I like dieting

I like dieting

The veg is stir fried with dark soy sauce and contains carrots, green beans, baby sweetcorn, mushrooms and oven roasted asparagus.

The steak is rump, seasoned with Dunn's everyday seasoning and flash fried.

Although the vegetables look overdone, they are crisp and sweet and the dark colour comes from the soy sauce. The whole lot took 20 mins cooking, including the spuds.

I may just have a little snooze now and contemplate .................................... whatever lazy cooks contemplate :)

PS I've no idea of the calories, but am pretty certain it won't do me any harm.

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  • Half that plate I would love. πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ diet food is not boring.

  • Sometimes, I think the stir fry taste the best. I just love chunkier veg stir fried with soy. I could munch it all day long :)

  • I agree AM diet food is exciting especially with all of you giving me some yummy ideas. I am now determined to stick with this yummy food for good and I will be pain free. A huge clap to everyone for converting me to healthy eating! :)

  • We're all coming to yours for dinner :p

  • Putting my chef's hat on to await your arrival :)

  • Do love to contemplate πŸ˜ƒ Lol


  • Nodded off contemplating this video LOL

  • Love the giraffes.

  • Love it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ !! and your humour πŸ˜ƒ


  • 'tis better than counting sheep. I was in the land of zzzzzzz's before they came out of the showers :D

  • Hi Tewson,

    Your meal looks delicious!!! :-)

    Enjoy your contemplation and snoozing moments.

    Lowcal :-)

  • Tweson your meal looks scrumptious! :)

  • Looks delicious think I will try it for tomorrow's meal

  • Hi bigleg and thank you for the comments :) I agree when you say "educate the food processors that we do not want products with sugar, MSG and other junk ingredients", which is why I buy fresh and within reason avoid any processed food. The adding of sugars, salts, MSG and fats is a personal choice and must remain with the individual. The sauce I used was Amoy which is brewed and does contain sugar. Dunn's seasoning does contain salt/MSG and I'm aware of this. Sugar as such is not bad for you neither is salt. What is bad is when a persons diet contains unhealthy amounts of these ingredients.

    The amount of seasoning used in the meal was relatively small. Had I not have used the seasoning, I would most certainly used a little salt. The same applies to the vegetables.

    Once we change the nature of food, by heating etc., it becomes known as processed food. That is what cooking is.

    It's right for you to point out that there are elements of the meal which may not be desirable and it's a good reminder for me. In cooking, seasoning is the norm and I think it's so important, as you rightly say, that this should be within the control of the person eating the food, as far as is possible.

    I believe a person should listen to their body and not ignore certain desires. I believe we need to rekindle as much of our instinct as possible. As a thought, I posted a vid of giraffes. This is something I came across while wondering how large herbivores managed to source enough calcium to build such a bone structure. The answer is, to save you, but not to stop you from Googling, is that giraffes eat bones! Who'd have thought!

    We also know cats eat grass etc. This is instinctive behaviour which I to try and attune myself to. Humans have a craving for salt, fat and sugar for very good reason, but I agree with your point that this is capitalised on by the food industry. By eating non manufactured foods, we slowly re awaken our primal cravings and we need to listen to those and understand them.

    From an early age, our diets blur our instinctive behaviour and I hope that as time passes, I will reawaken or become more attuned to what my body requires. I've said in previous posts, I want to eat intuitively and not turn eating into a science.

    Thank you so much for the post and for provoking some thought. It's much appreciated.

    Giraffes eating bones, who'd have thought :)

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