Light and Dark

This was the scene in my kitchen late last night.  Breakfast and lunch made for the next day.

Breakfast was 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup almond milk, 1/3 cup yogurt, 1 orange, 1 pistachio and cranberry truffle crumbled on top.  Taken to work and eaten at my desk.  Rather yummy.

Lunch was a salad made with smoked mackerel, sprouted chickpeas, sugar snaps, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and celery.  With such fresh and tasty ingredients, there was no need to add a dressing.

I sprouted the chickpeas last week when I made the hummus.  After soaking them for nearly 2 days I kept some aside for sprouting and they are now ready.  They are packed full of nutrients so really good for you.

For supper I fancied soup and remembered my whizzy blender makes soup from scratch.  I put in to the blender 250 ml milk, 1 cup cauliflower, 40 g Feta, 1 tsp cornflour, 1/4 tsp bouillon, 1 shallot.

Put it all in the blender and blend on high for 5 minutes.  It comes out at perfect eating temperature!  It did not need heating as it heated itself while it blended.  So smooth.  And so white.

But I didn’t like it that much.  The overwhelming flavour was of raw onion and being so white made me think it would taste sweet but it didn’t.   I ate it but will not be making that again.

Harvey and I wanted a pudding so I made something else with a mango, frozen banana, half an avocado and some cacao nibs.

Then decided it was not chocolatey enough.  I didn’t have any chocolate in the house but I did have carob and Molasses so I added about 1 tbsp of each.

This was thick and dark and ……

strange.  I liked it, Harvey didn’t.  The texture was fantastic.  It did seem puddingy and rich but had a strange tang to it.  However, I enjoyed it and my body will appreciate the nutrients.

A strange old dinner then, the first half light, the second dark.  My eating today has been very healthy so I go to bed feeling good about myself.


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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