Thanks to everyone who left messages to cheer me yesterday. I’ve done what I can to do as much school paper work as I can, and I’ve done as much to the garden as I can and as much to the house as I can. Good food brightened today.
For lunch today, I made a tomato, courgette and finely diced shallot omelette for both of us. Dearly Beloved had some homegrown new potatoes with his and we both had steamed green beans (courgettes, beans and shallots were home grown). I made a dessert from some lovely rhubarb that I was given yesterday. Before I ate any, being a follower of the Dukan Diet, I checked the ‘stats’ for rhubarb. 21 calories per 100g, high in fibre and vitamin C and K and calcium and potassium, 4.5g of carbohydrates of which on 1.1g sugars, so in Dukan terms – it’s a winner. (Technically it’s a vegetable, not a fruit as the sugar content is so low and it’s 96% water)
I diced and cooked the rhubarb in a tablespoon of water until soft, allowed it to cool and added ‘Splenda’ to taste, I didn’t want it to lose its sharpness. I then mixed it with a pot of almost fat free cream cheese (you could use Quark) until there were no cheese lumps and then poured it into small bowls and we have two portions each. I left it to set, it is what we call a Rhubarb Fool, you can do the same with raspberries, blackcurrants or strawberries. Fantastic English summer desserts. It was really, really nice.
I’m feeling vile about myself as my weight has gone back up to 12 stone and 12 lbs, but I’m being very careful about calories intake and making sure I get an hour’s exercise a day. It’s going to be hard if it gets hot but I’ll try and split it into 30 mins in the morning and then the same in the evening.