WOW, June absolutely flew by. We were busy pretty much every weekend and throughout the weeks with birthdays, concerts and events, so sorry I haven’t blogged in a while!
I have however been taking pictures, so thought I’d do a little June recap!
My sister did the Leeds Triathlon in June (so impressed and proud!) and we snagged lots of goodies from the CHIA Co. stand in the expo area.
They’ve brought out a new bread with Hovis that has chia seeds in it, so delicious and great as toast!
After watching Helen swim (1500m), cycle (42.5km) and run (10km) around Leeds we were ready for some lunch, and headed to The Botanist in Leeds. I had the salt and pepper crispy beef salad and it was soooo good!
I haven’t done as much running as I would have liked (especially as it’s the We Love Manchester 10km on Sunday and I wanted to get a good time) but when I have hit the tracks, there’s been some beautiful views!
We went to a comedy evening at a local festival (Grassington Festival for anyone living in the North of England) and saw Rob beckett, Shappi Khorsandi and Rich Hall with his Honky Tonk band. All the acts were really funny, and i enjoyed a very civilized glass of champagne during the evening.
I’m loving roast vegetables at the moment, and have been trying to have simple foods cooked well.
Courgettes with pineapple and chilli flakes roasted in the oven (a mix of leftovers but surprisingly delicious) accompanied with M&S deli bits.
Corn, grilled, sauteed, in salads, I LOVE corn! Here I sauteed it with chilli flakes and garlic herbs.
Steak with roast cauliflower, courgettes and potato wedges.
Really easy to make, fairly quick and very satisfying! I like to dunk the veg in Allioli!
I can’t be good all the time though, and my treats have included:
Salted caramel Haagen-Daas
3 ingredient pancakes (eggs, bananas and spelt flour) with The Collective passion fruit yogurt and strawberries
Chipotle pulled pork with (more) roast veg and two fried eggs !
I’ll try and get back into more regular posting!
Happy summer folks!