Showing posts with label eggs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label eggs. Show all posts

Monday, 20 October 2014

Week one

Round 3 (started loading 11 Oct 2014)
Phase 2   (Started 13 Oct 2014)
Day 7
Blood group A+
Loss to date - 38kg
So week one is done and dusted.   
I have found that I am suffering detox symptoms quite severely this week.  Round two wasn't so bad with them.
I have had headaches, itchy skin and a shocking pain in left ribs.   The latter I had for much of round two  and it is back again.  My chiropractor thinks it is to do with liver detox so I guess I should be grateful my body is working hard at mending but gee it is annoying.

Weights for this week are:

13Oct - 78.1kg (post loading)
14Oct -76.4kg
15Oct- 75.5kg
16Oct 74.8kg
17Oct - 74.5kg
18Oct- 73.8kg
19Oct - 73.6kg

Total loss for week= 4.5kg

Starting measurements10 Oct:
waist    94cm
hip  108cm
thigh  51cm
upper arm   30cm
chest  100cm
calf  36cm

This weeks measurements:
waist    94cm
hip  108cm
thigh  51cm
upper arm   33cm
chest  97cm
calf  35cm

Approx 5.5km intentionally

Meals for the week:

Breakfast is generally an apple and a cup of black coffee.

egg salad with celery, tomato, lettuce, lemon juice
Chicken and Broccoli salad
Curried Chicken and cauliflower soup
Tomato, zucchini and chicken soup


Broccoli and spinach soup with shredded chicken
Poached chicken with spinach and cauliflower mash
corned beef (preservative free) and broccoli
Lemon chicken and asparagus with tomato
curried chicken and Cauliflower soup
Calamari and broccoli stir fry

Recipes for the week

Curried Chicken Soup
100gr chicken
1 cup cauliflower
water to cover
1tsp curry powder of choice

Simmer until chicken is well cooked through and cauli is soft.  Blend to a creamy texture with food processor/stick blender/bellini/thermomix.

I like to do multiple batches at once and then divide up for future meals.

Calamari & broccoli stir fry
100gr calamari cut into rings
1c broccoli cut very fine
1/2onion cut fine
1/2 lemon
Marinate the calamari for at least 30 minutes in the juice from the lemon and plenty of S&P.  Lightly steam the broccoli while doing this.  Heat your pan to very hot then add a splash of water and fry the onion, add the calamari and garlic and fry until cooked through, toss in the broccoli, cumin and coriander and let the water absorb so you get some colour in the calamari. At the last minute put a tbs of water in and swish around to create a type of sauce.  It will be brown from the previous step so don't stress.
Serve on a bed of lettuce greens.

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

One for the vegetarians

I often say I could so easily be a vegetarian, if bacon grew on trees.   Having said that I do cook a lot of veggo meals as my daughter is vegeterian.  Yeah, my house is a bit like a bloody cafe when I am in phase 2!  Something for me, something for her and something in between for the boy child.   This meal was a late home from a meeting meal that I threw together as I was starving!

Was it good!  In the words of my wise old dad "by oath!"

Now, you have to make sure you have a container of roast sweet potato in the fridge that you cooked for said veggo daughter, who then decided she didn't want it.  nuff said.
THEN, sift through the veggie crisper for whatever takes your fancy, can be eaten or is allowed in phase 4.  I had spinach, silver beet, leek and celery to play with.  
I then sautéed the veg in loads of butter (cos I can).  Whisked two eggs with salt and pepper and poured in to the pan.  
Scramble then eat!!
You seriously can not do much better than that when in a rush for a meal!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Egg white clouds

After a facebook discussion on what to do with egg yolks I thought I would do a post about egg whites!  Makes complete sense doesn't it LOL  I had actually made icecream for the kids and had five egg whites left and no idea what to do with them.

I really had no idea what I was doing but wanted it to be sugar free.  First thing is to turn your oven on to 200c.
I started with the egg whites obviously and I whipped them until they formed stiff peaks.  Make sure your bowl is clean, give it a wipe out with a bit of vinegar or lemon juice is always a good trick and a teensy pinch of salt.

 Once the eggs were stiff I added about 4 drops of stevia and a tsp of raspberry essence.

I then folded through 1/4c of desiccated coconut and 1/2c of almond meal

Blob (french cookery term) spoonfuls onto a lined baking tray.  It doesn't matter how close as they don't expand.

Bake for about 15min or until the edges are starting to colour.

These won't crisp up or look overly pretty because they have no sugar in them.  They are very light and tasty and the kids were happy with them.  
Bare in mind they won't keep well so need to be eaten within a day or so. 
Perfect for P5 too.

Monday, 9 June 2014

tomato and Zucchini Omelette

You have probably figured out that I like zucchini LOL   I do eat a lot of it and do like it but more so because it is so versatile.   You can grate, bake, steam so what's not to like!

This is yummy and again, I know you aren't meant to use two whole eggs but I do without a reaction.  This also works with one whole and two whites as I have done that too.

2 eggs
1c grated zucchini
diced small tomato

grate your zucchini and then give it a good squeeze in a colander to get excess liquid out, I find this stops the omelette (or fritters) from being soggy.   Lightly fry the zucchini, tomato and seasoning in a small frypan then add whisked eggs.  I cook almost all the way through then pop under the grill to finish the top off.  You can serve with a side of free veg greens such as lettuce or spinach or just have on its own.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Zucchini Fritters

These are just delicious! Great as a mobile meal as they can be made in advance and are just as nice eaten hot or cold.

1c grated zucchini
2 eggs whisked

Mix all ingredients together then cook over low heat as you would with regular fritters or pancakes.  For all my P2 (phase 2) meals I use a non stick pan (usually only ever use stainless steel) which makes no oil cooking a bit easier.