Simple Supper

I was going to try and eat primarily fruit and veggies today but it is hard to stick to raw when it is cold and you feel below par.  I felt much less bloated after yesterday’s fruit fest and slept well last night.  However, my skin was quite bad today and I am now wondering whether I should cut out citrus too.  Two people told me that they have spots and very dry skin when they consume oranges or lemons.  I have been consuming a lot this year as I have been adding lemon peel to chilled water, starting the day with lemon in hot water and eating lots of oranges and blood oranges.

So I stuck to apples (3!!!), grapes and black tea this morning plus I sipped on chilled water infused with strawberries and grapes.

breakfast 25-2-15I went over to Food For Thought at lunch time, a vegetarian restaurant on Neal Street.  They mark which recipes are vegan and most of them are – whoop whoop.  Great to have such a choice.
shepherdess pie 2 This shepherdess pie was AWESOME.  I loved every morsel and could have eaten twice as much.  I will be going back for more of that.  It was vegan but I think even a meat lover would have enjoyed that as it was so full of flavour.shepherdess pie 1 I am meant to be avoiding the lattes but this afternoon I fancied something sweet so I had a soy milk latte and a bag of popcorn.  Still vegan and not as bad as it could have been but definitely best avoided when trying to lose weight.

I made the simplest ever veggie stew for supper.  I lightly fried in coconut oil some onion, celery, yellow pepper, celeriac, fennel, carrots and leeks.making veg stew 2 Then I added some vegetable stock and a small amount of garam masala, put the lid on and simmered gently for 15-20 minutes.making veg stew 1 Then I tipped it all in to a large bowl and topped it with coriander.veg stew 2Simple, quick to make, vegan and full of goodies.  We like that!


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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