Last night I soaked oats with almond milk and frozen berries. In the morning they were added to the blender with banana and some coconut nut butter. Delicious.
When I got off my train, I was drawn, helplessly back to Monmouth. Like a moth to a flame I joined the queue and bought a coffee.
They are only small and I had a filter coffee to save some points from the milky coffees I prefer.
At work they do a “fruit frenzy Wednesday”. Boxes of fruit are placed in each kitchen for staff to help themselves to. So I did; white melon, orange melon, blueberries, raspberries, grapes and a strawberry. I liked that!
Back to Borough Market for a potter about while choosing lunch.
I wanted a salad and headed in to Le Pain Quotidien. What a delightful find. This boulangerie/patisserie/restaurant is simply furnished in a beautiful building where the food is the star of the show. I could have eaten it all. And one day I will sit at their communal table and eat bread with milk chocolate and plain chocolate and white chocolate spread. yes folks, you read that correctly – WHITE CHOCOLATE SPREAD 🙂 . How long until my birthday so I can go and pig out?
I chose a smoked chicken salad with raisin bread. I should have said no to the bread but having entered this foodie paradise “yes please” just popped out, all on its own when I was asked if I wanted any.
The salad came with a basil dressing and a runny mayonnaise. And croutons – oops.
The raisin bread was perfect. Moist and chewy and full of flavour. It came with a little pack of butter.
This was a lovely lunch but I am not sure how many calories/points it had. Too many I suspect. So despite being lovely and I highly recommend this place, I will have to try and avoid it in future.
I swam against the tide after work and walked North across London Bridge in rush hour. I wanted to pop in to a shop on the North side and enjoyed this amazing view of London lighting up for the evening. St.Paul’s is in the background, as majestic as ever.
Super was super quick and easy. Steamed kale and leeks with smoked salmon. The keen eyed amongst you will have spotted the butter in the photo. Oh come on! I can’t just eat a pile of steamed veggies – the butter and lots of black pepper elevates this from edible to tasty 🙂 .
Call it bread or du pain, it is not diet friendly for me and I really do need to leave it alone.