Cafe Open Wednesday 8th January 12.30-18.00. Today’s Menu

Welcome to Wednesday! I felt as though I was in detox shock yesterday, headache, temperature and almighty cravings for fatty food in large quantities. I took solace in a couple of slices of sexy olive bread dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This stopped the craving immediately. I am sure there are more wholesome ways to deal with this, but it was what I had in my cupboards at the time! The important thing if and when we reach this stage of craving is not to give ourselves a hard time that creates the guilt cycle that results in binging and fasting. So today I am being kind to myself, encouraging rather than berating.

Today we tip our caps to lentils, that much maligned vegetarian perennial! Lentils are simply awesome, they are a good source of potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin and vitamin K, but are particularly rich in dietary fibre, lean protein, folate and iron. You can bulk up soups and stews with them, toss them into salads to add much needed protein and they are the base of one of my desert island dishes, the magnificent dhal! A thrifty store cupboard must!

Today’s Menu

Tomato and Lentil Soup with olive bread  £3.00
Cauliflower ‘Rice’ Salad with beetroot hummus (herby and tasty) £4.50
Banana Bread £2.50

We are based on the second floor of AEDA Arts Academy, don’t be shy come up and say hi. If the stairs are too much we have a lift too!

Dont forgot to check out the photography exhibition curated by The City Gallery work by local artists Alex Kocan and Mervyn Mitchell.

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