It’s Friday, yippee. I worked from home today and had a reasonably well paced day.
Half a pineapple for breakfast.Rebecca popped in for a cup of green tea and brought me this charming little bunch of camellias from her garden. Thank you Rebecca.I have a savoy cabbage and needed inspiration for what to do with it.Aren’t they beautiful?I found a recipe for aduki bean and vegetable soup in an old cookbook of mine; ‘Entertaining With Cranks’. I used that recipe as a base and swopped some of the ingredients in the recipe with some vegetables that needed using up
Onion, garlic, leeks, celery, carrots and savoy cabbage. This cooked in stock and a can of tomatoes and was seasoned with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and when it was ready, I blended it in to a smooth soup.I munched on an apple while the soup cooked. I only had one, not all of them!It did not taste great. I don’t know what it was but it had a very bitter taste. So I added a can of light coconut milk and some sweetcorn which helped but it still was not great. I ate it anyway as it had so many nutritious ingredients in it.For supper I found a pizza in the freezer which I was happy about because I did not feel like cooking.I have no desire to eat vegan food that looks like meat and this realistic soya ‘meat’ put me off a bit actually.The pizza was ok but I wouldn’t rush out to buy another one. I liked the salad which was a simple one made with spinach, tomatoes and alfalfa sprouts.
Today’s food came to 1,354 calories.
I walked with Milton along the promenade this evening and that helped get me up to nearly 7,000 steps which is not great but I find it difficult when I work from home.
I slept better last night and managed 7 hours and 11 minutes which I needed.