I have had such a busy few days, both at work and outside of work. I have eaten reasonably well considering but not as well as I should have done. Unusually for me these days, I have had a couple of glasses of wine for the last 3 nights so that will not help weight loss this week but sometimes such things are needed.
Monday began well with a tub of overnight oats and chia seeds with banana, taken in to work. I didn’t eat much on Sunday and was very hungry all day. Luckily the cafe at work sold apples and a seed and nut bar which was quite good. I eventually had time to go out and popped in to Pure which is the nearest food place to the office. I haven’t been in there for a while and certainly not while I am trying to eat like a vegan so was delighted to notice how clear their labelling was. I wanted some soup and their vegan offering was a Thai green curry with lentils which they let me sample. It was fabulous. So I returned to the office with a green juice, Bean Beanie wrap and lentil Thai green curry soup. A feast worthy of any vegan wannabee.After 2 large glasses of wine with my Dad and sister Lucy I headed home with some fruit to munch on the train. I ate all the mango.
I ate all this too but the grapes are in the fridge.
On Tuesday I had breakfast at home before work; porridge made with almond milk, mashed up with a banana for sweetness and topped with a blood orange, some blueberries and a teaspoon of peanut butter. I worked in a different office on Tuesday in Southwark and went to Leon for lunch. Not overly impressed. I disliked the green smoothie and the bean wrap was just not substantial enough.Having eaten hastily I went for a wander as my location was close to the Bankside office we moved away from just over a year ago. I have missed Albion so I popped in. I shouldn’t have because I bought a very large cookie. It was lovely but should definitely have been left on the shelf. In the evening I walked over to Fleet Street. Past the huge building housing the Tate art gallery.Over the Millenium Bridge to the North side of the river.
I met my Dad at his hotel and we hopped in a cab to Salt Yard on Goodge Street. It is an excellent tapas restaurant but not very vegan friendly so I avoided the meat and fish and instead had 3 dishes with dairy in them. The dishes are all small but three was about the right number. A lovely light salad made with blood orange and golden beetroot with whipped goats cheese and walnuts. Polenta with chard and mushrooms in a heavenly creamy sauce topped with Parmesan.And chips – the only vegan thing on the menu assuming you resisted the mayonnaise – I didn’t!
We had a table in a lovely cosy corner and it was wonderful to have Dad to ourselves and plenty of time to chat. Thank you Lucy for treating us to supper.
Today I was ok with my eating. Porridge for breakfast, a Wholefoods salad for lunch, a snack of coconut meat and mango and a small tub of chocolate Co Yo. Supper will be a jacket potato with baked beans and then a very early night!
Have a good evening and hopefully see you here tomorrow.