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What I Ate Wednesday VIII

September 7, 2011

Hello! I’m mightily relieved that the working week is over halfway done with! I’m not trying to wish my life away, but the first week back after a holiday is always a bit of a struggle. I’m also pleased that I’ve not got anything planned this evening, which is a good job because there are so many What I Ate Wednesday posts to read! I love that for one day I can completely indulge in looking through all your food porn and getting some inspiration.

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I better get on with my eats from yesterday, because there’s a lot to show you. Suffice to say that I have fully recovered from my tummy bug that I had last week and my appetite has returned Smile

Breakfast

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Shocker – a green smoothie that’s actually green for once!

  • frozen banana
  • 3 1/2 plums (the other half went straight into my tummy!)
  • 2 handfuls of spinach (I’m gradually adding more and more)
  • 1/2 cup Kara coconut milk
  • water
  • 2 tablespoons pea protein powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon hemp seed
  • 1/2 tablespoon milled flaxseed

Topped with the usual Dorset Super-High Fibre muesli.

Work snacks

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I ate the clementines and chestnuts in the morning and the pink lady apple and two of the seedy oatcakes in the afternoon.

Lunch

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A yummy salad of romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, giant wholewheat cous-cous and sweetcorn with a dollop of red pepper hummus.

Pre-run snack

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A banana smeared with delicious almond butter and a few raisins.

Last night was the monthly 5k time trail at running club, and it was “interesting” (interesting is my most overused euphemism, but it seems appropriate). It was ridiculously windy and I when I was running I felt like I had a lead weight attached behind me that was holding me back. The cruel irony was that it was windiest on the downhill stretches, so there were no easy bits. Not only that, but there was a boys’ football club practicing on the field and every time I ran behind the goal I had to dodge a football coming at me. It felt like they were waiting for me to run past to score! Despite all that I managed to finish in a fraction under 26 minutes, which is a whole 8 seconds faster than last month. I think I could have knocked some off that in better conditions.

After the run I had a 2 finger Kit-Kat that was handed to me … recovery food right?!

Dinner

I prepared dinner before I went running and it was the perfect meal to come back to after battling the autumnal weather … soup!

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Carrot, ginger & lentil soup

Serves 2

  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • small white onion, diced
  • 75g dried red lentils
  • tablespoon of mined fresh ginger
  • 2 pints water
  • teaspoon vegetable bouillon
  • black pepper to season

1. Fry the onion in large pan in a little oil until soft.

2. Add the carrots, lentils, ginger & water, bring to the boil and then simmer for 45 minutes.

3. Add the bouillon and pepper and then blend.

I topped my bowl with some Munchy Seeds chilli mix and served with an Amisa crispbread.

For pudding I had two plums (I’m obsessed!) with some soya yoghurt and a little muesli.

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What’s your current food obsession? Definitely plums for me – I can’t get enough!

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. September 7, 2011 5:06 pm

    Oooh i love plums, me and my mum made plum jam the other week 🙂
    glad your tummy feels better, I hope you fill it up with more of that lovely soup!

  2. September 7, 2011 5:26 pm

    Your green smoothies always look delicious! And my current food obsession is frozen mango – I have bags of the stuff in the freezer – its just like sorbet, yum!

  3. September 7, 2011 5:37 pm

    My current food obsession are raspberries 🙂 Loovee them!

  4. September 7, 2011 6:53 pm

    It’s nice to see your appetite back 😀

    I loooove giant couscous but have never bought it. You have reminded me to one day 🙂

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a plum as an adult. That probably sounds very strange to you as you are obsessed with them at the moment haha. I am always obsessed with dates – yum! x

  5. September 7, 2011 7:40 pm

    That soup looks scrummy, not to mention simple and quick too, I’m going to have to give it a whirl.

  6. September 7, 2011 7:45 pm

    Hummus! Only because I just found out I love it (when it is garlic free). And cherries once again.
    Nice work on the run, so speedy! ANd that soup sounds amazing- I like carrot and ginger but when I make it myself it can be a little too gingery!

  7. kabochafashionista permalink
    September 7, 2011 7:56 pm

    Oooh your eats look absolutely yum!! Very in season too! I have totally embraced the Fall season now with all the squash (okay I eat that ALL the time :P), cinnamon, ginger, plums, pears, apples and I bought my first pumpkin of the season today woohoo! 🙂

  8. September 7, 2011 10:46 pm

    That soup looks awesome! I need to make it 🙂

  9. September 8, 2011 1:05 am

    That soup looks great, and includes all of my favorite items! Anything with lentils steals my heart 🙂

  10. September 8, 2011 1:10 am

    carrot soup? yum! I also love smoothies with cereal on them- it’s awesome when they’re so thick you can float things on them.
    I’m obsessed with nut butters right now. and kabocha squash. can you get that in the UK?

  11. September 8, 2011 7:37 am

    I think you did so amazing with that windy run, well done you! My current food obsessions seem to be pink lady apples (to be fair, they are a constant obession!) chocolate and nut butter, I’m definitely having a hungry horris phase right now but I’m happy to roll with it for a while!

  12. September 8, 2011 8:52 am

    I love plums too, especially roasted. That dessert looks delish!
    My current food obsession is greek yogurt, I ate loads of it on holiday and now I can’t stop 😛
    By the way, I’m always impressed at how well you eat, I want a green smoothie for breakfast now 🙂

  13. September 8, 2011 9:43 am

    Love the sound of your soup!

    Current obsession…. I’m not sure. I made some granola bars the other day and am loving them. I need a new fruit in my life though.

    Thanks for your kind comment on my WIAW post. I’m a closet stresshead too… well, obvo not so much in the blog world now since I’ve just exposed myself! 🙂

  14. September 8, 2011 9:44 am

    I was thinking about making a carrot, ginger and lentil soup myself! 🙂 Great minds! I’m loving my soups at the moment- so comforting in this cold weather.

  15. September 9, 2011 4:21 pm

    Hi Sarah, I just found your site via Peas and Crayons… I was just trying to explain to my son what WIAW is. Hhe thought it sounded very random but then got hooked on looking at the photos of what people ate this Wednesday lol! He spotted your soup and said it looked “delicious”, so we hopped over to your site. So glad I found you! Your food photos and recipes are stunning! I’m definitely going to give this soup a try.
    We’re loving plums at the moment. Our cute little tree has given us hundreds this year. http://bitofthegoodstuff.com/2011/08/10/plums-galore/ I’ve stewed a lot of them, and made a lovely (super healthy) plum crumble. I’ve also made a gorgeous fruite smoothie with stewed plums and blackberries (post to come next week).
    I look forward to reading more of your posts. Have a great weekend x

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