Em's diary

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  1. Emmma

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    OK, so I'm going to take the advice and start a diary. Any comments/feedback are more than welcome. Started Cruise on saturday and did 3 days PV so today was my first PP day since attack.

    Breakfast: Cinnamon galette
    Snack: Vanilla yoghurt
    Lunch: Chicken tikka with mustard yoghurt dip
    Snack: Toffee yoghurt
    Dinner: Turkey meatloaf

    I've just made some egg custards but i'm waiting for them to cool, but I may save them till tomorrow.
     
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    Hi Emma and welcome, your menu looks good, my son made the mustard mayo but it was quite strong how did you find yours?
     
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    Hi Emmma, welcome to diaryland.

    How did you make the meatloaf? I am so bad in the kitchen, clueless about most things.
     
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    Hi Blodwen, the mustard was quite hot - i've always been a big fan of mayo, so i'm trying to find something that I can use alongside most of my meals, but there's more tinkering to do it seems. I'm struggling to make a really delicious dip with yogurt and fromage frais.

    Hi Jaqys - the meatloaf was a bit of an experiment but it turned out really really nice. I used a pack of minced turkey (500g), 1 egg, a couple of tablespoons of quark, about a tablespoon of italian seasoning and maybe a teaspoon of ground cumin. I also stuck in 3 crushed garlic cloves, a chopped chilli and a finely diced onion. Could probably have managed with half the onion to be honest, especially as it was a PP day. Mixed it all together, stuck it in a loaf tin and baked for an hour on gas 6/7. It went nice and crispy on the top and was still really nice and moist in the middle. This is a recipe I'll be using again and again I think - i've brought the rest into work with me for lunch, and I'm really looking forward to it!
     
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    I add my oatbran to my meatloaf as the last thing and it gives it a nice crispy coating.
     
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    That sounds lovely Em...
     
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    Ah, I forgot that - I did add a sprinkling of oatbran to help it bind, it was mixed in though - didn't think about putting it on top - i'll try that next time, thanks m-mouse.

    Cheers Jo, it was really delicious - I've been finding a lot of my meat to be quite dry, especially if I've brought it into work for lunch, so it was really lovely to have something so moist.
     
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    Thanks, sounds great, a good warm meal for PP days.
     
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    I don't sprinkle it on the top - I mix it in, but lightly so that some remains on the outside and on the top (I make mini ones) and they are delicious.
     
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    Hi Em,

    welcome, your menus look and sound delicious. I really need inspiration for PP these days...

    however, for PV days I have a tip about dry meat: when I make beef burgers (extra-lean and all that), I add in a small courgette (for about 1lb of meat), blitzed in my chopper. It's nearly as fine as breadcrumb. It adds and holds a lot of moisture and those beefburgers made in the 'health grill' are delicious, even the kids stopped moaning! (will go and post recipe for everyone now!)
     
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    hi em and welcome to the land of diary's ur menu's look yum enjoy !!!
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Menu for today:

    B: half cinnamon galette
    L: leftover meatloaf
    T: 2 turkey rashers & omelette with 1 triangle laughing cow x light
    S: rest of galette & vanilla yoghurt.

    Am liking the courgette tip, will defo check it out on the next PV day!
     
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    My only comment would be to make sure you're eating enough protein... if you're not hungry, you shouldn't force yourself of course, but I'm thinking you could eat more protein if you were peckish...
     
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    Dinner was a little sparse last night, as I could have done with going shopping but the weather was atrocious and it was more a case of getting home in one piece.

    That's definitely a fair comment, but the problem is what kind. I'm trying to avoid prepackaged ham and chicken as it's reformed and so contains more starch and fat. My real problem I think is lunches at work, especially on PP as we've only a microwave in the office. It would help I think if I was an egg fan, but can only really manage them as an omlette or scrambled (and even then it's a bit of a struggle) I'm doing ok I think - not really too hungry as the galettes are so filling, and I've plenty of yogurts in so they help too.

    Anyone have bright ideas for lunch in the office? The best lunches I've had so far have been leftovers, but then you need to have had something tasty the night before (and have some left over!) I've tried home cooked chicken legs/thighs, but they become so dry once they've been cooked and then chilled in the fridge. Cooking a ham is fine, but I don't want to go too heavy on that because of the salt content...
     
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    My favourite PP lunch for the office is what I had today... I don't like eating just, say, chicken for a meal and so always have several things in smaller quantity...

    Today I had a piece of salmon (Tuesday night I poached two, had one for tea, and split the other for two lunches!), a handful of prawns, a bit of smoked chicken, and a soft boiled egg. That sounds a lot now that I've typed it up!! (I buy fresh prawns - on offer most weekends at the supermarket - peel them myself and freeze them in little packages! Sometimes do the same with scallops if on offer!)
     
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    Home made chicken soup is good at this time of year... must make some more!
     
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    Prawns, that reminds me to update the budget thread.

    I mostly eat tinned tuna for lunch or cooked salmon/trout.
    Sometimes add some smoked salmon trimmings for a different flavour.

    Leftovers sounds better and I'll be trying to do more of that when organised.
     
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    Good idea Jaqys - I've had prawns a couple of times - they were pretty soggy to be honest, but that's probably more down to my defrosting skills than anything else. Tried to make a marie rose with greek yogurt, but that didn't go so well :(

    Tins of tuna are a good idea, I guess with some greek yogurt or fromage frais?

    Jo, I love the idea of home made chicken soup, is that one best for PV or can you do a vegetable free version? Don't know if I've ever made chicken soup at all now come to think of it...
     
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    I make PP chicken soup... with an old carcass... (or a chicken on special offer)...

    What I do is first boil up the carcass 15-20 mins... let cool a bit, remove carcass, take meat off and sieve in case any little bones came away... pop meat back, with some more besides if you have any, you can put onion quarters in the stock for flavour, and remove some before whizzing... garlic, herbs, chilli, whatever you like...

    and whizz up or not at the end. I like to chew, rather than drink, so I'm inclined to leave "pieces" in mine!
     
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    I always dab defrosted foods with kitchen roll... hate wet prawns!!
     
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