The embarassing or glorious fact of the matter, depends on how you look at it, is that I seem to eat more with every Weekly Eats blog post. Oh well, I will just celebrate how lucky I am to eat so much tremendous food. However in all honesty I’ve decided it’s time to tone up and lose few pounds. This won’t effect the delicious array of food I eat, I’m hoping I just need to moderate portions and do a bit more exercise. I’ll let you know how I get on.
Back to what I’ve been eating.
I won’t bore you with too many words – I’ll do you a listicle instead:
Saturday night – tremendous curries at vegetarian restaurant Sanskruti in Fallowfield. If you haven’t been, you really should! It’s incredibly fresh and delicious and very reasonably priced too. My favourite was the banana curry.
Yes it really is a banana curry
Sunday – I attended a cookery demonsration with Mary-Ellen McTague at the Food Sorcery cookery school in Didsbury (arranged by Inca Pop Ups). It was all about how to make the most of a Riverford Veg box. At the end we get a 3 course sit down meal: mushroom and potato soup with wild garlic oil; chicken and butter fried greens, roasted cabbage and broad beans and banana chocolate cake for pud. What a treat.
Bank holiday monday – I whipped up some gluten free parsnip muffins from my Clean Cakes cookbook and enjoyed them in the sunshine in the garden. They were possibly a little too healthy tasting for me, but Jamie loved them. In the evening we had a comforting brocolli and pasta soup using up a load of leftover food.
Leftover pasta soup
Tuesday – a serrano ham open sandwich and a red velvet cupcake at The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon in Didsbury for lunch. Both were superb and what a friendly, upbeat venue. Dinner was a tasty chicken, potato and tarragon stew from my new Riverford Spring and Summer cookbook.
Chicken, potato and tarrogan stew
Wednesday – out again eating veggie food, this time at Greens in Didsbury – beetroot pakoras for starters, roasted cauliflower and lentils for main and peanut butter cheesecake for dessert. Such an excellent meal, and a what a gorgeous, welcoming venue.
Chicken pho at Volta
Thursday – and back to Didsbury for lunch at Volta. I’ve practically lived in Didsbury this week. So I had a chicken pho which was an excellent and healthy lunch – I felt quite virtous after all my stuffing my face this week. I love Volta, it’s just such a cool, stylish joint.
On Thursday afternoon we received our Riverford veg box (I got it as part of the cookery course), so I’m going to write a separate post on what we did with those goodies.
Looking back, I’m a bit astounded at just how much I’ve eaten this week. I’ll let you know how the diet’s going in next week’s ‘Weekly Eats’.