Life has been very busy lately and I felt exhausted and generally bleurgh when I woke up. I have not been looking after myself properly recently and so I decided to do something about it today. I have been making poor food choices and this past week in particular I have eaten way too much bread which makes me feel very bloated and windy! I intended to eat a very plant based and raw diet today.
This is the view from my bedroom window of the cottage next door, peeking though the weeping willow trees. Such a charming view.
I find a lot of inspiration to eat healthily through Instagram – this is one of my favourite IG accounts – well worth a look if you haven’t found Kristi already. She is one of my favourite accounts, with fantastic photography and useful nutrion information.
What next for my lazy morning ? My sister Lucy gave me these lovely oils for my birthday so I enjoyed using ‘Revive’ in the bath.
I don’t think I drink enough so I managed to chug down 2 of these large glasses which I flavoured with orange and mint. 750 ml of water in this big old glass. The other good thing to do for health and wellbeing is exercise. These 2 are always kean for a walk in the woods over the road.
So, having exercised I had some breakfast; a banana, an orange and some grapes. Lunch was 100% plant based. I made a guacamole based sauce to go in some wraps, made with 2 tomatoes, skin removed, half a red onion, finely chopped, an avocado, lime juice, coriander and salt.
Instead of using bread to make the wraps, I used some large romaine lettuce leaves. I filled them with guacamole, carrots, beetroot, cherry tomatoes and sprouted amaranth. I looked up some recipes in the Wagamama cookbook as I had a fancy for some noodles for dinner and I know a certain young man who always enjoys a noodle dinner.
These wraps were not the daintiest things to eat but they tasted really good. I will make these again. I enjoyed my leisurely morning but this busy woman had lots of chores to do this afternoon so that was the end of relaxing time. I bought some gorgeous pears in the supermarket – these 2 didn’t make it home.
An interesting pot of tea. This is made from lemongrass and ‘bachelors’s button’, whatever that is. The smell and flavour were lovely. This dinner ! Oh yummy, yummy, yummy!
Cook some noodles and then plunge in to cold water. We had 100 g buckwheat soba noodles each.
Make 1 litre of veg stock.
Fry 2 chopped garlic cloves and then add 2 small leeks, 2 courgettes, 15 button mushrooms, 15 sugar snap peas.
Stir in a sauce made from 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp salt
Place the noodles in a large bowl, cover with the stock and vegetables.
Then fry some tofu. I used smoked tofu with almonds which I love and I added a small amount of yellow bean hoisin sauce.
Garnish with chopped chillies and spring onion.
A relatively quick and extremely delicious supper.
I fel so much better already, for relaxing, exercising and eating well. More of the same tomorrow I think.