My vacation centers around food and I am not ashamed of it. Food makes me happy. Trying new things or eating something I can only have so rarely, seeing all those beautiful colors and tasting so many beautiful things is just something that cheers my heart. And all efforts of balancing life and so on is just not important to me on vacation. Eating what I want and not what I think I should makes me turn to the good and healthy stuff most of the time anyways. Of course there were burger and of course also KitKat, Reese’s and muffins but I had my fair share of veggies and quality food thanks to my extended visits at Whole Foods and Borough Market. Vacation Time = enjoy all the things!
Instead of my usual cumulated full impact/ all I ate/ remembered to take a picture off WIAW posts I am going to share a full London vacation day of eats. Firstly because I love to stick to the rules and secondly because I want to give a more realistic picture of all the insanity. You can find my Top 10 London Highlights and how I coped with the family here.
We usually started the day at …..surprise…… Starbucks! This one is my favorite Starbucks breakfast of all times (which we do not have in Germany by the way!) Generously buttered fruit bread. I had one slice and Stefan ate the other. I love the taste of the sweet raisins and cranberries mixed with the salty buttery flavor. Mmmmmmh butter!
Okay, here’s me focused again. I also had a Soya Latte – let’s not forget the caffeine.
In the morning we walked around London a bit. We started out at St. Paul’s Cathedral, crossed over the river by the Millennium Bridge, walked past Gabriel’s Wharf and the OXO Tower, crossed over the river again by one of the Golden Jubilee Bridges, had a quick coffee and then walked over to Whole Foods at Piccadilly.
I had veggie sushi (expect an epic sushi inspired recipe coming soon) and a choice of salads from the salad bar topped with a spoonful of humus. My eyes were bigger than my tummy and I am sure if you had looked me in the eyes a green fash of greed might have been visible. But I am only assuming. But luckily I have married a selfless guy who generously helped me out by having some sushi.
We had a fantastic cloudless and sunny afternoon and strolled around Covent Garden and Soho where we did some teeny tiny shopping. When we finally got tired we stopped off at a Soho Pub. I wasn’t hungry but I badly wanted to have salt and vinegar crisps at least once. My selfless hubby again offered to help me 😉 I drowned the crumbs with a nice cool pint of cider.
In the evening we went for the Jack the Ripper walking tour – so cool! – and just grabbed a sandwich on the go. I had asparagus and ham. I never ever thought about putting asparagus on a sandwich but it was very nice. We came home rather later after the tour and as we had to leave the next morning we just went to bed.
So that’s a WIAW post I could share every week. Sadly I don’t live in London as a millionaire because otherwise this lifestyle would never be possible. Luckily I can re-create aka get inspired by some of this stuff nevertheless. Expect a gorgeous Whole Foods inspired recipe for Vegan Sweet & Spicy Quinoa Salad to come this Friday.
Ever had asparagus on a sandwich?
Salt and Vinegar Crisps – yay or nay? oh and I say crisps because I feel oh so British right now…
Have a great Wednesday, friends! Thanks to lovely Jenn for hosting!