I decided to not eat breakfast at home today and I caught an earlier train.  Which gave me time to look round the market for a healthy breakfast.

I have been past this grocers but never in it before – the trains run just above it.

I chose a smoothie.

I went for the strawberry one which was made with freshly squeezed orange juice, strawberries, banana and natural yogurt.   It was good.  And I bought 2 clementines to have mid morning as well.

At lunch time I wandered back in to the market and it was buzzing.  So many new stalls open up on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Such as this lovely fish stall

And an amazing vegetable stall, which not only sells the most amazing produce but it is all arranged so well.

I wanted to buy it all!  But for lunch I went to the Raclette stand.  The last time I was in the market on a busy day I had already eaten lunch but I have wanted to try a Raclette ever since.  The cheese is cut and placed in a special contraption

which heats the cheese under a little grill so it melts

and once melted it is scraped on to potatoes and served with gherkins and small onions.


Nothing more to say.  Just WOW!  It is not a huge portion so really not a diet disaster, especially since I had such a light breakfast.

I stood and ate it in the sunshine in the gardens of Southwark Cathedral which was packed with people.  As was the market.  It was buzzing which gave it a great vibe.

I have been buzzing too, busy as a little bee at work, which is going well but is getting busy.  Buzzzzz.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. 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 do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. 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. 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 Buzzing

  1. Lucy Murphy says:

    We have a raclette machine at home – the kids LOVE it. Ours has little individual pans that you put the cheese on and it melts. Lovely on any vegetables really, particularly potato and courgettes too. That big one looks pretty spectacular though I must say. x

  2. Veg Grower up the Road says:

    Zoe – you have found the most perfect place to work. Surrounded by fantastic, local, healthy food in a sublime setting. Who cares what happens to the bits in between!

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