Sunday, 11 June 2017

LITTLE GEMS: Breakfast Favourites & Eating Out at Gastronomy, The Con Club, West Cnr and Libertie

Hi everybody! Welcome back to my blog.
It's been such a busy week here at the clinic and I've been working hard on my yoga too! How was your week? I hope it was a good one :)
Anyhoo... here are my foodie adventures for the week. I've been cooking more at home this week, but we did try a new place on Saturday which was pretty cool. Why not have a read :)



THE LOVE BOWL

The LOVE bowl! I've not really made one of these in ages. I used to make them with normal yoghurt but this time I used Coyo which is so yummy! Just give it all a good mix together and eat!



All gone!



SWEET CHILLI SALMON WITH ASPARAGUS AND RAMEN NOODLES

Then Monday night I had a tasty and super quick dinner! Asparagus and salmon with Ramen noodles. I can have this cooked and on the table within 10 -15 mins which is exactly what I need at 9 at night!


BROWN RICE PASTA WITH TRUFFLE OIL, WILD MUSHROOMS, ASPARAGUS AND PARMESAN 

I think this was Tuesday night. I had a craving for truffle pasta so I stopped off on my way home and got some wild mushrooms and parmesan cheese. I know parmesan isn't vegetarian, but it's a treat now and again. I had it with some asparagus chopped up and peas. It was soooo good! There is something about the taste of truffle, mushrooms and parmesan. It's like they all compliment each other so well.


OVERNIGHT OAT AND CHIA SEED PUDDING

Even though I've been making these all last week, I was concerned that this one wouldn't be that nice as I decided to try it with organic rice milk instead of almond milk. It turned out lovely, slightly lighter than the almond milk one too. I will be doing it again for sure, I do like rice milk and I think I might start having it for a change instead.


PORRIDGE WITH RICE MILK AND FRUIT COMPOTE

I made porridge differently this week. I tried soaking the oats the night before instead of just cooking them straight from the pack. They actually turned out pretty well. I just hate it when porridge goes all slimy so I soaked them and then rinsed and rinsed them. No slime and they were nice and fluffy. Just went a bit too crazy with the rice milk, will not use as much next time! It always tastes amazing with almond butter though... well I guess everything does! 


EATING OUT: FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST AT GASTRONOMY

Went for a brunch date with my lovely Laura on Friday. I fancied going to Gastronomy for a change and we both had the full English (except mine was the veggie option). Has anybody else been there recently? It was okaaay, my sausages didn't really taste of much and I know veggie sausages can taste a bit meh, but these were very bland. There was about a dessertspoon of beans without much sauce and the poached egg (although cooked perfectly) tasted like vinegar and was almost powdery in texture from all the vinegar. Just a bit disappointing I guess when I was so hungry. 


HOMEMADE GLUTEN & DAIRY FREE CHOCOLATE PROTEIN PANCAKES WITH ALMOND BUTTER, COYO & FRUIT COMPOTE

So I made up for it on Saturday morning! I lay there in bed thinking what can I do to use up the rice milk and I thought 'sod it! I'm making pancakes!' I fancied trying something different too so I added some of my Super Elixir Protein Powder to the mix, just one scoop. I also normally add 1/4 cup of oats to make a milk but left them out this time as I had the rice milk... result??? Super chocolatey and fluffy, light pancakes!


Yes they look huge and they were... I can't wait to make these again!


We went to West Cnr Deli for lunch on Saturday and had a tasty meal! I will do a full post on this place but it was quite a cool new joint to visit for a change in the Northern Quarter!


THE PICUDAS VEGGIE HOT SANDWICH


Then we went to a relatively new patisserie across the road called Liberte. They have some seriously pretty cakes in there but I was so full I just ended up having an Early Grey Tea. Quite a cute little place I think that is famous for it's afternoon tea.


I wouldn't mind going back again to try the cakes, but the energy was a bit weird in there, so we drank up and left. Will give it another chance though I think in the future...


BREAKFAST OMELETTE WRAP

Stuffed after this!


EATING OUT: SUNDAY ROAST AT THE CON CLUB


I went for the veggie option - which was just veg! I was a bit naughty and had the gravy but I can't have a roast dinner without it!
I could have done with a bit more veg, but it did fill my belly pretty well! I didn't have any lunch today so this was much needed! I wanted sushi really, but I always forget they don't do it on a Sunday :( I really enjoyed this though

I've had such a busy week but it's been good! I hope you have had a good week too! Apologies for being a bit MIA this week, I will try and get on it again next week!

Thanks so much for reading,

Big love,


Em x
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