Happy Wednesday everybody! Hope you’re all having a great week
It’s Lil’ L’s birthday today… he’s 8 already! Where did all that time go? Scary!
Just before we head out for his birthday trip, I thought that I’d show what we ate last Sunday for this week’s WIAW event, hosted by the gorgeous Jenn @ Peas & Crayons. As we were in staying in Sherwood Forest for the weekend, we had totally different eats to my usual WIAW entries. Apologies in advance for the poor quality of the evening shots. The photos were taken on my phone (yes, I’ve now worked out how to take photos on the smartypants phone ) but the lighting was v. poor in the restaurant. Anyway, here goes… WIAW on Sunday…
Since we’d forgotten to bring ANY food to our log cabin residence in Sherwood Forest, M nipped to Tesco and bought us each some breakfast treats. For me, he got some Dorset Cereals Fruits, Nuts and Seeds Muesli, a carton of Innocent Fruit Smoothie, and some Clippers Nettle Tea (he knows me well ). This fuelled me up perfectly for our bike ride in Sherwood Forest
Half way round the Kitchener Trail, we stopped for a snack. We each had a Nakd bar, which are made of raw fruit and nuts. They’re pretty expensive, but on offer in Tesco at the moment, so we bought 4 bars. This time round, I tried the Pecan Pie bar. It was nice, but Cocoa Orange remains my favourite Nakd flavour ;)
By lunchtime, we were ravenous. Our all-time favourite lunch when we’re out biking is baked beans on toast. It fuels us up really quickly and seems to digest quickly (for me anyhow). Normally when I eat, I have to wait 2 hours before I can exercise otherwise my stomach starts cramping. However, after beans on toast, I can easily get back on my bike within 15 minutes
So, after the beans on toast, we got back on the bikes and did the Kitchener Trail all over again
Giant pretzels and some dark chocolate
For our evening meal, we travelled into Nottingham city centre. I was hoping to have dinner at my favourite cafe in the UK… the uber cool Alley Cafe Bar. Unfortunately, by the time we got into Nottingham on Sunday evening, it was closed
If you’re ever in Nottingham, you must try this cafe. It has the most amazing vegan cheesecake and milkshakes that I’ve ever tasted. Just make sure you don’t turn up there on a Sunday night
Instead, we crossed the road and went into Las Iguanas. Though this is a chain (there’s one in Bath too), the food is pretty good. There was a good ambience in the Nottingham restaurant (great Latino music playing), plus the guy that served us was really helpful… especially when I asked if they could make me some vegan burritos as the veggie ones all had cheese in them. So, here’s what we ate… apologies again for the dodgy photos.
Bread and olives, which we quickly devoured
Then I had the Sopa de Calabaza (spiced up butternut squash and coconut milk soup). Really yum, but very spicy. My mouth was totally zinging after this.
For my main course, the kind chef made me a vegan enchilada, filled with spicy roasted butternut squash, peppers and other veggies, and topped with a spicy tomato sauce. This came with lemon and coriander rice, and refried beans. Totally delish! (the photo doesn’t do it justice).
Lil’ L had the veggie fajitas, which he quickly devoured. For dessert, he didn’t choose the fresh fruit option, but instead opted for the other healthy dessert… chocolate brownie and ice cream
We had a great night at Iguanas and it reminded me how long it’s been since I made fajitas and enchiladas at home. We used to eat them all the time, stuffed with roasted butternut squash, sweet potato, peppers, mushrooms, spinach and refried beans. I’ll definitely have to make some soon!
Right, that’s me done! When Lil’ L’s in bed tonight, I’ll pop along to the WIAW party and see what y’all eating!
Happy WIAW everyone! xx