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My Own Private Idaho

… After all is said and done, usually more is said than done…

Cabbage (patch) Soup…

I am trying to reduce the amount of vegetables I have at the end of the week that gets bad. As a result I go to the shops and try not to pick all the vegetables selling at a bargain (hello there, 3 for the price of 2 aubergines, buy 3 get 1 half price courgettes and all the cabbages that have been reduced by 30%)

What this means is that some days see me eat cabbage as my staple veg in the morning and evening or even the next day as well. I believe eating healthy food should be fun and not a humdrum activity.

Long story short, I brought out my almost finished cabbage and my last half courgette and decided to make cabbage soup.When I make soups with vegetables I prefer them to be a bit thick since I usually eat them with bread.

This one was not any different and I garnished it with the chicken from that Eid celebration. Finished it off with half of my almond flour bagel.

This is a good day…

Cookies – Take 57 ðŸ˜‚😂

So I made cookies again (I know, it seems I keep flogging a dead horse). But this time around I added xanthan gum just for the fun of it, r duces my sugar and butter and made them smaller.

I must say they came out lovelier than the last batch – that may also be attributed to the fact that I ensured it did not get burnt in my oven, but it was good.

Hopefully, these last for the week…

Celebrating EID…

So a couple of my friends invited me over for Eid celebrations.

This invitation gave rise to two things – One, this could be an opportunity for me to pull out one of my rarely worn ‘traditional attires’ and two, this could test my lifestyle resolve (food and more food)

The day couldn’t have gotten any better but on trying my dress I found out that I had lost inches – yay!

Now if there is anything Africans can do well, it is throwing parties and this was not any different.  But I survived and ate only what I felt I should. I did slip on the drinks though.

All in all, a lovely day was had. Happy Eid again to all who celebrate…

Salad again…

First off, I will like to congratulate all the people that successfully completed their fast today and wish them a lovely Eid tomorrow.

I have been invited to a couple of Eid celebrations tomorrow so I know that I will eat my way through tomorrow. Hopefully I make the right food choices tomorrow lol

So I started off right today by eating a salad. I wanted to add an avocado but when I sliced it open it was ‘off’. No avocado then. Instead I added some diced and fried courgette.

Bon Appetit

Cookie Monster…

Normally I can walk through the aisles of my grocery store without looking at the biscuits on display and feeling sorry for my self.

However yesterday I went to the shops hungry and I spent time walking down the biscuit aisle, if you had seen me you would have assumed I was some kind of biscuit inspector lol.

Anyways still got home without buying any – hooray!

I did however decide to make my own compliant cookies and after browsing the internet I settled on the 4 ingredient cookie.

How hard could it be? I only needed almond flour, butter, vanilla extract and erythritol- all of which I had.

I forgot that I also had to pay attention to my oven. So… It came out a bit burnt and a little too sweet…

That didn’t stop me from eating it though

Meal Time…

Did I mention that I made more bagel than I needed yesterday. I even froze half of them but I guess bagel is going to be a staple of my meals for the foreseeable future.

That however does not mean that my meals will become a humdrum affair.

Case in point – today’s lunch…

Also the heatwave has cleared so things are almost back to normal

Bon Appetit

Almond Flour Bagel…

So an admin on a Facebook page I follow posted the tutorials for almond flour bagels. All of a sudden everyone and their mom started to post pictures of their amazing bagels…

Well I have never been known to back down from a challenge so I too decided to make my almond flour bagel last night.

The trouble was the recipe called for mozzarella and I had cheddar and since I wasn’t willing to go to Tesco in the middle of the night, I settled for cheddar.

Another thing I realised a little too late was that I had melted too much cheese so I used one egg instead of two and more almond flour than I had anticipated.

All in all it was a good first attempt.

A Little Bit of Everything…

Another day… Another heatwave – I promise I am not complaining.

i did wake up last night to eat some of my ice cream…

Today’s lunch was an interesting one. My riced cauliflower was about to go ‘off’ so I knew I had to use it. I however made too much sauce so I put 2 cups of frozen spinach in the sauce. Obviously that did not work so I just put the caulirice in like that.

I also put my beef patties in my oven and left it in too long…

Did I say we are experiencing a heatwave. I am not complaining I promise…

Dinner and Ice Cream…

For those that are unaware, we are experiencing a heatwave…

Everybody was walking around with something cold to ease the heat. As I could not buy store sold ice cream (hello sugar…), I decided to make my own.

I used heavy cream, two separated eggs, erythritol, vanilla extract, strawberries and cream of tartar. And while I just put it in the freezer to form, I am certain it will turn out great.

Oh I also had dinner of ribs and courgettes..

Enjoy…

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