An Interesting Salad

After more than two weeks we have the internet back.  Oh, how I have missed it.  Thank you to all my friends who have allowed me to share your internet access and plied me with teas and coffees so I can post the occasional blog.  It was fun.

Now here I am at home again, feeling quite contented to be able to post about some of the interesting food I have been experimenting with recently.

I am trying to make sure half of what I eat is raw.  I am not sure why but I didn’t take a photo of breakfast.  It was some strawberries, a banana, protein powder, acai powder and soaked goji berries, which I whizzed up in the blender and then froze overnight so I had a cold ice cream like breakfast.  Rather pleasant.

Lunch was great and again I made it last night.  In to my lunch box went some left over wholewheat Udon noodles (we had them for lunch on Sunday), raw cauliflower, some chick peas I had sprouted, tomatoes, carrots and pomegranate.

making lunch

I topped it with lamb’s lettuce, watercress and fresh mint and coriander.

lunch 14-5-13 3

With a dollop of hemp seed humous I made on Sunday and half an avocado.lunch 14-5-13 2 The hemp seed humous and avocado added essential healthy fats and were the only type of dressing I used.  I really enjoyed this salad as it had an interesting variety of flavours and textures.  It certainly took some chewing too so I felt very sated after it.lunch 14-5-13

I went for a wander at lunch time.  It was raining so I wimped out of a walk any further then the market.  I was looking for a treat and was drawn to this fruit and veg stall.

fruit and veg stall I bought some vegetables for supper and 2 apples and a plum to enjoy in the afternoon.fruit and veg stall 2

At home I had a fancy for onions, Tamari and Halloumi.  I have had very little cheese recently and felt I could justify some tonight.  For 2 of us, I chopped up a large red pepper, one brown and one red onion, half a head and stalk of broccoli and a huge handful of kale.  I stir fried them with some coconut oil.

veg and coconut oil I used very little oil as I mainly steam fry by adding Tamari soy sauce and a very small amount of water.  The tbsp coconut oil adds a good flavour.  This was a delicious combination of vegetables, sweet coconut and salty Tamari and haloumi.vegetables and halloumiThis was a good days eating 🙂

 

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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2 Responses to An Interesting Salad

  1. Emily Lisker says:

    Once again…
    Fabulous photos!!

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