What are you eating today? (v4)

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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 8th, 2018, 10:52 pm

Malted wheaties with satsuma segments for breakfast. I must get a less sweet cereal next food shop. These must be full of sugar as they kept me going until well past 2pm.

Lunch was cheese and salad baguette with a few chips.

Dinner was a couple of large new potatoes briefly microwaved until soft, topped with a mix of grated Cheddar and sliced celery, some Marmite and finished off with piping hot baked beans with a side of jalapeno coleslaw. It was meltingly delicious!

I have equal quantities of that meal leftover for tomorrow night. That'll be nice, if a little 'studenty '.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Catherine » August 8th, 2018, 11:36 pm

EmWilk wrote:despite already being asked several times by various people at work to cancel it and the standard "You're off but you're on, right?" and "You'll be available on the phone/whatsapp/email though won't you?"


No, you bloody well won't be contactable by any means. You are on annual leave and have no obligation to be contactable. Leave is leave, work is not your life and they have no right to contact you, so no, you won't be available. You will be too busy making memories with your Son, and having Emma time x
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 8th, 2018, 11:41 pm

Catherine wrote:
EmWilk wrote:despite already being asked several times by various people at work to cancel it and the standard "You're off but you're on, right?" and "You'll be available on the phone/whatsapp/email though won't you?"


No, you bloody well won't be contactable by any means. You are on annual leave and have no obligation to be contactable. Leave is leave, work is not your life and they have no right to contact you, so no, you won't be available. You will be too busy making memories with your Son, and having Emma time x


Second that! Although it is hard to break a habit since you've worked there to be available. But a job is not for life, a son is. :hug: Enjoy your break. When you are awake and enjoying your time out can your phone go to bed?
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » August 9th, 2018, 9:06 am

Happy birthday Rats and happy anniversary Rocky! I hope you do manage to get some sleep and take a break in your time off Emma :hug:

Lunch today will be some salad bits with some antipasti grilled veg out of a jar, plus a piece of toasted ciabatta drizzled with a little of the veg oil.

Tonight we're going to attempt to make a masala dosa and a dish we love from a local Nepalese restaurant which is piro prawns. I can only find recipes for piro aloo so we'll have to adapt that. There are a lot of green chillies in there anyway! I'm pregnant and really craving spicy foods at the moment :D
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Busybee » August 9th, 2018, 11:34 am

Congratulations OMCO, what lovely news. Hope you are keeping well.

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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Catherine » August 9th, 2018, 11:43 am

OneMoreCheekyOne wrote:I'm pregnant and really craving spicy foods at the moment


TwoMoreCheekyOnes - Huge congratulations xx
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby icelesley » August 9th, 2018, 12:20 pm

Congratulations OMCO :hi5:
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby StokeySue » August 9th, 2018, 1:23 pm

Congratulations OMCO!
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby earthmaiden » August 9th, 2018, 2:15 pm

Congrats OMCO! Isn't it odd that you either feel :sprout: or crave weird things! I'm sure back in the day we were told that spicy food would not be at all good for baby both when expecting and breastfeeding. We never considered how women from cultures where spicy food is the norm managed :lol: .

Em - what others have said. Enjoy a digital break and to sit back with a few :cocktail: :cocktail: and :hungry: :hungry: and loved ones instead. No-one's epitaph ever said they wished they had spent more time at the office.

Appetite still doing funny things, can't face fruit and veg but have been having some sips of a large bottle of smoothie and lots of sorbet over the past few days which might count for something. Otherwise, wholemeal toast, jam, hummus, milky tea and ready meals. I've had enough of bread now so will look towards healthier things tomorrow (toast and jam is rather nice though!) . Might be going to a Toby carvery or similar at the weekend with DD and DS and the thought seems quite attractive :o .
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » August 9th, 2018, 5:47 pm

TeresaFoodie wrote:Malted wheaties with satsuma segments for breakfast. I must get a less sweet cereal next food shop. These must be full of sugar as they kept me going until well past 2pm.

Lunch was cheese and salad baguette with a few chips.

Dinner was a couple of large new potatoes briefly microwaved until soft, topped with a mix of grated Cheddar and sliced celery, some Marmite and finished off with piping hot baked beans with a side of jalapeno coleslaw. It was meltingly delicious!

I have equal quantities of that meal leftover for tomorrow night. That'll be nice, if a little 'studenty '.


Marmite cheese baked beans ,and jalapeño coleslaw, interesting combo :scared: . Congratulations OMCO
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Amber » August 9th, 2018, 9:02 pm

Lovely news OMCO :D :D .

Lots of salad here, with chips :oops: , and salmon in a yogurt, prawn and Ikea caviar sauce. Lovely :D :D .
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby StokeySue » August 9th, 2018, 9:07 pm

Breakfast granola, fruit, yogurt
Lunch a sort of shakshuka using up bed (was very good) I put in some potato so didn’t need bread
Some Bombay mix
Supper chilli and sweetcorn
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby EmWilk » August 9th, 2018, 11:21 pm

Ooooh congratulations Emma! How exciting! Hope you are doing well, sounds like it if you're eating well! Is Lilia super excited?!

You're all right about work, I definitely need a break. We are in the middle of some crazy expansion at present which is causing the damage but will be worth it. I'm definitely having a break! There's no escape from WhatsApp groups unfortunately but I'm muting them all!

Today, I had veggie sausage, bacon and tomato in wholemeal pitta for breakfast before a supplier meeting (frosty, to say the least, as our expansion means moving manufacturing in house and leaving them for that part of business) and I was gasping when I left so nipped and got an iced coffee.
Got back just in time for lunch to be served... we had biryani for the whole business which was a nice and welcome treat
Fruit salad this afternoon.
Tea has been ham and vegetable egg fried rice with kimchi.

I have done nothing tonight... just procrastinated, caught up with friends via message, chilled! I will pay for it tomorrow when I want to leave on time! :lol:
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Catherine » August 10th, 2018, 2:39 am

EmWilk wrote:You're all right about work, I definitely need a break. We are in the middle of some crazy expansion at present which is causing the damage but will be worth it. I'm definitely having a break! There's no escape from WhatsApp groups unfortunately but I'm muting them all!


That's my girl! - And WhatsApp may be active, but you don't have to open it. A week off is a week off. As far as work is concerned you could be anywhere in the world, different time zone etc. As soon as you walk out of works doors, your time is your own and private.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » August 10th, 2018, 9:14 am

Good for you Emma! Enjoy your time off.

Thanks all! We're very happy and Lilia is extremely excited - we're going to find out the gender in a couple of weeks and we're considering having a cupcake made afterwards with a coloured pink or blue middle and let her find out if it's a brother or sister that way. I know it's a bit naff but she'd love it.

Breakfast was scrambled egg on toast.

I'm not sure about lunch...possibly something from Pret or Pita Pit.

Dinner will be at one of the Pesto chain of restaurants. There's a group of us going, including 4 children so the small plates aspect works well for sharing.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 10th, 2018, 2:55 pm

Breakfast was a small amount of malted wheaties with a satsuma and a low fat coconut Greek yoghurt.

Lunch was a small piece of carrot cake, a satsuma and a stick of celery dipped in hummus and some green olives.

Dinner is going to be a couple of meat free burgers with onions in a chunk of tiger baguette and the usual accompaniments - tomato ketchup, mayo, mustard. I might stick a few oven chips too. I'm leaving the pizza in the freezer for the weekend.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » August 10th, 2018, 6:12 pm

bran flakes for lunch
chilled cucumber garlic and yoghurt soup just now, and a pitta bread with a delicious cheese and ketchup 'topper' spread from M&S.
I may have dessert.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby EmWilk » August 10th, 2018, 8:51 pm

Aw, that's cute Emma, she'll love that!

Cereal bars this morning.
Ham and egg salad with falafel for lunch. And a bag of crisps. And an iced latte. :rolleyes:
I found some warby's bagel thins RTC when I went to get milk so I had a ham and cheese salad sandwich on one.
Now sat in bed with earl grey, a biscuit and some sweets :?
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Amber » August 10th, 2018, 9:04 pm

Lunch didn’t happen, tea was Sainsburys TTD ribeye....delicious :D .
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby icelesley » August 11th, 2018, 8:17 am

Breakfast: Bite size shredded wheat with sliced banana and a splash of milk.
Lunch: beans on toast
Dinner: chicken salad followed by strawberries and cream
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Rocky » August 11th, 2018, 12:48 pm

Congratulations OMCO - what great news - and what fun for Lilia!

Good luck with the break EmWilk. My work is the opposite. My boss told me that he has set up the equivalent of a swear box that I have to add five dollars to every time I work :o I expect I will do a bit but not much. I have said I would Skype my team a couple of times a week for them to ask me any questions.

We are en route to Slovenia and had a night in San Juan last night. Went out for a belated anniversary dinner and had a gorgeous meal. First course was octopus in the most amazing sauce, this was followed by a tiny plate of very delicate lobster risotto and a tuna dish after that. I am doing it no justice with my description. It was exquisite.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby icelesley » August 12th, 2018, 7:43 am

Breakfast: bite size shredded wheat with banana and a splash of milk
Lunch: leftover bits of BBQ meats on a bread roll
Dinner: Roast pork, Apple sauce, steamed cabbage and carrots, mashed Swede, roast potatoes and gravy followed by raspberries and cream
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » August 12th, 2018, 6:11 pm

Yesterday was crumpets with poached egg and sausage. A few bits snacked on at a kids party in the afternoon. Enchiladas and salad for dinner.

Granola this morning and a few maoam sweets during a walk. Some little tasters of cheese and olives in a deli when we stopped for coffees.

Dinner was roast rib of beef followed by apple crumble. Next doors 3yr old grandson snuck over the fence to share some dessert with DD, I think we may have a boyfriend situation on our hands :D

Now for a cup of tea and a sit down in front of a film.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Zosherooney » August 12th, 2018, 6:25 pm

2 cups of T for brekkie. A rather delicious cut of pork with fennel and mushroom sauce from Lidl together with half a baked tato and a mix of french and runner beans and some batons of courgette. Starter was the ugly tomato - (sliced) on the other thread with a lashing of roasted pumpkin and sunflower seed oil and a piece of seedy toast.

Pizza later, I no doubt will dream for the world tonight.....
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » August 12th, 2018, 6:44 pm

My diet has been shocking this weekend. e.g. a lot of chocolate trifle for lunch followed by some white chocolate. A bit of comfort eating there, I think.
Last night was potato rosti, with veggie hot dogs, parmesan, lancashire cheese, and rosemary and garlic. I'd had cheese and pitta for lunch.

I need to go back on a diet.

Anyway, tonight I am making melanzane parmigiana using roast Tigerella tomato passata. I ran out of oIive oil whilst cooking the first pan of aubergines :o It usually takes me ages to get through a bottle. I am reluctant to use my (quite) expensive Frantoio Muraglia Apulian oil, and also reluctant to get properly dressed and walk to the Turkish shop, so I am using a bit of expensive oil and some smoked rapeseed. I think it will be ok. It's annoying as I took the bus to Sainsbury's and back earlier. (Well, bus, and a walk...)

I just noticed that the Frantoio Muraglia oil, or the smoked version (which I also bought) is recommended in the Independent. They do some interesting infused ones too... celery?

https://theredbeetle.com/search?q=Frantoio+Muraglia

I am not sure if I am actually going to eat much/any of the MP, as no appetite, but will see.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Zosherooney » August 12th, 2018, 6:59 pm

Sounds very tasty Herb. Hope you get your appetite back soon.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 12th, 2018, 10:23 pm

My eating has been lazy due to having a bit of a haphazard day where things kept cropping up interrupting planned meals.

Mushrooms on Marmite toast and a big pot of Earl Grey from brewed leaves for breakfast. Lots of brown sauce. :chops: On the food, not in the tea...

Lunch was a veggie sausage in a slice of wholemeal seeded and a few oven chips. A big fat juicy easy peeler orange.

Dinner can't even be called dinner. A snack attack during Dragon's Den more like, because of it having no advert breaks I had to get myself comfy for the hour of course. Bag of cheese and onion Wheat Crunches, small bowl of toffee popcorn, choc ice.

Disgusted with myself. Tomorrow I need ten a day, if not twenty! :oops:
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » August 13th, 2018, 7:04 am

The melanzane was actually delicious (if I say so myself...) I had a very small portion and then had to have another very small portion.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 13th, 2018, 9:51 pm

Malted wheaties for breakfast. I'd run out of fruit to go with them.

Jacket potato, beans, cheese, huge side salad for lunch.

Half a very tasty veggie pizza shared with my mum for dinner. I topped mine with lots of mushrooms sauteed with garlic, Scotch bonnets and thyme, a large leaf salad with chopped red onion and green olives. There wasn't very much cheese on the pizza so I added cubes of brie which melted beautifully.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Zosherooney » August 13th, 2018, 10:02 pm

I like soft cheese melted on pizza Tezza...

Prawn and lettuce sarnie at 4pm, nothing before.....

Late supper of megrim and plaice with (s)mash made with fish stock and a medley of courgette, shallot and beans from the garden.
It all went in the oven there was a large piece of coley also cooked which I will make some thai fish cakes out of with some more mash for another meal the day after tomorrow.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Rocky » August 14th, 2018, 7:31 am

Hello from Slovenia. We have been eating marvelously. Sunday lunch we were at Frankfurt airport and had a Thai soup for lunch - surprisingly good! Dinner was fabulous - a shared mixed antipasti of cured meets etc, then main course was a filet steak that had been aged for so long it had a really unusual taste (we were warned lots of people didn't like it) with rocket. OH had an extraordinary dessert of a basil sponge with a sort of carameised coconut on it. He declared it delicious.

After a five hour mountain walk yesterday we had a great lunch of cevapccici (little kebab things) with grilled veg. Dinner was lovely - shared a fish ceviche and trout tartare. I then had beef tartare and fries :chops: OH had a really delicate risotto. He then had hazelnut ice cream.
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