Standard breakfast yesterday of Alpen, granola, yogurt, almond milk, chia seeds and strawberries. Eaten at my desk.
I had a lovely lunch today. I went walkabout with Sue who I work with. Well, until Friday at least when she leaves 😦 . She took me over the river and showed me some of her favourite places to visit at lunch time. Check out this uber cool, roof top, open air bar.
If you want to know where it is…….. you can offer to buy me a drink and I will meet you there. The coffee shop is closed for a refurb so it will have to be champagne 🙂 . We wandered along to Guidlhall which is a beautiful building and apparently underneath is a hologram of the Roman Amphitheatre that used to be there. You access it via the art gallery to the right.
We then went to a fabulous eating and drinking establishment near Royal Exchange where I bought a delicious latte and this interesting box of salad.
The Japanese style pickled veg were not to my taste but the rest was lovely; a crispy broccoli salad, Indian spiced cabbage and a sweet potato salad. Different to the usual fare on offer and really enjoyable.
I had a quick and easy supper as I was going out for a drink in The George with Fiona and Judy. Guess what I had?
Yes, a green smoothie. Apples and green leaves are becoming a favourite combination. I was asked recently what else I have with my smoothie in the evening. That’s simple – nothing. The smoothie fills me up and sustains me all evening. Well, usually it does but tonight I went over did it and had a large white wine spritzer and a camomile tea. I am such a crazy chick!
On to today. Muesli, yogurt and banana for brekkie. Latte and a ham and Gruyere baguette for lunch which I managed to time to coincide with 5 minutes sunshine amongst the torrential rain. The sun always shines on the righteous 🙂
I had a real fancy for some brown rice tonight. So I cooked 1 cup of brown basmati rice and while that was cooking I picked a pile of green leaves from the garden.
I stir fried some broccoli, celery, a kumato, rainbow chard, spinach and beetroot leaves with a splash of oil, water and soy sauce.
I served the veggies on the rice and then scrambled 2 eggs in sesame oil and added them to the veggies. A little stir and supper was served.
This was delicious. Full of flavour, nutritious and comforting.
I have half a cup of brown rice left to make something for breakfast. I am delighted that after a week of overeating chocolate and cakes, I am back on track. And I am looking forward to going Walkabout again one lunch time soon. Thank you Sue for showing me the way.