What a very wet and grey and miserable day we all woke up to! No promise of anything other than rain and cold rain at that.
Breakfast this morning required a little assembly. In the clear bowl is a banana, half of which was mashed and the other half cut in to small chunks. That was mixed with 150 ml hemp seed milk and 15 g white chia seeds and left over night. So by morning it was thick and almost set; it had the consistency of a thick yogurt. In the sieve is 150 g raw buckwheat groats which were soaked in water overnight and then rinsed. In the other bowl is a mango.
I thought an Italian would have been good for a vegan. Wrong !!!! There was one item on the starters menu so I had it – tomato, oregano and basil bruschetta. It was really good. The tomatoes were sweet and juicy and the bruschetta very garlicky.
I had a little scoop of mango and lemon sorbet, which made a tasty vegan sweet treat.
I really enjoyed seeing our dear friends and was just disappointed the weather was so dreadful which curtailed our plans of a walk after lunch. It was too wet and cold for young boys and this old woman who was freezing within 5 minutes of being outside. I rested this afternoon in front of a lovely fire Harvey made. We didn’t need supper but I am nibbling on some nuts with dried fruit and enjoying a glass of wine. I was designated driver at lunch time so apart from a small beer I didn’t drink. I am enjoying a glass now though.