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Wok This Way

Recipes Posted on Tue, April 04, 2017 08:22PM

Wok
this way

Splash Rapeseed
Oil

190g Bavette Steak sliced thinly

2 Garlic
Cloves finely chopped

1 Green
Chilli finely chopped

1
inch Ginger finely chopped
piece

1 Red Onion Sliced

1 Bunch of Spring Onions Sliced

250g Mushrooms sliced

200g Cauliflower florets

1 Courgettes
Sliced

1 Red
Pepper Sliced

2 Pak
Choi Chopped

1tsp Chinese 5 Spice

2tbsp Soy Sauce

You
could cook this in a frying pan, but I love my Wok and make sure that
it is very hot when I start.

So
the list of ingredients is written in the order that they go into the
dish to make this a really easy recipe to follow.

The
reason I use Rapeseed oil over others, is it can stand a higher heat
and is still really good for you.

Heat
the Rapeseed Oil in the Wok until it is nearly spitting. Add the
Bavette Steak and flash fry, stirring, flipping all the time, you do
not want to over cook this meat as it really only needs a couple of
minutes. Once sealed remove from the oil and keep to one side.

Next
add the Garlic, Chilli and Ginger, Red Onion and Spring Onion and fry for about 2 minutes

Next
add the Mushrooms, Cauliflower Florets and Red
Pepper.

Fry
for about 2 minutes and then sprinkle on the 5 Spice. Mix around
covering everything and add the chopped Pak Choi, cook for a minute
and add in your Soy Sauce.

Add
back in the beef and the juices that have come from it.

Finish
off for about 1 more minute and serve.

Enjoy.

The
Verdict

So
filling I was unable to eat all of mine, so full. Would make this
again and again.

The
Nerdy Bit

Well
you do not have to be a rocket scientist to know that there will be a
lot of good stuff in this one.

Pak
Choi :- Has so many vitamins in it, naming Vitamin A, C, K and B6.
It is low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol, plus has a great source
of minerals in it such as Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and Potassium.

Red
Peppers :- Again the vitamins in here are amazing, A, C, K, B6,
(which is important for the formation of red blood cells)

They
are also low in Saturated Fats, Cholesterol and Sodium.

Courgettes
:- I use this a lot, so already covered this in my Cheeky Kicking
tomato soup. But be assured they are really good for you.



I hate Cauliflower Rice.

The Daily Rant Posted on Tue, April 04, 2017 12:18PM

I
hate Cauliflower Rice.

Or
as some foodies say Cauli Rice…… I will be honest it ain’t rice
and it ain’t never gonna taste like rice, so we go without.

I really
do not see the point of having something just because you should have
rice with Chilli, or curry. Some of the food ideals we are taught
should be broken. For example I read
so much online about how great cloud bread is,
well my personal feeling behind this
subject is, IT AIN’T. OMG it is
mind blowingly disgusting. I have yet
to try other types of bread from other ways of eating, but one of the
reasons
bread tastes so nice is, IT HAS SUGAR IN IT.

So if you are going to
try and adopt a no sugar/ no carb way of eating you really have to
get behind the mind set of no sugars or carbs!

Rant over.



Well, if we can not eat Carbs what can we eat?

NO CARBS! What to eat? Posted on Tue, April 04, 2017 11:19AM

Well,
if we can not eat Carbs what can we eat?

Answer.
Plenty.

When
we first set out with this new way of thinking/eating I thought I was
going to struggle, as I had said in one of my earlier blogs, Howard
and I have very different tastes. He likes plain food and I quite
like lots of different experiences with my food. I
like spicy
food he does not. Well, when you stop trying to over complicate the
experience then your first battle is over.

I
will
continue with this topic in more detail later, but for now I thought
it good to share one aspect of our life. Working Lunches.

As
Howard is in a car all day, I had to come up with something that he
could easily eat within about 10 minutes. So my first thought and
seeing as we were still in Winter was soups. I had a soup flask that
would keep his lunch hot for 9 hours. I prefer to make my own soups
anyway, so this was going to be quite easy, which was all part of the
process to not make this more difficult than it had to be. So
Howard’s favourite soup was Cream of Tomato. Ok challenge! How do
you better a nations favourite. Easy, you don’t, you try and find
a version online that might just fit the bill, or you can tweak to
make your own. All the soups that I make
only take
me about 30
minutes from start to serving in a bowl or flask. Anything longer,
really is
not worth the extra effort.

Of
course man can not eat soup alone, so I had to come up with some
other lunch time meals. One of his favourites is what he calls his
amuse-bouche, little bite size pieces of food he can tuck into with a
salad. Remember he is in a car all day and only gets 10 minutes to
eat. So today for example I sent him off to work with a green salad,
consisting of different lettuce, cucumber and celery. Accompanied
with 2 boiled eggs, 2 slices of ham and a few small chunks of cheese.
Followed by some strawberries.

There
is enough protein in there to keep him going until dinner time and
enough fats to keep him full, plus the lovely strawberries will
satisfy any sweet cravings he may be having. Strawberries are
one of the lowest fruits for sugar. Another good choice would have
been Raspberries or Blackberries.

So
you see not everything has to have bread, pasta or potatoes with it.