Wild Food

I have felt exhausted and very below par today, mainly thanks to a very bad night’s sleep.  Luckily I had made breakfast the night before so I had a healthy start to the day.

breakfast 12-1-15 2 Pink grapefruit, persimmon and kiwi with chia pudding made with coconut yogurt, macadamia nut mylk and 1 tbsp chia seeds.breakfast 12-1-15 1 For lunch I went out with a work colleague to Wild Food Cafe near Covent Garden.  It’s a vegetarian restaurant which has a lot of raw food on the menu.Wild Food menu I had the Wild Burger and it was fantastic.  I loved every mouthful.  To quote from their website it was a “scrumptious shitake, raw olive and dulse burger with in-house cultured Wild sauce, tomatillo salsa verde, caramelised onions, baba ganoush and crispy gem lettuce in a wholemeal sprouted organic wheat bread”.  It came with some sweet potato chips and a green salad.Wild Food burger I ordered a side of cashew nut aioli which was perfect to dip the chips in to.  What lovely imaginative and tasty food.cashew aioli I also had a pudding.  I just had to because I felt very hungry today and this was dairy and sugar free.chocolate tart This is the raw chocolate and berry tart which is a “creamy and smooth thick layer of chocolate superfood heaven on a firm crust of organic almonds, figs, dates and coconut chips”.  It was meant to be finished off with a berry sauce but they didn’t have any so instead I had a ‘caramel’ sauce made with dates.  It was quite small but as it was so rich it was certainly enough.Wild Cafe choc tartDespite my wonderful lunch and a fairly easy day at work, I remained feeling exhausted so I left work at 5pm on the dot and was home by 6:30.  I heated up some of the vegetarian chilli I made yesterday and added some fermented cabbage and a smidgeon of chipotle chilli.
veg and cabbage I am trying to cut down on meat and fish but I couldn’t resist this crab which was on offer.white crab meat So I had the vegetable chilli with white crab and half an avocado.crab dinner This bowl was full of nutrients, goodness and lovely flavours and hopefully this food and a good nights sleep will get me back to usual for tomorrow.crab and veg

Feeling full and well nourished today.

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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2 Responses to Wild Food

  1. laura1952 says:

    I’m glad your day ended feeling better then what it started.

  2. toddfisk says:

    I too have a hard time passing up CRAB.

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