Our Week in Breakfast & Food, lots more amazing Olympians, days out, family & friends CLEAN SUPPER CLUB
Clean Supper Club & the School Holidays
We are mid family packing at the minute as we fly to Copenhagen tomorrow, just in time for the Food Festival (pure fluke, but YAY!). Then heading across to LEGOLAND, lets just say the kids are bouncing off the walls with excitement.
This week though has been glorious!
Our Week in Breakfast
- Sarah and her family have had a fantastic week in Devon, I’m really looking forward to seeing her next weekend as it’s been 4 weeks since we’ve seen each other– which is very unusual for us!
So my week looked like this…
Monday - I fueled myself with a big green smoothie in preparation for the school shoe shop (done) and supper was a quick stir-fry, chicken, veg, rice noodles lots of ginger and garlic then topped with fresh coriander and cashew nuts. Still love the way the right topping makes simple food look and feel more delectable.
Tuesday - was a brilliant day starting with a great citrus & ginger immune boosting smoothie before we headed to the National Trust property Quarry Bank (Styal Mill) near Styal. It’s a few years since we’ve been and WOW what a difference! They’ve had heritage lottery funding and are putting it to transformative use in the gardens, glasshouses, a striking new café and the workers cottages. It looks amazing and is well worth a visit, the kids had a great time. Food wise a typical national trust fair – all robust and tasty. Supper was a great Mexican-ish quinoa salad with lots of duck eggs and salad – glorious in the sunshine.
Quarry Bank - National Trust
Wednesday - started with a creamy cacao smoothie bowl, on the tops of which I was a little carried away with the toppings – totally delicious, vanilla energy balls, berries, cashew butter, white mulberries the list goes on… My lovely sister and her family came to visit, the perfect excuse to test out the new chocolate brownie recipe. This recipe is vegan and we test how successful our recipes are - if the people eating them don’t realise they are a healthy alternative. We had a great walk in the sunshine around the lake in Delamere forest & then headed to Altrincham Market for Honest Crust pizzas and Wolf House rice bowls – soooo good, perfect for family get togethers.
In the middle of Wednesday we like many others felt very disappointed about the governments inexcusable Childhood Obesity Strategy- a tentative attempt to try and counter act the child hood obesity epidemic. It’s so frustrating. I’m restraining from a rant!
Thursday – as the sun continued to shine the children had a couple of their best friends over for the day, I didn’t achieve much! Still a great green smoothie for breakfast and possibly another slice of the chocolate brownie…it is important we know these recipes work.
Friday – woke up to rain! Needed a sunny smoothie to launch Friday – raspberries, pineapple, lucuma powder (the late nights watching the Olympics has been catching up with me and not being a caffeine drinker, lucuma is a great boost). Some old university friends came over with their children for a BBQ; great fail-safe quinoa, feta, roast butternut squash and mint salad with pumpkin seeds was enjoyed amongst other delicious foods and our discussions of how to balance our aging hormones. We never discussed that at uni 20 years ago we just complained of period cramps & had another G&T!
Saturday - fruity smoothies & lunch was a srummy salad with left over veg form fridays BBQ and a great tahini, coconut yogurt, lemon juice and olive oil dressing drizzled all over. Oh and of course still taste testing the brownies...
Our Week in Food
Clean Supper Club what's going on this week...
New Waffle Recipes
Its national waffle day next week – Wednesday the 24th so we’ve created 3 great healthy waffle recipes for you to enjoy – Acai, Vanilla & Cacao. You’ll find them on our blog & in the recipe pages for Indigo Herbs who set us the challenge.
The next Summer Fun Smoothie Workshop will be held at Altrincham Market on Tuesday the 30th of August at 11am. Come and join us for an hour of smoothie testing, creating, designing and let us help you persuade the youngsters in your life to increase their fruit and veg intake. Tickets are available in advance from the Market House Coffee Shop. They cost 8’s for 1 child &adult, 15’s for 2 children & adult and 6 for every child after that. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. We hope to see you there, we know the last workshop led to one girl taking control of the home blender and not letting her mother have it back, she’s been blitzing smoothies ever since!
Right better get to putting all those last bits into the suitcases.