Cruise Week 4 … Lost 1.5lb

A loss this week, 1.5lb.  Been a rollercoaster week with the weight.  I lost and put on almost alternately, but not always one day after the other.  I did go out for tea though on Saturday with friends, and I had a Carvery meal.  Melt in the mouth Beef and Turkey with veggies on offer.  Unfortunately there wasn’t a huge choice, peas and corn as usual, which i didn’t touch.  Cauliflower with a cheese sauce on the top, and swede/carrott.  So i decided I would have some of the cauli, reckoning that a bit of sauce couldn’t do loads of damage.  Hmmm apart from the fact I also had 3/4lt of coke, which bloated me up, I had stomach ache later on that night.  I think it was the cheese sauce and coke combined.  Lovely meal though, and in future will look to filling up with other veg if on offer.

Its the start of the summer holidays from school here in the UK, and has been an absolutely roasting day, hopefully not the only one, considering recent weather…and I’ve been stuck inside.  I’ve come down with a cold which is heating me up without the need to go outside.  I did manage to get some washing out though LOL.

I’ve made some Dukan bread tonight using a recipe my Mum gave me, hmmm note to self, put greaseproof paper on the bottom of the pan before pouring mixture in.  I’ve had a devil of a job getting it out of the tin.  I think for next time though, i am going to see about buying a 4 portioned yorkshire pudding tin, this means i could have it as small round bread buns and would be easier to portion up with the oatbran used.  I used rosemary and thyme herbs and the smell is divine.

On a seperate note, but staying with baking, I made some microwave muffins the other day, from a recipe I got of the minimins website. Its a great forum and there are loads of recipes, hints, tips and advise.

This is the recipe:

  • 2 tbsp oatbran
  • 1 tbsp wheatbran
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp Quark or From Frais (I used quark)
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • flavouring of choice
  • 1 tbs sweetner

Mix all ingredients well, it should be gloopy but not liquid and distribute into silicone cupcake/muffin cases.  Mine made 9 the first time and 10 the second…using a desertspoon at a time.  But the recipe said 8.  It will depend how much you want them to rise and how many you want to eat in the day.

Place in a circle on the turntable and microwave for 4 mins.  Mine is 900w and i actually did them for 3min 45sec.

Immediately turn them out onto a rack to cool, don’t worry if the bottoms look as though they are wet, its condensation and will dry. Leave to cool.  The longer you leave them out the drier they get. Quite a spongey texture.  I split the muffins over two days, storing the second days worth in a bag in the fridge.

I have them with sweetened quark and goji berries as a supper.  They are just thick enough to slice across in half to layer with the quark.  Pic below




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