2018: A Year In Food
In 2018, my gym coach assigned me to keep a food blog so he could track my meals. Through developing healthy eating habits to satisfy all of my nutritional needs and a rigorous exercise programme, I lost the 21 kg between January-August 2018 I'd gained on anti-depressants.
I wanted it to be somewhere more private rather than being shoved down people's throats (literally) through Instagram/WhatsApp. Hence I've posted my culinary creations here.
Being vegetarian and/or vegan always presents a challenge in terms of hitting the protein target so this was particularly the most interesting challenge for me.
I made a conscious decision to stop food blogging in 2019 (due to time restraints), but it's useful to have a year's diet documented as a reference and a source of inspiration!
Batch cooking for the week ahead...lentils, butter beans, quinoa, 1 box of mushrooms 🍄 3 peppers, 1 onion, tomato, soya, cheddar and chilli sauce, Oregano and basil. And all important Nando's sauce!!
I'm also going to do kale frittatas for my lunches, instant protein!
An orange and green lunch. Orange sweet potato 🍠 and boiled carrots 🥕. Green guacamole and iceberg lettuce.
Sweet red peppers, carrots 🥕beansprouts and rice noodles in a black bean, chilli 🌶 lime and miso sauce
Tamari adds extra flavour. Here's hoping that the sauce thickens on standing. And oh! What's that? Mayo-maize.
I had a pepper remaining and the rest of that sauce from the black beans & rice.
So I got some veg to go with it.
And I already had miso paste in the fridge.
Cuban black beans, avocados 🥑 and rice tonight
and when I get back
Salsa Cubana 🇨🇺 tonight with nana
See you at 4am
Black beans, avocados 🥑 and onions in a coconut 🌴 lime 🍋 chilli 🌶 sauce with cigala agulha (arroz): a taste of the Caribbean. Tomato 🍅 relish gives it extra colour. Consistency came out a little liquidy so siphoned off some sauce to do peppered noodles this weekend 🍝 Kick started my pure lifestyle programme this evening plus got roped into an impromptu session of body pump.
Rory spent the first few years of his life in an ice cave, carving out his palace of wonder. He's a bit of a love doll, but he who melts the ice shall have their reward.