Fuel in London

For breakfast I have been enjoying porridge – 1 cup full of oats (around 50g, depends how hungry I am!) and one and a half again of liquid (milk and water), Berries (frozen) 80g, 1 banana.

I try and start the day well!

Starting the day well as I mean to go on…

Chickpea overload!

Chickpea overload!

Chickpeas, mozzarella, beetroot, mixed seeds, pepper, tomatoes and green salad (with a wholemeal brown roll would have been nice, but I didn’t have one!) for lunch.

Cramming in as much veg as possible.

Cramming in as much veg as possible!






A big veggie ‘ratatouille’ style dish to last a few days: courgettes, carrots, aubergine, peppers, mushrooms, cabbage, spinach with onion, garlic, basil and tinned tomatoes. Was great on a sweet potato with mozzarella melted on top and, for lunch I added avocado and feta cheese with some whole wheat pasta.

Stewing apples - sweet smell of cinnamon

Stewing apples – sweet smell of cinnamon

For dessert it is cheaper to stew cooking apples than buying a bag of eating apples. Core and chop the apples into a pan with a bit of water and lots of cinnamon. For a healthy dessert, I had it with some Greek yoghurt and a sprinkling of granola. And, a couple of squares of dark chocolate – naturally!

A healthy dessert

A healthy dessert

Tempering chocolate is an art - patience!

Tempering chocolate is an art – patience!

I am missing baking and, sadly, I don’t have anyone to share (yes, I do occasionally) my home bakes with. However, here is a photograph of a fantastic cake my mum baked and I decorated from back in June for my Great Auntie Pearl’s 90th birthday.