Vegan At The Stag

Today was quite a good balance between work and play.  I worked from home and when I was working, I really focused and got a lot done.  But I also made sure I made time to eat very well during the day and in the evening I took Harvey out to a lovely dinner at The Stag in Hastings.

I fancied a juice this morning and made a large one with the broccoli stem, fennel, beetroot, turmeric, celery, an orange and a ruby pink grapefruit.p1070990Not bad.p1070991These 2 kept me going until lunch time.p1070994I was wondering what to have for lunch and had a quick browse through social media while I pondered.  A friend had posted this recipe for a guacamole salad so I made it and it was wonderful.  Click here for the recipe.  It is super easy and took me about 10 minutes to assemble.p1070995Guacamole salad, made with tomatoes, avocado, red onion, sweetcorn and black beans.p1070996I served it with boiled potatoes, green salad and mixed sprouts and I enjoyed every mouthful.p1070997p1070998Then these happened.  I didn’t even like them much.  Neither did Harvey who opened them while he sat next to me but he then walked off and left them so I ate them.  I won’t buy anything like that again.p1070999I have not done anything fun with Harvey this weekend so I took him out for dinner.  I happily logged off my laptop at 5:30 and after a few chores, we walked to the Old Town.  I always walk along St Mary’s Terrace so I can admire the pretty houses on one side and the view on the other.p1080012I love the Old Town and the maze of twittens, alleyways and passages.  Walking there and back also helped me hit my 10,000 steps target.p1080014We went to The Stag on All Saints Street because they have vegan food on the menu.  On a Wednesday it’s a 100 % vegan menu but the rest of the time it’s just a few dishes added to the menu.   Thursdays is Balinese.  I had a half pint of pale ale; first alcohol in nearly 2 weeks.  I enjoyed that.p1080015I chose the gado gado with rice and it was really good.  I enjoyed every mouthful and want to go back for a vegan Wednesday.  Harvey really enjoyed his meal too.p1080018Well done The Stag.  Good food, very friendly and helpful staff and locals perched at the bar and a warm and cosy ambience. p1080019We will be backp1080022Along the road a little way was this cosy looking pub, Cinque Ports, but Harvey wasn’t allowed in the bar so we walked home. p1080023So a big thumbs up to The Stag.  I am enjoying living in Hastings.

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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