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Postby Dragonlady » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:06 pm

Ha!

I made use of my torture devise last night, after almost 3 weeks of not doing it.

Not only did I (almost) make it to the end, I can still walk about today, too!

I rewarded myself with a diet chicken pie for tea (For those that are curious, cooked chicken, lean ham, onions and leeks cooked together with stock, a little flour and skimmed milk in a pan, and then put into a pie dish and topped with filo pastry brushed with a little olive oil to help it crisp up in t'oven) - nom nom nom...
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Postby Catch-up » Fri Sep 04, 2009 01:05 am

Good for you! The pie sounds good. Got out and walked today. Hopefully I'll be back on my routine after the event this weekend.
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Postby Dragonlady » Fri Sep 04, 2009 08:03 am

I know how that goes - life very quickly gets overtaken by up-coming events! I'm already plotting for Hogswatch... :shock:

Does anyone have any other suggestions for healthy recipes? I'm always keen to try something new :D
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Postby Darren » Fri Sep 04, 2009 08:40 am

Well this morning was 13st 6lb, so it's coming off again (for want of a better way of putting it). Also started a new set of exercises at the gym this week, and I can safely say I've now got aches and pains in muscles I don't actually have. But hopefully it's doing some good somewhere along the line...!

As to recipes etc, in yours I would wonder how much "damage" the pie case is doing (being pastry after all). My mother always does her pies these days basically as just the filling on its own, plus a separately baked square of lid, so minimising the volume of pastry eaten. Or indeed just skip it completely, or replace it with some mash or something?
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Postby phazedout » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:38 pm

103.4

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Postby Dragonlady » Fri Sep 04, 2009 01:06 pm

There approximately 80 calories in 2 sheets of filo pastry (compared to 670 in a pack of frozen puff - even if I only used half a pack for the top, that's still 335 calories). I used those 2 sheets cut into strips and sort of scrunched them over the filling. Even with 2 teaspoons 2 of olive oil over the top (80 calories again), I reckon that's still a calorie intake I can live with.

In fact, by having a look at the web at the rough amounts I used (some I weighed, some I didn't) the whole thing 'cost' around 590 calories. Which works out at about 295 calories per serving, or roughly the same as a medium portion of fries in your local KFC, (but far more mass for your intake than the fries would provide). And for comparison, an individual pie contains more 455 calories.
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Postby Bickaxe » Fri Sep 04, 2009 03:36 pm

Back to 80.4kgs, so up just over 1kg

But I was fully clothed at the time!
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Postby Dragonlady » Sun Sep 06, 2009 05:48 pm

How many clothes were you wearing?!

I've lost half a pound this week! :D

Given that I had such a huge loss last week, I'm chuffed to bits to be down again.

I fit nicely back into my motorbike trousers and jacket now, so as a reward we went out for a spin on Loz's bike :D :D :D :D
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Postby Dragonlady » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:19 am

:shock:

Wow - 2 and a half pounds down this week (a total of 20.75 pounds since new year, or 13.75 pounds since June).

I've not been at my best for the week, and haven't been terribly well behaved :oops: although I've also been off my food, so perhaps that's it.
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Postby Bickaxe » Sat Sep 12, 2009 01:16 pm

Enough to be decent :lol:

Found some Wispa Gold bars....expecting weight to balloon and fitness levels to plummet :oops:
But I have lots to do this weekend and next so that should help.
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Postby Dragonlady » Thu Sep 17, 2009 08:55 pm

Right, you wonderful lot , I need your help please!

I have been given, by 2 different people, rather a lot of pumpkin. I have one whole one, which I have been assured will last for a while, and I have also been given about 1/3 of a 'Halloween' pumpkin - it fills a carrier bag - which I reckon I have to use pretty soon, other wise it will spoil.

I'll be making some pumpkin and red pepper soup for the freezer, and I have a recipe for pumpkin and lentil tagine which we're having for supper tomorrow - but what on earth should I do with the rest?! :shock:

I'm not keen on sweet things, so I'm not sure I fancy pumpkin pie.

Although I'm not familiar with squash cos it's not something I've cooked or eaten a great deal, it is something I quite like - so any healthy suggestions will be very gladly received please!
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Postby Bickaxe » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:18 am

My dad has made a mousse from pumpkin before for a dinner my sister wanted what with her being an untrustworthy veggie. It was actually really nice and my favourite part of the meal.

Think it was served with rice/couscous and something else, can't remember
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Postby Dragonlady » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:10 pm

Any chance you can find out where the recipe came from?
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Postby annebn » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:52 pm

I found a recepie here: http://www.hjerteforeningen.dk/sw71640.asp -I think it looks good, but I haven't actually tried it yet.

Here is a translation into English:

Oven baked pumpkin
Side dish for 4 people
1 Hokaido pumpkin (The small ones- but I’m sure you can use part of a big one)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 red chilli
2 deciliter orange juice
Sugar if needed
1 bunch (about a handfull) fresh mint

Remove the pumpkin seeds and skin and cut into narrow pieces.
Turn the pumpkin pieces in the oil and place in an oven proof dish.
Chop the chilli finely and put in on the pumkin. Pour over the orange juice.
Bake at 225 degrees celcius for ca. 25 minutes, until golden brown. Springle with a little sugar towards the end if they need more colour.
Chop the mint and turn it with the pumpkin just before serving.
- Serve along roasted beef, venison or “feathered creatures” (that's Danish kitchen speak for any kind of bird). I think it could also be good with lamb.
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Postby phalarope » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:53 pm

try here http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes.php?ls=d&foodid=10506&Search=Search&s_type=%2Frecipes.php Looks like there are plenty of savory recipes beyond the soup category. The Maori one for a crockpot sounds delicious.
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