I ate a Mars bar (dark) today!!! I’m so naughty… fortunately I also walked 5 miles, so its still within calories for the day – so I don’t care! I was feeling shattered and lacking in energy when I reached town, so I went for a swift energy boost in sugar and caffeine, it didn’t leave me bouncing along like a spring lamb but it did help a bit, and was a lot less sickly sweet than the normal milk chocolate ones. I was supposed to be getting a haircut, but ended up putting it off for another day. Am I the only person who finds even just a trim to be quite traumatic? I mean, I’m virtually blind without my glasses – just enough sight to see the scissors flashing around worrying close to my ears and face – and I know that if it all goes horribly wrong I could end up looking like a nutter till it grows out again… It never has, but I’m paranoid!
I decided to start my Around the World cuisinary trip (I know that’s not a word – but I like it!) today, with a Chinese meal. Hope you like the look of it!
Breakfast: All bran with tinned pears & peaches
Lunch: Turkey vegetable soup (with extra turkey) and an egg salad sandwich (that got eaten at 9 am because I needed fuel for my walk – I told you I was shattered!) And one small slice of the home-made pizza from yesterday (I cut the pizza into 6 slices, and had 3 for dinner yesterday and one for lunch while my soup was heating up)
Dinner: Tofu with oyster sauce, spinach cooked with garlic, and hot & sour noodles.
Stir frying away…
Sautéing spinach with minced garlic and soy sauce….
And all together on my plate!!!
This was delicious! The best tofu I’ve cooked so far – and I only picked the recipe to use up half a block I found in the freezer, with the intention of not bothering to buy any more – maybe not! It was in a simple enough sauce of water, Chinese cooking wine, soy sauce (reduced sodium) and oyster sauce thickened with corn flour, it didn’t even get marinated first – but yum! I don’t usually use corn flour so my normal stir fries tend to have very thin sauces, maybe that will now change…
Another angle, just because I was pleased with it!
Snacks: The aforementioned Mars bar, a protein smoothie, and some stewed apple with low fat natural yoghurt.
Weight today: 10 st 3.5 lbs.