Food Glorious Food

I haven’t managed a blog for a couple of days as I was working in Birmingham.  I can’t blame excessively long working hours this time – a fun evening out with the team was responsible for no blogging time.

I didn’t eat sensibly in Birmingham and drank too much so this morning I was filled with resolve to do better.  Harvey wanted egg and bacon for breakfast – anything my little cherub’s heart desires….

I had to collect him from school in the morning as he has succumbed to the terrible cold I had last week and which James has this week.

So what he needed was lots of nutrition.

A smoothie, made with pineapple, orange, banana, soya yogurt, poppy seeds, maca and lucuma powder.

It was delicious.

Lunch was a quick and easy bowl of wholewheat pasta with tomato sauce.

For dinner I felt a little more adventurous.  A large tray of roasted vegetables, made with red peppers and courgettes,

new potatoes, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms.  Mixed with olive oil, salt and pepper, roasted for about 40 minutes at 180 ° C.

I also made a simple guacamole with lime juice and some salt and a roasted chick pea dish which was lovely.

I made one of Gena’s recipes for a Roasted Chickpea Salad. I didn’t have all the ingredients so I used garam marsalla, soy sauce, olive oil and Lee and Perrins.  I mixed the ingredients together, stirred in 1 can of chickpeas which I then baked in the oven for half an hour.

This was a great dinner.  It was a great days eating.  Have a good weekend 🙂


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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4 Responses to Food Glorious Food

  1. laura1952 says:

    I send healing vibes/prayers/energy to the family. It is awful to feel yucky. It is flu shot season again here.

    I really would like to get the recipe for the simple guacamole.

    • We personally don’t go for a flue shot but we have all been very ill, which is hard on us all. So thank you for your healing vibes.
      The guacamole is as easy as possible. The secret is to use one perfectly ripe avocado. I like the Has type which have the puckered very dark green skin. So dark it’s almost black. I don’t like the green skinned ones for this as they don’t mash so well.
      All I then do is mash the avocado with some lime or lemon juice and salt. That’s it. So simple and so good.
      When i want to make a more adventurous one, I also add coriander (cilantro) and finely chopped tomatoes.

      • laura1952 says:

        Thanks for sharing this Zöe.
        I continue to send healing energy. I am with you on not getting the flu shot. For years, my doctor told me it would interfer with the drugs I take for Epilepsy. This year was the first time in 20 years I have had the flu and I got it bad for 2 weeks. I thank God for the walking getting me back into a gentle workout when I was finally able to. So to me, I am just not comfortable at this time in my life of eating well, exercising and consitant hand washing several times a day, especially when I am out shopping or eating since 90% of the germs are left by people touching things.

      • I have not walked enough lately but really want to this weekend. I have had a really tough week and I know walking will help!

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