Healthy eating should be the priority and the habit of a lifetime…No fads, no weighing every day or week and then beating your self up because you haven’t lost anything.
It is about being aware of what you are eating and knowing if what you are eating is improving your health. It is not about removing whole food groups from our diets we need a healthy well-balanced diet to be at our optimum health.
What really matters is Our well-being, Our Blood Pressure figure, Our cholesterol, Our blood sugar, Our inflammation markers.
This week my exercise has stepped up big time we have little Lily staying with us for a couple of weeks and she loves riding her bike and swimming…
Sunday it was a romp in the park feeding the duck, fish and birds and then realising that the boats were way over the other side… I had forgotten how much energy 5-year olds have…Grandad by this time was a little less than impressed and when we finally got to the boats opted to people watch rather than spend an hour peddling the boat.
To be fair Lily did take her turn but it was a bit too much for a 5-year-old on her own but my legs and tummy muscles got a good work out…
It was also great fun…
Today I have insisted on a day in the kitchen…Baking …That is of course after we have walked to get our fresh Coconut juice as Lily loves it as much as nanny does…When she was small to get her to try something I used to tell her that she shouldn’t eat it as she wouldn’t like it…Of course, she would then want to eat it…Whose a clever nanny??? The downside now is that she eats anything and especially what I like so it is sort of a family joke…But she loves her food and helping to cook last night she stripped the mint leaves, cut the coriander and spring onions…I did the shallots and cooked the meat we then made a Nam Doc which is one of Lily’s favourites…
Gluten Free Mu Nam Tok ( Waterfall Pork)
It is quick and easy to make and although the name glutinous rice infers it has gluten it does not… it means sticky here. The rice is gluten-free.
- 150/200 gm Pork loin or chicken
- 2 shallots sliced thinly
- Handful coriander chopped
- Mint a big handful, stripped from the stem
- A tbsp of ground roasted rice( recipe below)
- 1-3 tsp dried chilli
- 2 cheeks of lime
- 1-2 tbsp Fish Sauce
- 2 spring onions finely sliced
Firstly cook pork on a griddle or BBQ until just cooked allow to rest before slicing.
Thinly slice shallots.
Mix with coriander and mint leaves. Thinly slice pork and add to dish with shallots, mint and coriander. Also, add any juice from the meat. Add fish sauce, dried chillies, roasted rice and lime juice then gently combine and TASTE… Adjust seasoning if required. Taste!
Serve with Sticky rice and a dish of washed Thai vegetables.
The meat for this dish can also be sliced thinly and cooked in a little water which a lot of Thais do…I prefer mine griddled I think it has more taste…
N.B: HOW TO DRY ROAST THE RICE.
Heat a small pan and add a handful of glutinous rice, stir to prevent it burning until the rice has coloured slightly a nice light brown, then remove from the heat and grind in pestle and mortar…Do not grind to a powder it needs to be a little coarse as it gives taste and texture to a dish. It will keep in a sealed container for about 6 weeks.
The good news I just jumped on the scales and another 1lb mislaid…Yeah!
So all in all a good week… Healthy Eating back on track and still no biscuits…
I /We would love to hear your tales of success and how your healthy eating is going…I know some of you are experiencing flurries of that cold white stuff called snow and will want lots of warming food but as long as you are eating sensibly and not snacking which to me is the biggest killer for Healthy eating or if you are snacking then some healthy snacks and some healthy snacks are really luscious.
This is where healthy eating really comes into play…No one likes getting the flu so here is a great post on how you can give your body a fighting chance against all these nasty germs and viruses…
I now have another little challenge for you… Are you up for a challenge? .. I feel just as passionately about waste and it saddens me when I see people living below the poverty line especially when so much food is wasted and I have taken up the challenge to monitor my food waste in my house…This was the topic of yesterdays post I gave the manufacturers a break from reporting on what they put in your food and came at them from another angle …The waste that goes into production…Tut tut…naughty manufacturers…
Thank you for reading this post I hope your healthy eating is going well if you have any tips then please let us know in comments xxx
About Carol Taylor:
Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.
I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.
Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.
Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!
Carol is a contributor to the Phuket Island Writers Anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Phuket-Island-Writers-Anthology-Stories-ebook/dp/B00RU5IYNS
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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a great week 🙂 xx