My favourite time of the day is morning and I think my favourite meal time is breakfast. I love the (usual) freshness of the morning air, the peace and quiet, the promise of the day ahead. Breakfast is often simple and for me lately, full of fruit which I love and accompanied by a decent coffee. I am trying to only have one a day and I make it a good one.
I went to London early this morning as I had to be in the office by 7:30 am to get set up for the day and then meet the team for breakfast.
We met at The Breakfast Club in Soho. They have other locations and I recommend you try them out if you have one near you.
We were being treated by Josh and Phoebe who wanted to thank us all for helping them pass their probation which was very generous of them. TBC had an extensive menu; as well as this page there was another page with juices, smoothies and drinks.
I had a ‘Green is Good’ and it was very good. This is a laid back, easy going, relaxed cafe. The food was fresh and delicious, served quickly by friendly and efficient staff and the decor was perfect for a cheery morning meal. The wall was covered in people’s doodles, pictures, cards etc. The coffee was pretty good. Unfortunately I have been spoilt by having Monmouth or Timberyard coffees for so long now and nothing else comes close but this was a good soya milk latte. I also had a fruit salad and stupidly forgot to check whether it came with any dairy. It did have some yogurt on top which was annoying but it wasn’t much and as I hadn’t asked first, I ate it. The fruit salad was a really good portion of strawberries, raspberries, apple, grapes and pineapple. I enjoyed everything and I will definitely come here again. Shame we cant do this every day. If you go, get there for 8am as by half past there was quite a queue outside! I took a salad in for lunch and a bunch of red grapes. Cucumber, celery, cherry tomatoes, red pepper, romaine lettuce, grapes and a large dollop of the cashew, pecan and dried apricot cream I made on Tuesday. Tofu for supper. I tried a new brand and it was good. I liked the flavour and the texture was firm without being watery. I baked a sweet potato and roasted a red pepper, a large courgette and a brown onion with a little olive oil. I wanted the courgette to have a crispy coating so after stirring some olive oil in to the veggies, I dipped the courgette pieces in to gram flour. I was hoping for a soft middle and a crispy outside, just like the okra fingers Dishoom serves. 5 minutes before I estimated the veggies were ready, I added a block of the tofu which I chopped in to squares. The courgette was good. Not as crispy as Dishoom’s okra but very good nevertheless. A simple and satisfying supper.
Apart from the yogurt, this was another whole food and plant-based day which I enjoyed very much.
I enjoy breakfast also. I focus on eating mostly fresh fruits and occasionally oatmeal and always with a good pressed cup of coffee!
I really like the taste of oatmeal (or porridge as we would call it 🙂 ) but it doesnt energise me like fruit does and makes me feel tired and actually hungry! So I stick to fruit. And coffee.