Having juice fasted for 2 days I was looking forward to some food to chew at lunch time but first, there was a lot more hot water and juice to get through.
Near my office is Pure ( http://pure-madeforyou.co.uk ), which sells freshly squeezed juice. Phew! Such a relief as I had not had time to squeeze my own before leaving for work.
I bought 250ml of Applebreezer (apple, lemon and ginger) to substitute for the ginger shot and 500ml of Hail The Kale (kale, carrot, beetroot, celery, mint and lemon). At lunch time I went to Wholefoods Market in Piccadilly Circus. First food since Saturday night !!! I had a selection of goodies from the salad bar; chicken, salmon, goat’s cheese, humous, black beans, pecans, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, basmati rice salad and as many different veggies as I could fit in the box. It was a pleasure to eat. In the evening I went out with some of the local lovelies to celebrate Suzanne’s combined 18th and 22nd. We celebrated with a curry at Jumeira in Staplehurst and champagne. Yes, folks, this is how we roll in this part of the world; beer may be the traditional accompaniment to a cuzza but we quaffed champers.
I had pistachio chicken which was fabulous. Plus a mixed dry vegetable curry, spinach and potato curry and a potato and pumpkin curry. Well, parts of the veggie curries and ALL of the pistachio chicken as it was so delicious. So more than just this dainty looking platefull.
I had resisted the popadoms as they are made with flour but I did have lots of the onion, minty yogurt and lime pickle as a starter. Followed by one chocolate and lots of those minty coloured little things. So not a great evening of eating but I didn’t have any flour, the number one rule! Happy birthday, you still young one. It was a great evening.
Today I worked from home.
This pineapple looked quite healthy until I tipped it over to cut it up. It had been sitting on a saucer on the counter top since the weekend. I forget how much sun that part of the kitchen gets. I think it is rather striking.
If you forget it is a bit of rotten fruit, I think the patterns and colours are rather spectacular. Needless to, following a short but sweet modelling career, that piece of pineapple made its way in to the compost. This one looks better! Ingredients for Jason Vale’s ‘Natural Energizer’ ;chard (should be spinach but I need to use some of this stuff up), courgette, fennel, sugar snap peas, cucumber, lime and pineapple. Drinkable but not particularly enjoyable. Just think of the goodness and get it down.
Lunch was much more enjoyable. A huge stir fry with chicken. I stir fried onion with red cabbage and garlic in rapeseed oil. Then I fried green beans, broccoli, courgette and sugar snaps with some za’tar spices sprinkled on top. I placed the veggies in a huge bowl while I stir fried the chicken in sesame oil with some soy sauce.
I did pick at some while the chicken cooked as they were so yummy. A very tasty lunch.
I am out at a musical soiree this evening to listen to the little fella singing in the Chamber Choir so I suspect supper will be juice again – white I think, rather than red 🙂