Well I am sitting here typing this in my Pj’s which I think is a sign of a good Sunday! This morning I made this breakfast and it was probably the best breakfast I have had in a very long time:

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I had some organic bacon in the fridge and some sweet potatoes to use up so I decided to try making sweet potato pancakes with bacon, then I just had to add some almond butter and maple syrup. Absolutely incredible! I’ll quickly give you the recipe for the sweet potato pancakes as it is super easy:

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Bacon, Almond Butter and Maple Syrup (serves 1)

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 egg (or flax egg, but I haven’t tried this)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • cinnamon and ginger to taste (I just added a pinch of each)
  • Bacon, almond butter and maple syrup

Nuke the sweet potato, leave to cool and then scoop out the insides. Mash well and mix with the egg, baking powder and spices. Fry up the bacon and set aside. In the pan which the bacon was cooked in, dollop spoonfuls of the sweet potato mix and cook on a medium high heat until the underside is firm. Flip and cook the other side. Plate up with the bacon and top with almond butter and maple syrup. Seriously this was just the best thing, so so good.

Last night we went out for a meal as it is my wonderful Dad’s Birthday today and my little Sisters birthday tomorrow.

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OOTD: grey cardigan: French Connection, floral dress: Warehouse, crystal necklace: 21st bday present from my best friend years ago, beaded bracelet: gift from James, grey wooly tights: H&M, black riding boots: Dune

We had a lovely meal, I went for a huge lamb burger with a giant slab of goats cheese on top plus red onion relish:

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It was delicious, gotta love pub grub!

Yesterday we had braved the snow to go into Newcastle and see my sister in law Katy. I had an omelette with tahini and jam for breakfast before we went:

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Then we went to Starbucks for a coffee. I know I’ve mentioned that I’ve been reducing sweet things in my diet this month, and I had been avoiding stevia for a while. I am actually amazed in the difference to my taste buds, the coffee tasted horribly sweet, almost sickly, and for the first time ever I couldn’t finish it!

When we came home I made these fun lettuce wraps filled with free range turkey breast, beetroot and avocado:

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I’ve also been snacking on apples and nut butter:

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Loving macadamia butter right now!

On Friday I bought some unhomogenized Jersey milk which I have seen for a while and fancied trying out. Unhomogenized is at least a little less processed than regular milk. I mixed a cup of the creamy milk with some frozen blueberries and topped with raw honey:

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The milk frozen around the blueberries, it was just amazing a really delicious dessert!

However I think I may need to have a little break from the dairy for a couple of days as just as I was feeling all smug about being the only person not falling ill with something, it appears that the universe is out to teach me a little lesson!

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I’ve got a horrible cold coming on so I’ve been making lemon and ginger tea to feel better. Hopefully I can kick this to the curb pretty quickly!

Have you had a nice weekend so far? I have a crazy week coming up with a couple of late night meetings so I need to take some time today to rest and feel better before the onslaught! What is your favourite pub grub?