I worked from home today which is always enjoyable because I avoid 3 hours commuting and I can prepare food in my own kitchen.
I had a good nights sleep last night which I think is partly because I went to bed having eaten lightly, so I wasn’t wasting valuable energy digesting a huge meal. These looked tempting, sitting there in the sunshine.
I was in the mood for a smoothie so I made one with persimmon, blueberries, banana and pineapple with coconut water and a spoonful of mixed nut butter. Really good. So creamy and full of sweet flavours. I couldn’t get in to my kitchen until 3pm as I had an electrician working in there so I snacked on some coconut chips, almonds and dates. Then some grapes. By 3pm I was too busy with work to cook anything other than a bowl of ready made soup. Not as good as home made but close enough. More snacking in the afternoon. I ate more coconut chips later as I was getting frustrated with how much work I had to finish this afternoon. They are full of maple syrup and calories so should be avoided but I do struggle to resist such things when I now they are there. As I had eaten too many sweet things today, I made a very simple supper. I sliced up a butternut squash and roasted it until it was soft. I chopped up some cucumber, black grapes, tomatoes and an avocado. I made a dressing I had seen Nigel Slater make; the juice of 1 orange, 1 tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper. I whisked the dressing together and added the just chopped veggies and grapes and stirred gently to mix. I chopped up the roasted butternut squash and mixed in with some quinoa I had previously cooked. Served with a simple garnish of fresh mint and coriander. A simple but delicious supper. I enjoyed every mouthful.
I now have 2 days off to look forward to – yippee