Sunday, 15 May 2011

productive day!

well today has been fairly productive. I went to my Mum's and saw my dad and cooked us some poached eggs on toast and then made a meal for my mum to freeze portions of a chilli with some minced beef and kidneys beans and spices etc. She has been eating loads of ready meals and they are really not good for her and it only took like 10 minutes to make as I bought ready chopped onion lol. I hate chopping onion it always really effects me and eyes get so stingy and sore.

After that I came back and cleaned the kitchen, and made something for myself. I haven't cooked for a long time I used to do loads of cooking. But just hadn't had the time with college etc and now my course is coming to an end I have had a lot more spare time and I do enjoy it and is a good way to save money since I am a student:p so here is what I cooked. I adapted it from anita beans "sports nutrition for women" A really great book with loads of helpful advice for those that exercise on what to eat before and after etc.

Lentil and Chickpea Stew:

Okay so its not the most appetsising picture lol uploaded from my blackberry BUT it did taste nice:) and so easy to cook. first of cooked some mushrooms, peppers, courgette, and garlic, then added some veg stock, 100g lentils, 1 can of chickpeas, and some carrots. spices I added were curry powder, tumeric, and garam masala. then just leave to simmer for 20 minutes. Easy:) I am going to take it to college with me next week. hoping it will be okay cold. Is a really cheap meal too. Think I will be cooking more as did quite enjoy it.


  1. That all sounds really positive and glad you found some time to do something you enjoy.
    I saw your post on my blog and I wondered where you were based and I can have a look around. Are you in the Manchester area at all?

  2. Hi Sia,

    Thanks for responding. I live in the Devon area, their used to be one in Newton Abbot where I live but it stopped about two years ago I think.