First milestone achieved

The last 2 weeks have not been monumental, but I have enjoyed a couple of lovely outings. 

The first was to visit a friend in Glastonbury who has recently adopted 2 beautiful fur babies named Artemis and Apollo. It was such a lovely day for a long drive through the English countryside. We really do live in a beautiful part of the country. We were going to have lunch out, but the town was buzzing with sooo many people. We finally chose a lovely vegan restaurant that did take out which we ate back at the house. I had never tried vegan halloumi before, but it was delicious in a wrap with lots of other wonderful things. It was deep fried but it was so worth it. Thanks Alison for the great company and giving me the chance to get away from my own four walls and see other people. 

I also had another date with the Grand Prix with my Dad and for afternoon tea made the most delicious Chocolate Peanut Oat Bars – slightly amended from Natalie Jo’s recipe –

Don’t they look scrumptious !!

Work is obviously constant at the moment with still working from home while trying to keep myself busy and sane.  Thinking about food is definitely helping and I am finding inspiration from lots of different sources. I used a recipe from Jamie Oliver to make a vegan version of his Balinese Chicken curry.

I love watching cooking shows and have recently become engrossed in Masterchef Australia. Oh my word. I am constantly blown away at the creations those chefs come up with on the spur of the moment. I am pretty confident in the kitchen, but don’t have that kind of open mind or knowledge. Just fantastic. 

Sunday was another lovely out day visiting with a good friend, with my first actual meal in a restaurant since lock down. You obviously have to wear a mask into the venue, but then take them off when you eat. Its all a little weird but I suppose our new normal. 

Now the BIG news – my milestone this week is that I have hit a certain number weight wise (I’m still a little ashamed to publicly say what that is) and I have also now lost just over 20 pounds since the beginning of May since I really started following a WFPB way of life. I am thrilled. I didn’t start this journey to lose weight, that has just been an incredible side benefit. Most of all, I don’t feel like I am missing out on anything. So that has to be a good thing.

I have an exciting week planned. I have ordered a new TV and upgraded to Sky Q. Should be fun trying out all these new things. Will let you know how it goes…

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