Sunny Spring Saturday

We enjoyed a lovely sunny day in the South of England today.  Inspired by my recent day with Sarah Raven and the sunshine, I have organised all my seeds and now just need to plan where to plant them this year.  Oh, and actually get on with planting them!

One of my favourites for breakfast; stir fried brown basmati rice with egg, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and coriander seasoned with soy sauce.breakfast 15-3-14 1 A healthy way to start the day and a substantial one which kept me full for hours.breakfast 15-3-14Lunch was a cheese and salad sandwich.  If I eat bread, it makes me crave sugary things so I really need to go back to not eating bread.  It was quick and easy though which I needed today.
cheese and salad sandwich I went out this afternoon to buy seed compost and to look for a few things for the garden. Harvey came along to “help” and we had a little detour to Frankie’s Farm Shop.  I confess I was a little bit disappointed with Frankie’s initially.  It was too big and bare and I was not a fan of the layout.  I really wanted it to do well though as it did a lot of things very well so I pop in now and again and was really pleased today to see it so busy.  I enjoyed a cup of tea but was unable to resist a slice of cake.  I had the lemon curd cake which was excellent.lemon curd cake Harvey was more interested in the chickens, goats and zip wire at Frankie's H on zip wire I tried Sarah Raven’s method of cooking a steak.  I didn’t marinade it as she suggested but I did fry it for 2 minutes each side (she actually recommended 3 minutes but my males like it a bit bloody) and then popped it in the oven for 10 minutes.  It came out perfect for me – pink but not bloody.  I took the thinnest steak and the blood loving carnivorous males had a slightly bloodier one as theirs were thicker.  Served with mixed salad leaves, tomato and jacket potato which had a delicious crispy skin.steak dinner

Apart from the cake, not a bad day of eating and certainly better then some of my days recently.  Tomorrow will be better still and by Monday, I intend to start being sugar free again.


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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3 Responses to Sunny Spring Saturday

  1. laura1952 says:

    I love how colourful your breakfast looks. Who wouldn’t want to start their day off with that kind of happiness in colour? I actually bought some organic quinoa pasta today that this would probably taste awesome for a change up from the basmati rice.

    Oh and Happy Planting. Let the sprouts begin. It will be at least another 6-8 weeks before any outdoor seed planting can happen here. But the sun is getting warmer everyday it shines, so that’s a good thing. All the indoor seed sprouting is happening though in anticipation. 🙂

    • 6 – 8 weeks !!!! That seems like such a long time. We are now enjoying mild weather and it is beginning to be light by 6am which makes getting up so much easier.

      I like quinoa and rice. They are my favourite grains by a long way. How was the quinoa pasta?

  2. suzjones says:

    Yum. I need to you to come and cook breakfasts for me 🙂

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