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 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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