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.
I 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.
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. 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. Then I added some vegetable stock and a small amount of garam masala, put the lid on and simmered gently for 15-20 minutes. Then I tipped it all in to a large bowl and topped it with coriander.Simple, quick to make, vegan and full of goodies. We like that!