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A food diary for myself to keep check of what goes into my monstrous appetite!

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My healthy breakfast!

My healthy breakfast!

My own version of healthy pasta salad! This recipe is packed with my favorite anti-oxidants and sweet tangy Italian sauce

Pasta Salad (Yields 3 serving)

Ingredients

Pasta shells – 200 grams

Salt – half tbsp

Olive oil – 1 tsp

Water – 5 cups

Red Capsicum – 1

Japanese Cucumber – 1

Whole Kernel Corn – Half cup

Picnic Ham – 150 grams

Italian salad sauce – half cup

Directions

1. Add salt and olive oil into boiling water. Pour in pasta shells and cook for 13 minutes or until al dente.

2. Remove seeds from capsicums and cucumber and dice them together with picnic ham. Set aside.

3. After pasta shells are done, remove from heat and drain water. Make sure all water is removed, else use a salad spinner to get rid of excess water.

4. Add pasta, capsicum, cucumber, ham and corn together. Toss til combined and chill for at least half an hour.

5. Add Italian sauce only when ready to serve or it will turn soggy!

Voila!

Enjoy~

Yonia

Woo hoo! I found another iron-rich food to add to my anti-anaemia diet – Spinach!

This recipe is fast and flexible. Most importantly, it doesn’t add on to the calories 🙂

Simple and heart-warming!

Simple and heart-warming!

Asian Spinach Soup ( yields 2 servings)

Ingredients

Home-made chicken stock (or add 4 tbsp of Konbu 昆布 powder with 5 tbsp of concentrated chicken stock to make instant soup) – 5 cups

Spinach – A handful, cut into 4 quarters

1 egg – beaten

Whole kernel corn – half a cup

Soy sauce – 1 tbsp

A dash of sesame oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1. Heat chicken stock over high heat until boiling

2. Add spinach into soup and cook until soften. Scoop up and set aside.

3. Using a chopstick, add the beaten egg slowly into the hot soup while whisking soup (beware, it can be hot!). Make sure egg is whisked slowly until fluffy, around 30 seconds. Remove from heat.

4. Pour soup into bowl and stir in spinach. Top with whole kernel corn.

5. Add sesame oil, salt and pepper (optional). Serve immediately.

This whole process only took me 15 minutes!

It’s an awesome idea for working mums and single ladies who are in need of some iron and protein… or simply want to cut down on fattening dinners.

Enjoy!

Yonia

My fresh dose of protein and fibre for breakfast today…
Ran out of chicken breast last night… So I substituted my protein with tuna instead.

Drench the salad with some balsamic vinargrette and voila!

A sweet, tangy healthy breakfast!

My breakfast!

My breakfast!

I had too much red meat… Getting sick!

So I found myself a vegetarian version of iron-rich food – EGGPLANT.

I have never layed my hands on an eggplant all my life, so this is my first attempt at making it edible. Without any recipes on hand, I decided to try it out with pasta. I added mushrooms, capsicums and onions too, so this is a meal that is packed with both iron and anti-oxidants.
Vegetarian pasta for a change!

Vegetarian pasta for a change!

Well, it turned out awesome!!!! I love it! I think I can go on eating this for the next 3 months without getting sick!

Sometimes, I think I’m a genius.

Yonia

Beef Goulash (1 Serving)

1 yellow capsicum

6 button mushrooms

1/2 carrot

3 beef short ribs

beef stock

1 cup diced tomatoes

2 slices of bread

Voila! I’m eating in the office. Hope it wont pile on my weight 😦

Yonia

** To whoever is up there, give me this day new insight to dissolve fats and purge cravings. Lead me not into uncontrollable binging and deliver me from denial of exercise. Let food, oh! glorious food be treasured in thy body.
Ahem. **

Chicken salad (1 serving)

Salad greens

Sliced red onions

Cherry tomatoes

Picnic ham

Chicken breast (Marinated)*

Dressing

Balsamic Vinegarette with red pepper

*Chicken is marinated with ground pepper, garlic salt, sesame oil, fish sauce and pepper steak mix.

It’s official… Balsamic Vinegarette is now my fave!

Yonia

Yonia

** To whoever is up there, give me this day new insight to dissolve fats and purge cravings. Lead me not into uncontrollable binging and deliver me from denial of exercise. Let food, oh! glorious food be treasured in thy body.
Ahem. **