Raw Food and Savage Beauty

Overall, this was an amazing day :-).  I ate no animal products, lots of plant foods, saw some of my favourite people and went to a fabulous exhibition.

The day began with sunshine and a fridge clear out in preparation for my weekly food delivery.  I often juice the left over fruits and veggies to make space for the fresh ones: pink grapefruit, oranges, green grapes, carrots and celery were prepared for juicing.juice ingredients 7-6-15 2 glasses of sunshine juice made the perfect start to the day.glasses of sunshine I spent a couple of happy hours in the garden.  I was in the veggie patch, weeding and planting out spinach and bean seedlings.  I then hopped on a train to London; this is Victoria Station.Victoria Station 1 I met my lovely Lara and we had a pleaseant stroll through London, admiring the gorgeous residential streets we walked through as we walked through Sloane Square and towards South Kensington.

Eaton MewsI have never seen an electric car charging before.
electric car charger Flower Bench Ixworth Place Our destination was Tanya’s Cafe in Ixworth Place.  All their ingredients are organic, and everything is free from gluten, dairy, wheat and refined sugar.  Plus everything is raw so you get a big dose of nutritious food.Experinece Raw I have been wanting to go here for months and was very excited but I confess I was disappointed.  It was all ok but nothing special and I think I make better food at home.

I started with a green juice called ‘My Alkalizer’ which was made with kale, spinach, lemon apple and cucumber.   alzalizer We shared some nibbles to start with; BBQ spiced activated seeds and nuts, carrot crudités with chickpea free humousTanya's humous and ‘cheesey’ kale crisps.cheezy kale As a main I had a Pad Thai saladPad Thai salad Hello Lara!Lara in Tanya's CafeFor dessert I had a chocolate and walnut slice.  I did only have one slice but they served 2 portions on a sharing board.  This was really good but the rest of the food was just average and I prefer my own food and juices.chocolate walnut cake The coffee was ok.  So thanks for an alright meal but I don’t think I will be back.sipping my way to awesomeness Our next destination was the V&A which is next to this magnificent building which houses the Natural History museum.   We went to the Alexander McQueen ‘Savage Beauty’ exhibition which was fabulous.  We all loved it and I recommend you go and see it.NHM 1 Afterwards we wandered along, chatting and looking for a bar or pub to have a drink in.London Streets London is such a beautiful city to wander around.walking in London How I would love to live in one of these!white pillars We had a glass of wine and then wandered back to the car park where Michelle had parked.beautiful tree Parking in London is not cheap!Sloane Sq car park Amazing cars in this car park near Sloane Square.Large green car

So this was a great day.  I didn’t need any supper and hopefully the gardening and walking have burnt off the glass of wine and the raw chocolate dessert.  The best thing today was the exhibition which was BRILLIANT!

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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