a bowlful of flavours.  Which worked.

Which I enjoyed sitting in the bay window looking at the boats in the harbour.

I was excited about this morning.  I went to Sandwich to Aunty Marion’s for a coffee and 2 of my cousins, Katie and Hannah were there too.  It was a dull and wet morning so Aunty had lit a fire and very cosy it was too.

I had a coffee and resisted the biscuits:-).  And we chatted and chatted and chatted.  Which will come as no surprise to anyone who know us.

And laughed.

Hannah had to go to work after a while and Aunty Marion, Katie and I went in to Sandwich for a potter about and lunch at No Name restaurant.  Which is above No Name Shop which is on No Name Street!

The shop is wonderful and I could have bought nearly all of it.  It is owned by a French man and stocked with delicious French cheeses, French jams, quiches and oils.  There was also No Name bread,

No Name saucisson,

No Name Olives and you can see the weekly market through the window,

No Name Croque Monsieur.

A yummy cheesy treat, perfectly cooked.  Lots of cheese and good ham but not too rich.  Just.  It was delicious.

And we had heart shaped tomatoes because I asked if I could take photos for my blog and they wanted it to look pretty.  It looked great anyway but that was a cute touch.

I really enjoyed this restaurant. And obviously the company.  I had a wonderful day and was sad to say good-bye to my lovely cousins and Aunty.  But we all had lots to do this  afternoon so had to part ways after lunch.  I was busy at the house but had this great view to keep peaking at.

Dinner was more leftovers.  I am rather fed up with my leftovers, even though they are tasty.  I am looking forward to cooking fresh foods again this weekend and I will make smaller quantities.  I used up the last of the pork from Sunday and some left over brown rice.  I fried tender stem broccoli and a leek with oyster sauce and I warmed the pork up with some plum sauce.

Served with heated up rice it was a tasty supper.

I have been watching Masterchef while I write this and feel rather despondent about my cooking skills!  And presentation.  I enjoy my cooking and eating and find it relaxing rather than stressful.  I certainly found lunch today relaxing and extremely enjoyable at No Name.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

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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4 Responses to No Name Lunch

  1. sally seiver says:

    Zoe reading your blog has become part of my morning routine and I’ll take your leftovers anyday! Don’t let Masterchef get to you; you are already motivating people to think about food in a different way and I love your presentation. How come I always seem to be reading your blog when I am hungry? I wish I was as original and creative as you in the kitchen….Sally

  2. If you feel despondent about your cooking skills and presentation, there’s no hope for the rest of us!! Your meals always look appetising to me, and you’re both adventurous and inventive with your ingedients. I agree with Sally’s comments. If Masterchef makes you feel like this, you should give up watching it! lol

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