On Tuesday it was my birthday so I spent the day celebrating with Rob. It was a very food-orientated day – perfect!
It started with breakfast in bed: gluten-free vegetarian sausages, scrambled eggs, mushrooms and baked beans, yum. Then I opened my presents which included a few gluten-free cookery books, a new pair of Converse trainers and some posh secateurs for the garden!
We then went to Devil’s Dyke for a walk and a picnic. It was a lovely sunny (albeit a little windy) day so ideal for a picturesque walk.
We wandered from Devil’s Dyke pub across a few fields before settling with our picnic blanket and food. We even got an ice cream from the ice cream van (Twisters are gluten-free, hurray!).
Later on we went for a meal at vegetarian Brighton restaurant Terre a Terre and had some gorgeous food. Even Rob, who is a meat eater, loved the food and said he didn’t miss meat. They even had a few gluten-free options on the menu for me!
To start, Rob had steamed rice buns stuffed with Szechuan marinated halloumi, with kimchi Chinese cabbage, lapsangsouchong pickled watermelon & cucumber, a miso chilli sauce and spring onion garnish.
I ate a poached egg tempura (in a ginger beer batter) with crispy soba noodles and mirin-seasoned sticky rice.
Rob picked the ‘vegetarian fish and chips’ for his main which was battered halloumi served with chips, vodka-infused plum tomatoes, pea mint hash and pickled quails egg.
I had a gluten-free potato, onion and garlic rosti which was topped with sautéed buttered spinach and topped with a soft poached egg.
(Yes I ate two poached eggs and Rob ate two portions of halloumi!)
It was gorgeous food and the perfect way to end a lovely day.