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 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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2 Responses to An Interesting Salad

  1. Emily Lisker says:

    Once again…
    Fabulous photos!!

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