In The Garden

I spent all morning in the garden today and really enjoyed it.  Autumn is a very pleasant time of year to be outside because the weather is clement, there is plenty to pick in the vegetable garden and you are preparing the garden for winter so plenty of pruning which I find satisfying.

Porridge for breakfast which I made with 40 g oats (HE B), 100ml coconut water ( 1 syn) and topped with a banana.  Tropical!IMG_1760I had Mick helping me in the garden today; he mainly cleared the area around the old compost bin (no mean feat! ) and set up the new bin.

IMG_1768I am happy with that because it had become quite a mission to get to the old compost bin every time I emptied the kitchen waste in to it.  I am also pleased that all the compost from the old bin has now been dug in to the flower beds.IMG_1774I weeded the vegetable beds and planted some brassicae.  This is emerald kale which has very pale green leaves with darker green edges.  Well, it will do once it has grown.  It should grow and produce leaves all winter and through to Spring.IMG_1761I popped them in next to the radishes.IMG_1762In the top bed I put some black kale and some purple sprouting broccoli.  They are next to the leeks.IMG_1777The apple tree is an unusual shape (!!!!) but has produced some of the nicest apples I have ever had.  They are crisp and sweet and juicy.  Perfect.IMG_1772I think I ate all those so will need to pick some more tomorrow.  I ate them with some cashews, about 15 I think (7 syns).IMG_1773I was able to pick quite a lot of today’s lunch from the garden.

Apples, radishes, kohl rabi, lettuce and mizuna.IMG_1780I shredded the kohl rabi and a large carrot.IMG_1781I mixed half of it with 1 tbsp Vegenaise (4 syns) to make a coleslaw and the other half was cooked with the rice and beans.IMG_1784I “fried” the pre-cooked rice in water, with the carrots, kohl rabi and beans and seasoned it with smokey paprika, salt and pepper.IMG_1783Enjoyed with the salad greens, radishes and coleslaw.IMG_1786Yummy and really nutritious as its fresh picked from the garden.IMG_1787Supper was a hash I made with potato, butternut squash, courgette and green pepper, cooked in 1 tbsp oil (6 syns) served with half a can of baked beans.  Simple and satisfying.IMG_178918 syns today which is over the 15 I aim for which is a shame.  The cashew nuts tipped me over.  I should have eaten more apples!





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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3 Responses to In The Garden

  1. Can I just say, your garden looks AMAZING!! I wish I didn’t live in a flat so I could have something like that. I bet the product you grow tastes wonderful. I also love the look of the food you made. I hope you don’t mind but I had to steal the rice dish recipe, it looks super yummy 🙂 I love your blog 🙂

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