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 a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. 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 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. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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