b) An Alternative Lunch
Good afternoon! I hope you had a nice Saturday night out.
Let me go straight to the point.
Since this blog is about everything, I decided I would "throw in" a few healthy recipes for all of you who want to go on a diet, lose weight, get your ulcer to calm down, or simply eat healthy.
I have weight issues and ulcer problems myself. After trying a "gazillion" diets, I realized none of them is going to help me so I went on and invented my own diet. Don't worry, I consulted a few doctors and I read a lot of material before I wrote the diet down.
This post is a recipe for lunch, taken out of my "cool" diet.
I will not post the entire diet yet. You will have to satisfy yourself with this for now. I want to create my fourth blog, and this blog will be about food.
As soon as I finish my new blog, I will let you know, so for all of you interested in food, diets or recipes: I will post a link to my new blog, or you can simply go to my profile and find it after I announce the news.
Alternative Lunch (Servings for one person!)
- 50 grams/1.76 ounces of soy medallions/steaks (click here to see photo)
- 225 grams/7.93 ounces of mixed vegetables: carrots, corn, peas, string beans
- some spices (preferably: salt, some Mediterranean mixture of your choice, powder garlic, basil...)
a) 50 grams/1.76 ounces of soy medallions/steaks = 179 kcal (calories)
b) 225 grams/7.93 ounces of mixed vegetables (steamed or boiled) = 170 kcal (calories)
What to do:
NOTE: Frying or baking is strictly forbidden!!! If you do one of these two, then what's the point?! Using any kind of OIL is forbidden too!!! AND NO SIDE DISHES! NO BREAD OF ANY KIND!
1. Weigh the soy steaks. They must be exactly 50 grams.
2. Fill a pot with water and add a little bit of salt.
3. Put the pot on your stove/cooker and wait for the water to boil.
4. Take the mixed vegetables. I would suggest you buy frozen vegetables that are already mixed in the baggy thing. Or if you prefer fresh, then it's great, but remember: use the ones I told you above and they must not be heavier than 225 grams when you put them together.
5. Use a steamer to cook your vegetables (click here to see photo). Set the timer on it for 25 minutes if the vegetables are frozen, or another time for the fresh vegetables. Just read the steamer's instructions.
6. If you do not have a steamer, then here's what you are supposed to do: take another pan, fill it with salty water (don't exaggerate with the salt) and wait for the water in it to boil too.
7. The first pot you put on the stove: the water probably boiled already. Put the 50 grams of soy steaks inside the boiling water.
8. Add to the soy steaks the following spices: a completely full tea spoon of basil, two full tea spoons of powdered garlic (don't use chopped garlic or it will take forever to dissolve!), a tea spoon full of any Mediterranean mixture of spices that you like (or simply add what you like, also in the amount of a tea spoon or two tea spoons, depending on your taste)
9. Boil the soy steaks for about 20 minutes. Depending on the manufacturer, the time for the soy steaks to boil will be written on the package of the soy. But, as far as I know, the time is usually 20 minutes.
10. IF YOU ARE NOT USING A STEAMER: Put the vegetables into the other pot and boil them for about 15-30 minutes. If you are using frozen vegetables, the time for them to boil is written on the baggy of the vegetables.
11. Add spices to the vegetables too. I suggest: a tea spoon of powder garlic, basil, and the Mediterranean mixture of spices. Perhaps you could add a little bit of pepper. But be careful: exaggerating with spices is not good if you have ulcer problems. Use them in the minimum amount. Don't empty half of the container into the pot, for God's sake! :P
12. Wait for all of it to boil.
13. After the soy is done, pull it out of the water and drain it. Wait for five minutes for the water to drip out of it.
14. Do the same with the vegetables, if you are not using a steamer.
15. Enjoy your meal! (Remember, eat slowly. You are not on a race.)
That's it, folks.