Garlic Powder

Sorry I missed you all yesterday but I was out at the theatre last night with Lucy and Caroline.  We went to see Memphis, The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London and it was really good.  The singing was fantastic.  The only downer of the evening were the  nachos I ate.  I had been really good all day but plonk a plateful of nachos in front of me, a gin and tonic and off I went!

However, I redeemed myself today.

I had to work from home today which meant I had time to make some porridge.  I sweetened it with banana and added peanut butter for protein and fats.breakfast ingredients 15-1-15 I made it with macadamia nut mylk and also added some raspberries.  I poured the porridge over 2 small mashed bananas and topped it with another one as I felt really hungry.breakfast 15-1-15 2 I haven’t had porridge for ages and I enjoyed every mouthful of this.breakfast 15-1-15 1 I went for a stir fry at lunch time and used up lots of veggies.veg from fridge I have been trying out some new recipes recently, which involve cooking without added fat.  Some of them ask for ‘garlic granules’; I bought garlic granules many years ago and hated them as they tasted so artificial but I found this in Wholefoods Market.garlic powder It was as fine as talc and had a very intense flavour and was not as artificial as previous granules.  It is not as good as real garlic but for ocassional use it has a place in my cupboard.Steenberg's garlic powder I added some to the vegetables I stir “fried” in water with some lime juice, soy sauce and fish sauce for flavour.3 seasonings It all tasted ok but looked very bland and brown so I added some fresh cherry tomatoes and coriander which added freshness and colour.lunch 15-1-15 For supper I tried another recipe for oven baked potatoes, flavoured with garlic powder and mixed herbs.  I cut the new potatoes in half, sprinkled some garlic powder, thyme, oregano, tarragon, salt and pepper over the top, stirred it well to mix well together and then tipped the potatoes and all the seasonings on to a baking tray.  I baked it for 50 minutes at 180, turning the potatoes once.potatoes and garlic I also heated up some vegetable chilli to have with it.

So I can not pretend these potatoes are anywhere near as good as potatoes roasted in oil but they did taste good.  Harvey had ketchup with his and really liked them too so there is another recipe in the repertoire.potatoes and chili

I am relieved I redeemed myself.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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