Late At Night

We walked home late last night from a wonderful evening with our lovely neighbours.  Thank you Sarah and Chris for a tip top fantabby-dosey evening.  It goes without saying that I ate too much, definitely drank too much and laughed, but not too much.  There was plenty of laughter but you can never have too much of it.  

I didn’t take my camera or my phone so you will have to accept my written summary of our lovely food.  I managed to be good to start with.  Sarah makes these incredibly moreish hot cheesy bread squares and I only had 2 or 3 with some Prossecco.  So far so good.  The starter was light and fresh and full of flavour; smoked salmon, prawns, cream cheese, greenery and a tasty dressing.  The main course was chicken in a lovely creamy sauce served with various salads.  Definitely my kind of a meal.  I passed on the dessert but by now had more wine than blood in my veins so when the huge cheeseboard was presented I engulfed practically the entire thing, board and all!  Well, obviously not, I exaggerate.  But I did consume wine, cheese and butter to excess.  Hey ho, today’s another day.

Knowing I had a lovely evening to look forward to, I did try to be particularly good all day.  I had another hippy moment and burned some more joss sticks.  Ohm!

joss stick Smoothie for breakfast, made with almond milk, golden linseeds, hemp seeds, natural yogurt, blueberries, blackberries, Goji berries, pomegranate, protein powder, lucuma and maca powders.smoothie ingredients 15-11-13 That was a very juicy pomegranate.juicy pomegranateI fancied something sweeter so added some coconut pieces.  Deelicious.
smoothie 15-11-13 At lunch time I foraged in the fridge.  It was fairly bare so pickings were slim.  I assembled half a cooked chicken breast, red onion, 1/3 of a can of Aduki beans, half a pepper, tenderstem broccoli, a carrot, several mushrooms and 2 spring onions.  I decided on a stir fry so cooked some brown Basmati rice to eat with it.veggies to cook I lightly fried the veggies in coconut oil, added the beans, chicken and rice and cooked gently until warmed through.stir frying veggiesServed with some soy sauce.  Yummy.  It was warm and comforting with a good combination of flavours and textures.lunch 15-11-13 That set me up well for an evening of excess up the road.stir fried chicken, rice and veg

I hope you all enjoyed your Friday night as much as I enjoyed mine.

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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6 Responses to Late At Night

  1. suzjones says:

    That stir fry looks delicious. I always keep a small tin of tuna with mayo/sweet corn and a packet of brown rice with quinoa on hand. It takes 90 seconds in the microwave and then mix through the tuna and voila I have a quick and easy lunch.

    • That’s a good idea except I don’t have a microwave. On the hob brown rice only takes about half an hour and you don’t have to watch it so it is not time consuming in that way. I like tuna and mayo so I must have another go at making mayo.

  2. Sarah says:

    Has anyone seen my cheeseboard?! It went missing on Friday night…!! 😉 xxx

  3. forestjames3 says:

    This is the second time I’ve read about Hemp seeds in a health article, great addition to that obviously tasty looking dish.

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