Apple Time

The Little Fella and I were in Cranbrook early this morning for haircuts and there was an apple fair on.  Unfortunately my camera was out of juice so no photos.  Back at home we had some fresh juice.  Harvey opted for apple and ginger.  Three apples and some ginger produced a pretty pink juice.

apple and ginger juice

I went for a juice with more vegetables; carrot, kale, sugar snap peas, spinach, ginger, orange and apple.

juice ingredients 11-10-14

It tasted pretty good

green juice 11-10-14

At lunch time I made a vegetable Korma with onion, runner beans, carrots, cauliflower and sweet potato.  It was such a simple recipe.  I fried the onion, added 1 heaped tsp curry powder, fried for another couple of minutes then added the vegetables and two tins of coconut milk.  After about 10 – 15 minutes it was ready!

4 vegetables chopped

This was so quick and easy.  It was a Sarah Raven recipe and I served it with some red chilli and a little salt.

veg korma

After tasting it I also added some sweet chilli sauce and it was delicious.  I had two bowlfuls with brown basmati rice.

vegetable korma

For dinner I made something different.  I had seen an Ottolenghi recipe for a lamb dish with a tomato, pomegranate and red onion salad served with hummous or Tahini.  I couldn’t find the recipe so I looked various recipes up on line and had a go.

I ground up 1 heaped tsp cumin and coriander seeds with black peppercorns in the pestle and mortar.

spices in mortar with pestle

I added the spices to a bowl with oil and fresh garlic.

spices, garlic and oil

Placed the lamb steaks in to marinate for an hour or so.lamb steaks

While they marinated I made a cheeky cocktail with 50 ml gin, 20 ml syrup and the juice of a lime.  It was good!

gin and syrup

I made a salad with cherry tomatoes, red opinion, cucumber, pomegranate and fresh mint.

tomato and pomegranate salad

Served with the lamb and a huge dollop of humous.  It was very tasty.  The lamb tasted really good and went particularly well with the garlicky humous and sweet pomegranate. lamb, tomatoes, humous

So not a bad day of eating today.  I didn’t do any exercise though and tomorrow I definitely need to go on a decent walk.

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About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. 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 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. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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