LBLUK – Day 2

Apr 16, 2015 | 4 comments


Day two almost done

Porridge and jam again for breakfast. It’s not as filling made with water. or rather, it is filling, but it goes down quickly and I want something else after a couple of hours.


Went to a U3A Science group meeting this morning. Very good, interesting, lively discussion. So absorbing, that when the convener offered coffee, he remembered that I take decaff and said ‘decaff Lesley?’, and I said ‘yes please’, then drunk it. Completely forgetting that I am not supposed to accept free food/drinks whilst on LBL. Oh dear.

Home for lunch, a soup of bits of all the various vegetables I have avaiable, with the inevitable chick peas. Made a big pot, so enough for 2 bowls today, and 2 tomorrow.

I then met a new friend to sort out some website stuff for the U3A, then home again to make some bannocks for breakfast tomorrow. DP liked the look of them straight out of the oven and swiped 3 and had them with some cheese! I roasted some veg at the same time to mash up and have with the bannocks.


Dinner this evening will be buttery mashed potato, savoy cabbage, fried onion and chickpeas all mixed together and shaped into patties and then fried to give a crispy outside.

All mixed up, ready to go.


Lots of water again today, notwithstanding the illicit coffee.



  1. Lesley

    They would be lovely with the pate. Soon as I’ve finished LBL (tomorrow) I’m going to try a flavoured version

  2. Pat Parker

    Love the look of the soup and the Bannocks. I am going to make these as I like oatcakes with either pate or cheese and generally that is enough for a light lunch. I’ve got some pate my daughter made which I have just defrosted so they will be a great addition.I am trying to buy less processed packaged items so the fact these are made from such simple ingredients fits in well. Good luck with LBTL!

  3. Lesley

    The bannocks are here
    I made them with butter this time, as that is what I had, and they are nicer than with oil. I had two with roasted veg mashed to a hoummous type consistency, and two with damson jam for breakfast this morning. They were delicious
    Next time I make them, I shall use the dripping I have stashed in the fridge, that would work really well with a veg hoummous

  4. Joy Clark

    The soup looks wonderful!
    I find the same with porridge. Just a spash of milk and top up with water seems to make a huge difference in the creaminess and general satifyingness of the porridge, I think.
    Do you have a recipe for the bannocks, please – they look delicious.
    J x

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