I was so well looked after during my trip to Devon you may think I would be reluctant to be back to the grind in my own kitchen but I wasn’t. I love going away and staying with my family (and friends) but I also love being at home and today was no exception.
I ate too much bread and cheese while I was away so I made every effort today to not have bread or cheese. I was working from home so I had to make healthy meals which were quick and easy as I was very busy. So how did I do?
I started with a smoothie made with soya milk, coconut chips (no added sweetener), frozen blackcurrants, hemp seeds, Lucuma powder, Acai powder, Maca powder and protein powder. Plus some supplements. I used the coconut chips as a balance to the blackcurrants which can be quite sour. The quantities pictured above created quite a modest sized and very thick smoothie. It was good and I enjoyed eating it. How about this for a very colourful lunch! A red cabbage, nasturtium leaves and tomatoes from the garden. With some pomegranate.This pomegranate was perfectly ripe and it was sweet and very juicy.
I made up a salad with mixed green leaves, tomatoes, red cabbage, sugar snap peas, cucumber and yellow pepper. The tomatoes are so full of flavour when you grow your own. There was a lovely variety of colours and textures in this salad bowl. It looked great too. I added no dressing at all. The veggies were so fresh they did not need any and the olives had a little olive oil which was the perfect amount to add a light gloss to the leaves. I added olives and humous. It was delicious. These olives had some cubes of Manchego so not a completely cheese free day but it was only a little bit. For supper I had a go at making this curry my sister Abi had recommended. I believe most Supermarkets in England sell this brand. You get a packet of sauce and a sachet of herbs and all you have to do is cook the rice and the protein. We had it with large prawns. I also picked some leeks and Swiss Chard as a side dish. I cooked the spices in some coconut oil, added the prawns (I used raw tiger prawns) and then the sachet of sauce. In a wok I stir fried an onion with the Swiss Chard and leeks. Dinner took about 15 minutes from start to finish – super easy and really tasty. Definitely worth buying and I will make it again.
I do feel peckish though. I should have cooked more protein with it so I think I will succumb to more cheese with biscuits! I have some sugar free oatcakes and some Cheddar which are tempting me. I gave myself 4 weeks to adjust to no sugar and then move on with really losing weight. This is the beginning of week 4 so I shall give in to my temptation.