Enoki Phenoki

Flat white Friday treat from Monmouth :-).

For some bizarre reason, I also bought an almond croissant.  Why?  I was feeling so good about my healthy eating of the past 2 days but then a fleeting moments stupidity and there it was, in its brown paper bag, being carried hastily to my desk where I enjoyed it with my coffee.  It was really good!

I also ate the breakfast I was supposed to eat which was lovely.  1/3 cup oats, 1 tbsp sesame seeds, several strawberries, one left over (bit hard but tasted good) pistachio and cranberry truffle and some almond milk, made the night before so it was all soft and lovely.

Boy was it raining hard at lunch time.  I braved the outdoors but only made it to the indoor market and decided to try somewhere new.

Inspired by yesterdays amazing vegan burger, I tried a chicken burger from Wyndham House Poultry.

It was OK and I know Harvey would have loved it as a chicken burger is one of his favourite meals.  But for me, the white roll was yuck and the meat was too processed and reconstituted.  I fancied some real chicken.  So not a lunch for me but many others would enjoy it.  Thank goodness for the fresh salsa and vegetation it came with.

On the way back I was dragged by some invisible force in to Konditor & Cook and compelled to buy a banana and walnut cake with a latte.   Massive fail! It was really good though.

Back at the ranch I decided a healthy supper was very much needed.  Those boys have been left to their own devices this week hence we have a bin filled with Pot Noodle pots, a steak and kidney pie from a tin (GROSS!!!!!!) and they fitted in a trip to McDonalds.  Harvey is the human equivalent of a Labrador and will eat practically anything.  So he is very happy eating the garbage his Father feeds him and but he also eats what I provide.  Just as well I do most of the cooking!

During supper, Harvey was about to declare his Father the best cook in the house when he managed, just in time, to hold back that statement and instead declared we were equally good.  “But Harvey” I said, feeling very hurt, “Daddy only cooks once or twice a month so how can you compare us”?  Apparently he can so I remain hurt and in a huff.

Anyway, we had 2 types of leftover rice.  On the left is the last of the sweetcorn risotto and on the right is some brown Basmati rice I cooked with Arame seaweed.

We also had some carrots, asparagus, red pepper and onion.

Plus this little treat from the market I picked up today.

Hello Enoki, oh golden one.

You look almost too good to eat, but I am willing to have a go.

Le voila.

One amazing stir fry which was topped with egg I cooked with some Shoyu and sesame oil and garnished with spring onions.

The steam made this hard to photograph.

But not impossible.  It was delicious and thank goodness those boys have ended the week with some nutrition in their bellies.

I am kicking back with a splendid glass of Drambuie to fortify me so I can walk up that hill to Marion’s.  I haven’t seen her for ages and am really looking forward to catching up with her.  Those of you who know and love how teetotal Marion is (not), wish me luck 🙂 .

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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