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.
Pink grapefruit, persimmon and kiwi with chia pudding made with coconut yogurt, macadamia nut mylk and 1 tbsp chia seeds. 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. 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. I ordered a side of cashew nut aioli which was perfect to dip the chips in to. What lovely imaginative and tasty food. I also had a pudding. I just had to because I felt very hungry today and this was dairy and sugar free. 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.Despite 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.
I am trying to cut down on meat and fish but I couldn’t resist this crab which was on offer. So I had the vegetable chilli with white crab and half an avocado. 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.
Feeling full and well nourished today.