Thursday, 18 August 2016

Boiled and Steamed, Boiled and Steamed

Hi All...

Seriously if you want to lose weight but you still want to enjoy great tasting food revert to boiling and steaming your dishes.

Tonight for dinner I boiled sweet potato and golden pumpkin while steaming taufu seasoned with dried chili powder and garlic powder.

Then steamed a cut fillet of dory with lemon and pepper topped with English parsley.

Set up a bed of Aragula and arrange nicely.

Such a great feed all excellent flavours and optional extra is the book on the right.  Tony Parson's new thriller to top it off.


Thursday, 28 July 2016

Steamed Fish and Vegetarian Ragout

When you think fish you always think to pair with lemon, right?  What happens if there is no lemon in the house?  Pick one of the neighbours tree?  Well yes, you could do that, but I'm not at my parents' place, i'm back at my 33rd floor apartment, with an abundance of skyline, not a lot of lemon trees.

So of course, had to improvise.  Had some tomato puree in the fridge, so thought how about a bed of vegetarian ragout.  What i've done here is heat the puree in a small fry pan with sliced garlic, garlic powder, onion bits, a pinch of paprika, pepper, a little soy sauce and a few drops of apple cider vinegar - just to give it a little more acidity.  Medium heat for about 8 minutes and then fold in one eggs.  Stir it in with a wooden spoon thickening up the ragout.

Remove from the heat and pour the ragout onto the dish.  Gently lay the steamed fillet from the ocean, sprinkle with pepper and parmesan and decorate with rocket lettuce.

It becomes a gorgeous combination of tomato and fish and i guarantee will melt in your melt.


Saturday, 23 July 2016

Crispy salmon and steamed veges

I really love eating salmon on a Monday night - gives me something to really look forward to after a grinding Monday at the office.

Normally I steam it but this week the Salmon at Ranch Market with the skin looked fabulous and I really enjoy a crispy, salty salmon skin, so i lightly pan-fried this one in sesame oil, skin side down for 7 minutes then turn over for about a minute.


Friday, 20 May 2016

Steamed salmon with a squeeze of lemon and cranberries

I've never really counted calories but I maintain an awareness of high and low calories akin to how someone differenciates good and evil.

Steaming and boiling as opposed to frying is the technique which has probably attributed to 4 or 5kg of weightloss for me over the last 12 months.

And that's not to say I never eat fried food.  I often do, but I'm now more aware of the consequences of cooking techniques and ingredients and make sure I get a healthy balance.

And healthy doesn't mean to say tasteless.  The dish above with salmon and cranberries complimented by a variety of veges is perfect for me and a bit of a Monday night staple.

Only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and cook so it really is ideal for after gym at night.


Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Keeping it Clean

I call this "Keeping it Clean" with some fantastic steamed ingredients and boiled carrots.

Boiled the baby carrots and at the same time steam gorgeous portabello mushrooms and taufu sprinkled with chili flakes for 10 minutes.

Then switch the mushrooms for a beautiful fillet of salmon covered with a squeeze of lemon.   Steam that for 7 minutes and then switch it out for baby spinach.  The baby spinach just needs a minute or so to steam.

Garnish the salmon with cranberries, cracked pepper over the dish and...


Friday, 4 March 2016

Healthy salad, chicken and eggs, mushrooms and berries

Another healthy lunch packed with goodness and flavour.

Just by eating a bit healthy this last two months i've lost about 2kg and kept it off.  Mind you i've still eaten plenty of cheat meals along the way...

Enjoying being more lean for a change ...