Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Monday 20th of September Day 20 / MCD 3

Breakfast:

½ c porridge oats, ½ c rice milk, ½ c water, 1/2 c blueberries, 2 X 500ml water;

Lunch:

1 serving of pasta salad, 2 X 500ml;

Dinner:

Pea Soup & Cornbread, 500ml water;

Supper:

60 ml soya milk and 1 cup of coffee;

Recipes:

- Pea Soup (4 servings)

Ingredients:

1kg frozen mushy peas, 4 chopped onions, minced garlic, black cumin, salt and pepper;

Method:

Gently dry fry the onions with the garlic in a little water. Add the frozen peas and cumin.

Add 2 – 3 c water and simmer till peas are mushy. Serve hot or cold with ice cubes and mint.

-Corn Bread (4 serving)

Ingredients:

1/4 c yellow cornmeal, 1/2 c self-raising wholemeal flour, 1tbsp nutritional yeast flakes, 1tsp baking powder, 1 c soymilk, 2 tsp vinegar, pinch of salt;

 Method:

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Mix the cornmeal, flour, nutritional yeast and baking soda in a medium bowl. In a large measuring cup, mix together the soymilk and lemon juice – it will curdle slightly and look like buttermilk. Stir the soymilk into the dry ingredients, and mix briefly with a fork – a few lumps are fine.

Pour the batter into silicone muffin forms, and bake for about 30 minutes or until they test done in the centre.

Comments:

Ok. I am going make this a little bit easier. Our lunch is always rice-, potato- or pasta salad. The recipe will be almost always the same with a few differences in seasoning and meat substitutes.

Recipes:

- Lunch Time Salad (4 servings)

Ingredients:

1kg potatoes OR 250g wholemeal pasta OR 200g brown rice;

150g Quorn pieces OR 3 Meat-Free sausages OR 240g drained beans;

2 chopped onions, 4 chopped tomatoes, 2 chopped bell peppers, 100g frozen peas, 100g frozen sweet corn, 2 chopped pickled gherkins, herbs and spices as per mood;

Method:

Microwave potatoes OR boil pasta OR steam rice and cool. Mix with the rest of the ingredients and chill overnight.

I think this is much better. One week tomorrow and it will be Weigh-In & Measuring day. I am curious as to how I have done yet at the same time I am petrified. I want to laugh and cry at the same time. It doesn’t seem like 3 weeks since my darling hubby and I have started this and yet I get the funny feeling this next week is going to be the longest week in my entire life.

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