Friday, August 20, 2010

Day 11 - Soup weather...

I made a pot of soup for lunch - this is really quick and I was eating it 30 minutes later. I did mine on the stove top but you could microwave it just as well. In a saucepan, I threw in roughly chopped pumpkin, sweet potato, carrot, zucchini and onion. Add water to just cover the vegetables and add 1 teaspoon salt reduced chicken stock powder, a crack of black pepper and 1 teaspoon of Mild Indian Curry powder. Simmer until all vegetables are tender then whizz with a stick blender until smooth and creamy. Serve with toast fingers or a wholemeal bread roll.
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Angus had a hankering for a good steak (these were over 1 inch thick!) so I let him cook it. Too cold outside for barbecueing, so he cooked it on the stove then oven baked it for about 5 minutes to finish it off.
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Annette has a recipe for Hot & Saucy Steaks so I made the sauce which had tomato, bbq, teriyaki and worcestershire sauces in it among other things - it was yummy! You could have it with pork or chicken too. I oven baked potato fries (skin on), pumpkin and sweet potato and we had polka dot sweet corn too (yummo). No greens tonight. I had half of one of the steaks, about the size of my palm because they were so big.
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I got baking and made some Oaty Cookies (healthy ones, so these are mine) and Choc Chip Cookie Bars (not healthy as they contain milk, dark & white choc chips! so these are for Kirby & Brianna).
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Week 2 (Day 11)
Won't bore you with todays food, pretty much like the other days for breakfast and lunch. I find I alternate between porridge/banana or 2 slices toast or baked beans with 1 slice of toast. I love my breakfast!
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I have struggled drinking 8 glasses of water because in this weather I am just not thirsty - I probably had 5 or 6. I had a 30 minute walk in the morning but didn't get one in the evening.
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I am a little behind reading the daily hints and tips and need to listen to Annette's daily advice for today so will try and catch up tomorrow. All good here so I hope I can continue to be good over this weekend, ready for weigh in on Monday. Brianna is in the semi finals for netball so we play at Kongorong on Sunday.
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Cheers - Joolz

4 comments:

  1. Soup sounds nice Joolz, and the steaks look good as well, though like you I would struggle to eat one that big.

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  2. I love a quick vegie soup and it is very healthy. I will have that sauce on steak this week sometime. You are doing well ....keep it up

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  3. As soon as the temperature dips below scortching and 90% humidity, I'm going to make this soup! Sounds delicious and healthy which is the direction I'm going these days!

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  4. Just give me half a chance with Angus' steaks (very apt name he's got!). If I didn't eat anything else for a wseek..............

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