Monthly Archives: April 2014

What I ate Wednesday #16

I got ahead of myself this week, and decided to track my meals before the weekend. I photographed Fridays food, and thought yay, I have all weekend to get the post written for Wednesday J But did I manage it – did I heck?! I have no idea where the weekend went, I suspect somewhere along the food festival, exercise, self-defence course, and just chilling! Oops.

But, I’m a food blogger (and somewhat stubborn), so I am getting this post out one way or another! Can’t miss the part-ay!

So what did I have on Friday?

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What I ate Wednesday #16

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Exeter Festival of Food and Drink


Living in the South West of England, I think sometimes we don’t get access to all the new and exciting ingredients that come to the bigger cities.  I love the local Food and Drink Festivals because it is a showcase of local food and drink companies, and it’s amazing what is produced in the South West!

I like to say that Ben goes to eat, and I go to get ideas!

Devon Coffee

Love it – Good Coffee, Well made by nice people

I’ve been, I think 4 times in the last 5 years – it’s been going for 11 years.  I converted Ben to a fan a couple of years ago, and we met up with my Mum there this year.

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Food and Drink Festival

We enjoyed looking, buying and eating the food and drink.  And, a surprise to me, we enjoyed a wine tasting masterclass from Alastair Peebles from Devon Wine School and Geoff Bowen of Pebblebed Vineyard.   They were good fun as well as being an education in wine tasting.  Alastair and Geoff had a good rapport, and we had a laugh – though the wine tasting may have made it funnier 🙂

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A week of…kale chips and sandwiches

I kind of forgot to start recording my eats this week.  But then I realised that there is one thing that I’ve eaten a lot of this week.  It’s my new favourite.  The only time I stopped eating it for dinner was when I ran out of kale, so I went to the Farmer’s market – and I’m back in the game!

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A week of

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Thoughtful Thursday #12 & #13

Oh dear, I appear to be slacking on my Pay it forward posts.  Sorry, I must hold myself more accountable.

Today is Pay it Forward Day, so I really should get a post out 🙂

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What I ate Wednesday #15

Hello – It’s Wednesday.

Though I have to say that the long weekend has thrown me somewhat. 4 days of weekend – and only one of them was wet.

However, I did forget to record a day of eats over the Bank Holiday weekend, so I had to make sure I photographed everything on Tuesday – then the battery on my camera ran out, aaaahhhh!

Anyways, here’s the best I could do 🙂

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What I ate Wednesday

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A week of…breakfast

Last week I shared my vegan eats – lunch and dinner.  So here we have some yummy vegan breakfasts:

a week of breakfast

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Fitness Friday: BeamFit

Beam fit, Beam, BeamFitIt’s Good Friday, and I’m off work- the gym is closed too – whatever am I going to do with myself?  Anyways, I know I’m not going to miss another Fitness Friday post.  Sorry about last week guys and gals.

This week we’re toning it down a notch from the HIT (High Intensity Training) for something a bit more relaxed.  My second class of our Fitness weekend (my goodness was it really 6 weeks ago???) was BeamFit, although low tempo this worked the body completely differently and was thus still hard work.  Ben didn’t join me in this one – he went off to spinning.

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What I ate Wednesday #14

b8938-wiawserveupanextracupbuttonIt’s Wednesday! And even better than Wednesday is that it’s a short week, followed by a long weekend – oh how I need that!

Looking forward to Easter, but a bit concerned about the vegan eating bit – especially as we are eating out to celebrate my sister’s birthday on Sunday.

But enough about concerns about the future – what about What I ate Wednesday – another Monday of eats for me 🙂

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What I ate Wednesday 14

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Rude Health Brown Rice Drink: Review

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Rude Health brown rice drink

Since dipping my toe in the vegan water I think I have been missing milk in my hot drinks most.  I’ve given up drinking tea, but found that I like coffee with unsweetened almond milk.

I enjoy unsweetened almond milk and usually have a carton or two in the fridge (ok, 4 at last count) but I really enjoyed this brown rice milk.  It’s sweeter and somewhat richer than the almond milk – Perfect for a cocoa or a delicious matcha latte!

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Pumpkin hot chocolate

I love the simple ingredient list: Natural spring water, organic Italian brown rice (14%), organic cold-pressed sunflower oil, sea salt. but I contacted them to ask why sunflower oil was added to the rice drink. And despite the fact that they are a small team, I got a reply:

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Protein Granola

Before I started on this vegan journey  I made this granola, and I thought it would be a waste not to share it with you because it really was yummy.

It was a ‘challenge’ I saw on Facebook which made me try it.  A friend of a friend posted a tongue in cheek comment requesting a low fat protein granola made and delivered.  Well, I couldn’t resist the challenge, so there and then I had a go – and got it right first time.

Actually, I love to make granola.  It’s so easy just to throw a few things together – pop it in the oven and BOOM – granola perfect for sprinkling over a breakfast smoothie, or serve with milk.

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