The Chalkboard

A friend emailed a link with the brief comment – interesting. Indeed, it is. Check it out.

Wild Olives – 2

The wild olives from my garden, after being soaked in water for 2 days. Check the link for a picture of how they looked on the tree, before the picking and the pickling.

Strangely beautiful Veggie Mix for Wraps

Just cooked my 1/2 cup veggies for lunch. Yum. I doubled the quantity (for tomorrow as well) so I’ll just give you ingredients. Handful of green beans diced in 1 cm pieces Handful of corn kernels Handful of peas 1 red onion Chili flakes Panch Phoran Garlic flakes Pinch of Za’atar – Middle eastern spice…

Sunshine on a Plate : tian of tomato

Came across this recipe by Chef Reynaldo Arriola of Halia Restaurant in Singapore. Haven’t tried it, but reads delicious and sounds healthy ! Vine-ripened tomatoes have the perfect balance of sugars and acids, as well as flavour. Teamed with ripe mango and avocado, and just a dash of seasoning … sounds mmmm. 1 vine-ripened tomato,…

A page from Marc Perry’s BuiltLean website

Came across this while googling images … very informative (and reassuring … we are doing it right !!!) Marc is the creator of the BuiltLean Program and Editor-in-Chief and Producer of the BuiltLean blog and videos. A fast rising fitness star, Marc has appeared on NY1, NBC and various print and online media including Men’s…

Delicate, yet filling Chicken Soup

Chicken soup can be quite bland but this one has some oomph to it. I made it last weekend while we stayed over at some friends home in the Barossa (South Australia). You make it in two stages but it’s really simple. Makes 4 Man serves or 6 for smaller helpings (as recommended for right…

Tortilla Hotdog

One of the most satisfying ‘lunches’ on the food programme. The nutritionist asked me what I would like to eat and when she suggested sausages, I practically prostrated with gratitude. And a whole wheat tortilla, she said. Got big, fat, juicy chicken-baked apple sausages (and she could even out the calories somewhere else during the…

The Dalia Dosa

Bursting with health ! Whole wheat, broken up, she said, do you get it in Singapore ? Hmm, I do get the ‘dalia‘ I replied and she said, perfect. Though dalia is normally eaten at night because it is ‘light’, I would prefer that you had it in the morning because I believe it is…

Egg Whites : Masala Toast

Add spice to your breakfast ! “Egg whites are recommended in most diets and I go nuts trying to think up new ways of making them interesting.  I recently tried this version of the classic french toast.  I call it Masala Toast.  It’s easy.” – K 3 egg whites, beaten well Half a small onion,…

Indonesian ‘sambal’ grilled Fish

This has to be one of the easiest and most delish of fish dishes ! Marinate fish fillets with salt and a fair bit of coriander powder (I used mackarel). Pound garlic, green or red chilies and shallots into a coarse paste. Pan fry the fish in minimum oil, remove, add the ground mixture and…

A Light Grilled Fish

The programme calls for 200g of any fish, and one of the gang shared her recipe, with her trademark throw-it-together-depending-on-what’s-in-the-refrigerator. Douse 200gms of Basa (fish) fillet in a coriander, lemongrass and shallot paste moistened with Meyer lemon (off my tree) juice, and a skimpy dribble of olive oil. Grill. I could have another 200gms! From…

Preparing yourself for a new food programme

Having recently embarked on a new food regime to re-balance and recalibrate one’s metabolism for optimal functioning, we had to undergo a week of preparing the body – a kind of cleansing or detox. Here are the fundamentals. 8 – 10 glasses of water a day. 6.15 a.m. : One glass of water before coffee…

Wild Olives

Wild olives, anybody ? One of the Gangof480 mailed this picture with the message : In my yard. Aren’t they pretty? I am going to have a crack at pickling them. Must be a recipe on google. How lucky is she to step into her yard to pick this bounty as and when ? Or…

Tips to Improve your Health

This was emailed to one in the gangof480 recently (author unknown, as it was a cut-and-paste mail). Merits reading and sharing. This is an edited version … and thanks to whoever wrote this for the detailed info. Add Sprouts to Your Diet One of the most nutritious powerhouses to add to your diet are sprouts….