Sunday, January 22, 2012

Warm Beef & Quinoa Salad

I think I've outdone myself.
This was so fucking good.

No recipe used I just made it up but holy taste bud explosion.

1) boil water in a pan with a cube of vegetable stock, add 1 cup of quinoa to boiling water.

2) heat oil in fry pan & add chopped garlic, chopped beef, pine nuts & sesame seeds. Cook until meat is done then remove from heat.

3) layer fresh spinach & bean sprouts on a plate.

4) chop fresh mushroom, red onion, cherry tomatoes & eschallots/spring onion and put into a container.

5) once quinoa is cooked (bout 10mins boiling) drain, add to container with mushroom/tomato/red&spring onion and mix around. Add some on top of spinach & bean sprouts.

6) tip beef mixture on top of quinoa mixture.

7) squeeze half/3/4 of a lime with a dash of fish sauce in container, mix & drizzle on top.

8) serve with slice of lime.

9) have a mouth-gasm.

Apple & Cinnamon Oats!

Oats can be so delicious and are so healthy and good for you.

I cook my oats in the microwave, it's very quick, you can put whatever you like in them.

This morning I made apple & cinnamon oats. I use 1/3 cup organic oats (either rolled or instant - but not flavoured) + 1/3 cup of water in a bowl.

Add half a chopped / peeled apple, and mix into bowl, put into the microwave for 1 minute.

Take out of the microwave, add cinnamon to taste, stir, put back in microwave for another minute.

Once done I put a drizzle of honey on top and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon, and a few almonds.

Quick. Healthy. Yum.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Less Jiggle on my Thighs!

YAY! After just 1 week at the gym and healthy eating (every day), I have noticed significantly less jiggle on my inner thighs, and 1kg down on the scales. WIN!

I have been doing heavy weights every day, one day legs, the next day upper body + between 10-30min of HIIT each day depending on my energy levels.

Here are some things I have been eating this week that have been QUICK and substantial, as well as LOTS OF WATER continuously throughout every day.

Corn Thins topped with home made curried egg & parsley

Corn thins with avocado & cottage cheese (or cottage cheese & pepper)

Seasoned grilled chicken breast with brown rice & steamed broccoli

Sweet potato & garlic mash with marinated grilled steak & zuchini

Scrambled egg with tuna, garlic & corn

Wholemeal mini pancakes with banana & blueberries
(I made this on the weekend, it was delicious, but small portion only)

Oats cooked with water & blueberries - and a 1/2 teaspoon of honey

Also have been having a protein shake after each gym session,
1 scoop of protein with water & ice in a shaker. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Quick, Healthy, Tandoori Chicken

Decided I felt like some Indian tonight.

I found some tandoori paste in the fridge.

Steamed some basmati rice: just under 1 cup of rice + 1 full cup of water in a sauce pan with a dash of rice bran oil & a teaspoon of turmeric, and a dash of mixed herbs. Bring to the boil then turn off heat & put on the lid.

Chopped up half an onion & some broccoli & started heating in frypan while I defrosted & chopped up some chicken breast. Mixed chicken in a bowl with one heaped tablespoon of tandoori paste mixed with one heaped tablespoon of cottage cheese. Added to pan.

Serving with the rice, a mini puppadum & a small scoop of pickled limes!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Health kick!

Have been pretty lazy lately, not going to the gym or eating quite right.. Has been the silly season of too many parties, food, drinking & sleeping.

Today i decided I was sick of my inner thighs rubbing together, I need to lose 4kg to get back down to my comfortable weight.

So I had breakfast: 1 x banana + crushed ginger (from a tube), blended with water & ice.

Later had a protein shake (1 scoop protein mixed with water)

Then went to the gym until I almost passed out / threw up, I locked myself in the toilet & lay on the tiles to avoid fainting. This was because 1) I havnt been to the gym in almost 2 months.2) I significantly reduced my amount of daily calories before the work out. I should have eaten something not just had a shake.

Lunch: lettuce & carrot with cottage cheese & tinned tuna (flavoured).

Dinner: will be something to do with quinoa, but I have not decided what yet..

Monday, January 9, 2012


I wondered today about the health benefits of onions. I havn't been cooking with them much lately, though after reading this article I will start incorporating them more again :)

They lessen your risk of stomach cancer, blood clotting, high cholesterol and do many other good things for your health!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Fresh, Colourful Foods..

I love them. I love looking at raw, fresh fruit & veg. It just looks so pretty. Here are some photos I have taken of my colourful food stuffs.

Todays Breakfast!!

Was so delicious..

Fresh asparagus, garlic, eggs, mushrooms (and I added a little bacon & some sesame seeds).

 I have made this before with no bacon & no toast, as a healthier / lower calorie option - still tastes great.

I fry up the asparagus, mushroom & garlic in a pan with some sesame oil first, until browned (add herbs / spices / salt / pepper to taste).. Or today I put in the sesame seeds & bacon..

Then add eggs to pan & fry sunny side up. Once cooked through I give them a flip for a few seconds to seal the other side of the egg but to still leave the yolk runny inside.

Once all cooked, serve on a plate or piece of toast. Yum!