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Menu Monday 24th June 2013 - The Lean Times

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Jun 24, 2013 Menu Monday , , 2 Comments

As we are having the coldest summer ever and the heating is still on once in a while, I will be cooking less summer fare and a bit  more warming food.  This summer could be the end of me, between getting restructured out of a job and having no sunshine, I am not a happy bunny.

Hey ho, what can you do besides hope for some good luck in the job department and pray that we will be able to get away for some sunshine before winter sets in.

Monday – Prawn jalfrezi – got the prawns on sale at Waitrose last week and the jalfrezi sauce in the market for £1.

Tuesday – Leftover chili from last week because I will be out and not cooking.

Wednesday –  Mushroom risotto

Thursday –  Red pepper, spinach, goat cheese salad with oregano dressing served with lamb sausages – this is supposed to be the warmest day of the week

Friday -Pan fried duck breasts with mashed butternut squash and green beans

For more menu ideas visit OrgJunkie.


Comments

  • Clive Kavan
    Jun 25, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I’ve been on this 5:2 diet and have lost nearly 3 stone. One of my favourite dishes on the fast days is Golden Soup taken from the Hairy Dieters book. Totally delicious and filling too. Just over 100 calories per portion (that is their portion; I generally reckon about 2 of their portions to one of mine!) It makes a good evening meal and you get a very large saucepan ful. Enough to last 3 days at least.
    You need, 1 butternut squash, 4 carrots, 2 parsnips, 1 onion, 4cloves of garlic, Olive oil to start the onion cooking, 1 litre boiled water, 2 stock cubes and pepper and salt.
    You cook the chopped onion and garlic in the oil for about 10 mins and then add the rest of the peeled and chopped veggies. Add the stock cubes and just-boiled water and cook for 30 mins. Blend with a stick blender and serve with some lo fat yogourt and snipped chives, if you have any! Delish!

  • Viviana
    Jun 25, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Hi Clive, thanks for commenting, that soup sounds great! I must give it a try.

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