½ c porridge oats, ½ c rice milk, 2 X 500ml water;
1 serving of rice salad, 2 X 500ml;
1 serving of Black Bean Stew, 1 serving of rice, 1 serving of cauliflower, 500ml water;
60 ml soya milk and 1 cup of coffee;
- Black Bean Stew with Rice and Cauliflower (2 servings)
70 black beans, 2 sticks of celery chopped, 2 chopped onions, ¼ of peeled and chopped swede, 1 X 400g chopped tomatoes, 100g Quorn pieces, 450g cauliflower;
The black beans have been soaked overnight. Boil till tender. Gently dry fry the onions and swede with a little water till soft and add the tomatoes. Season and simmer. Add the cooked beans and mix well. Steam the rice and cauliflower and serve together, hot.
- Blueberry & Apple Sauce Muffins (makes 12 small muffins)
20g egg-replacer, 160g/ 1c wholemeal self-raising flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp mixed spice;
½ c soya milk mixed with 1 tsp cider vinegar, ½ c cold water to be mixed with the egg-replacer, ¼ c apple sauce, 1 tbsp molasses, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 – 3 tbsp blueberries
Pre-heat oven to gas mark 4.
Mix all dry ingredients, except the egg-replace.
Mix all wet ingredients except the water which is to be beaten together with the egg-replacer.
Mix wet and dry ingredients quickly and fill 12 silicone muffin tins and bake on the middle shelf for about 50 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
The closer we come to the first weigh-in the more nervous I get. Will says I have definitely lost weight but I am not sure. I still feel as fat as before. But then, even when I was 11 stone 10 I still felt fat. Perhaps I am not the best person to judge that.
SLIP UP:Lights, Camera, Action …. And after all… tomorrow is another day.