Hello food lovers!!! :D
|French toasty goodness...|
WHAT AN AWESOME CHALLENGE!!
Since last Monday's challenge announcement, I'm proudly boasting that I've sourced, produced and eaten 17 brand spanking new dishes this week (plus another 2 to follow today if I can summon the energy, hahaha)! I'm really shocked that I managed to push through this one and come out the other end with such an array of fab food - the variety and the flavours I've had within the week, wow... just fabulous!!! The fact they came from my own hand is just a total shock! I'm a novice in the kitchen (I can burn hard boiled eggs for crying out loud!) - but it just goes to show that ANYONE can rustle up some healthy, delicious food if they set their mind to it!
SO, in light of the challenge, I DID venture down the path of a few 'key' ingredients that I've never really tried before - the lentils, tofu, kangaroo and liver (ohhh that dreaded liver suggestion) definitely came into play!
|Amy's Kangaburger - delicious!!|
The Tomato & Chickpea soup was nothing short of delicious - and Kell's Bircher Muesli was just a FIND!!! (though she did keep telling me how fab it was prior to me actually trying it..!!!)
My savoury Lentil & Ham Stuffed Potato was MAGIC and I love the fact that with just a bit of imagination, you can turn an "old favourite" into something new and exciting - like the french toast with the berries & yogurt on top (totally changed the flavour with the topping, crazy!).
OHHHH... and the Liver casserole... let's not forget this one! The source of MUCH contention and discussion!!! Yes, I shuddered too initially - but proved to be one of the biggest eye openers of all! Sitting at about 300 cals for the serve - certainly drove home the message of the challenge in its entirety...
|Shiver me Livers!|
I take my hat off to those who continue to adapt their food palette and try new things... It takes a dash of courage and a bit of imagination sometimes - but is definitely something we should try more often! Cooking doesn't have to be a 'chore' by any means - adopt the attitude of those who love it so much - and you'll understand why they adore it! It's exciting finding new discoveries - it's liberating to formulate a masterpiece - and it's a sensory indulgence for the whole YOU (not just your tastebuds, but on all levels - the colours, shapes, textures, combinations, flavours, aromas.... everything!!!)
... and coming out this side of Commando's Challenge, I can now appreciate food and variety on such a new level - and agree wholeheartedly that "boredom IS our biggest enemy"... Don't let yourself fall into the trap of going about everything in the same old way (food included) - "do what you've always done, get what you've always got". We're creatures of habit, for sure, but by breaking it up, trying something new and embracing CHANGE - it'll be the force that continues to drive you forward!!!
So my "Food Evolution" will continue... after all, we DO have to eat, and we all know how much I like to eat... hahaha! ... and I'll say it again, food is NOT our enemy - it's our friend!!!
For all my new easy and delish recipes, check out the Aim to Change website!
IN OTHER NEWS...
So, ofcourse I was VERY nervous coming into weigh-in this morning..!!!
HOWEVER! *drum roll please*....
I pulled a 1.6kgs loss this week (WOOHOOO)
AND hit my 85kgs lost mark (again WOOHOOOO!).
Double whammy celebrations!!
Now onto Week Three... let's see what the Commando has in store for me this time!