I’ve got a funny feeling that spring is almost around the corner…
…I got a lovely surprise when I was putting the rubbish out on Monday. These lovely crocuses are growing in my garden, just randomly scattered in the grass. I’m not sure how long they have been there as I don’t usually spend too long in the garden in the freezing cold. The warmer weather cannot come quick enough if you ask me!
Well it’s Wednesday again which means its time for this weeks WIAW post. I’m still enjoying reading about everybody’s day to day eats for inspiration and due to my nosiness. =)
On Monday I had the day off work and had a pretty relaxed day planned. Also, Alfie is working night this week which means he is home during the day so we got to spend some time together. It started with some warm water with a slice of lemon, before tucking into a very delicious bowl of roasted kabocha squash, Greek yoghurt and some granola.
Such a simplistic breakfast but holy yum this was amazing! It doesn’t get much better then roasted kabocha in my opinion.
I also had a lovely chai latte made with almond milk later in the morning.
We are so lucky as just a walk down the road there is a farm that sells their free range eggs. Alfie made the short walk to the farm to pick up some eggs and we had them for lunch. I made an omelet stuffed with goat’s cheese, spring onions and harissa paste with some spinach on the side. This was so good! I love the fact that I can go down the road to buy eggs that were laid that morning.
I also snacked on a pink lady apple.
There was an hour long training session at work that Alfie had to attend so I dropped him off at the hospital and headed to the gym and did my usual Monday workout. I was a right old mess by the time I had finished and made my way to pick Alfie up, sweat and all. Yeah, my hubby is a very luck guy! Ha! =)
Once freshened up I refuelled with a berry smoothie made using a banana, frozen mixed berried, almond milk and organic honey. After this I continued with my lazy afternoon which included a movie, roasting a free range chicken and baking muffins.
For dinner I had some of the roasted jerk chicken that I made in the afternoon with some broccoli, red pepper, gravy and avocado. I’m not going to lie, I loved this. The chicken was so tasty and even though I had the breast of the chicken it wasn’t dry at all. Alfie loved this and even commented how different the free range chicken tastes compared to factory farmed chickens, he’s been converted! Yay!
Later in the evening I had a banana bread muffin made using chickpea flour (recipe on the blog soon) with some natural yoghurt and dates. I spent the rest of the evening watching a movie. A great way to end a fantastically lazy day.
The free range chicken for dinner was so good and you can definitely taste and even see the difference in comparison to factory farmed chickens. The meat is much more succulent and less dry. One thing that budgeting and saving for my wedding has taught me is that being healthy doesn’t mean that I need to spend lots of money on superfood powders. I can’t remember the last time that I bought any. Instead I concentrate on buying good honest food, which includes free range and organic food when the bank balance allows. Ethically reasons aside, it’s worth it just for the taste and I’m so happy that Alfie finally agrees.
Have you noticed any differences in the taste of free range and factory farmed meat?
Do you like to buy free range products? I would love to buy free range all of the time, but I don’t think my bank balance would forgive me. There are some farms near my house that rear and sell their own meat, which I’m hoping to check out later this month.