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!
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!
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.
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).
This is a rhubarb vinegar shot – yep really!
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!Never miss another post from me! Click below to follow me on Bloglovin. If RSS or social media are more your style, check out my sidebar! Follow