An Impulsive Portuguese Lunch

I was very hungry this morning and my fruit salad (3 small oranges and some blueberries) was not quite enough.

orange and blueberries A soy milk latte and bag of popcorn kept me going until lunch time.pop corn and latteI went out for lunch with my colleague Owen.  He recommended a Portuguese restaurant, Canela at Seven Dials.  The staff were very friendly and helpful and we went with their suggestions for what to eat and looked at their salads on the counter.
canela 7 I had a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.canella 6 Some mixed nuts.canella 4 A delicious salad made with spinach leaves, pumpkin seeds, sweet potato and a honey and cinnamon dressing.  This was really good.canella 3 Roasted aubergine dip with “rustic bread” and some roasted peppers.  It was all delicious.canella 2 I managed about an hour of gardening when I got home; watering the garden and planting out cauliflower and lettuce seedlings.  It was very pleasant out there.

I had a very simple supper of a wholemeal wrap, humous, tomato and lettuce leaves.humius salad wrap It wasn’t quite enough so I also had a large bowl of Shreddies with Hemp seed milk,  coconut yogurt and coconut sugar.Shreddies

That was a fantastic lunch!

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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