WIAW – I’ll bring the Mediterranean Vegetable Crumble (with recipe!)

The lovely Jenn over at Peas and Crayons has set ‘Falling into New Habits’ as the theme for this month’s What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) parties. Maybe the first new habit I should ‘fall into’ for Fall is actually turning up at the WIAW parties. I’ve been missing all summer! Sorry guys! There was a serious lack of food photography going on in July & August as I was too busy (having fun) with Lil’ L. Now he’s back at school, there’s no excuses!

However, one new habit that I have taken up this month is going for a 30 minute run straight after school drop off.  I’m not a ‘morning person’, but this quick run in the fresh air is making a world of difference to my day. By the time I get back home, I feel really alert, and the fact that I’ve actually ‘achieved’ something before 9.30 spurs me on for the rest of the day.

My productivity levels have definitely increased since I made this simple change to my daily routine. Let’s hope I continue with it!

I’m also enjoying the opportunity it gives me to spend an extra half hour outside in the fresh air, enjoying the morning sunshine (we’re having a great September here in Bath!) and taking in the beautiful views. Here’s my favourite pics from this week’s runs.

I’ve always struggled to run in the mornings but I do feel like I’m getting a bit better at it. I have no trouble running at night… it feels effortless, like I’m flying rather than running. In stark contrast, in the mornings, I feel like I’m glued to the ground, and it takes a huge amount of effort to pick up my legs and run. Weird eh? Does anyone else experience this or is it just me???

When I get back from the run, I’m doing a simple 5 minute core strength yoga sequence, then it’s time for breakfast.

On the subject of food, since coming back from the Summer holidays, I’m full of renewed enthusiasm for cooking fresh home-made meals. I just need to get into the habit of photographing them! For this week’s WIAW party, I thought I’d share my favourite breakfast, lunch and dinner from the past seven days. Fortunately, these were the three meals that I did actually manage to photograph! I hope you enjoy them as I much as I did! 🙂

Continuing with my recent chocolate-banana obsession, my favourite post-run breakfast has been a chocolate-banana energy shake. It tastes fantastic, is packed with goodness, and leaves me feeling full up all morning.

Here’s how I make it…

Lil’ L and M love this shake too. As well as being great for breakfast (and especially good for those mornings when you’re in a rush), it also makes a great after-school or post-work snack.

Chocolate Banana Energy Milkshake

I’ve had lots of lovely lunches this past week, but my favourite was this Thai Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup.

So delicious! I’ll write up the recipe and post it on Friday. I promise!

It was hard to choose a favourite dinner, as I’ve been cooking lots of our favourites this week. However, this is the one that I managed to photograph… Mediterranean Vegetable Crumble.

This is so yummy and can be eaten hot or cold. Any leftovers make a great addition to work lunch boxes.

Here’s how I make it….

My favourite dessert of the week has got to be the instant dairy free chocolate banana ice cream with chocolate sauce and nut sprinkles. Yum yum yum!

Time to head over to Jenn’s and join the party!

Enjoy the rest of your week everyone 🙂 xx

This time last year…. my first appearance at Jenn’s WIAW party!!!  WIAW Party – I’ll bring noodles

‘Waterscapes’ Weekend Photo Journal

Hi everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend! 

The glorious weather continues here in the UK 🙂

We went for some beautiful walks by the River Avon and Kennet & Avon Canal on Saturday and Sunday.  Here are a few of my favourite sights from the weekend.





What was the highlight of your weekend?  I’d love to hear about it!  

Have a great week everyone! 

I hope the sun is shining wherever you are 🙂 xx