Saturday, 18 November 2017

Joyous Food

I've been living a healthier lifestyle since September this year.  I am on the verge of becoming 'preachy' about it as I have gained so much by doing so.  However, I am not a counsellor or a nutritionist or physical trainer so my experience is purely 'my experience' and will be different for anyone who wants to change the way they eat, think, move, feel etc.,  For me the practice of changing my diet and physical activity and the way I 'see' the World, so far, has been positive.

I am excited about discovering foods that are new to me such as chickpea flour (which I commented on in my previous post) and the joy of cooking from scratch at every meal, savouring each step of the way.  The taste of toasted pecans in a warm salad is heavenly! 

The photo above is a pumpkin loaf which I made from following a recipe in my Chickpea Flour cookbook.  It is delicious, not too sweet and tastes like a lightly spiced gingerbread.  It is topped with pumpkin seeds or 'pepitas' as they are referred to in the book.  This is definitely a 'treat' cake and not something I would eat every day as I am trying to minimise the amount of sugar I consume.

Today I made a warming split pea soup with leek and sweet potato for lunch and feel truly nurtured as I eat this wholesome and nutritious meal. 

I feel blessed to be able to choose from a wide range of ingredients from the stores and privileged that I can pick and choose what I eat.  I never take this for granted.

6 comments:

Christina said...

It sure looks good, your spiced pumpkin loaf! I imagine it tastes beautiful, too. I am glad you are feeling well with your new regime. We are indeed spoilt for choice in this country, I like to choose and pick, too. Have a lovely weekend. x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Don't worry about being preachy Simone...this is the perfect kind of preaching!! :)
V x

Rosie said...

Sounds as if your new food regime suits you very well, Simone. The pumpkin loaf looks very tasty:)

Helen Philipps said...

Your new eating regime sounds wonderfully healthy Simone. The pumpkin loaf looks delicious! xox

Lisa said...

Taking time to really taste and experience the joy of eating must be an absolute delight.
Good for you.
Lisa x

Judy Hartman said...

You are doing so well, Simone! You are a true inspiration!
You are sounding so balanced and healthy and it's lovely to hear! xx