Love Affair With A Persimmon

I am loving these persimmons.  I do confess the ones sold in Wholefoods are far better than the ones I have delivered by Ocado but both sources are great.  This one was perfect.  Soft and juicy like a perfectly ripe peach.

persimmon and knife I mixed 1 tbsp chia seeds in to 1 cup of macadamia milk and left it overnight to make a runny but thick chia pudding.  persimmon chia pudding 2 A delicious way to start the day.  Sweet and creamy and all healthy.persimmon chia pudding 1 I spent most of the day at my Dad’s with my sister Lucy helping him with some work he had.  He treated us to lunch at Zizzi’s and I managed to keep meat and dairy free.  I was intrigued by the menu item called ‘fava e pepe’ which was basil flavoured broad bean chips with roquito pepper pearls.  The waiter kindly brought a sample to try but they did not really appeal.fava beans Instead I had a main dish vegetable side as my starter and I really liked it.  Sauteed new potatoes with tender stem broccoli, peppers, olives and rocket.veggies zizzi As a main I had a ‘Super Zucca Salad’ which was Roasted butternut squash, mint, courgette, lentils, green beans & salad leaves tossed in a white balsamic dressing & served with dough sticks.  It is meant to be served with goat’s cheese but I asked for that to be left out.  I did enjoy this but as a main it was not large enough.zizzi salad So I had a dessert.  They had 3 different sorbets on the menu and I had a scoop of each; strawberry, lemon and pomegranate.  The 2 pink ones were creamy and very enjoyable.3 sorbets I drank mineral water, enjoyed Her Maj’ joining us for lunch and being with some of my family.  Thanks for lunch Papa.lunch 10-1-15 On the way home I popped in to Sally’s for a natter and had some cashew nuts which are probably my favourite nut.

I was hungry at home and had a large jar of hearty lentil soup.jar hearty lentil soup Slurped out of the mug while I wrote this blog so a very easy supper.hearty lentil soup

I didn’t have as many fruits and veggies today as I would have liked but considering I was out all day and offered several things to eat and drink I would have liked to say yes to, but to which I declined, I would put this day down as a success on the eating front.

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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