A Week After The Uneventful Angiogram

Anyone else had an angiogram before and whose arm aches like all buggery even after a week? Mine does.

But apart from that, I’ve rested a few days, gone straight into work at writing the Hossan Leong Show: Flying Solo with Hirzi and Jasmine (the multi-tasking Stage Manager) – got your tickets yet? – and have continued eating healthily without being too Fascist about it, because birthdays do come with cakes, and it’s all about eating a lot less of it rather than saying no food and drink allowed.

Like I mentioned before I’ve had great help staying on the wagon because of Naomi’s meal planning, as well as our champion helper’s initiatives – just check out this lunch I’ve just eaten: Wholemeal tortilla with pea sprouts, tomato and chickpea salsa, avocado and organic smoked cheddar. Stuff you can stuff/wrap and stuff yourself with easily.

Simply Bread

Simply Bread

One of the great things about Naomi being pregnant is that we’re really enjoying our food. I mean, really enjoying our food.

Penne with sausageYes, we know that we have to make the calories count and not overeat and all that, but this eating (properly) for two thing has given our kitchen a new purpose, a new energy. Except when it comes to cleaning up. I dunno where the energy goes when it’s time for doing the dishes.

We’re also enjoying nice quiet places for meals – like Simply Bread at Cluny Court. It’s quiet and nice during mid mornings – and we hope it doesn’t stay too quiet such that they have to shut down because of it, which is why I’m plugging it a little so’s you can go and enjoy a light meal there too.

Of course, the breads are lovely. And we’ve been buying the $6.50 loaves called Rustic Wholemeal to make our sandwiches and toasts at home.

Sandwich parts It takes a while to assemble our giant “club” sandwiches, which consist of bread of course (which has to be toasted) and avocado, chicken (which have to be grilled), bacon (which has to be crisped), hard boiled egg (which has to be…), cilantro, butter, mayonnaise and I think that’s it. But, yeah, it takes a while.

It’s worth the wait, and it’s currently our favourite sandwich – so much that we think you should go and try fixing yourselves one some time too.

A tip though – make more of the ingredients so’s you can keep them in the fridge and then assemble when you want to eat.