This is one in a series of food photo diary posts in which I track my food in pictures. I’m also counting my calories. Read all about it in this post or click here to view a detailed breakdown of my calorie intake in a nifty spreadsheet.
As data-obsessed as I am, sometimes I need to forget the numbers and have a good time. This is especially true of calorie counting. On the weekends, calorie counting is not always on the cards, particularly because Friday and Saturday often finds me at the pub or out to eat with friends. On these occasions, I don’t want to worry about how many calories are in the Wahaca tacos, or how many carbs are in the Il Bacio garlic bread. This time is about good friends and good food; the numbers don’t really fit. But I’m not worried – it’s healthy to forget the numbers once in a while and just have fun. That’s what this is all about, right? Health!
That’s how I feel, anyway.
Diary for Friday, June 5, 2009
Banana Crepes with Cocoa, Yogurt and Blueberries
1-mile swim, fairly vigorous
Vegan Lasagna with Baked Broccoli
Tea and an Almond Slice
Courtesy of my client (and Mr. Kipling). British food at its best!
Out to dinner at Wahaca
At last, good Mexican food in London. Wahaca does a Mexican tapas sort of thing, which I love, because it means I can try everything: quesadilla, tostadas napolitas, spicy slaw, summer vegetable tacos, guacamole. The food was fabulous, the company even better – I was out with my former workmates from my days at the bank. After dinner, we went to see Priscilla Queen of the Dessert (the musical) in the West End, a show which makes it virtually impossible to worry about banking, the recession, and other stressful topics related to the economy.
Diary for Saturday, June 6, 2009
Buckwheat crepes filled with butter and marmalade. Served with a side of stewed apples, blueberries and yogurt with orange zest.
Cauliflower Dal with Panch Phoran. Served with basmati rice and salad.
Banana Chocolate Tofu Smoothie
About 4 miles to The Dove and back for birthday drinks with Priya.
Salad and Garlic Bread at Il Bacio