Monday, February 28, 2011

Vegetable Fritatta

Yum!! The Vegetable Frittata i made for tea tonight was absolutely delicious....i'm not sure how healthy it was but it was quite scrummy :D and even my kids ate ALL the vegies! i'm shocked and amazed......So here's the recipe! which i found in a stash of cut outs i had from a That's life magazine a few years ago.

(serves 4)

1 tablespoon oil
1 clove garlic (crushed)
1 red onion (finely sliced)
2 cups cooked pasta shapes (i used penne pasta)
8 eggs (lightly beaten)
2/3 cup cooking cream
1/2 cup grated parmesan
280g jar chargrilled veg antipasto (i fried up my own veg which included eggplant, zucchini and a yellow capsicum)
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 cups baby spinach leaves

1. Heat half the oil in a 23cm non-stick oven-proof frying pan over medium heat. Cook the garlic and onion for 2 minutes or until soft. Transfer to a bowl and add pasta.

2. Whisk together eggs, cream and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. Add to the bowl along with vegetables, parsley and spinach leaves. Stir lightly

3. Reheat the pan and add the remaining oil. Pour in the pasta mix, reduce heat to low and cook for 10-12 minutes. Then place under the grill for a further 3-4 minutes or until golden. Cut into wedges and serve with mixed salad leaves.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dishes of the week!


Monday ~ Vegetable Frittata w. fresh salad
Tuesday ~ Beef Moussaka w. fresh salad
Wednesday ~ Pappardelle Tuna Amatriciana
Thursday ~ Simple Bangers and Mash
Friday ~ Lemon Chicken Stir Fry
Saturday ~ Spaghetti Bolognese
Sunday ~ left over Bolognese in Baked Potatoes


Monday ~ Fruit Salad
Tuesday ~ Ham and salad rolls
Wednesday ~ Chopped Veg and dip
Thursday ~ Creamy curry chicken pasta
Friday ~ Ham and salad rolls or fruit salad
Saturday ~ roast chicken sandwich
Sunday ~ warm chicken salad

Yummy! what a delicious looking week...the vegetable fritatta is a new dish i've never made before so if all goes well i will probably upload the recipe :D

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The First Day of a New Me!

So today was the first day of becoming a healthier and happier person! and geez do my legs hurt....i think after the efforts of the zumba class yesterday plus an hour walk along the beach this morning i am officially pooped!

It baffles me how anyone manages to do this everyday BUT i'm not giving up i'm sure that after a few weeks i'll be loving it and loving the new me.
Another thing i started today was upgrading my water intake. This has been the hardest thing for me to do because i hate water and before today i did everything in power to not have even one glass of water. In saying that i am extremely proud of my actions today! NOTHING but water :D yes i have grumbled and moped every time i have reached for the water but i have succeeded in the first day and i am very happy with myself.

To start of my new healthy eating i created a plan for the week:

Monday ~ Start the day with an hour walk followed by a protein Smoothie for breakfast. Nothing but water to drink for remainder of the day.

Tuesday ~ Start the day with special k cereal and a coffee. Can have 1 glass of cordial or juice today remainder of day water. Zumba class in the evening.

Wednesday ~ Start the day with special k cereal and a freshly squeezed orange juice. Nothing but water to drink for remainder of day. half hour of squats and jump rope

Thursday ~ Toast for breakfast. half hour of squats and step aerobics. can have 1 coffee today but then only water to drink for remainder of day.

Friday ~ Start day with Protein Smoothie and an hour walk. Nothing but water to drink.

Saturday ~ Boiled egg and toast for breakfast. half an hour walk plus zumba class. can have a glass of cordial or juice today.

Sunday ~ treat for breakfast. half hour walk. can have coffee.

Phew what a week! i hope it all goes well and i don't go astray!
wish me luck and tomorrow i will upload a copy of my dinners for this week :D

Halloween 3

Yesterday i watched Halloween 3 and must say i was fairly disappointed! I was expecting the story to continue from the first two Halloween films but the third installment doesn't actually have the famous Michael Myers in it!

It just wasn't the same without him and not only that but the storyline just didn't intrigue me enough! It just didn't seem real enough to me and the acting wasn't too great either! I must say i'm very keen to get into the fourth installment and get back into the Michael myers storyline! :D i think this film may have done better if it wasn't connected to the Halloween franchise...

A New Me!

Today i went to a Zumba class with my friend and although i was exhausted afterward and incredibly sweaty i felt great afterwards and who knew that exercising could be so much fun! After today's efforts i am pleased to say i am hoping to start on my journey to becoming healthy.

Now whenever i mention to anybody that i want to exercise or go on a diet i usually get the evil eye or somebody tells me to stop being so ridiculous because i'm not overweight! Well thanks for the advice but i am quite happy with my weight the point is that i am slim but incredibly unhealthy! i figured this out when my little munchkin Mikey turned 2 and i had to start chasing after him every 5 seconds which always resulted in me becoming breathless and tired and that was just running up our garden which was very tiny!

It has been 5 years since then and i still haven't done anything! surely the amount of junk food i have been eating over the years hasn't been helping my health and the amounts of water i don't drink doesn't help either! So it is time for a NEW ME!

I am going to write up a plan tonight to kick start me into eating more healthy food choices and start exercising more! (Zumba classes here i come again) I'll be doing some posts on my progress and all the ups and downs because i know writing about it will keep me going!

Wish me luck