Sweet and Simple

Sweet and simple eats today.

Breakfast was a bowl of berries (raspberries, blueberries and strawberries) with an orange.breakfast berries I went to Food For Thought at lunch time as I need to make the most of it before it closes down after 40 years.  They have added a letter to their noticeboard.Clsoing FFT I think it will be a huge loss to Neal Street and Covent Garden to not have this fabulous vegetarian and vegan eatery serving up wholesome and nourishing food every day.Closing FFT What shall I have today?FFT Menu I went for the Iranian stew with a babba ganoush (smoked aubergines) topping.Iranian stew Served with rice, it was made with green lentils, carrots, potatoes, spinach and a tasty sauce.  Quite small but very yummy and I would have that again.  If I can!  Sob.Iranian stew 1 Supper was chips.  Well, kind of.  I chopped up 3 sweet potatoes in to chip shapes and put them in the oven for about an hour.  I stirred them half way through and added some pepper and dukkah, a mixture of herbs, nuts and spices.sweet potato chips 1 I made a dipping sauce with 4 vine tomatoes, 7 Medjool dates and the juice of half a lime. I just blitzed them in the blender until it was smooth.tomatoes and dates Not bad at all.chip and dip Harvey had his with ketchup and I had the tomato and date dip.  Well, I had half of it and the rest is in the fridge and can probably be used tomorrow as a salad dressing.  These sweet potato ‘chips’ were cooked with their skins on for extra fibre and nutrients and with no oil or salt.  I am trying to eat natural, plant foods, with very little added and certainly no salt or oil.  It will take a bit of getting used to but I am getting there and so is Harvey.  He didn’t even ask for salt tonight which is a sign that we are getting used to it.tomato date

Three simple meals today, with no snacking in between.  I am definitely back in the diet groove 🙂

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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