Eatbetterers part 3 -gather around healthy people !

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DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 14-Jul-14 16:27:43

Third thread of healthy eating, no calorie counting just good, healthy food for us and our families.

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DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 14-Jul-14 16:28:42

I have fish pie in the oven, smells lovely, ds is chomping at the bitgrin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 14-Jul-14 16:31:24

Gather round or gather around ?blush Pedants had better run for the hillswink

Not so healthy last night for me - we had neighbours round to watch the football and dh made a German - themed dinner. Heavy on the sausage (although lots of nice salad stuff too), followed by a home made black forest gateau! I did persuade dh to take the rest of the gateau to work though, so that I wouldn't be tempted!

Good stuff today though - some eggs with the remains of the salads from last night. Also did a 45 min run. Going to try again to build up to a half marathon. Haven't managed one yet, but am determined that I will eventually!

Hello smile - lovely new thread, thanks Dame smile.

BBQ tonight, honey and soy chicken kebabs and I am going to make the baked courgette fries and the cucumber noodle salad (without the shredded chicken) from Hemsley & Hemsley. Will report back!

NatashaBee Mon 14-Jul-14 16:58:01

Jumping on board the new thread... slipped off track a bit recently with wine and need to get back on it!

Notmaisieinmorningside Mon 14-Jul-14 17:12:17

Thanks for the shiny new thread Dame. I'm trying to hang on to nourishing choices through our house move, but it's been a carbs heavy day today... Still, at least I made an effort to relax and actually enjoy them...

proseccoco Mon 14-Jul-14 17:58:25

Just marking place...

kazzawazzawoo Mon 14-Jul-14 18:45:29

Marking place ...

Neeko Mon 14-Jul-14 18:57:02

Thanks for the new thread Dame smile

Had a good few days here. Made Jamie's Aubergine daal with brown rice on Saturday. Delicious.
Yesterday's tea was spinach burgers, homemade chilli wedges and Jamie's cucumber and red onion pickle. Also yummy.
Today I've had Greek yoghurt, berries and nuts for breakfast, a red pesto and salad wrap with a homemade smoothie for lunch and bolognese with extra veg and green lentils and wholemeal spaghetti for tea. The kids ate all their bolognese and didn't notice the lentils or the different spaghetti. Happy mum! smile

I have become addicted to cookbooks since changing to this woe. It is so refreshing to experiment with tastes and new ingredients without always considering the calorie content first. When I think of all the substandard-tasting food I've eaten over the years because the label said low fat or low calorie I could weep. sad Taste and nourishment all the way from now on.

Hope the move is going well Maisie and you are both feeling better fuzz and sleep. Can't remember whose DH was in the hospital but hope he's better.

Btw I was at the dentist today and talking about tooth sensitivity when eating yoghurt. He said I shouldn't eat yoghurt often due to the high sugar content. Felt quite smug saying I only eat natural yoghurt now winkgrin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 14-Jul-14 19:12:25

Can you post the recipe for red onion and cucumber pickle please ?

oh yes, I think it was holme's dh who was in hospital ? I can't keep up with everyone 's names now the thread is so bigblush

Neeko Mon 14-Jul-14 19:28:15

Dame. It's quarter of a cucumber roughly peeled and cut into matchsticks and half a sliced red onion. Mix with two tablespoons white wine vinegar and a good pinch of sea salt. Leave for a wee while then squeeze out the liquid to serve.

Totally agree re keeping up with names. I just comment on what I can remember and hope no one is offended. I mostly mn on my phone so can't scroll back.

Thanks folks - yes it was my dh who was in hospital. He's all better now, thank goodness. The intravenous antibiotics made him feel a bit rubbish for a while though.
Neeko - I love the sound of aubergine dhal! I make a fab dhal with coconut cream but I've never made one with aubergine in.

fuzzpig Mon 14-Jul-14 20:24:27

Signing in. Not reading yet as just sitting down to dinner - DH has made a gorgeous looking veg risotto. And I'm going to enjoy it mindfully grin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 14-Jul-14 20:36:50

Thanks neekosmile I post from my phone mostly and can't scroll back either. Glad he's all better Holmessmile

Neeko Mon 14-Jul-14 20:44:47

Holmes. Glad he's better. smile
That was my first daal and my first time cooking Aubergine ever. Won't be the last!

Oh I love aubergines - I roast them with other veg, or slice them lengthways, brush with oil and grill them. Yum.

shortaris1 Mon 14-Jul-14 22:16:56

Evening all. Glad to see the new thread. hanks Dame.

Some LOVELY sounding recipes here.

Another Gok recipe here tonight, the very lovely black bean beef and broccoli one. The broccoli was delicious, blanched then dressed in sesame oil and salt and then set aside and chucked in the wok at the last minute. Gorgeous...and only 49p for a head of Brocolli in Morrisons!

Got lots of nice bits for this week's meals tonight. Really looking forward to eating them!

stilllearnin Mon 14-Jul-14 22:26:39

Hello! Thank you dame

Neeko I was reading your recipe, got distracted by ds and then when I looked back the words wee and squeeze leapt out. Thought I'd jumped on to a different thread!

I am knackered and have 3festivals in a row coming up. One will be hard work and longish (5 days). Also no fridge and no shop I'm prepared to use. I do have space (big van). Camping stove and cool box. Any veggie suggestions??

Definitely take courgettes, tomatoes, (pre-toasted) pine nuts and Parmesan so you can make that salad still. Carrot salad with raisins etc? Have you tried raw sweet potato yet? I keep meaning to....

Mixed results last night, adults loved the salad and the baked courgette fries, dc's spat out the courgettes hmm. Oh well, keep at it!

Beef and broccoli sounds good.

Neeko it's lovely that you are enjoying food so much, I know what you mean about all those wasted years and crappy calories sad - at least it's changed now though grin

thinkofablinkingnamewoman Tue 15-Jul-14 12:33:02

I went mad with a supermarket offer and have 3 kilos of carrots. On the plus side, it's better than loads of biscuits. But other than carrot and coriander soup or carrot and ginger soup, I can't get inspired. Any great ideas please?

Neeko Tue 15-Jul-14 12:36:49

Think can't think of anything interesting but if push cones to shove you could grate and freeze them for adding to soups and stews later.

Neeko Tue 15-Jul-14 12:41:56

Stilllearnin I really laughed at your misreading of my post. grin
Could you make some veggie soup to take camping? You could chill it and store it in flasks to make it keep better. Maybe take some oatcakes or nice crackers to have with it.
Dried it fresh fruit and nuts would make good snacks.

Sleep. At least the kids put the courgettes in their mouths. Baby steps. smile
My DH said last night that he was really looking forward to his evening meals this week as they've been so nice recently. No pressure there then! grin

shortaris1 Tue 15-Jul-14 16:12:48

Sleep, courgette fries sound fab. Just googled the recipe. I'll do that this week!

Just had a lovely dinner at work on my late.
Had a griddled chicken breast and green lentils with an olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, cumin and coriander dressing. Lovely! Not always easy to thinm of transportable stuff that I can bung in the microwave here and like to have a 'proper' dinner as I wont be in til 10ish so then I can just have a few oatcakes, a cuppa and bed.

thinkofablinkingnamewoman Tue 15-Jul-14 18:09:31

Have made enormous vat of sweet potato and carrot soup and will freeze the rest thanks - didn't know that would work.
The chicken on lentil sounds lovely so will give that a go at the weekend as I've got all the ingredients.

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