Weekly Mash Up

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.T.Sq 8 Well, partially.  The actual fountains continued to run.T Sq 7 T Sq 6 T Sq 4 T Sq 3 T Sq 2 T Sq 1 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.smoothie and mittens I had too many soy milk lattes and popcorn.  I really must cut them out.latte and popcorn 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!Hummus Be Joking Jan 2016 The ‘Hummus Be Joking’ and Spinach and dal soup were the highlight.Hummus be joking 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 !Ms Cupcake and Idris If it wasn’t a smoothie I had porridge from Pure with Golden Syrup (the delicious wickedness) and banana on top.Pure Porridge 21-1-16 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.Dishoom 21-1-16 Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter.Dishoom 24-1-16 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.Wahaca 23-1-16 Today for lunch I made a stir fry with broccoli, onions, spring onions, mushrooms, peppers, buckwheat soba noodles and tofu.stir fry veg 24-1-16 Yummylunch 24-1 Apart from the noodles which went mushy so I won’t have them again.lunch 24-1-16

I over ate this week and under exercised so I must do better this week.


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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1 Response to Weekly Mash Up

  1. laura1952 says:

    I love soba noodles, but they sure don’t take long to cook. I use them in a stir-fry lots of times.

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