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Life lately, according to my belly pt 2

May 20, 2017

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When I saw this illustration on Twitter, it really made me laugh because it is so true! Speaking of eating nice things, here are a few things that have made my tummy happy lately.

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A few weeks ago I went up to London with a couple of friends for, essentially, a day of eating. We didn’t JUST eat (we also went to a couple of markets and an urban farm in Hackney which was the most amazing way to break up the afternoon!) but mostly we did just eat. We started off the day at Temple of Seitan with fried ‘chicken’ and chips. It had been on my to-eat list for so long, and definitely met my expectations. The place is pretty small, which I didn’t realise – thankfully the weather was fine so we sat outside, but did mean that we had to move because a creepy guy came over to sit with us and wouldn’t leave.

After that we headed to I Will Kill Again, which was a great little recommendation from a friend of a friend. The coffee (Dark Arts Coffee) was pretty good, and the cake board was all vegan. It was like a dream. I had brownie #1 of the day – chocolate peanut butter.

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Brownie #2 was…

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… chocolate salted caramel from Veggie Pret. This was seriously good, and I’m so happy that they’ve opened a second Veggie branch! Let’s hope that Brighton’s next on their list. The Shoreditch branch didn’t have that many vegan options, but I’ve heard that there are quite a lot, so maybe I picked a bad day. I wish I’d bought a dozen of those brownies back with me.

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Another amazing find from Pret – coconut milk flat white. Seriously, this is so, so delicious. Bravo, Pret.

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OK so I am trying to be healthier, beginning with breakfast. I’ve been starting the day with fruit, coconut yogurt and a sprinkling of granola, chai seeds and flax seeds, so that I get 1 of my 5 a day in before 8am. I’m really trying to up my fruit and veg intake (clementines for snacks are helping) and am considering joining a gym again, or at least going to yoga regularly. I definitely loved doing hot yoga when I went 3-4 times per week, and saw much more of a difference than any plank/gym routine I ever did, but it’s very expensive (£80 per month for unlimited, otherwise it’s £12 per class if I don’t buy any kind of pass). The problem is I don’t get home until 6.30pm, and often I just want to get home, make dinner and get stuck into relaxing, which is really important for me. The thought of going home, getting changed and heading to the gym – I’m just not sure it would realistically happen, and I don’t want to waste my money. I might get a free trial membership and see if I can make it part of my regular routine. Any other tips for healthy eating and squeezing in more exercise?

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Trout’s take on a Pho dish. And it was dish-licious.

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Definitely not on the healthy list, but on the yummy list. Creamy pasta and a 40p garlic bread.

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Another reason why I need to start eating healthier – peanut butter sea salt caramel ice-cream from Boho Gelato.

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Last but not least, Trout and I went down to the Marina to visit a kitchen designer (which was amazing, more on that another time) and while we were there we couldn’t resist a little lunch date at Franco Manca. Geez, their pizza is so good!

So there we have a few amazing things that I’ve been eating. What have you been eating lately? Any tips or recipes for delicious healthy meals you love (that are also quick to make, don’t use every pan in the house and are vegan)? Let me know in the comments!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 22, 2017 10:27 pm

    Gah! Brownies and Franco Manca?! You’re making me miss the UK.

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