Netflix and free bread

Hello!

I’m totally addicted to Orange is The New Black and Stranger Things and I’m guilty of binge watching a lot of them both over the weekend!! I love a good show!

As well as watching lots of TV, I also managed to try out some pumpkin and chia seed bread. I got a fresh loaf for free when I did my food shop with Amazon Fresh. I’ve never tried anything pumpkin before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I didn’t quite know what to do with it either so I tried a bit with nothing on it to see if I like it, then I made it in to a yummy brunch!

I decided to slice it up and grill it lightly to toast it, then popped on some grated mozzarella, salami and tomatoes and put it back in the grill to heat it all up and melt the cheese… pop on a bit of pepper afterwards if you like and Bob’s your uncle you’ve got a yummy brunch or lunch!

I love fast and easy food, especially at the weekend!!

What’s your favourite home made fast food?

Annie

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Lunch at my desk

Hello!

I forgot to blog last night and Sunday night… I don’t know how I forgot, but I did! At least I’m back today!

There’s not been anything exciting going on in my life over the last couple of days, apart from picking up a couple of gorgeous dresses at a bargain price…

Food has been ok apart from I cooked way too much pasta last night. I should have stopped eating it when I felt full, but I was enjoying it so much that I kept going and ended up over my calorie target – oops!

Today I had an odd concoction of food. I had a fruit scone and butter for breakfast (it needed to be eaten or would have been wasted) and because I was in the office, I bought lunch out. It was a bit chilly today and I had a headache at lunch time so wanted warm, comfort food. I popped in to Wasabi and got a Chicken Katsu Bento… it was so good and so filling. For dinner I just had a piece of garlic bread and a little weight watchers dessert. I was right on my calorie target and have felt satisfied and full all day. Not the best food in terms of fat, but it’ll even itself out throughout the week.

Lunch at my desk – Chicken Katsu Curry from Wasabi

I’m still getting used to all the stairs in our new office. I went from the ground floor to the 3rd floor in one go… that doesn’t sound like much, but when you don’t usually do stairs, it’s a lot! Ha ha!

I even dusted off my Fitbit and decided to wear it again… I really need to get a nice strap for it as the one thing that puts me off wearing it is it’s so casual that it doesn’t look right with most things that I wear, especially in the office.

Right, I’m off to bed… been awake since 4:30am and barely keeping my eyes open now! Enjoy the rest of your day, wherever you are…

Annie 

Turkish lunch

Happy Friday!

Today was a bit of a bad day for food. Bad in a good way. 

I had a leaving lunch for one of my work friends and we went to a Turkish restaurant called Gallipoli Again, which is in Islington, London. I’d been here once before and thought the food was amazing, so I couldn’t turn down an opportunity to go again.

We decided to have a Meze between the 5 of us and throw in some chips (fries for any non UK people!) as one of my friends is a complete chip addict 🙂 The Meze was huge. There was so much to pick and choose from:

Humus, Kisir, Bakla, Cacik, Potato Salad, Borek, Falafel, Dolma, Chicken Guvec, Lamb Guvec & Mitite Kofte – and chips! 

The fist time I’ve ever tried stuffed vine leaves – surprisingly tasty!
Gallipoli Again – some of the tasty food we had

We all filled up on the tasty treats but a couple of us had room for some afters… I was very bad and had some pecan pie and ice cream – in my defence, I didn’t know it came with ice cream as well, but I made sure to enjoy it all ha ha!

Pecan pie – yummy!

I’ve calorie counted everything I ate today – some of it was estimated, but I think because most of the food was relatively healthy, and because they use yogurt instead of things like cream or mayonnaise, that I actually didn’t do too bad. Over where I’d like to be, but not to the extreme.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the restaurant, here’s the website:

http://www.gallipolicafe.co.uk/

There are two Gallipoli cafés on the same street. I’ve never been to the first one, only the second, but I imagine it would be just as nice! Oh and the staff in Gallipoli Again are really lovely – friendly, helpful, fun… can’t ask for much more!

Until next time!

Annie