I’m a breakfast kind of person. It’s my favorite meal; I don’t function without it.
My go-to breakfast is porridge. I sometimes branch out and have overnight oats, or just muesli and yoghurt (vegan of course), and for a while, while not vegan, I tried having omelets or eggs, and I’ve had the occasional avocado toast, but I always come back to porridge. This morning I had semolina porridge, cooked in almond milk, sprinkled with lots of cardamom and cinnamon, a banana and some blackberries and a few seeds on top. I also have three supplements: zinc, iron, and B vitamin.
Semolina is so underrated.
A few hours later, I had a cup of tea while doing my makeup. This particular cup is a cup of Needwood, a black tea blend, sweet and spicy, there’s cardamon, cinnamon, strawberry and cream in it (and typing that out I realize it’s probably not vegan. WTF is with this putting dairy in EVERYTHING? Seriously ppl?).
Tried a new foundation, the Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation in the shade light ivory. I’m still at a stage where any foundation that is not cakey and not yellow, and not too dark, I’m just going to love it. So this is another winner, Lumene never ceases to impress me when it comes to base products. Eyebrows turned out pretty good:
And yes, they’re supposed to look exactly like that, i.e patchy. Seriously. Done on purpose.
A bit off track there.
Tea finished, all made up, Skyped with mum, I had a snack before heading out for some shopping at H&M—you know you can live anywhere as long as there is an H&M and an IKEA not too far away, this is a truth universally acknowledged. Er. At least if you’re Swedish. Good news is, living in the Glasgow area, not a problem! I’m getting off track again.
This is oatgurt mixed with some hemp protein, cherries and almonds. The hemp protein is really an acquired taste.
Bought too many things at H&M and got myself some bits at the grocery store, including another Lumene product, an under-eye concealer, I have such high hopes (in the words of Roddy Hart), made a quick lunch when I got home:
Green lentils + raw rice + mixed veggies, straight from the freezer that I just microwaved for a bit. Some salt and sesame seeds on top and I’m one happy camper. Doesn’t look like much to the world, but I genuinely enjoyed this lunch. It’s all about listening to your body. If it says give me green lentils, give it green lentils.
A few hours later it was snack time again, this time, a rice cake and humus (not made from scratch, I don’t do that. Anymore. B/c lazy person here, HI.) Also an apple and a cup of green tea, a blend called Grönt och Skönt + a citrus flavored green tea. Actually had a small pot of it; green tea is supposed to be good for you, right?
Some language reviewing later it was time for dinner. I adapted a recipe from the River Cottage veg everyday cookbook, i.e. I basically used the spices from the recipe and some of the other ingredients, which left me with a sort of butternut squash stew + pasta and chickpeas. I regret not adding the spinach I was planning to. It would have been slightly more visually appealing, which is so important! Also had a glass of Sauvignon blanc. God I love the Sauvignon blanc. Oh. And another iron supplement.
Any questions on that?
Lots of love,