Hello and welcome. It’s been a minute since I blogged. I was on a spiritual quest. I was doing a forty days fasting and praying but part of the reason was my last post publish at the wrong time of day which annoyed me for a while.
On to the most important thing. So I did a 40 days fasting and praying with a congregation I used to be part of. I must say I have totally forgotten how difficult this spiritual exercise is in the beginning.
It was more difficult now as I have been eating more frequently now than a few years ago.
The type of fasting
I was having one meal a day so basically from dinner to dinner. I also had no water. I guess you can call it a dry fast.
Here we have chicken salad with Nando’s coconut and lemon periperi sauce
In the beginning
The beginning of the fast was difficult. I felt hungry and I wanted food now! But as the days went by I got used to it. And even now I still have to put myself in check before I eat anything because my brain is fixed on the #NoFoodYet period.
At this stage I was used to not eating or drinking till about 19:00 to 20:00. I waited till I got home to make myself something to eat.
What I learnt
I think a week or two I to the fast I stopped posting on social media both private and public account. Let say reduced posting. Partly because I noticed how much time I spent on editing my picture and trying to collect cleverly put together words for my post. I spent more time studying and editing my videos for my YouTube channel. Due to this I have decided to post once in a while rather than every day. I don’t want to be in bondage of having to post all the time.
I also found that I thought clearer and focused better in the beginning of the day but then when the day got older I got tired and a bit drained. I also found myself sleepier when I was at home than when I was at work. You have to keep yourself busy during this time.
I find that my skin is so smooth and was clearing up. This is because when you don’t eat you internal organs repairs itself and gets rid of toxins. Toxins is what cause acne at times and possibly hormonal imbalance which can lead to acne. I currently have no spot on my face. I have also been doing my turmeric facial on a regular basis which is helping. My nails also grew longer and stronger. I am not taking any vitamins however I have been drink a this water, mint, ginger, lemon, cucumber and ACV mixture after my meals.
I have a made a video about this which can be found on my YouTube channel. Check out my video on YouTube for more on this.
Thanks for stopping by. And until next time stay safe and stay blessed.
Hello and welcome. So this mornings post is to encourage you to be adventurous with your breakfast. I have been innovative with my breakfast lately and thought share this one today.
Here is another nutritious breakfast full of vibrant colours and essential minerals.
For today I have red, yellow and green bell peppers and Shredded Courgette which I tossed in the pan for a bit. I also have diced tomatoes and scrambled eat with chorizo.
And as always I have my greek yogurt with chia seeds, honey, peach, blueberries and Strawberries.
What a good way to start the week. I like how my breakfast has transformed over the months and all this ideas I got from going on one holiday. Sometimes it goes to go away to a different surroundings for fresh ideas.
Hello and welcome to my blog. So this blogpost is going to be about some of my lunch for the past week. I was on holiday so I did not have the time to blog properly. Here are a few lunch ideas if you are short of ideas.
This is an oven baked lamb burger, oven baked chips and salad. I have sprinkled some chips seeds on the salad.
This is bulgur with mix vegetables, pomegranate and lamb.
This was me at to be saffron rice but the saffron I found was too expensive. In the rice is chorizo, mix bell peppers and salad. I loved this dish and will try it again.
This is a lamb salad with coriander and garlic naan bread
This is a homemade lamb meatballs with wholemeal spaghetti bolognese. Another favourite of mine.
This right here is brown vegetable fried rice with lamb. This is my go-to when I need something quick and tasty.
I got a few ideas from my holiday which I incorporated in my lunches last week. The picture above are meals from this week just gone and the two weeks before that. I stepped up my breakfast idea too, which I will share in another post.
Hello and welcome to my blog. In the blogpost i have my a week in review. it is long over due i know so i have come to you with some of the meals i have been having for lunch.
This is a Lamb burger and oven baked chips.
This is a salmon salad which as avocado, tomatoes, olives, cucumber and bell peppers.
one of my go to meals when i am bored with almost everything. Salmon and a variety of vegetables.
This is salmon and wholemeal couscous. I mix the couscous in mixed vegetable and asparagus.
Here we have white potatoes with salmon and vegetables.
As you can see i have vegetables in all of these lunches that i have over the past week. This is to ensure that i am getting the nutrition i need from food and as we already know fruits and vegetable are packed with the essential minerals, nutrients and vitamins require for the body to stay healthy.
I strongly believe that if you have a balance diet rich in various vitamins and nutrients you are less likely to fall ill. I choose my ingredients carefully and research on the vitamins i can get from it, if the food item provides no nutritional value then i will have to cut it out of my diet.
I will end this blog here and until next time it bye from me.
Hello and welcome to my blog. So it looks like I missed last week’s week in review. I was off from work so didn’t really do much with food. No smoothie however I did retreat to the usual chicken. This post will be a mixture of last week’s and last two weeks.
This was Mondays lunch. Mix vegetable bulgur and left over lamb
This is a mix vegetable and turkey Wholemeal noodles. I believe I had this on Tuesday. I will blog about the recipe later
I had this for dinner on two occasion. Oven baked chips, bread chicken and mix vegetable. What you see on the chips is Nando’s perperi salt
This salad I had on Wednesday doesn’t look appetising lol but yes it was nice
This is Wholemeal turkey fajitas. I made this a couple of weeks ago and kept a bit of it in the freezer just so it does go off. Thursday’s lunch
Fridays was a very colourful lunch with chicken, vegetables and bulgur
This was last two weeks lunch. It’s mixed vegetables bulgur and chicken
Different shaped sweet potatoes and vegetable
Oven baked chips, chicken and mixed vegetable
The fruits I had from work fruit box
I had a bit more bananas this week as the tangerine and apples were quite difficult to eat. They were not as sweet as previous weeks fruits. 😬
As you can see from my lunch, I am trying to have a variety of meal and this is because I am not a big fan of food so I am trying to have different meals available to encourage myself to eat.
Hello and welcome to my blog. Today’s post is about how I marinade and cook my chicken.
Making of the chicken
To clean my chicken I use lemon and ensure I take off any unwanted extra fat or hard bit on the legs.
The mixtress mixes spices too
I usually mix my own spices to marinade the chicken. It is only recently I have started adding other cudes and powdered spices. I usually crate onions, garlic and ginger. I then melt 2 knorr and let it cool. Adding a bit lemon and chilli powder as well.
Onions, ginger and garlic
When the spice meet the spice
I let this stay as is for a while while I do something else or due to laziness just leave it there for a while. I then eventually place it in the oven to slow cook for about 2 hours at 100 °C. Ensure you regulate the temperature or cook it longer.
Melted knorr cubes
I use 2 to 3 of this cubes depending on how many chicken I am cooking.
Some more seasoning. Not ideal I know. The aim to ensure you know what you are putting in your food.
Mix it all together. I squeezed a bit of lemon on it too
I put this on a foil and then put it in the oven to bake or cook whatever you want to call it. I use a foil all the time as I feel it better that way healthwise. Let me know if this is how you cook yours.
This is how it looks after 1.5 to 2 hours. I cut parts of it so that the marinade will go on the inside.
You can now have this however you want it. With couscous, salad, rice potatoes or by itself.
Hello and welcome to my blog. As you may have noticed I have not been posting about my lunch meals lately. I will be doing this on a weekly basis just to ensure that the post is properly prepared. For now let’s call it The week in review.
For Monday I had potatoes, vegetables and lamb with gravy
On Tuesday I had mix vegetables with couscous and chicken Nando’s lemon and herb sauce
Wednesdays lunch was star shaped sweet potatoes with mixed vegetables and chicken
On Thursday I wanted to have couscous but turns out the cous cous had gone off due to the heat. Preservation issues. So I had vegetables and lamb.
Friday was mix vegetable brown rice and chicken with chilli sauce
I bought organic chicken this time because the free range available was to be on display till Monday. I noticed the taste was slightly different. It was really delicious. Might be due to how I cooked it.
As you can see I am trying to incorporate vegetable at every given chance. I am very strict about having a balance diet while ensuring that I have enough carbs and protein to maintain my weight.
In addition to this I have morning fruits thereby having all the nutrition I could possibly have. So I am basically having more than five a day.
I would also like to invest in a juicer. A good one is very expensive so I am going to save up for that.
Until next time, eat well and you will feel better.