What are you eating today? (v4)

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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby EmWilk » June 3rd, 2019, 7:49 pm

Didn't quite get back onto it yesterday but it wasn't a total write off. I had scrambled egg on toast for breakfast.
Tea was quorn "meat" balls in a chunky veg and tomato sauce with linguine.
In between times, I just snacked on all the leftover goodies from the night before :oops:

Today, I had fritatta, roast tomatoes and a veggie sausage for breakfast.
Lunch was leftover linguine and meatballs.
Tea is so good, I could eat it day a night... a mound of sushi rice surrounded by loads of slightly steamed but still crunchy veg, salt and pepper aubergine, 2 types of dumplings and an amazing dressing. Delicious!
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » June 3rd, 2019, 8:48 pm

I had lunch out with husband in the Smithfield area. I had a bowl of things: courgette spaghetti (more like spirals - wasn't made using a a sprilaiziner), watercress salad, avocado smash, carrot batons, nori and basil tapenade, baked butternut squash, 'chorizo beetroot' and chipotle mayonnaise.There was also a multiseed cracker.
It was delicious. And vegan.
Alas there was not enough time for dessert (I was eyeing up the tripple layer raspberry cashew cheesecake with a date base, when I realized the time.)
Dinner a quarter of a smoked mozarella (bufalo wet type, not scamorza), half an avocado, wo cream crackers with butter.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » June 4th, 2019, 7:07 pm

Last night we had Spanish burgers for dinner..with paprika in the burger mix and finished off with slices of chorizo and manchego cheese on top. Served with salad and sweet potato fries.

Lunch today was some salad, crudités, pecorino and basil dip, toasted ciabatta.

Dinner was beef stroganoff with wild rice and asparagus. I’m trying not to give in to a chocolate hobnob :D
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » June 5th, 2019, 7:23 am

Last night v tired so had a ready meal :o I had a 'Hi Five Sri Lankan vegan gobi curry'.

This got points for being very low calorie. It lost points for involving rather more plastic than your average ready meal. Not sure if all of it is recyclable. It tasted a bit bitter, but improved with salt. Another :o ? I am going to get high blood pressure one of these days.

edit: I then had some very creamy Turkish yoghurt with maple syrup
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » June 6th, 2019, 3:04 pm

Last night I ate in Ikea :o Went straight after work and was starving. I had meatless balls (!) A bit odd. Possibly a bit meaty? With sweet potato and kale hash. Then I had apple pie with cream. (The latter was weirdly white. American smile white...)
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Catherine » June 6th, 2019, 6:38 pm

Herbidacious wrote:Last night I ate in Ikea :o Went straight after work and was starving. I had meatless balls (!) A bit odd. Possibly a bit meaty? With sweet potato and kale hash. Then I had apple pie with cream. (The latter was weirdly white. American smile white...)


I'd have met you there if you went to the Purley Way one,, I'm only 5 minutes away from there. My friend asks for some meatball gravy with the veggie balls which apparently makes a difference.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » June 6th, 2019, 7:05 pm

That was the one, Catherine!

They had run out of mash and didn't offer gravy... but I didn't ask, kind of assuming it was not vegetarian (plus the srving staff were very gruff.) It was worth the experiment trying them anyway. I picked up some cheese and cinnamon thingies in the shop :) We are about 20 minutes away (if the traffic's light) but don't go often as it can be a bit stressful (and we don't often really need anything.) But it was really nice and quiet last night. Perhaps it always is in the evenings?
I caught the train straight from work to Mitcham Junction where OH picked me up, so it worked well.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » June 6th, 2019, 8:07 pm

Oh I love ikea meatballs with chips, gravy and that lingonberry jam!

Shredded wheat first thing. Bagel thin filled with thick cut ham, grated cheddar, gem lettuce and piccalilli for lunch with a few crisps.

Dinner was a one pan roast of mixed peppers, onions, courgette, rosemary, garlic, jersey royals, lamb steaks...finished with scattered feta and basil at the end. A few bits of Easter egg afterwards.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Catherine » June 6th, 2019, 9:33 pm

Herbidacious wrote:That was the one, Catherine!

They had run out of mash and didn't offer gravy... but I didn't ask, kind of assuming it was not vegetarian (plus the srving staff were very gruff.) It was worth the experiment trying them anyway. I picked up some cheese and cinnamon thingies in the shop :) We are about 20 minutes away (if the traffic's light) but don't go often as it can be a bit stressful (and we don't often really need anything.) But it was really nice and quiet last night. Perhaps it always is in the evenings?
I caught the train straight from work to Mitcham Junction where OH picked me up, so it worked well.


I think the gravy is suitable for vegetarians, but you have to ask for it. They generally seem happy to put some in a bowl and my nephews like extra gravy so I've always asked for some in a owl. We go in there instead of McDonalds for lunch if I've taken them to the cinema. Let me know next time yo are going and we can have a mini meet. I'm there quite often as I make bespoke cushions and use their material as a base
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby EmWilk » June 6th, 2019, 11:55 pm

I feel like I'm missing out on this IKEA meatballs phenomenon. I struggle with minced/ground meat so the veggie option sounds just the ticket for me. Will have to try next time.

Tuesday, I had leftover sushi rice, veg, dumplings thing for lunch.
For tea, me and Leo had a bit of a trashy tea, while my dad was tiling... quorn nuggets and curly fries from the freezer :oops:

Wednesday, chicken and chips for lunch.
Tea was Eid biryani brought in by a workmate with samosas, shami kebabs, etc. Amazing!

Today, Starbucks and a granola bar.
Lunch was from my fave sandwich shop which I've not been to for the last month because the people I normally go with have been fasting. I had tuna melt and a very strange soup of leek, spinach and chickpea and the obligatory chilli powder :lol:
Tonight, I've had salt n pepper tofu with veggie packed noodles.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » June 7th, 2019, 7:47 am

Last night I had two 'katsu' vegan 'kebabs'. I ate them and it felt as if I'd had nothing. So I have a slice homemade bread and jam. I would expect this to show in a slight weight loss (just muesli for lunch and a banana at 'coffee time'.) But no. A slight gain. Ikea apple pie?! I might try calorie counting next week. The last time I struggled to lose weight like this I was on antidepressants. I reckon I have been on about 1000 a day most days for 2 months now, and have shifted about 5lbs. When I was on antidpresseants I managed, in a similar like getting blood out of stone way, to lose half a stone. But it all came on as soon as I started eating normally/moderately. I don't want to go to the doctor's but... at least I am technically a bit overweight so they can't dismiss it as opure vanity.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Ratatouille » June 7th, 2019, 8:27 am

Yesterday we has Swiss eggs for lunch with fresh country bread and a stack of cherries afterwards.

Last night's supper was calves liver and bacon with onion and red wine gravy with creamy polenta and broad beans. Fresh raspberries and faisselle afterwards.

Berries for breakfast. The rest of the bacon for a bacon roll for lunch. Supper is to be HM fish cakes with parsely sauce and peas from the garden, Baked apricots filled with ratafia biscuits for dessert.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » June 7th, 2019, 11:53 am

I love liver and it’s definitely liver weather here . Rats , I keep meaning to ask , what is faiselle please?

HerbI personally for me , calorie counting doesn’t work for me , same as Sw and the dreaded syns, I find I tend to obsess too much and it’s too easy to stay within the allotted amount but not actually eat that well . I definitely need to lose a couple of stone , so am going to up the exercise and just generally eat healthier . Less treats , more veg and fruit based meals .

Obviously this healthy eating will start tomorrow as today started with a Costa hot chocolate :aww: . Lunch was a bowl of chicken and veg soup , a few rosemary crackers and a nectarine. I’ve got meatballs today, which are a Tesco range , which contain a lot of veg in the meatball mix . I’ve got a big vat of vegetable sauce with carrots onions garlic , passata, peppers, mushrooms and mixed herbs bubbling away . Am going to leave quite chunky and serve with a smallish amount of pasta .

Am finally off antibiotics so there’s a bottle of wine beckoning me tonight :oops:
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Seatallan » June 7th, 2019, 12:17 pm

OneMoreCheekyOne wrote:Oh I love ikea meatballs with chips, gravy and that lingonberry jam!


Me too.... :chops:
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Ratatouille » June 7th, 2019, 12:45 pm

Pat faiselle is fromage blanc but made in the traditional way and sold in little baskets (unfortunately plastic these days) which allow you to drain the cheese of it's whey just before serving, either with berriers a fruit coulis or quite simple with a litttle cream and sugar. It is yummy and we eat quite a lot because of me not liking milk or yogurt. It can be cows, goat's or sheeps and we usually buy a local one from the foothills of Mt Vnetoux
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » June 7th, 2019, 2:22 pm

Prettykiwicrazy wrote:
HerbI personally for me , calorie counting doesn’t work for me , same as Sw and the dreaded syns, I find I tend to obsess too much and it’s too easy to stay within the allotted amount but not actually eat that well . I definitely need to lose a couple of stone , so am going to up the exercise and just generally eat healthier . Less treats , more veg and fruit based meals .



It has worked for me in the past, but I don't like doing it because I quickly become obsessive. I am going to try it again partly to see if I really am eating as little as I think I am. I know I am eating a lot less than I was a few months ago, but people in general tend to underestimate how much they eat (and indeed drink... or anything they feel they are not supposed to do much of) and no reason to think I am an exception. If I am really eating less than 1200 calories a day, I should be losing weight.
It does mean that i will have to stop eating cereal though unless I weigh it :? Tricky at work.

It's also to have some data to back me up if i do go to the doctors. (Although they may still not believe me.) Clearly they are going to be sceptical if i just say 'I'm not eating much'. My first thought, of course, is that my thyroid meds might need upping.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » June 9th, 2019, 5:43 pm

I went totally off diet yesterday.

lunch was out: 'Persian cheese' wiht grilled courgettes, pomegranate seeds, cacik/tzatziki and a nice dressing. And then... sitcky toffee pudding with salted caramel ice cream and a couple of strawberries. Not had that for ages.
Dinner was some pan fried French gnocchi stuffed with tomato and cheese - a bit junky, but nice tarted up with garlic, smoked butter and a bit of Parmesan and Emmental.

Some Ikea cinnamon whirl things at about 11, then half a slice of homemade wholemeal with smoked houmous at about 4pm today.
Dinner is (about) to be some truffly pasta with more smoked butter and parmesan.

Back to grim diet tomorrow... I must not weigh myself until Wednesday!
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby PatsyMFagan » June 9th, 2019, 7:09 pm

Yesterday I had lunch at Raymond Blanc's gaff in Ruislip …. delicious 2 course set lunch for me; Cucumber Gazpacho to start, then herb crust fried haddock with saffron sauce, mussels to garnish and mousseline potatoes :chops: :chef: :hungry: Today was roast turkey with all the trimmings followed by apple and blackcurrant crumble, courtesy of our host for Contact the Elderly. Plain cooking, but again delicious :chops:
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby icelesley » June 10th, 2019, 6:53 am

Breakfast: porridge with fresh blueberries

Lunch: chicken sandwich thin.

Dinner: roasted Mediterranean veg and chicken tray bake followed by strawberries, raspberries and blackberries with cream
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » June 12th, 2019, 7:30 pm

Lunch out today was this:
small plate of Soy braised quail egg, lemon mashed potato, Aleppo chilli roasted sweetcorn, pickled Asian mushrooms, truffled alioli, plantain crisps.

edit: on reflection, this isn't quite what I had. The potato (I assume that's what the puree was) was bright pink!

Except there was only one crisp! This was good, but not the best thing I have had there. I think just not to my taste really.
Dessert, however was delicious: syrup sponge with stweed rhubarb and yuzu flavoured custard - especially the custard.
OH had miso mustard cauliflower cheese, then millefeuille.

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We had some very nice bread and butter and delicious fennel and salt lavash.

I would love to have afternoon tea there.


Not sure whether to have dinner. I have had two cold hotdogs dipped in rosemary Maille...
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » June 12th, 2019, 7:42 pm

Lovely sounding food!

We’ve recently made a lovely ragu using beef, sausage meat and pancetta that has provided a few meals. Also a Malaysian vegetable curry which was delicious. I had lunch out today of a spicy peanut and chicken salad with a red cabbage spiced slaw.

OH had a long drive back from London this afternoon and so requested a take away and wine for dinner so we had a gorgeous Chinese takeaway. Absolutely stuffed.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby icelesley » June 13th, 2019, 1:11 pm

Breakfast: A couple of spoons of beans on toast

Lunch ham sandwich thin

Dinner: mushroom carbonara followed by a fruit yoghurt
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Ratatouille » June 13th, 2019, 1:45 pm

I used the last of the chicken to make individual chicken, leek and mushroom pot pies last night which we had with loads of peas from the garden
Dessert was a large bown of cherries and some soft fresh goats cheese.

I made stock too so spring vegetable soup was on the menu for lunch today.

Tonight it's to be salade Nicoise. followed by cherry filled pancakes - how can you tell we have an orchard full ot cherries? The cherry stoner will be having an outing tomorrow for jam.
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby EmWilk » June 13th, 2019, 7:31 pm

Almost a week passed and no way I'll remember all the food!

Friday evening I went out with work friends and had poppadoms, a variety of starters, a lamb curry and a chicken one.

Saturday, I made a little brunch for a couple of friends. Pancakes with strawberries, fruit toast and cuppas.
In the evening, we went out to eat to a local Mediterranean/greek type of place. I shared mezze... lots of dips and salads, halloumi, sucuk, feta filo cigars and then chargrilled chicken, lamb, salad and bulgur wheat. And beers and cocktails.

Sunday, very late up and had veggie sausage and egg on toast.
An ice cream.
Mainly snacking for the rest of the day.

Monday, tea was mozzarella bagel burger and chips before food shopping.

Tuesday, I was out for a friend's birthday at a Korean restaurant. We shared a table full of starters and sides which was like heaven... pork dumplings, veg pancake, pork bao, kimchi, korean fried chicken, rice and lettuce leaves.

I finally made something proper last night... korean crispy chicken thighs, rice and stir fried veg.

Today, I had the leftovers for lunch after a super busy morning with just a mini soreen bar for breakfast.
Not sure what I'm thinking tonight. I'm cooking for 1 so it just seems like a lot of effort :lol
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Herbidacious » June 17th, 2019, 10:36 am

I have consumed more calories in the last few days than I probably did in the previous week? Well maybe not, but I have indulged.
Friday: big box of tempeh - two types/flavours - with two flat breads
dinner was Sainsbury's trifle, and then a bar of white chocolate :?
Saturday:
apricot jam filled crepe things (those prepacked ones - from France.)
bread and butter, and a Bonne Maman blackcurrant mouse for lunch
dinner: Pizza Express type pizza and chocolate fudge cake with cream
Sunday:
a couple of toffees for 'breakfast'
broad bean and halloumi brushcette. Shared paprika fries with OH.
sticky toffee pudding with ice cream
I just had a bit of Swedish cheese last night
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » June 18th, 2019, 11:42 am

Dinner yesterday was a pork chop with gnocchi mixed with some mascarpone , spinach and semi dried tomatoes baked and some sweet corn on the side. The pork chop was from my butchers who do amazing products . The pork chops have a lovely layer of fat around them and great flavour .

Breakfast was a crumpet with marmite . Haven’t had a crumpet in years . Lunch was a tortilla wrap with grated cheese, a shredded rasher of bacon and onion on top then baked , a SW pizza hack . I’m at work tonight and have just made a use up kind of cottage pie . Lean mince with carrot celery, onion, mushrooms, green pepper and garlic . Dried herbs , a tin of baked beans , tsp of marmite and a red wine stock added then it’ll be topped with carrot and swede mash layer and baked . We’ve got green beans to have on the side , probably with extra gravy . Never let it be said I don’t use a lot of veg in my cooking
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Re: What are you eating today? (v4)

Postby WWordsworth » June 18th, 2019, 4:20 pm

Fresh orange and grapefruit with a handful of granola.
Cheese salad sandwich and a bag of hula hoops.
Tonight will be sea bass fillets with green beans, new potatoes and a caper vinaigrette.
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