Hello everyone, hope you are having a better Sunday morning than me. I’m rocking another lovely hangover, but as a result of a great day out at least! My Sister in Law and I decided to have a girls day out so we met up in town to go for pizzas, cocktails and red wine. That was Katy’s cocktail, an oak martini that had some kick to it! I had a ‘Spice to Meet You’:
We had went to Pleased To Meet You for a posh cocktail fix, lovely!
Outfit of the Day:
Dress: TK Maxx, belt: so old I can’t remember where it’s from, owl necklace: Primark, purple tights: H&M, ankle boots: New Look
Lunch was from Pizza Express*:
I had the Pandana pizza from the Leggera range of lighter options. This was delicious and I have to say it was nice to have a pizza that didn’t leave me feeling completely bloated. The centre of the pizza is missing and filled with salad which I hadn’t been expecting! I also got one of the lighter dessert options:
This was the Semi Freddo Dolcetti which was also lovely and just a nice size. I really enjoyed the meal although the pizza was served a little cold and the brownie that Katy had for dessert was rock solid! They are also fairly pricey with my pizza costing over £9. I do think it’s brilliant that restaurants are offering lighter options and I felt so much better finishing that meal, satisfied but not bloated, than I would usually when eating out.
After that we drank more wine before I got the train home. I was not in any fit state I have to admit!
I had also been in Newcastle on Friday to meet a client and get my hair cut. I picked up some goodies from Aveda after getting my hair done:
I love the Madder Root conditioner for red hair and was chuffed to be able to get some of the Aveda tea. I also bought a big winter scented candle and a tangle teezer brush. I also went and bought a few bits and pieces from Waitrose:
I can’t wait to dive into that box of medjool dates!
Eats have included a lot of porridge!
I’m making the most of the sweet mince pie filling while it’s festive – here with apple porridge and some peanut butter. I also made some healthy ‘nutella’ porridge before my spin class yesterday morning:
So delicious! After spinning I just had time to chug down a green smoothie while I was getting ready to go out:
Then when I got back, and had spent a few hours sobering up, I made one of my favourite ‘good for your soul’ meals:
Melty cheese on toast can not be beaten when I’m feeling a bit rough. This was just the best!
Do you have a favourite ‘recovery’ food? Whether that’s from self inflicted illness or not ;-) Have you tried any of the Leggera menu from Pizza Express? What do you think about having calorie counts available when you eat out?
*my pizza was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review
I like the Leggera pizzas – its nice to be able to have pizza in a normal day’s eating rather than it being a big splurge meal. I do find that the service and food at Pizza Express can be quite inconsistent – I’ve ordered the same salads at different branches in the past and some have been huge and amazing and others have been tiny sad portions – I guess its always like that with chain places. I love the Aveda tea – my friend bought me a box of it last year and I was so sad when it ran out. x
Yes I would definitely agree with that, it was good to be able to enjoy it and not worry about overdoing it in my other meals that day. So glad I got some of the Aveda tea it’s delicious :-)
I bought two bags of those pretzels (hello buy 1 get 1 free!) to make chocolate peanut butter pretzel bites for a friend’s Christmas pressie – they’re so yummy!
Haha, snap! I used the other bag to make my pretzel peanut butter bark as a gift for some of my clients, I hope they enjoy it!
See cheese on toast for me is the worst thing I could think of. My mum used to give it to me when I was younger and I hated cheese. I still hate cheddar and melted cheddar is even worse. It’s funny though that one person’s comfort food is another person’s hate. I have to say probably most of my comfort food’s my hubby would hate haha. I love a thick soup made with squash and coconut milk. So so comforting. Or a big bowl of porridge mmmm.
Haha, it seems that way for everyone else as well, no one feeling the melty cheese love! I know what you mean though, it’s different for everyone isn’t it, but I would definitely agree on the porridge!
I much prefer it when restaurants publish the calorie count- it doesn’t stop me eating out but means I can make a more informed choice. I like the pizzas with holes in the middle as if we had a pizza at home we would share, but when we go out Andy likes to have a meat one so we have our own and they are always too huge. Although Pizza Express do a lovely salad so I normally go for that.
I never find desserts that good though- they always sound lovely but usually they are frozen and warmed up, whereas the mains are cooked fresh.
I don’t really like melted cheese- I used to love cheese on toast but think I overdosed when I was doing my GCSE’s (long time ago!) . My comfort food would be tinned tomato soup :)
I have to say I was tempted to try the salad, I might have to go back for it another time. I know what you mean about the desserts, although my semi freedo thing was lovely, but that brownie was shocking!
Oooh I bought some pretzels this weekend, yum! I am going to have to do a Waitrose shop before Christmas to get some of their caramel sauce for dipping. It is great that there are healthier options out there these days. Although I did feel a little cheated in Pizza Express with my Leggera pizza as the middle was missing, but it was still lovely all the same.
I got some salted caramel sauce from M&S for the dessert I’m making for Christmas, being lazy and not making my own lol! I know what you mean about feeling cheated, haha, I was wondering where the rest of it had gone!
Wow those dates look divine Laura! LOve your dress too, very pretty! I have lots of v old belts – one my Mum bought herself as a ‘new baby’ present when my sister (now 20) was born. They just last and last :)
I do like the Leggara range at Pizza Express, esp the Superfood Salad and the mini desserts but agree that sometimes the production can be a little off – I’ve been there quite a bit recently and something always seems to be forgotten or wrong or not quite defrosted enough etc!
Thanks Claire! Not great that something hasn’t been right each time you’ve been, what a shame. I do really want to try the super food salad if I do go back.
I love the leggera range, it makes eating out sensibly so much easier. You’ll definitely not regret getting a tangle teaser, I absolutely love mine, and can’t imagine life without it now!
I wish more restaurants would have options like that now! Loving the tangle teaser, bought another one as a gift!
Medjools are my favourite, nothing else comes close to them! I love cocktails, but hangovers not so much haha! I just want all the carbs when I am hungover, coconut water and bananas are essential too. I had the leggera pizzas without cheese a few years back, haven’t been to Pizza express for yonks though.
They are the best aren’t they! I was gutted I had no coconut water in the house yesterday or I would have been all over it!
Toast is always my recovery meal, but I sometimes struggle with the cheese.
It’s strange for me as I haven’t gone for toast like that in ages, glad that I have some in the freezer for carb emergencies!