Eating Out Of Cardboard Boxes

I ate 2, what I call, proper meals today, and they were both eaten out of cardboard boxes. I have not become homeless, living in a cardboard shelter on the streets of London, grateful for any donations I may receive.  In fact both meals were quite pricey.  No, in the up and coming area of London known as Bankside where I work, it is obviously the done thing to present takeaway food in a cardboard box.

Breakfast was from Albion.  Apart from Starbucks, which I rarely go to, this is the nearest eatery to the office.

There is a grocery section when you first go in.  They sell ready made sandwiches and also takeaway items.  They are incredibly obliging and very helpful which I alway appreciate.Albion grocery Albion Builder's Tea They have a heated outside area with blankets to keep you warm which is charming.  I really wanted to treat myself to eating a hot breakfast inside the restaurant but I was too busy.  So I bought a hot breakfast and took it out.Albion interior It came in a cardboard box with wooden cutlery.Albion box Kedgeree!  It was superb.  Rice, lots of smoked haddock and spinach with a perfectly cook egg that had a runny middle.  The dish was wonderfully spiced and I think the curry sauce had some cream in it as it was quite rich.  It was fantastic.Kedgeree from Albion For lunch I walked a bit further to Tortilla which lots of my colleagues rave about for the Burritos.Tortilla I ordered a naked Burrito which comes without the wrap.  I swapped the rice for lettuce to reduce the carbs.  Oh look, another cardboard box!another naked burrito It was really delicious.  I chose the pork which was very tender.  With the pork was some black beans, salsa, green salad, guacamole and salsa.  I also had cheese (not much) and sour cream and some hot pepper sauce.  It was absolutely delicious and I will be having that again.Naked Burrito I wasn’t very hungry at suppertime but wanted to eat something.  I have been snacking on cheese lately and I wanted to avoid that.  I particularly wanted to avoid it because I read on a friend’s blog today that eating too much salt can disrupt your sleep.  She is a nutritional therapist and knows what she is talking about.  (check out Hannah Kaye’s site here).  I have had difficulty sleeping recently so am keen to try anything to help.

So tonight was smoothie night.  I ground up some hemp, sunflower and pumpkin seeds and blended them with; raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, tofu, soya milk, green algae, Lucuma, Maca powder and protein powder.  It was smoothie and jug

I drank my smoothie in a glass 🙂

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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