Sunday Sunday

I love lazy Sundays.  I had a few chores to do today, some time set aside for relaxing and I also made plenty of time for cooking or preparing healthy food.  Such as slicing up this juicy and sweet orange.

I had these perfectly ripe figs to use.

I added the orange and figs to natural yogurt with pistachios and a drizzle of honey.  Delicious.

I read quite a few food and healthy living blogs.  One I always enjoy, particularly for the photography is Scandi Foodie.  Scandi Foodie is written by Maria, a Finnish lady living in Sydney.  Her pictures are heavily influenced by her Scandinavian roots.  I love the brightness and simplicity of them.  A while ago she posted a recipe for Haloumi with Vegetable Medley.  I have had that sitting on my ‘Recipes To Try’ page for ages.  Today was the day to try it.  I had a little helper so we worked in tandem 🙂

Haloumi and Vegetables

Ingredients (Serves 2-4)

  • 200g Haloumi, cut in to slices
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 medium sized aubergine, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 10 mushrooms, diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 10 red olives, pitted and diced
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint, chopped
  • parsley, chopped

Method

  • Heat the oil in a large pan and add the oil.
  • Add the mustard seeds and then the vegetables.

  • Gently cook the vegetables for about 10 minutes until beginning to soften.
  • Add the sherry vinegar and seasoning.  Mix well.
  • Set aside to cool slightly while you cook the haloumi.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil and fry the haloumi on both sides until browned.
  • Serve the vegetables piled on top of the cheese and garnished with the mint and parsley.

I served mine with lettuce and home grown tomatoes.

Scandi Foodie made dainty and pretty vegetable stacks.  However, I piled the veggies on.

I was glad I did too because they were delicious.  The sherry vinegar and herbs really lifted the flavours from good to fabulous.  I really enjoyed this and Harvey had seconds of the vegetables they were so good.

For ladies who lunch, this is a perfect dish to serve and it would also make a good starter.

When I was peckish this afternoon I snacked on some nuts and dates.

I lubricated the brain cells so I was ready to prepare supper.

Supper was delicious but I didn’t manage many photos.  It came from another blog called Mel’s Kitchen Cafe which I have never cooked anything from before but I will look at it again.  I made the Chicken Corn Chowder and it was delicious.  Look it up and give it a go.

I can’t believe the weekend is over so quickly!

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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5 Responses to Sunday Sunday

  1. veg grower up the road says:

    Your day sounded totally relaxing unlike mine! Although it was fun and productive! I I watched some junior tennis, visited Marle Place sculpture park and went for a dog walk near Sevenoaks. Almost forgot the weeding when I got home till it was dark!!! Looking forward to a lovely dog walk next Sunday + good catch up. Xx

  2. laura1952 says:

    What a nice weekend you had. Great eating too.

    • Thank goodness it’s the weekend again 🙂 I hope you and Bob have a great one 🙂

      • laura1952 says:

        It is our Thanksgiving weekend this weekend, so that means food, friends and family are a priority.
        We are having dinner on Thanksgiving Monday because that is when both my boys and their spouses have the day off normally. They all work in the restaurant business. Have a good walk this weekend.

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