Happy Sunday, hope you are having a good one! I’ve just come back from a great spinning class and after a dodgy night’s sleep I’m finally feeling ready to be a bit productive.
Yesterday we went out to the big shopping centre near us (Metro Centre for locals!) for a bit of a look around and to meet my parents for coffee which was lovely. I ended up buying another new coat!
However, this one is nicer than the one I got last week (and cheaper!) so the other one is being returned. As this one is plainer, I think it will be more wearable. £29.99 from Zara, you can’t go wrong! I also got a jumper from H&M. I’m trying to keep spending to a minimum, least of all to save what I have for spending on our holiday in Brighton next week. However, the weather is now firmly into the colder temps and I really could justify a new jumper to keep me toasty warm! Er, at least that what I keep telling myself…moving on!
Apples have been a bit of a reoccurring breakfast theme this weekend. Friday I had one with yoghurt and a piece of my gingerbread cake:
Yesterday it was with some peanut butter granola (recipe in tomorrow’s newsletter, sign up here if you want it!):
Then this morning before spinning it was accompanied by a slice of nutty ‘low carb’ bread (sent to review) with some tahini and honey on top:
On Friday evening I made a delicious Thai red chicken and spinach curry with steamed spring greens and cauliflower rice:
I logged a step by step guide for how I made the cauliflower rice on my Dayre account if anyone would like to see how to make it!
There has also been chocolate:
I really do adore that raw chocolate! I also had a little bag of Beyond Dark Chocolate drops:
Hitting that healthy balance thing just right this weekend I think! You can see everything that I ate yesterday on Dayre. I did have something more traditionally healthy for lunch yesterday with a spicy chicken salad:
This is my go-to salad combo at the moment and I make it with tinned tuna and salmon as well. I just whack a load of greens in a bowl, add some chopped red onion, olives and some finely chopped jalapeño chilli from a jar, then a good drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Delish every time!
Well for the rest of the day I plan to make some Turkey Taco chilli, roast a chicken, make some raw snack balls and maybe bake some mini muffins. Good stuff! How’s your weekend going? Are you doing any cooking today? Have you tried cauliflower rice before?
I love your artistic drizzle of honey on your toast! It made me think of work last night when I was trying to pour butterscotch sauce prettily onto a cheesecake – it just came out in a big dollop!! Ooops. All sound heavenly – a new jumper is definitely justified, I like your thinking ;) today I am making pumpkin bars, your healthy flapjacks! and sweet potato brownies all to go in the freezer :) although not sure if the flapjacks will freeze… Have a lovely Sunday xxx
Ohh let me know what you think of the flapjacks! They should be ok in the freezer hopefully!
Sounds like a great weekend and that you are having a productive cook up! That’s a bargain for a winter coat!
I know I was amazed when I saw the price, and from Zara as well!
Those breakfasts look so good. I made my second batch of your maca balls this weekend so looking forward to snacking on them through the week (if they last that long!) x
Yey, glad you have been enjoying them!
So happy to see I can make the cauliflower rice in a vitamix as I’ve been itching to try it but I kept reading about needing to wring it in a tea towel (and I’m too lazy for that ;) )! Enjoy Brighton!
I used to get fed up of having to clean the food processor – it’s so much easier in the vita! I just keep the speed low :-)
Love both coats but agree that the second might be more wearable!
Not sure if you have tried it before on one of your Brighton trips, but you and James must try the chilli pickle on jubilee street, delcious India food with a bit of a twist! Also try ten green bottles beforehand for a glass of red, its just across the road next to las iguanas!
Thanks for those tips Nicola! I LOVE Indian food and actually James isn’t too bad with it either so might try and convince him to give it a try!
That coat is a bargain! I would not even look in Zara as they always have such expensive things.
I made some gingerbread cake yesterday and it was amazing- had it with some lemon icing which went really well :)
I know I was amazed when I saw the price! I had been thinking of making a big gingerbread cake with lemon cream cheese icing for Christmas day dessert!
Mmm, coffee and dark chocolate :D
I haven’t been to the MetroCentre in years! I used to practically live there as a teenager…I think I burnt myself out on it, or perhaps it’s because I’m just not much of a shopper these days.
I do adore cauliflower rice, but it’s one of those foods I have to limit for the sake of my stomach. Of all the foods to wish I could eat more of, it must be a bit strange to have cauliflower and broccoli right at the top of the list ;)
Oh the metro centre is better than where I used to hangout as a teen – the Galleries in Washington, urgh!
Jumpers and coats and essential items in my eyes! The coat looks great. I do like the look of some of the more styled and ‘fashion forward’ coat designs but practically they’re never that good in reality. Either not warm enough or look stupid months later when fashion changes. I always aim for warm and practically coats. I hate being cold!
Your go-to salad sounds very much like my lunch salad. I have to have loads of beet root though as I’m addicted…mmmm.
Yep I’m just the same, I’d rather get stuff that is more classic, if not super fashionable! Oh there is definitely beetroot in there whenever I have some, glad you’ve reminded me to pick some more up!
Hey, when will you be in Brighton? I think Maria @ runningcupcake and I are doing the Brighton 10K on 17th Nov, Sunday, would be awesome to meet up with some people if you’re down then, although I might be a bit post run sweaty!! x
We drive down on Sunday so might be around in Brighton on Sunday afternoon (later on probably) if you DM me or email your mobile no I could text and see if you are about?
I made the gindergbread today and loved it!!!! I didn’t have any molasses so for some reason I substituted 2 tablespoons of honey but followed all the other directions exactly and it still turned out great. Just wondering.. what does the molasses add to it.. I never use it when baking. My husband put on icing and said it was the best. Keep those recipes coming… I love ’em.