Perfectly Runny

Blood oranges vary in colour from orange to blood red!

You can never tell until you cut them what colour they will be.  Believe it or not, they are both blood oranges.

I put them in the blender with almond milk, 1 tbsp chia seeds and 2 tbsp oats.  Interesting colour and it tasted very pleasant.

Lunch was in contrast to yesterdays vegetable bounty and was practically a vegetable desert.  Basically we had cheese and bread.  But not an ordinary cheese, a Mont d”Or Vacherin!

This is a close up.  To be honest, it  doesn’t even look like food and smells rather unpleasant too!

But if you put its little lid on and pop it in to the oven (I did 150 ° C for half an hour)

it comes out like this!  Yes, looks even worse.  But don’t let that put you off, because if you cut through that top crust you will find cheese heaven inside.

Yes, a golden runny pool of amazing tasting cheese in to which we dipped crusty bread and cherry tomatoes and then poured some on the crusty bread and ate it with smoked ham.  It was perfectly runny.  Awesome!

The Swiss Chard and spinach I planted last year survived the winter and is looking good.  So is a Bulls Blood beetroot which I grew for the lovely purple leaves which are very edible.

Some have been munched a bit but most leaves are new and shiny and perfect.

I picked red, yellow and white stemmed Swiss chard, spinach (large leaved variety called New Zealand spinach) and Bulls Blood beetroot leaves.

I fancied something spicy for supper and opted for a Nasi Goreng which I haven’t had for ages.  I cooked up some brown Basmati rice and stir fried some carrots, red onion, broccoli, red pepper, and the Swiss chard stems.

I added the chopped up leaves and lightly fried them until they began to wilt.

I put all the vegetables in to a bowl, fried the prawns, which I had bought raw, and then added the cooked prawns to the vegetables.  I had a jar of Nasi Goreng sauce so I added that to the wok, fried it for a minute or so and then added the vegetables, rice and prawns.

Before adding the spice, I put some rice, vegetables and prawns in a large bowl for Harvey so he could have his without chilli in it.  Ours was very spicy.  A bit too spicy for James and at the end of my spice tolerance  but I enjoyed it.

This was not a good diet day for me.  I also had some chocolate and some more cheese can you believe, with oatcakes.  Plus some Crabbies alcoholic ginger beer which went well with the Nasi Goreng and some red wine which I am enjoying now.  I have felt very tired all day and am hoping I sleep well and feel more lively tomorrow as I am off to see some people who are very dear and special to me!

 

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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3 Responses to Perfectly Runny

  1. laura1952 says:

    I was thinking about you today when I read Oh She Glows Green Monster Oatmeal and thought about how awesome this would be for you for your early morning weekday breakfasts.

    Green Monster Vegan Overnight Oats

    Now you can get in a serving of greens (without tasting it!) in your morning bowl of vegan overnight oats. Feel free to add any toppings as you wish: fruit, nut butter, granola, coconut, etc.

    Ingredients (1 serving)

    1 large handful fresh spinach or small handful of kale
    1 large ripe banana
    1.5 tbsp chia seeds (necessary for thickening)
    1 cup almond milk
    1/3 cup regular, rolled oats
    Sweetener, like maple syrup, if desired
    Instructions

    1. In a blender, blend together the spinach, banana, chia seeds, and almond milk until smooth.
    2. In a cereal bowl, add the oats and then pour the smoothie on top. Stir well until combined.
    3. Place in fridge (covered if preferred, but not necessary) overnight. Give it a good stir in the morning and then enjoy it cold, straight from the fridge. Add desired toppings as you wish such as nut butter, granola, coconut, fruit, etc.

    I know I will be trying it, but I am making her Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Bake for my breakfasts next week. I love how I can have one piece every morning and heat it up in the microwave and it warms the soul.

    Sleep well and enjoy your Sunday tomorrow.

    Laura

  2. laura1952 says:

    I thought about you today when I read Angela’s recipe for Green Monster Vegan Overnight Oats, thinking this would be perfect for you to whip up the night before for breakfast on your busy mornings during the week.

    Sleep well and enjoy your Sunday tomorrow.
    xxxooo

    Green Monster Vegan Overnight Oats

    Now you can get in a serving of greens (without tasting it!) in your morning bowl of vegan overnight oats. Feel free to add any toppings as you wish: fruit, nut butter, granola, coconut, etc.

    Ingredients (1 serving)

    1 large handful fresh spinach or small handful of kale
    1 large ripe banana
    1.5 tbsp chia seeds (necessary for thickening)
    1 cup almond milk
    1/3 cup regular, rolled oats
    Sweetener, like maple syrup, if desired
    Instructions

    1. In a blender, blend together the spinach, banana, chia seeds, and almond milk until smooth.
    2. In a cereal bowl, add the oats and then pour the smoothie on top. Stir well until combined.
    3. Place in fridge (covered if preferred, but not necessary) overnight. Give it a good stir in the morning and then enjoy it cold, straight from the fridge. Add desired toppings as you wish such as nut butter, granola, coconut, fruit, etc.

  3. laura1952 says:

    I know I am going to try this for sure, but next week is already slated for the Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Bake that I love because it lasts me the whole week in the right container.

    xxxooo

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