I'm really thinking about joining Weight Watchers to have some sort of structure added to my diet. I'm not sure though and want to make sure before I spend my money on it! In the meantime here are some bits and pieces I have eaten/made/tried recently:
|Some frozen left over smoothie with banana|
|Mixed berries with banana soft serve - this was soooo good!!|
I've seen this 'All Natural Peanut Butter & Co' stuff mentioned in loads of US and Canadian blogs but I'd never really seen it here before until I came across it Sainsbury's. I have to say I was really disappointed! It needs a good stir and even then the consistency is really runny and not very good for spreading. It also tasted a bit bland. I must say I am probably used to the more sugary peanut butters that the supermarkets make for a lot less money but I have also had the Meridian Peanut Butter which consists of just peanuts and nothing else; that was much, much better. So I think I will give this a miss in future, unless I come across the one with white chocolate in it!! I'd LOVE to try that, two of my favourite things in one jar, that's got to be good!
I had a hankering for raspberry muffins one night so I made these!! They were really good and I was so pleased as my previous vegan muffin/cupcake exploits had not been so successful. I followed this recipe: http://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/food/recipes/2012/0911/3276-vegan-raspberry-muffins/
I omitted the cider vinegar and orange zest as I had none and I also used coconut oil instead of sunflower oil as it's healthier and I think it tastes nicer. Oh, and I used half wholemeal flour and half rice flour and frozen mixed berries!!
They turned out so well and were really yummy. I was extra glad I had one on hand when someone brought some non vegan brownies into work, I got to join in with cakey goodness :) The berries went all gooey inside, they were yummy and I will definitely be making them again. I think I will make sure I have orange zest next time though.
I bought a Schwarz herb/spice packet mix for Bombay potatoes. I wasn't so keen but Andy really liked them, they were soooo hot!! Much spicer than we expected. I've been using a lot of the Schwarz herb mixes recently, they're great and so easy. I always use the Chilli Con Carne in, guess what, my chilli and the stew ones are really good for bunging in the oven with a load of veg. Nice and easy :)
|Green thai curried roasted veg & basmati rice|
|LMC Sausages with bombay potatoes|
Some stats from my run below, can't wait for the snow to go away so we can go out again!!
|Our snowy garden|
Last but not least, our naughty bunnies trying to eat the beautiful flowers that Andy bought for me:
|Harvey having a nibble|
|Rosie taking her turn|
Have a great week all, I hope to be back again soon with healthier results and goals to achieve.