WJJ and I took the easy way out for lunch today. Huge tuna salads in porridge bowls. Gotta use those bowls for something, right? Haha
I’m avoiding shop bought mayonnaise as far as I possibly can and fortunately WJJ has approved my latest effort. Easy peasy lemon squeezy homemade mayo which will become a staple in my house from now on… I will post the recipe. Also as easy as falling off a log. #laziestcookonearth
Before Banting, we would have scoffed white hamburger rolls stuffed with this tuna mix. We didn’t even miss them.
425g can PnP Chunk Tuna in Brine; finely chopped green pepper, red onion, tomato, cucumber. Lashings of home made mayo, salt & pepper. I really battled to finish mine and took several hours to do so. A planned electricity blackout is due in our area this evening so we’re sorted for the rest of the day!
Banting needs no fancy recipes nor special foods. Just good clean simple food; the best quality that your budget allows.
I wrote earlier today about a new Banting book out in South Africa. In the foreword to this book, Dr Gail Ashford writes about the difficulties encountered in the lifestyle changes and challenges that 100% Banting imposes on us.
Hopefully neither Dr Ashford nor Marion Makepeace will object to me quoting the foreword here on my little blog.
These are the challenges I wrestle with every day and I am learning to take my progress day by day. To look at the next 5kg loss and improving health markers & not the final destination of this odyssey.
There is a new Banting book out by a South African based in Johannesburg, Marion Makepeace. It’s called Everyday Banting. It’s a recipe book – yet so much more than that.
I’m going to list the Chapter headings to give you an idea:
Banting Basics; Equipment & shopping lists; Being Prepared; Ideas for entertaining & quick meals; Breads, pancakes, pizza bases & savoury biscuits.; Chicken & Fish; Meat & Mince; Snacks, light meals & lunchbox food; Salads, soups & vegetables; Savoury sauces & dressings; Desserts & sweet treats. Comprehensive to say the least.
What I like about the book is that it’s local, ‘everyday’ and the author deals with her own challenges and those of her partner with common-sense and fine cooking knowledge. In nine months, she has lost in excess of 26kg and gone down 4 dress sizes.
Oh! To have that same success in 2015. I’m certainly going to try emulating her success. BTW, I don’t know Marion Makepeace and she will no doubt be astonished at this glowing tribute.
In the past, on this blog, I have called myself “Laziest Cook on Earth”. I like food that is simple, fresh and above all quick to prepare. I am one of those people who, when I see a recipe with more than 6 ingredients, I turn the page! This is one of the reasons why I recommend this book.
No! Not this mish-mash blog of mine! I meant:
A veritable cornucopia of information, recipes and plain common-sense. I also like the fact that the owner is based in New Zealand so all measurements are given in metric as we understand them in RSA as well.
From time to time, I deem it necessary to share the good stuff I find on my cyber travels!
When you have a mo’, do check it out.
I’m enjoying a short period of less hectic days and this will continue for a couple of weeks. Bliss! Trying to get office stuff done quite promptly in the morning and then indulging myself for the rest of the day.
As for many of us, 2014 was a mixed bag – the proverbial good, bad and the ugly. I wrestled the entire year with my weight and worrying health markers.
A battle plan is in progress for 2015 and I will be sharing all here on this neglected blog. Not easy to bare one’s soul for the whole world to see but I will be doing this anyway.
I would so love to have you join me as the odyssey continues……
This pic sorta says it all! 🙂
We cannot obtain low carb cow’s milk in South Africa. No worries. Here is the recipe I use for my beloved tea. So quick & simple. I use about 50ml in a cup of tea. Never in coffee! For that I use Clover cream!
Camilla's Low Carb Milk
- 1/4 cup full cream milk
- 3/4 cup distilled water (I use bottled water too)
- 1 Tablespoon heavy cream (I just use Clover)
- dash of salt & sweetener to taste
Shake all ingredients together in a shaker and chill. This has 3.2 g carbohydrate; perfect for LCHF. If 1 cup of water is used, it takes more like skim milk.