Today is Day 15 of my 21 day challenge to stay 100% on my diet and I am thrilled to report that I have managed to stay on track every single day of the challenge.
Daily weight fluctuations meant a slight weight increase (o.3kg) today but I’m not overly concerned as I was 100% yesterday and the increase might have been spiked by unexpected hard exercising yesterday – I was late for an appointment and so I basically sprinted My body doesn’t like hard intensity.
Anyways, as of yesterday, I ha”d lost 5.9 kg in 13 days.
I have been experimenting with different foods. I tried to create a recipe for cauliflower cake, looked great, horrible texture and straight into the bin…
More successful is my black eyed beans savoury cake which I have made steamed or baked. This feels like a treat and not a diet.
80g black eyed beans – dried weight – soak for at least three hours
16 g of onions
Ground dried crayfish or prawns (optional)
1 boiled egg (optional)
Spray light coconut oil spray
Cayenne pepper (a little)
Scotch bonnet pepper (a little)
Seasoning cube of your choice. I use 1 teaspoon of Cambridge golden vegetable seasoning
- Soak the black eyed beans for at least 3 hours or overnight if you can.
- Hard boil one egg. *Note for Step 2 Cambridge, the egg means excess of the protein allowance. Fine for Step 3.
- Cover the beans with water to cover the beans and add the beans and water to a blender and blend for about 3 minutes.
- To the beans mixture in the blender, add the onions, crayfish (optional), black pepper, cayenne pepper, scotch bonnet pepper, nutmeg, seasoning cube, and sprays of coconut oil.
- Blend all for another 3 minutes.
- Taste for salt. If you can taste salt, you’ve used too much. Add a little salt, if necessary. Remember you already have stock seasoning.
- Blend for another 1 minute and transfer to container.
- Spoon equal amounts of the mixture into containers, adding sliced eggs on top.
- Bake for 30 to 45 minutes depending on consistency of the mixture and depth of baking container.
- Use a toothpick to check if cooked. It should be dry when you get the toothpick out.
- Alternatively, place covered foil container in a steamer for 30 minutes. If steaming, ensure the water is boiling before you place the container to the steaming pot.\\\