As the cold winter sets in again for another year, I really have to fight the temptation to go into ‘hibernation mode’. I just love settling under the duvet once I’ve done my daily commute and my body just seems to demand more sleep! Once again we are making use of a Lovefilm subscription and playing on the Kinect, playing Dutch Blitz and Settlers and getting to the gym. After a year living with Mr B (which obviously is awesome!) I’ve noticed the weight creeping on after losing quite a bit before we got married . While I’d be happy with soup for dinner in the week, I have found that doesn’t fly with Mr B – which is fair enough to his credit. (I should say here my efforts don’t mean I’m going to stop baking – however we’ll have to find more willing recipients to donate my experiments to!)
A few of us from Blook Club are endeavouring to shift a few pounds – something tells me that we are choosing the worse time of year to start our efforts! Some are documenting their progress on line every week (which I’m not going to do, as my blogging has been a bit lacklustre of late and I would get demoralised if I forgot to post my efforts up), but I will post some ‘winter warming’ recipes that we’ve tried which are both healthy and hearty.
On Thursday we had Keralan Prawns as a late, quick, low fat, low cal supper. (via Good Food)
- Put a finely chopped onion in a pan with 1tsp oil and fry gently for 5 minutes or until it starts to soften.
- Add 1 tsp of turmeric, 1 big clove of crushed garlic, 2cm piece of grated ginger and a splash of red chilli flakes and keep cooking for a few minutes until you end up with a rough, fragrant paste.
- Add a tin of chopped tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes, adding a splash of water if you need to. Stir in 200g prawns and cook until they turn opaque.
- You could serve with rice or Indian bread, topped with a dollop of low fat natural yoghurt (don’t stir in while cooking, it’ll cause the yoghurt to split).