Sweet and simple eats today.
Breakfast was a bowl of berries (raspberries, blueberries and strawberries) with an orange. 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. 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. What shall I have today? I went for the Iranian stew with a babba ganoush (smoked aubergines) topping. 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. 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. 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. Not bad at all. 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.
Three simple meals today, with no snacking in between. I am definitely back in the diet groove 🙂