Mama’s Cafe

Fresh fruit, yogurt and granola parfait for breakfast with a skinny latte.  No time for a photo though as I was busy, busy busy!  I was in the office earlier than usual as I have so much work to do today.  I did need to experience some of that sunshine though so at lunch time I walked outside, under pretty Southwark Bridge,

and in to EAT.  I had a chicken Laksa soup which I sat outside and ate.

It was spicy, coconutty and tasty.

I had to work in a different office in London this afternoon and our meeting finished at 5 pm so I came home :-).  It was awesome to get home in daylight and I wanted to make supper for us.  Egg and chips?  Oh yes!

I peeled several sweet potatoes and cut them in to chip shapes, and covered them in a thin coating of olive oil, salt, paprika and cinnamon and put them in the oven for 40 minutes at 190 °C.

And I headed out to the garden to pick green leaves.

Look at the glorious colour on those stems!  If you have a garden or allotment then I really recommend Rainbow Swiss Chard.  It is so exciting to have fresh green leaves in the garden at this time of year and the stems are so colourful.

I feel healthier just looking at this lot and can’t wait to eat it!

Back inside I cut out and chopped the stems

 

and the leaves separately.

I stir fried the stems for about 5 minutes and then added the leaves for a couple of minutes until they just wilted.

I also poached some eggs – we had 2 each.

So Mama’s Cafe served up egg and chips for tea and we all enjoyed it 🙂

 

 

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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One Response to Mama’s Cafe

  1. laura1952 says:

    I love all the colours of the Swiss Chard. I have never seen it before, but will be looking for it to plant when our weather becomes really plantable and not summer one day, winter the next and spring the next.

    I also love that egg poacher of yours. My lunch today was eggs fried in a minimal bit of coconut oil, egg yolks broken to add a couple pieces of Old Cheddar Cheese and ripe advocado on the toast instead of anything else. Yum.

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