Two days have gone with this new way of eating and I feel good!
Actually very good!
The first meals I had with this low-fat/no-animal-food, I was hungry sooner after eating then I was used to. But with more beans and starch – like rise or quinoa – I keep satisfied even longer than I used to.
Dinner to night – a warm quinoa chickpea sallad.
I warmed this in a frying pan – without oil or butter. 😀
- Some red bell pepper – diced
- One tomato – diced
- Green peas
- One small clove of garlic – finely chopped
- Quinoa – cooked yesterday
- Some lemon juice, and lemon pepper – (take it easy on that one)
- Some oregano and parsley
- Had to have a pinch of seasalt as well
Just toss the ingredients around in the pan until everything is nice and warm – it doesn’t have to be actually cooked. Other then the quinoa and the chickpeas of course, and that you can do beforehand and store in the fridge or freezer until you need it.
Finally! Serve on a bed of green leaves.
Also it feels so calm and well-balanced in my stomach, and it defininetely is okay for me now to eat oats again. I’m so glad about that, since it simplyfies my eating a lot. In bread and cakes, porridge, müsli. It’s so good and it so benefits the body.
The trickiest is to get used to not use any oil or butter. But not worse than I can handle it.
I’m so glad I got the impuls to do this finally – not only think I ought to do something about my eating habits, and also glad for my decision to actually follow this through. 😀
Thanks also to the pep I get from visiting sites, and watching movies and videos on Youtube that help me learn more, and keep me going for this,
Movies that you can watch on Netflix are f.ex:
- Forks over Knives;
- Engine2Kitchen rescue;
- What the Health;
- Fat, Sick and nearly Dead, 1 and 2;
- and more…
Also I want something sweet sometimes, even though my sweets never are sugary. Never!
I used this and got 2 servings
- a pan for the oven
- 5 apples, medium sized
- 1 – 1,5 dl oats – the kind you make porridge of (about half a Cup)
- 0,5 dl rice flour (half as much as oats)
- about 1 tablespoon liquid honey (optional – not needed at all really, since the apples were quite sweet)
- sun flower seeds
So! Lay the peeled and sliced apples in the pan
Cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla all over them
Oats and rice flour…
and the sunflower seeds…
Sprinkle the honey on top of it….
And then, on the top-top, thin slices of butter covering as thoroughly as possible
I used a relatively large pan so the layer became quite thin, so I had to see to it wasn’t too much butter (is there actually such a thing as too much butter?) If you use a smaller pan, you have to make the layer of butter a bit thicker. I estimate that ackording to this amount of apples et cetera, about 50 grams of butter is just fine
Put the pan it in the oven at a fairly high temperature and let it stay there until the butter have melted down in the apples and everything has gotten a nice golden brown color.
In my oven I needed 250 C and about 10 – 12 minutes, but the thicker the layer: the lower temperature and the longer the time
(Put the pan…. (just sounds so funny when saying this…)
I have to remind you – and myself – of this delicious chocolaty cake…. 😉
I love chocolate. Always have!
So mostly when I make myself a cake, a afternoon snack, I make a chocolate cake.
Sometimes I instead bake a cake with cinnamon, vanilla, and a small apple in bits and pieces!
Which also tastes delicious!
But chocolate is always chocolate!
Here is how it’s done!
- 1 egg
- 1 dl of rolled oats
- 20 grams butter (room temperature)
- 4 teespoon cocoa
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 dl sunflower seeds
- 1/2 teespoon baking powder (can do without)
- 1/2 dl water
- Some cranberries
Mix thoroughly in a porcelain bowl (ca 0,5 dl) and bake i microwave owen 4 minutes (750 Watt)
Enjoy to a cup of tea! It’s a rich, lovely tasting cake for the chocolate lover!