Oh my, I just have to say – I LOVE ALL YOU READERS! You guys are just all so supportive and always have wonderful things to say and always understand where I’m coming from…thank you all so much!
Right, now the slush is over, I can move onto eats! 😀 3 super delicious perfect meals in a row – that hardly ever happens! Worth a celebration IMHO.
Last night – oohhh such a good dinner. I started by frying some tofu in a bit of soy sauce, along with some samphire:
Have you had samphire before? Bought fresh, it has a lovely salty taste (ie from the sea) and a great, soft texture. I’m a big fan!
Anyway, while that was crisping up nicely, I made a sauce:
That would be skanky leftover strawberries no-one wanted, a few blueberries, balsamic vinegar, water, cacao nibs, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt and agave nectar (phew!). I let it reduce down for a while over a low heat, so all the fruit turned to mush, and then just before serving, I stirred in some yogurt. Served with sweet potato, brussel sprouts, parsnip and the samphire:
LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY!! Crispy tofu, sweet yet tangy sauce, good veg….yeh, win.
Dessert was cereal, blended with watermelon, cocoa powder and xanthan gum:
This morning, I tucked into something I’ve been wanting to try for years and years and years….
A GLO BAR!!! From Angela no less! Without a doubt, it lived up to the hype – tasty AND nutritious:
Alongside 2tsp wheatgerm and a square of chocolate, it was perfect pre run fuel. Talking of perfect, look at the PERFECTION of my run timing today!!
BOO Yah! It was an ok run too – My mile average was probably about 8.30 or something, which was pleasing. The novelty of not running in the Chicago heat will never ever wear off :p England’s one redeeming quality – the cold! ( PS-If anyone knows how to change my pace units on the garmin from km to miles, I will LOVE YOU FOREVER.)
Breakfast after was my next perfect meal. At long last, I managed to get hold of a new soya yogurt brand I’ve been eyeing up:
I much prefer the ingredients list of this one to others I’ve seen:
Plus, it tasted far less sweet (good!) and had a thicker texture 🙂 The yogurt went into a classic EGM, with flaxseed and vanilla essence, and the result was the most perfect wonderful EGM in a long time:
Chika was also perfection today – she behaved brilliantly on a fast hack round the stubble fields with Hannah and Tig – I was very proud!! Though I think she needs a day off – 3 fast work days in a row..she’s feeling it!
My final perfect meal so far was pancakes! Angela’s healthy spelt pancakes for one to be precise –
- 1/2 c. spelt flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- lots of cinnamon
- 1/2 c. milk (I use Kara coconut milk)
For once, I tried to make them neat today, so I could stack them like a certain talented pancake blogger I know of….and it worked! I served them with some roasted squash and parsnip, and lots of hummus:
Ohhhh my gosh – as usual, NO WORDS people! A party in my mouth 🙂
For some freshness, I also had the last of my watermelon with some salad leaves and date syrup:
Yum! A square of 2 of chocolate may or may not have made its’ way into my life too…..what can you do, I’m a girl 🙂
Annnnd now I need to go cook some dinner for tonight 🙂 I’m thinking tempeh (it’s been a while), possibly with peanut butter..and I have these great looking quinoa snack things too! Oohh the excitement 😀
Question – best holiday you’ve ever had? i bet you can guess what mine was..:P
(Can you tell Chicago is still on my mind!? :p)