Yesterday James and I had a bit of a date ‘day’. Seeing as I’m usually in bed by 9, date nights have become quite rare ;-) We headed to town to see X-Men at the cinema (which was tremendous,♥ James McAvoy with facial fuzz ♥) and then since the market was on, picked up a bite to eat there. I had one of those spinach and goats cheese twists which was delicious but I couldn’t finish it! A little later I had a salted caramel brownie from Pet Lamb Patisserie, an amazing place in the Grainger Market in Newcastle:
Salted caramel enough said!
Last weekend I got some turnip and radishes in my organic veg box but had no idea what to make with them. I put a shout out on Facebook and Twitter and someone gave me the idea of making a slaw! I shredded those veggies along with some red onion and carrot then added yoghurt, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. It was delicious! I ate that with a couple of meals:
Home made organic beef burger with organic cheese and the slaw on a lettuce leaf wrap
Smokey bacon and spring onion frittata with slaw and salad
Other deliciousness from this week included…
Baked aubergine, tomatoes, peppers and courgette with lentils and feta
Salmon salad with tomato chilli chutney
Bacon and butternut hash with spinach topped with a fried egg
Green smoothie made with spinach, avocado, nectarine and half a scoop of vanilla grass fed whey protein topped with cacao nibs
Nectarines fried in coconut oil with Coyo coconut yoghurt and flaked almonds
Warm berries with organic yoghurt, chia seeds and hazelnut butter
Not pictured but very much enjoyed has been Green and Blacks 85% chocolate, spelt crackers with butter when I’ve had a little bit of nausea and these chocolate avocado ice lollies:
I shared the recipe for these in my email update, they are so good!
Workouts this week:
- Monday – Gym: 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, strength exercises and pilates moves
- Tuesday – 1 hour Nia dance with one of my community groups
- Wednesday – Gym: 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, strength exercises and pilates moves
- Thursday – about 30 minutes of yoga and pilates moves
- Friday – Gym: 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, strength exercises and pilates moves
- Saturday + Sunday: Rest
It’s been a great workout week, I’ve really enjoyed having a good gym routine back. The Nia dance class was really interesting as well, certainly something different! I found it to be almost a mix of Zumba and Tai Chi, you can read more about Nia Dance here.
Jewelled necklace: H&M, denim maternity dress: H&M, pink belt: Primark, black leggings: Primark
I bought this dress a couple of weeks ago and really love it as it’s so comfortable. I’ve also started experimenting with leaving my hair to dry so it goes naturally wavy. As it’s quite fine, it dries really quickly but I think I need to find something to de frizz it a little though!
On Wednesday I got the most lovely gift in the post from one of the ladies who has done my 12 week course. I just thought that was so kind and it really made my day. She knows who she is! Also…
Having the most vivid dream of my life // apple water kefir, my most delicious batch yet! // organic strawberries // First Aid Kit My Silver Lining // a mini natural beauty haul from Holland and Barrett as they had 25% off // Peanut Bounce Balls // more adorable baby boy clothing purchases // my Nephews 6th Birthday tea party
- How to make water kefir – my easy guide to making a very cheap pro biotic rich drink
- My recipe for a healthy fully loaded Mexican salad
- The best ways to use Pinterest for blogging, business and personal projects
- Online personal training with InShape
- 23 weeks pregnant – what I’m feeling and some updates
- Geting #snackhappy with California Almonds
- 17 easy juice recipes from Brit and Co
- 7 tricks to take your green smoothies to the next level from Mind, Body, Green
- The worst nutrition advice is history from Eat Local Grown
- Prize for blog post of the week goes to The Belle Jar: You’re suppose to gain weight while you’re pregnant. YES!
I’m really looking forward to another good week coming up, I just hope we get some more sunshine! Have you ever tried Nia Dance? Do you use a hair drier or let your hair dry naturally?
Salted caramel brownie – oh hello! Great week of eats and workouts :)
Thanks Lauren, the brownie was amazing!
No to drying hair naturally its like wire wool! Once its back to its normal health I always let it dry naturally but till then its a hair dryer which sucks as the warmer weather comes!
I would never have thought your hair would be like that!
Yummy looking brownie, salted caramel is always a winner! A present of pitch dark sounds lovely! I always leave my hair to air dry, Moroccan Oil is my frizz free secret!
I will definitely have to look out for Moroccan oil!
Mm the salted caramel brownie sounds good :)
I have to do a combination with my hair- I leave it to dry for a bit as it is so damaging to dry it when it is still sopping wet, then I blow dry it (but often only to 90% dry as I get too hot and fed up). If I leave it, it takes around 12 hours to dry, ridiculous! When I go to the hairdressers they always have 2 people drying it (which can get rather hot) and even then it takes a good 15 mins- crazy.
Your hair looks lovely with the natural wave too- also it makes hair look a bit thicker when it dries like that I think.
I wish I had lovely thick hair like you, I need to do everything I can to make it look thicker, glad it shows more with the natural wave :-)
Awh a date day sounds lovely :) The smells from that market are sooo good…walking through it almost everyday recently is dangerous haha! Salted caramel brownie- very you! :)
I love your leopard leggings by the way! <3
I half dry my hair and half let it dry on its on because it's so long and thick it would take forever on it's own and I get so bored drying it! Long hair is such a pain but I do love it too :)
Thanks Nicky, that bakery is indeed dangerous! I wish I had thicker hair like you!
I loved the new xmen movie, I’m a Fassbender fan :P I’ve been loving coyo this week, I got a load of out of date tubs from work so have been working my way through them- including freezing them- tastes so good!
I have to say I’m also a bit of a Fassbender fan as well! Loved that idea you shared of freezing it, will have to try!
The food from the market looks so good! I always let my hair dry naturally in the summer – I spray it with thickening spray and twist it into a bun while it dries and then have loose natural waves, super easy too! x
I’m going to try and grow mine a bit longer so will definitely try out that idea :-)
Oh god don’t talk about hair… I haven’t had mine cut in over a YEAR. It is driving me nuts now. Takes so flipping long to blow dry. At the weekend I’ll leave it to dry naturally and might straighten it to tidy it up, but it’s naturally straight so sometimes I just leave it. In the week I go the whole hog and blow dry and straighten tho…15 minutes of my life wasted every other day! It’s such a faff.
Omg salted caramel brownie. This would have made my life. I need to find one near me!!
Haha, I’m going to try and grow mine, but I don’t think I’d last the year!
My hair is so thick it takes forever to dry, or straighten or do anything with! Unfortunately if I leave mine to dry naturally it ends up with random kinks rather than waves, so often if I’m pushed for time in the morning I french plait it to fake my waves!
Those goat’s cheese and spinach twists look lovely. I’m a sucker for anything containing goat’s cheese!
So jealous of all the girls here with thick hair! A french plait is lovely, my Mam used to do my hair like that for me :-)
Yum, lovely food as always! Love the sound of date day – although I’m a sucker for meal out or a trip to the cinema, I really love spending the day in London with Trout, or doing something just the two of us at the weekend, like going out for lunch together or spending time on the beach x
Thanks Christina, that sounds lovely I think days out can be really special :-)
My hair dries pretty quickly because it is so thin. It dried even quicker now the *evil* hairdresser cut too much of it off. I miss my hair :'(
Loving the leggings!