Woah. It’s been awhile. Sorry about that. How are ya? I hope all of you in America had a delicious Thanksgiving! I cannot believe it is December 1st today… craziness. So where to even begin since I abandoned the Internet?
Well, I’m running a marathon next weekend. Yup. That’s happening. I’ve gotten some good runs in over the last little while – not any real “long runs” but I feel like I’ve built up and maintained mileage over these like last 6 months so I’m staying positive and hoping for the best. Worst case scenario: I walk sometimes. And best of all right now: my body feels good. Phew.
So what else has been going on? Well, I was in London last week visiting Lesley.
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But let’s talk food because that is what you care about and I was seriously so impressed. Yes the food in London has always been delicious but on this visit I especially noticed how focused they are on quality: local, organic and properly sourced. I was in heaven. Here’s where we went and what we ate – it goes without saying that everything was amazing – and I am pretty lucky to have an awesome foodie sister leading the way so thank her when you go!
Leila’s Shop (Shoreditch) – adorable restaurant featuring local and organic fare. The menu changes daily based on the garden.
What we got: fried eggs with ham (me), fried eggs with sage and toast (Les) and an un-pictured delicious persimmon (to share).
Sticks n Sushi (Covent Garden) – an Asian fusion restaurant with amazing rolls and even more amazing protein skewers.
What we got: cucumber roll, avocado roll (me), “Hell’s Kitchen” roll (Les) free range pork and basil, salmon wrapped in smoked bacon with herb butter, beef with herb butter (sticks to share) and the “Four Wings Salad” – duck, egg, beans, cucumber, quinoa, sesame, cucumber, radishes (to share)
The Wildflower Cafe (Notting Hill) – really cute cafe featuring local eggs, meat and delicious veggies.
What we got: English breakfast – egg, sausage, bacon, mushrooms, tomato, avocado & camomile tea (me); avocado toast with poached eggs, spinach, tomato, mushrooms & iced coffee (Les)
Ottolenghi (Notting Hill) – a gorgeous prepared food store, perfect for takeaway.
What we got: free-range chicken breasts, broccoli with garlic, roasted cauliflower & brussels sprouts, beet salad and grain-free chocolate cake (me); roast beef, broccoli with garlic, roasted cauliflower & brussels sprouts, green beans & edamame (Les)
The GoodLife Eatery (Chelsea) – delicious fresh cafe – sooo many veggies and options for all kinds of eating preferences. It’s so good we went twice… and I would have gone more (and Les too)
What we got (breakfast): Pink Panther smoothie & sun salutation bowl (me); Pink Panther smoothie & skinny salmon royale (Les) – click here for the detailed menu descriptions
What we got (lunch): Berry Sunrise smoothie & the Superfood Detox Salad, add chicken (me); Pink Panther smoothie & the Goodness Bowl (Les) – click here for the detailed menu
and peanut butter chocolate cups to share
Granger & Co (Notting Hill) – one of our usual brunch spots but we went for dinner instead… it was a great decision.
What we got: Tumeric spiced chicken, slaw, lime coconut dressing (me); crab, chilli and chive spaghettini (Les)
Hungry yet? So yeah, it was a pretty delicious trip but the people (or rather person) truly makes the place… sorry, so corny.
Anyways, clearly things have been really busy with some awesome stuff so you’ll forgive my absence from this space. My lack of blogging got me thinking: do I have enough hours in the day to work, coach, workout, cook, socialize, build a business, travel, sleep, breathe anddddd blog?! I don’t think so… well at least not as often.
I of course want to fill you in that I (hopefully) survive 26.2 miles and would love to continue to share some recipes, nutrition info but, at this point in my life, I cannot continue to commit to my Mon/Wed/Fri schedule. Moving forward, I will be posting once a week – on Mondays (unless I’m travelling or something but I will let you know). To ensure you don’t miss a blog post, subscribe via e-mail or via Bloglovin.
The best way to keep in touch with Honey Bee happenings is on Instagram – who doesn’t love a good Insta? Twitter is your next best bet and if Facebook ever lets content be seen that’s a good option too. So basically connect on social media for all the cool happenings, nutrition info, meal inspiration, workout ideas and all that good stuff.
As much as I wish I could do it all, I truly think this is best – quality over quantity! I hope you understand but tell me in the comments what you’d like to see on the blog. Have a wonderful day.
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