An Unexpected Lunch

I was intending to have a busy chores day today but instead it ended up far more enjoyable 🙂

I had healthy goals in mind too which began with a walk through the woods.  And through some water for the hairy ones!dogs in water The woods are beautiful at all times but I particularly like them in the mornings when the sun is beginning to shine through the trees.sun in trees I like the reflections in the puddles too.tree reflection All was quiet and peaceful and beautiful.woods 18-12-13 Back at home we had crispy bacon, spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms.breakfast 18-12-13A while later I was very pleasantly surprised to have a visitor – Michelle.  I had done the unimaginable and forgotten she was coming which was dreadful of me so we went out for lunch.  I decided to give my newly revamped local another try – The Milk House.  Their winter menu was far more my type of fodder than their classic menu I had selected from previously so I was a happy customer.  We had a small but perfectly formed bread roll while we perused the menu.
roll and butter I chose smoked haddock on bubble and squeak with a poached egg.  I also shared a green salad with Harvey who did me proud by ordering it to go with his burger!haddock with bubble and squeak I did not manage to be sugar free today.  Michelle was disappointed at my total lack of biscuits and cakes but I remembered our neighbour had brought round Quality Streets so I helped out with those.  That gets the sugar devil going and I then want more.  So I had this cute dessert of 3 mini mince pies with an almond pastry served with brandy cream and rum and raisin ice cream.  Very naughty but very enjoyable.

Thank you for visiting Michelle 🙂Mini mince pies I had a rather bizarre supper.  Half my family were out tonight at short notice so the dinner I had planned was uneaten.  Plus I am going away tomorrow and wanted to eat up some of the perishables such as these spinach and pine nut bites.  They were ok, not great but edible.  I much prefer the spinach falafels and Waitrose organic humous which is amazing.Spinach and pine nut bites I was craving a pile of veggies so I had roasted red and yellow pepper, sautéed spinach and tenderstem broccoli, raw cucumber and tomatoes with the spinach and pine nut bites and spinach falafels and humous.Dinner 18-12-13

The veggies and falafel were lovely but they did not necessarily all taste complementary to each other.  However, they were nutritious and I enjoyed my meal.  I enjoyed everything I ate today.  I may not do so well tomorrow with yumminess as I am travelling all day!

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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