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22-07-2012 12:49 #11
22-07-2012 12:57 #12
I'm in! I have 4kg to love but i really just want to gain some muscle and tone up.
Eko I would love any recipes you'd like to share. Especially the lentil curry, it sounds amazing! I am vegan but I like the challenge of veganising other people's recipes
22-07-2012 13:07 #13Senior Member
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can i join I've got prob 30kgs to lose but a good kick start of of 6 .gs would be great!
eko please pm me your recipes!
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22-07-2012 13:10 #14
I want to lose around 8kgs all up. Have put a sneaky 5 on in the last 5 months.
I'd like to lose those 5 in the next 6 weeks
22-07-2012 13:16 #15
The recipe I use is here:
- 1 large onion, chopped
1 cup red lentils
1 clove (or more) garlic, chopped
1/2 t. cumin seed
1/4 t. coriander seed
1 t. fenugreek seed
1/4 t. turmeric
1-2 t. chilli (more if you like it hot)
1/2 t. cayenne pepper
1/4 - 1/2 t. ginger paste
1 T. tomato paste
1 Large tin of chopped tomatos, preferably salt reduced
2 - 4 cups low salt vegetable or beef stock. Beef makes it heartier, but vegetable is also good.
Try to use whole spices rather than the pre-ground stuff, it's MUCH nicer.
Put the fenugreek, corriander, and cumin into a dry pan and dry roast until the oils are released. The smell of the spices wafting up is generally a good indication of when they're ready. If you burn them, start again. You REALLY don't want to use burnt spices!
Once they're toasted, crush them with a mortar and pestle or spice crusher (a coffee grinder works wonders too). Put into a small bowl, and add the ginger, garlic, turmeric, cayenne pepper (or regular pepper) and chilli and mix it all together.
Put the olive oil in a pan and sweat off your onion. A little bit of colour is good, but you basically want it translucent. A little caramel colour is fine.
Put the spice mix into the pan with the onion, and cook it on a medium heat for 2-3 minutes. This is to help the flavours develop.
After 2-3 minutes, put in your lentils, tomatoes, tomato paste, and stock. You want enough water to go up to your second knuckle when you put your finger in and touch the lentils.
Stir, and allow to simmer for 20ish minutes. You'll know it's done when the lentils are soft and most of the liquid has reduced away. Keep an eye on it as you may need to add a little more water depending on the lentils you use as it cooks, but more often than not the only thing you need to do is give it the occasional stir.
If you like, you can add sweet potato or pumpkin to keep it low GI or regular potato if you're not worried about the GI factor. If you do, just add a half cup or so more water.
Serve on rice, or if you don't like rice you can either serve it on some steamed green veg or even just eat it as is .
This curry is PARTICULARLY nice the next day, in fact I regularly make it up and then leave it in the fridge overnight to serve for dinner the next day. Adding lots of chilli helps to ramp up your metabolism, so don't hold back if you can handle the heat ^.^
- 1 large onion, chopped
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22-07-2012 13:17 #16
I'm in too!
I had my DD 13 weeks ago and I have about 15kg baby weight to lose. I had hoped it would all magically drop off with breastfeeding and healthy eating, but it's not happening! My weightloss efforts the past few weeks have been pretty half-hearted, so I am keen to start anew from tomorrow and smash it!!
Eko, I would looooove your lentil curry recipe if you are happy to share it? ETA - thanks for sharing!
Right, well my baby girl has just dropped off for her afternoon nap so I'm going to make the most of it being a Sunday (i.e. DH home) and nick out to do a big healthy food shop. Lots of fruit and veg
Last edited by AllCreatures; 22-07-2012 at 13:20.
22-07-2012 13:19 #17
Oh I should have been clearer - I'm not expecting to lose 15kg in the next 6 weeks! My initial goal is to get down to 70kg and I'm 76.7 at the moment.
22-07-2012 13:28 #18Junior Member
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Count me in!! I've got about 20kg to lose to get back to what I was wanting to be before I fell pregnant with my DD last year, she's now 5 1/2 months old and I go back to work in 6 weeks so I'm going to aim for 6kgs (hopefully more with motivation from others)
Good luck all
22-07-2012 14:16 #19
This is very exciting, looking forward to the support. I have been out and done a healthy shop. I have made a pot of pumpkin soup for the week as well.
Thanks for the reminder Eko re diet jellies. I might go make one now so there is one ready tomorrow when I feel peckish!
22-07-2012 14:48 #20Junior Member
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I would like to join the challenge also I would really like to lose 11 but realistically 6 kg in 6 weeks. My little girl is just over six weeks so feel ready to exercise have already started to reduce my portion sizes and eat healthier but it's my birthday today and we went away for the night last night and so have not been eating the healthiest this weekend. Tomorrow will be the perfect time to really kickstart losing some of this baby weight so I can stop wearing maternity clothes and in six weeks reward myself with a shopping spree ready for spring!
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