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!
Various baked potato dishes.
Broccoli and crumbled feta topped with chilli.
Mushrooms, garlic and feta.
Hummus, quorn and peas.
Based on Deliciously Ella's "Sun-dried Tomato Pasta" recipe, with some slight adaptations.
This pasta is perfect for a rainy, cold day. It's wonderfully hearty and wholesome, and so quick to throw together. The sauce is made from a mix of flavoursome sum-dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper. You can add other veg to this too though. I stirred through some spinach at the end and threw in some sautéed mushrooms. I finished this with some roasted Yum & Yay mixed nuts and seeds, which adds more flavour and texture, while also making it look beautiful.
I used Spelt pasta.
6 yellow peppers chopped and fried. 6 eggs boiled in with red lentils, drained, peeled and added to the peppers along with 1 pot of garlic and herb Quark cheese and 2 bags of watercress, spinach and rocket salad. Finished with thyme, garlic and salt to taste.
Saturday- in food: sweet potato 🍠 portobello mushroom 🍄 carrot 🥕 batons, mozzarella cheese 🧀 and quorn egg bites drizzled with Nando's sauce and mayo maize
My lunch wraps for the week... got home late last night so needed to do a quick fix. It's basically a veggie fry up... in a Wrap 😝
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.