Sugar Free Monday

I was well organised for today as I had prepared breakfast and lunch the day before which makes the morning so much easier.

Look at how lovely this sack of oats is.  One of my pet hates is having to buy food in plastic bags which is a very common occurrence.  So I really liked the cotton sack these oats came in and yes, I did actually bring this all the way back from Australia this summer.Kialla oats Very aesthetically pleasing.oats in sackTo go with my oats was 1 tbsp each of hemp seeds, chia seeds and sunflower seeds.  I ground them up in a coffee grinder and then returned them to this little pot to travel to work in.
3 seeds I mixed the oats with natural yogurt and some blueberries and left in the fridge over night.  In the morning I stirred in some soya milk until I had the desired consistency.  At work I added the ground seeds and le voila, a nutritious and delicious and no added sugar breakfast.  A great start to the day.breakfast 7-10-13 I made this salad last night too; lettuce, rocket, yellow pepper and cress.salad 7-10-13 I ate it with a pot of crab and some home made mayo.crab and mayo Yes, I made some mayonnaise but I am not very pleased with it.  It has too much dried mustard powder in it and I used olive oil which is far too strong.  The consistency is good but the flavour is all wrong so I need to try again with no mustard and a different oil.

If any of you have a good mayo recipe, please share and please tell me which oil you used.Zoe's mayoWhen I got home from work I was starving so I had some Rye bread with butter and Vegemite, another Australian “souvenir”.  Sorry Aussies, it’s not as good as Marmite!

bread and Vegemite Supper was quick and easy; wholewheat spaghetti with basil, tomato, sweetcorn and a spoonful of the mayo stirred in.  The mayo ‘melted’ over the pasta which provided a lovely consistency but I still don’t like the flavour.  What can I use it up in that I can enjoy I wonder?dinner 7-10-13

I am pleased I managed to stay no added sugar today as I felt very tired today.  I will be having a very early night and hoping to feel more lively tomorrow.

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 Sugar Free Monday

  1. laura1952 says:

    Zoe, I believe the secret to making a good mayo if you are using olive oil is to not use the extra virgin because it gives it a bitter taste. Using just ordinary Olive Oil. I use the very tip of the knife for the dry mustard, so about 1/16 teaspoon.
    Congratulations on another great day. WordPress is having problems loading the “Like” button today, but know that the Like is there.
    Here is a webpage for you that uses Dijon, which I have used, but like the dry mustard better, surprisingly. http://www.kitchenkonfidence.com/2013/04/homemade-olive-oil-mayonnaise

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