Friday, 1 April 2011

Getting rid of loose clothes and getting creative in the kitchen

Skinny pants has been busy this week. I had to get some paperwork done for my new job (which starts in two weeks) and I also had to deal with finding an appartment and signing a new lease among other things. So this weekend I'm taking it easy. I will still do volunteer work and I have a BBQ planned on Sunday for one of the places I'm volunteering at. And I also have spinning, running and strengths exercises to do. But aside from these "usual things", I am not planning to see much of anybody.

I have started to do a major clean-up in my wardrobe. Meaning that anything that's too big goes...I didn't realise how fun that would be. I mean getting to buy smaller sized pants was fun, but having to get rid of stuff that use to be too tight and that is now way too loose is REALLY fun. It makes me realise even more how much weight I did lose already.

The other thing I will be doing this weekend is trying new recipes. What I like to eat is changing so I need to figure out new recipes that don't take too much of my time and that will taste good. The fact that the new worplace does not have a cafeteria will also have an impact on what I'm eating. I have had it easy for lunches for a while. The food where I worked was really good and mostly healthy, but now I will have to be creative if I don't want to end up eating salads for lunch everyday (I don't like making salads AT ALL).

The recipe I created tonight was really good so I thought I would share it. Personnally, I think that the mix of sweet potato and lentils was the best part. For the other vegetables, you can take whatever vegetables you prefer, especially if you're not used to eating some of those. I'm not saying you should avoid the foods you're not used too, but I do think it's best to introduce new tastes gradually, one at a time. So here's the recipe :
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Boil sweet potato. 
  3. Heat some olive oil in a pan and gradually add diced onions, eggplant, zucchini and mushrooms. When cooked, put the mix in a bowl that can go in the oven (that's the first layer of the dish).
  4. Second layer : Rince canned lentils and add on top of the first layer.
  5. Third layer : Mash the sweet potato and add it on top of the second layer 
  6. Finally, put the dish in the oven for about a half hour.

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