What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) – 16 June 2015!

Hello and welcome to another What I Ate Wednesday!  As usual, although posting on a Wednesday, this is what I ate all day on Tuesday.

Now this is going to be a bit of an unusual one because without going into TMI territory, I was woken up really early on Tuesday with a bad stomach.  It calmed down in time for me to eat breakfast but then flared up again quite badly for the rest of the day.  I would never usually eat toast for lunch, but I just couldn’t really face anything ‘proper’ to eat, but knew I needed something to keep my blood sugars up!

Breakfast

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For breakfast, I had some raw (as in uncooked by me) porridge oats with an Activia Rhubarb yogurt stirred though.  I then chopped up some fresh strawberries and sprinkled them on top.  This is sort of what I switch to in the warmer months, when the thought of porridge isn’t appealing!  I really like the oats like this – the yogurt takes away the chewiness but having the oats keeps it filling and good for keeping your blood sugar stable.

I recently had a look at what was in season in the UK and tried to meal plan my foods around it a bit, and strawberries were on the list as being in season now.  You can tell, as even the economy ones taste really sweet and juicy!

Lunch

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Definitely not my most photogenic lunch but hey, I’m being honest!  As I said, I had a bad stomach so didn’t really want anything to eat but I get low blood sugar if I skip a meal, and it makes me feel awful.  Marmite on toast is a bit of a childhood comfort food for me, and something I can still eat even if I’m not feeling great.  This was made with Hovis Best of Both and lots of marmite – I don’t believe in spreading it thinly!  With the whole Marmite love/hate thing, I can just imagine people cringing at the screen right now, haha.

Dinner

It was bad timing to get a dodgy stomach as we had tickets for a meal last night and would have lost our money if we didn’t go!  A local bar/brewery, The Refectory, were holding a 5-course tasting menu with a rhubarb theme and matching beers.  I absolutely love rhubarb so I was excited about this!  As I was so unwell around my 30th birthday, I didn’t get chance to celebrate with my  husband, so we decided to go to this as my belated birthday celebration!

We didn’t know what would be on the menu, but I had let them know I was vegetarian, so I knew I would be able to eat whatever I got.  Here’s what we had:

(This is the standard menu – where there is fish or meat, I had pretty much the same dish but vegetarian).

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_20150616_211125  This is a rhubarb vinegar shot – yep really!

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The food was all fresh, delicious and beautifully presented.  I didn’t manage all my matching beers, but my husband helped me out there!  I would definitely recommend The Refectory if you are local.


What do you think of my rather strange day of food?  Are you a fan of rhubarb?  Let me know in the comments!

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