Trying to get back into the swing of things with my food/fitness diary posts. There’s no time to start like the present, eh?
Diary for Saturday, April 4, 2009
I have a cold, but guess what: the chlorine is great for clearing the sinuses. I went for a gentle 1500m swim and felt great by the end of it.
Bircher Muesli with Bananas
Leftover Indian chickpeas with steamed spinach and bread
A turn around the park with Tim. It was a beautiful day in London, which some may argue is the worst time to go to the park. The place was packed. But we enjoyed our walk all the same. Fresh air and sunshine are good for the soul.
Wintertime Tomato Soup with Salad and Spelt Bread
The soup is another winner from Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. The bread was made earlier in the day using this recipe for wholemeal spelt bread. I added some cooked flageolet beans to the salad to round out the meal. The whole thing rocked my world, especially the soup. You can find the recipe for Wintertime Tomato Soup at The New York Times (planet green also has a nice write-up – I second their suggestion for adding croutons).