At Home

I really enjoyed relaxing at home today.  I have been out too much lately and really want to spend some time at home so I made the most of it.

My day began in one of my favourite places, the veggie patch.  I have never grown leeks before and thanks to my neighbours up the road who gave me the little seedlings, this year I have!  I pulled some of these up for lunch.leeks in garden And cut some of these beautiful Swiss Chard leaves for breakfast.  Yes, you read that correctly, for breakfast.Swiss Chard in garden 10-11-13 They are very aptly called ‘Rainbow Chard’.4 colourful stalks I eat the leaves and stalks.  I chop the stalks separately as they take longer to cook than the leaves.Swiss Chard on sink That early morning sun was bright today!  I cooked the omelette in coconut oil which I like the taste of.  breakfast ingredients 10-11-13 This omelette had onion, Swiss Chard and ham in it.  It was good.ham and veg omelette I popped down to my favourite local farm shop, Hartley Dyke to buy some provisions for the week and for lunch.  The little fella wanted a roast chicken.  One of my favourites so I wasn’t arguing.Hartley Dyke plantsChicken goes perfectly with tarragon and lemons.  I stuff the inside with tarragon and chopped up lemon and then just rub salt and oil on the outside.
chicken, taragon, lemon We had it with leeks and potatoes from the garden.home grown potatoes and leeks Plus tenderstem broccoli and carrots.  My young man was happy with his lunch so I was a happy Mama.  I enjoyed it too.Sunday lunch 10-11-13

I had a very lazy afternoon in front of the TV, watching a film and drinking wine.  Something I have wanted to do for a while, i.e. be lazy and rather self-indulgent, and it was wonderful.  I must do it again!

I seem to have replaced my sugar habit with a toast habit.  I have not eaten much bread for years until recently and now I can’t seem to stop.  Tricky to ban bread though as the boys like it.  They were tolerant of the sugar being thrown out but the bread is another matter so I need to find a way round that one.  All suggestions welcomed 🙂

Supper was 2 slices of toast with mustard, tomatoes and cheese.

2 x cheese on toast

Looking at the week ahead, I am aiming to quit the toast habit, remain sugar free and eat loads of vegetables.

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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