A Spot Of Shopping

I was ultra organised last night and made both breakfast and lunch to take to work which meant I had time to go shopping at lunch time.

This was breakfast.
breakfast 8-1-15 Orange, persimmon, pomegranate and granola.fruit breakfast 8-1-15 Chia seeds in macadamia nut milk.chia pudding All mixed together it was very tasty.chia pudding and fruit Knowing I had lunch in my bag I had time to pop out in to Monmouth Street at lunch time where I spotted 2 new shops.  This one will take iron will to resist as ‘macarons & chocolats’ are too of my favourite things.pierre herme Larsson & Jennings is a Swedish shop and it is so minimalist it took me a while to work out it sells watches!  No temptation there for me, phew!watch shop Plenty in my favourite Swedish shop just a few doors along though, especially when I saw they were having a sale – yippee.  That was the most expensive lunch of the year to date!Gudrun's sale Back at the desk I munched my way, very enjoyably, through my lunch.humous veg and grapes Celery, carrots and grapes.celery, carrots and red grapes I dipped the carrots and celery in to the humous and when it was all gone I enjoyed the grapes.humous dip I enjoyed this cheeky little espresso a colleague bought me from Timberyard too.

Timberyard Espresso Supper was amazing and is worthy of a proper recipe.

Noodles and Thai Red Vegetable Curry

Ingredients (serves 1)

Half a packet of buckwheat Soba noodles
1 tbsp coconut oil
One onion, chopped
5 cavolo nero leaves, chopped
A large handful of kale, chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
Oyster mushrooms
1 can of coconut cream
1 tbsp Thai red curry paste
Coriander, chopped
Soy sauce


Cook the noodles according to packet instructions and set aside
Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan
Gently cook the onion, cavolo nero, kale and yellow pepper until soft
Add the mushrooms and cook for a couple of minutes.
Add the coconut cream and Thai red curry paste and mix well
Add the noodles and warm through
Serve the noodles and vegetables in a large bowl, garnished with coriander and add soy sauce to taste

This tasted really good.  Healthy comfort food at its best and every mouthful was eaten with great pleasure.noodles in coconut cream


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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