Eat your veggies!

Since my omelette post was so well received, I’ve since done another dish that has a recipe that can be shared. I’m the kind of cook who throws things in the pot at the last minute or according to how I want things to taste, with that said, I do not really follow recipes. However, I do a few simple things that I can average and share a “recipe” with you. Today’s is… shit I didn’t think of a name. Ok, we’ll go with the title – Eat your veggies. After all I did this to force myself to eat veg.

1 cup shredded carrots

1 cup shredded cabbage

1 small bunch of broccoli chopped

4 brussel sprouts chopped

1 tsp unsalted butter

1/2 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp black pepper

(salt optional)

In a non stick pan, add all of the ingredients on a low heat (like the omelette) and stir occasionally so that everything is covered with the seasonings. Do not overcook your veg! When the broccoli and brussel sprouts become a bright green color it’s ready! The pic below is when I warmed this up today for lunch so it’s leftovers. I forgot to take a pic last night when it looked bright green lol. The paprika and red cabbage also add a reddish tinge to it.

20130319-151154.jpgI’m really trying to reduce my flour intake so I have to be creative with my vegetables as I can get bored of the taste very quickly. I tried brussel sprouts before and steamed is not the way for me. It’s actually the brussel sprouts that led me to do this, kind of disguise them in some other veg I don’t mind eating. Again, feel free to modify this as you see fit. Maybe add some red onions or green onions and tomato. I used unsalted butter because I don’t like how vegetables taste/look when you cook them in oil, even olive oil.

I cooked some chicken thighs with this as I did a quinoa pasta/veg dish for my husband and just the chicken and veg for me. I couldn’t dream of giving him veg alone, he’d be forever snacking on something because it wasn’t filling, so he got pasta. The good thing about this meal is that it could be done for a quick lunch (it warmed up nicely in my toaster oven today) as well and would be nice with fish. I’m going to add the same ingredients to a chicken stir-fry for myself tonight. I have the chicken boiling right now! I do that now – instead of putting the raw chicken into the pot and continuously adding seasonings, I boil the chicken breasts with onion, shred and then use accordingly. It helps get rid of some of the fat .My husband will be having chicken chow mein for dinner and I get chicken and veg.

I’m hoping to be bikini ready very soon. I’m trying out Pilates tomorrow and I have training today with my trainer – kind of excited. I love how I feel after working out but I hate doing it lol.

Anyway let me know if you try this or have a way of improving it. I winged this out so feel free to add more of something if it isn’t to your liking.



Bainbridge Island

I need to write this post before I forget the little details so much that I’m starting it while under the hair dryer at the hairdresser!

Yesterday my good friend Alicia played host with me and took my parents and myself on the ferry across to Bainbridge Island. It was a lovely day! We had burgers/ sandwiches for lunch at Cafe Nola and then decided to check out the shops along the main street to help walk off the food ;).

Checking out the shops meant that all the ladies left with a pair of shoes that we got with some major discounts because they were on sale (I got 2)!! It was fun to explore the shops in this quaint town with some very unique items. Definitely not the average shopping experience you’d get across the water but also very nice. Every store we went to had pleasant staff and in at least two stores we were all having a laugh with the staff.

My sweet tooth got the best of me after shopping so we went to Blackbird Bakery where I got ONE cookie that I kept kicking myself over for not buying more. You know when you don’t buy a lot of something you’ve never tasted before and don’t want to buy more in case it tastes bad? It was the best triple chocolate cookie that I had EVER tasted. Ever!! White chocolate, milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate. I’m still kicking myself that I didn’t get more but it’s enough to get me to go back.

I left home in a rush and had picked up my shades but then left them on the bed. I get headaches if I squint too much so I decided to pick up a cheap fun pair while there. And this is what my mum and I left with…


Sexy huh? 😀

Here is a view from the ferry just after we left Seattle.


I’ll try to add more posts soon but I hope you liked this one! And if you are in Seattle check out Bainbridge island! It’s only $7 per passenger and you won’t need a car over there but we took a car over and it was $39.40 for the car and 4 passengers. There are plenty activities but we just wanted to check out the town and have lunch.

Until next time!