It’s hard when you lose momentum with blogging. I have memory of a goldfish so I can’t remember half of what I had in the last few days. Below is what I can savage from my brain.
12 Jan lunch - Ipoh Hor Fun at Malaysian House, Hunter Connection. Ipoh Hor Fun is a soup noodle with chicken and prawn.
I found a recipe whilst searching for the above picture. I may give it a go … I wonder if I can just use chicken pieces rather than a whole chicken?
13 Jan dinner – lamb kebabs marinated with mint, rosemary and honey.
14 Jan dinner – Pork chops with baked apples. I used Granny Smith instead of red apple as suggested in the recipe but it is equally tasty.
I really like the comments section of the Taste website, I followed their advice to bake the apples for longer and it is much better. A hint to anyone interested in trying this dish – eat the pork and the apple in the same mouthful, their flavours really complement each other.
15 Jan lunch – Seafood paella from Ministry of Food on Bligh Street. Paella is one of those dishes that I will never make myself, it’s just too much work!
16 Jan lunch – lunch at Ripples Chowder Bay to celebrate The Little Guy’s first birthday, I will blog about it separately.
16 Jan dinner – Lamb chops, coated with wasabi flavoured olive oil and lightly seasoned with salt and pepper, cooked medium rare. Simple but so good.
17 Jan dinner – Fast chicken tagine.
Are you detecting a trend on where my recipes come from?
This is my second attempt. I forgot to buy green olives the first time and the dish wasn’t as good without them. Also, I used slivered almonds rather than flaked almonds and it was an improvement, gave the dish a nice crunch. I mucked up the cooking of the couscous though by putting in a bit too much liquid.
There were a fair bit of leftovers so this is likely to be dinner tonight as well.
The definite lowlight in the last few days was that I finished the box of Guylian shells. It was a failed attempt in portion control. In retrospect I should have known better! Also I didn't eat as much vegetables as I'd like.
Overall, my food intake was not as good as it should be. I am going to do some research on GI because I am running out of energy on days when I’m at work (like today).
I am late for my weigh in and measure as well. I may have to postpone that to Wednesday when I am not working. I don't think there will be much change.