Happy Sunday everyone, hope you are having a great weekend so far! I’ve had a lovely weekend, which was extra nice after the meh one last week! On Friday I was in Newcastle for a client meeting so took the opportunity to hit the monthly farmers market again:
I used that kale to make the green smoothie pictured above. Just frozen banana, kale and almond milk. It reminded me why I love green smoothies so much! I also got some bones from the butcher and have some bone broth in the slow cooker right now. It’s been ages since I’ve made some bone broth and I’ve felt a strange craving for it to add to soups and stews. While I was in town I also had a sneaky look in the sales and found this gorgeous dress from Oasis:
It was just £15 and looks hot on me even if I say so myself! The gathering on the sides is good for skimming over my bumpy bits! I also got a new coat:
I had been after a Warehouse one, but when I tried it on I wasn’t sure how well it would work with the rest of my wardrobe. This is from Sainsburys, was much cheaper than the Warehouse one and had 25% off. They only had it in a UK 14 so it’s a little bit big, but should be handy for wearing thick jumpers underneath!
When we woke up yesterday I was surprised at how cold it was, there was even a frost on the ground! I made some oats without the oats – just my usual pumpkin scramble with an egg and egg whites but with added almond milk to make it more creamy:
I topped it with peanut butter and dried cranberries, delicious! I also decided to bake some of my healthy gingerbread cake:
This has to be one of my fave recipes on the blog, it is so perfectly moist and gingery! I had a square with some apple, yoghurt and home made raw salted caramel sauce:
The raw salted caramel sauce is amazing! I’ll have to post the recipe soon. I’ve also been eating yummy salads:
I’m loving beetroot at the moment, this also included mackerel, olives, jalapeños and balsamic. For dinner I made fabulous beef burgers with roast kabocha and roast cauliflower and brussels:
Then last nights dinner was my Harissa chickpeas and courgettes with lemon tahini sauce:
Simple but yummy!
Other than a bit of baking and cooking I’ve been cracking on with work and cleaning the flat. My Mam and Dad called round as well which was lovely :-) To relax last night I had treated myself to some magazines to read:
There are some great recipe ideas in the Jamie magazine, it got me all excited for Christmas food!
How has your weekend been so far? Are you planning on buying a new winter coat?
Yum! I have such a craving for gingerbread now…
Gingerbread is always good!
I could so go for a slice of that gingerbread cake. it sounds delicious. Going to check the recipe out now =)
Thanks Jessie, it is so simple to make and tastes fab!
wow, that scramble surely looks like a bowl of oats. Lovely dress and coat, but I thought you just got a new one? that beautiful grey one. Oh well, you gotta love variety ;)
Oh yep, haha I almost forgot about that coat! The grey one is a woollen one, more like a cardigan really, so would not be warm enough in the proper winter. Plus I just like buying lots of clothes ;-P
Yum that gingerbread cake looks so good :)
I bought a new coat last year so I probably won’t get another one this year. I am on the lookout for some boots for work, as the pair I wear most days are coming to the end of their life- I think they have lasted about 4 years though so not bad!
4 years isn’t bad at all! That has made me wonder what the oldest item of clothing I own is. I’m sure it must be shoes of some kind!
I need to try the oats without the oats! Love the new coat you bought too. x
I was actually quite surprised by how good it was, it really does have a similar texture to oats!
That dress is so pretty, bet it does look lovely on you! Glad to hear everything picked up :) I’ve been buying lots of magazines recently for some recipe inspiration, so fun around Christmas time! And please post that raw salted caramel, it sounds insanely good!
Thanks Claire! I think you’ll like the sound of the raw salted caramel!
I need to get a new winter coat this year, I’ve had mine for a few years and it’s still fine but I think a new one would be nice. Hope you had a good weekend!
You can get them so reasonably priced now I think it’s not too bad to treat yourself to a new one!
Everything looks SO YUMMY! And I love the dress you found in Oasis – such a bargain!
Thanks Christina, it’s a lovely dress, just need the occasion to wear it!
I desperately need a winter coat but just can’t find the right one, the mission continues!
This post reminds me I need to make a ginger cake sooner rather then later!