Monday, 8 August 2016

Food talk

Thank you once again for the comments....interesting to see who grows how many courgette plants.  OH has now pulled up and thrown away half of the plants, it had got almost to the stage of divorce if he kept bringing any more in!  We are now only going to grow two next year, 1 green, 1 yellow....we'll buy them as plants, that way he can't surreptitiously sow/grow any extras!  In answer to Frugal in Essex, we grow them outside, where did you grow yours?  We do like courgette bhajis, thanks for the reminder Dawn...and Scarlet, I guess fritters are much the same thing depending on spices.  I'm going to do a batch of those for the freezer.  We're also not going to bother with the Summer Squash next year.....guess what, they're just like big round yellow courgettes!  And we've got more than a dozen growing on just one plant.....

We've been eating a very low carb diet since Jan/Feb, following the principles of the Blood Sugar Diet by Dr Michael Mosley (I'm diabetic, both of us are overweight).  We both lost around a stone very quickly, then the loss slowed down, and we gradually started eating more carbs (we didn't follow the diet slavishly anyway, OH would never survive on 800 cals daily, not with a physical job).  Both of us have noticed our weights starting to creep up though, and I'm feeling the effects of too many carbs - bloating, sluggish, achey joints.  So we're back to less carbs and eating healthily for the time being.

This morning we had a veggie frittata for breakfast, then tinned salmon and salad for lunch.  For dinner I've made pork, apple and sage burgers, we'll have these with salad leaves and I'll make a chickpea salad.....tinned chickpeas, homegrown chopped tomatoes, cucumber and red onion, with cubed feta and a balsamic/olive oil dressing.

Tomorrow we're having steak and steak half price off the reduced shelf in the supermarket. 


  1. I'll pop over to yours for tea..... How easy is it when you take your eye off what you eat to pile the pounds back on.

  2. I want to get some courgette bhaji's made this week now they are coming along thick and fast

  3. Do you think you will grow the c-vegetable next year? After so many you might want to have a bash with the humble spud, har, har!
    Margaret P

  4. I have 3 Courgette plants, can't believe how many we have had and they are still coming, I love the lightly fried in olive oil and a bit of garlic .


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