You’ve probably guessed that it was sunny this morning so I managed a good walk and enjoyed it! I went to a local garden centre with a good farm shop to treat myself to some flavoured coffee – Swiss Chocolate Almond flavour. I haven’t tried it yet, but will be testing it tomorrow! I also bought some lovely vinegar (a blend of balsamic & white wine vinegar with orange, lemon, and I think ginger) – they’ve just started selling vinegars in the deli section of the farm shop and are enticing people like me with little pots of it to dip bread nibbles into. I tasted this one and practically swooned on the spot! I also bought myself a bottle of Christmas Ale to try, and 2 – yes, exactly 2 – chocolate covered brazil nuts. I can’t buy these in quantity because they are irresistible once I start eating them, but I fancied a treat and decided the embarrassment of ‘pick’n’mixing’ 2 nuts was worth it! I haven’t eaten them yet though (as I type this – no guarantee that will be true by the time you read it!) I walked over a squelchy field along the way, which was pleasantly hard work for a change.
Breakfast: All bran with tinned peaches and raisins
Lunch: Split pea & pumpkin veg soup (still going strong – and getting better every day!) with a dry fried light choices cumberland sausage for protein, also a laughing cow and wafer thin ham salad sandwich.
Dinner: Quorn-bulgar bolognese with a small portion of wholemeal fusilli, green beans, leeks and courgette. Topped with a little grated parmesan. I added some chilli-flavoured tomato ketchup to the bolognese and it was yummy & richer than usual – I really enjoyed it!
Snacks: Protein bar and a fruit bowl of frozen berries & cherries plus a chopped apple and a chopped stem ginger ball. I added a splash of rum and a splash of the stem ginger syrup and heated it in the microwave. It was nice, but next time I’ll make sure I have time to do it properly on the stove top, and possibly replace the mixed frozen fruit with a pear, some melon and maybe a plum. And some sliced banana might be nice as well… hmmm…
The reason I didn’t have time to cook my ‘compote’ properly? We were half way through watching ‘Angels and Demons’, rented from Lovefilm. Not bad – very entertaining – but Ewan McGregor has a terrible Irish accent and the ending was kind of unconvincing! Still, it started raining while we were watching it, so I was glad to be shut away from the depressing change in weather!
Weight today: 10 st 5.1 lbs