Belated Weekend Catch Up

Hello again dearies- I didn’t really get you up to speed on my weekend this morning, so let’s recap it shall we.

Saturday night we had a birthday dinner for my mum at a Thai restaurant. I don’t usually order Thai with them but I’ve had it before and it’s always been the best.

Don’tcha just love the decorations? Long story but I got to go backstage into the kitchen and choose it all ;)

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And dine in Thai food is just as good. Actually it might even be better because I got vegetarian Pad Thai which was cannot-stop-eating-amazing.

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Unfortunately the service was less than desirable so we ended up waiting forever for our food to come, the teas + coffee that came with the meal (everyone else opted in on the banquet but I wasn’t interested) had to be requested, then the orders were mixed up, and I’m not sure if it was the language barrier but a certain waitress was quite rude and looked like she had places she’d rather be- however remaining staff were all very pleasant.

To be honest I’m not sure we’d ever bother dining in again as everyone was really put off by the whole thing. I think we’ll stick to take out from now on.

Then on Sunday morning I had an experimental breakfast. I was trying to go for the whole banana bread pancakes with a healthy twist. I got the flavour but failed with the texture. Oh well, another trial this weekend maybe- the things I do for this blog.

Topped with pb & banana slices


I’m trying to be better with my food photos and managed to get happy snaps for both lunch…

Vegie Pattie +lettuce, carrot, cucumber, spinach & sweet chilli sauce.

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…and dinner.

Dinner was a new thing- jacket potato.

So simple and really delicious. And they can be done anyway you want. Healthy? Sure. Comfort food? Pile it up. Vego? Go for it.


Quick & Healthy Jacket Potato

Makes 1 large or 2 smaller servings, depending on your sweet potato size.

  • 1 sweet potato of desired size (or white if you prefer)
  • Toppings (for me- kidney beans, Chobani 0%, low fat cheese & mushys).
  1. Prick your potato with a fork 4 times (2 on each side).
  2. Place in the microwave on a paper towel and cover with another.
  3. Microwave for 5 minutes before turning over and microwaving for another 5.
  4. Carefully remove and place in a bowl.
  5. Cut open and top with your chosen toppings.

Enjoy for lunch, dinner- whatever! It’s perfect for those who want a big hearty meal but don’t want to wait hours for it to be done.

Oh and check out dessert- as always…a creation.

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Into the bowl went Chobani 0%, wholegrain oats, 1/2 apple cut up, 1/2 banana sliced, chopped fresh pineapple, chopped dates, crushed almonds and chopped dark chocolate…

Let me tell you about this chocolate. I’m new on the dark chocolate train and I’m slowly adjusting my taste buds to higher cocoa and lower sugar.




I decided to try this since it was on special and whilst it’s quite bitter and strong eaten alone, it’s much better cut and eaten in a creation.

And that’s my weekend in a nut shell, plus this and this post.

  • Do you prefer to take quick/short cut methods when cooking?
  • What did you get up to this weekend?

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