I have been cooking mad this week. I was going to include a recipe I had to do for a Roald Dahl day at my son’s school in which we made fudge/toffee, not sure which it was meant to be.
It was at the point he said “mummy it isn’t meant to look normal, all the book food is odd,put some green colouring in it,” that’s when things started to go drastically wrong.
The fudge remained relatively sloppy with a tinge that wasn’t green just a kind of I am ill look to it. So we stuck haribos on top of it to make it look even odder, but I must admit it tasted nice.
He took it in and came back with half still there, I was rather surprised and said “how come so much back?” He said “because they said it didn’t look right”. At that point I slapped my forehead in frustration “wasn’t that the whole idea?”
click for the – Ultimate fudge recipe from Carnation
So moving on I am trying to find a diet for my family that might help a) with my pain reduction and b) be healthier, presumably the two might go hand in hand. So I was trying to cut down sugar, then gluten free then keep to alkaline and not acid, OMG too much for me, totaly overload, turns out I must live on water!
I managed to get some ‘healthy’ meals ready in my mind, get the goods, print off the recipes from various sources and am going to start with a healthy smoothie that contains spinach, argh you would think I had suggested to my children for them to chop off their legs when that came to light, a smoothie containing spinach, there was nearly rioting in the house.
But I am strong, I am resisting, I will if needs be trick them!
Tonight we are having kedgeree, it’s still cooking so I am afraid no photos, but at lunch I was rather proud of myself, ticking nearly all the requirements off above which is a feat and a one off and made all by myself, a salad!
There is no fancy method or ingredients, it consists of basically the following:
- Handful of fresh spinach enough for however much you want for one plate
- 4 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- Pre-cooked petite pois
- Pre-soaked and cooked haricot beans
- some small cubes of goats cheese
- pomegranate seeds
Then I made up my special dressing:
- Olive oil
- a quarter of fig balsam vinegar which I bought from Oil and Vinegar (OMG it is so good)
- tiny dash of honey
- tip of teaspoon of wholegrain mustard
- dash of dill
Pour it on once you have decorated your plate nicely with the ingredients and bobs your uncle, eat away and don’t feel guilty!
© Justine @ Eclecticoddsnsods.com
So I hope you have a fantastic weekend, the sun might be shining here in the UK if it feels like it, time for Pimms me thinks!!
Huggles from Justine x