Bean Feast

I am really enjoying Day-Off-Mondays.  Especially when the sun is shining and I have the delightful company of the Little Fella.

I over ate this weekend.  Massively.  So decided to have 2 juices today instead of breakfast and lunch and then a vegetable based dinner.

One apple and a chunk of ginger makes ….red apple and ginger A delicious ginger shot to put back a bit of va va voom!ginger shot 4-8 For breakfast and Lunch I made Jason Vale’s ‘Turbo With A Kick’.  For one portion you need; 2 apples, 1/4 pineapple, 1 handful of spinach leaves, 1/2 a lime, 1/2 a stalk of celery, 3 cm cucumber, 1 cm ginger root and 1/4 avocado (although I had half).  I made a double portion and put half in the fridge for later.smoothie ingredients 4-8-14 I had several hours to myself as Harvey went to the Beach Club again and I focused on juicing and I also picked, shucked and cooked all the remaining broad beans from the garden.  Most went in to the freezer.shucking beans This week the Beach Club is based at the Harbour Master’s office, on the other side of the river towards Camber.  The children were based in this bright and airy room with a gorgeous view.  Today they had the illustrator Julian Hanshaw showing them how to draw cartoons.  They went on to the sand dunes for lunch and to dig trenches which was good timing as it is 100 years ago today that Britain joined the First WW.view from office Rye Harbour is such a pretty place.View from the Harbour Master's office Harbour Master office Rye harbour 2 Rye harbour 1 The landscape here is very flat and open.Rye wind farm The sky seems very big and I liked the colours of the land in the bright sunshine between the black clouds which threatened to rain all day but never did.Rye landscape I made a Sophie Grigson recipe for a bean based ratatouille so I picked green and purple French Beans and runner beans They went in to the pot with onions, courgettes, juicy tomatoes,  red and yellow peppers and broad beans. All the beans and courgettes were from the garden so this was an excellent recipe to use up lots of the vegetables which I seem to have too many of.bean rststouille I will share this recipe as it was excellent but another time as it is late now!ratouilleTo cut down on teas and coffees I am having a slice of lemon or lime in hot water with a herb.  Today I had lime with lemon verbena which was refreshing.lime and lemon verbena I had a large portion of ratatouille for dinner.Bean ratatouille Which I had with Feta.  The ratatouille was full of flavour.  It was seasoned with salt and pepper and flavoured with garlic, crushed coriander seeds, thyme and a bay leaf.  We all agreed it was delicious.bean ratatouille and Feta

So one good day’s eating and I made a huge batch of ratatouille so I can have more tomorrow.

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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2 Responses to Bean Feast

  1. suzjones says:

    Sounds like a wonderful meal. I find that I am not drinking a lot of tea lately but I always have herbals or a type of green tea in the cupboard so I have been drinking them. I don’t miss black tea at all now.
    And you would be proud of me. In the past week I have had not one but several green smoothies or juices! 🙂

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