This has been a very hectic, busy and stressful week with far too many things going on for me to deal with. But somehow I did it but it meant I didn’t manage to blog and I didn’t eat the healthiest food either. I managed to stick to vegan eating but it wasn’t all healthy.
It was so cold last weekend and at the beginning of the week that the water in the fountains at Trafalgar Square froze. Well, partially. The actual fountains continued to run. I had a few smoothies for breakfast last week, which are so easy to make and they transport well to work as I tend to use frozen fruit. I had too many soy milk lattes and popcorn. I really must cut them out. The nearest eaterie to the office is Pure so I went there a few times this week as I was too busy to walk any further away. I did really badly with making 10,000 steps a day and only achieved target once! The ‘Hummus Be Joking’ and Spinach and dal soup were the highlight. I did have one of these ! A cupcake from Ms Cupcake which is London’s first entirely vegan bakery. They sell the cakes in Wholefoods and I went to buy one for Lara but then ended up having one myself too. This was a banana choc chip and it was fabulous. Oh look, I just happened to photograph it next to a picture of the very gorgeous Idris Elba ! If it wasn’t a smoothie I had porridge from Pure with Golden Syrup (the delicious wickedness) and banana on top. On Thursday it was Lara’s birthday. We had cocktails first in Browns Covent Garden which were very good. When James and Harvey arrived we went to Dishoom for dinner. It was hard to not have their lovely breads or amazing black dal but I had to resist as they contain dairy. I had some foods I had not had in Dishoom previously and I loved it all. To start with I had okra fries and vegetable samosas. As a main I had ‘Gunpowder Potatoes’ which are cooked in their skins over a smoky grill, and then tossed with herbs and aromatic seeds, a bowl of greens (broccoli, snow peas and spinach cooked with chili and lime) and ‘Chole Bhatura’ which was spiced chickpeas. You have to ask for some of these dishes to be cooked to be dairy free and Dishoom were very helpful. Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter. On Saturday I had a good lunch at Wahaca in Wimbledon with 2 of my sisters. Wahaca do seem to add meat or cheese to everything but they were very helpful about leaving it out or serving it on the side, when I asked them. So I was able to eat some fresh and interesting salads with rice and beans and an excellent roasted sweet potato dish. Today for lunch I made a stir fry with broccoli, onions, spring onions, mushrooms, peppers, buckwheat soba noodles and tofu. Yummy Apart from the noodles which went mushy so I won’t have them again.
I over ate this week and under exercised so I must do better this week.
I love soba noodles, but they sure don’t take long to cook. I use them in a stir-fry lots of times.