Tasty Tuesday – Still Rocking After All These Posts….

Goodness me, I am sorry once again for my tardiness! This is becoming a habit that needs to be cut out right away!

Hello world and thanks for tuning in.

Welcome once again to Tasty Tuesday guys. My weekly attempt at Cordon Bleu for health.

Today We have a very special, easy to make and easy on the pocket dish for you and best of all, it is healthy, healthy, healthy!

Chicken, Creme Fraiche and Broad Beans with Spicy Bulgar Wheat.

Yum Tastic!

So here’s how we make it.

Ingredients:

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Chicken, Broad Beans and Creme Fraiche:

  1. 6 Chicken Thigh Fillets
  2. Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  3. 3 Cloves Garlic
  4. 500gms Broad Beans
  5. 200mls Creme Fraiche
  6. 500mls Chicken Stock
  7. Handful of Herb de Provence

Spicy Bulgar Wheat:

  1. 100gms Bulgar Wheat
  2. 500mls Chicken Stock
  3. 6 Spring Onions finely sliced
  4. 1 Large Thai Red Chilli finely sliced
  5. 1 Teaspoon chopped fresh Ginger
  6. 2 Cloves Garlic finely sliced
  7. 1 small knob of butter.

So, starting with the Chicken dish, it goes something like this….

Add the chopped onions to some hot oil in a wok.IMG_1752

Add the finely sliced garlic.
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Once browned off add the chicken.IMG_1755

Brown the chicken, letting it cook through whilst sweating the onions with the lid on the pan, stirring regularly then add the chicken stock.IMG_1756

The Broad Beans.IMG_1757

And the Herb de Provence.IMG_1759

Stir well.IMG_1760

Put the lid on the pan and leave to simmer for 35 to 40 minutes remembering to stir well. Once cooked, add the juice of half of a lemon.IMG_1761

Finally stir in the Creme Fraiche.IMG_1762

Spicy Bulgar Wheat:

For this, I am afraid I forgot to photograph the process but it is really very simple. Firstly put 500mls of chicken stock into a pan and add to the 100gms of dried Bulgar, put on a low heat and stir regularly until the wheat has swollen and taken on the chicken stock and becomes soft.

Whilst the Bulgar cooks, finely slice the Garlic, Spring Onion, Thai Red Chilli’s and fresh Ginger. Add this to the wheat, stir in and finally add the small knob of butter, allowing it to melt through the wheat and bring all of the flavours together. Take a few spoonfuls of the wheat and place in a pre-warmed dish, add the Chicken mixture now that the Creme Fraiche has completely cooked through and…..

Eh, Voila!IMG_1763

Please do try this dish because even though I used full fat Creme Fraiche, it is still a super healthy dish that is so easy to make, it is ridiculous!

FOOD DIARY:Sunday 16th August 2015

Qty Measure Food Calories (gr) Protein (gr) Carbs (gr) Fat (gr)
Breakfast  2  42gms  Seeded Rye Bread  160  5.8  29.9  2
 2  Large  Scrambled Eggs  142  12  0  10
Lunch  1  400mls  Latte  105  6  9  4
 1 Small Slice  Apricot Tart  300  3.1  62.2  11.8
Dinner  1  125gms  Portion Chips  160  2  18  19
 1  100gms  Duchy Ham  122  22  1.9  3
 1  Large  Fried Egg  90  6  0  7
 1  140gms  Strawberries  47  1  11  0.4
Snacks
 2  400mls  Tea  11.8  0  0.8  0
 1  400mls  Latte  105  6  9  4
Totals  1454.8  63.9  141.8  61.2
Water  0  0  0  0  0

So as you can see, the day started well but went steadily down hill from there… The less said about the carbs the better but damn…! That tart was lovely even if Apricot tart definitely shouldn’t have been on the menu when ham, triple cooked chips and a fried egg were going to feature later in the day..! Suffice to say, it was a day of indulgence and relaxation and as I am accountable to you guys, well I have nothing to hide. I enjoyed it and then put it firmly behind me because as I have said before, all work and no play….

Well exercise wise was a bit of a bust yesterday because I was called into action to help a friend and what is it we say about a friend in need… ?

And when I wasn’t helping my friend I had to take drive to a Marks and Spencers superstore in Camberley, Surrey in order to pick a new shirt and a jacket to wear to a christening at the weekend so I didn’t look like the poor relation for once….

Why go so far?

Well in this country, the standard stores they don’t tend to have the larger sizes and although I am losing weight quite dramatically, I am sometimes still a touch too big for ordinary sizes – even though I went into the 30’s with the waist size of some jeans I bought. A 38″ waist? I cannot remember seeing one of those for 15 years. So I was chuffed for sure but it is still early days so lets see where this journey takes me. It does however seem weird to look at a pair of trousers and think they will never fit me, yet I pull them on and do them up without issue.

Amazeballs feelings everybody, amazeballs!

No screenshots therefore apart from my Jawbone and that racked up a few steps because I was a busy little bee I can tell you….!

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That is all for today, I should be back smashing it soon but for now am enjoying a slightly easier pace of life.

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

16 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday – Still Rocking After All These Posts….

  1. edmooneyphotography says:

    Nice one Cameron, At first when I saw the creme fraiche I was like urrgghhh. Im a real fussy eater. But the end result looks quite tasty, I may just bite the bullet and give this a go. I look forward to these posts, its like a little crutch to keep me on track, so thank you. I feel your pain on clothes, Im still sporting a 44′ waist and you know how hard they are to come by. I cant wait to get down to a 38 or 36 🙂
    On a good note, I lost 4lbs last week, Thats almost 2st since June. Suprisingly I have not lost any muscle mass during the week and my hydration is slowly rising. I noticed that your water intake is a bit shy? They say that you should consume 2ltrs a day. I know that sounds alot but, I fill my bottle each morning and just sip away throughout the day. On training days I normally hit the 4ltr mark because I sweat like your thames river LOL.
    If like many water is too bland, you could try adding the juice of a fresh lemon or lime to liven it up. Be warned you will be running to the little boys room 10 times a day for the first week, but once your body becomes acusstomed to being properly hydrated, this will stop. And it should not only make you feel better, but you should notice an improvement in your skin 🙂

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    • Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

      Hey Ed, thanks for that!
      I can honestly say the dish is totally amazeballs and really doesn’t taste “creme fraichey” at all (I’m positive you will find that IS a word…. 😉 )
      The Herbs de Provence pretty much flip the creme fraiche on its head and all it does is thicken the sauce up really as long as you have let it simmer away and reduce down.
      Fantastic news on your loss and even better on your loss to date, that is simply bloody awesome, really it is. It just goes to show what a little hard work can do for you! Keep it up really do keep it up. If you follow what you have been doing you will be at your 36″ goal in no time.
      You are completely correct on the water front Ed, I was drinking to my dieticians guidelines since the operation but funnily enough I went to see a specialist gym this morning called Priority 6 who specialise in Cross Fit training. Pretty hardcore stuff I can tell you. I am very keen to give it a go but not sure if the body can take it at the moment so am going to book a meeting with them and discuss. Anyway, I digress, the guy at P6 said exactly what you said about water. How it can actually affect the amount of fat you carry, how well you digest foods, recovery rate etc etc.
      There more to this hydration lark than meets the eye!

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  2. New Journey says:

    Yum….one if my favorite chicken meals…I felt silly as soon as I saw tasty Tuesday on your title, I caught myself saying…ooooo tasty Tuesday, dam near clapped my hands in joy….lol…thanks for another good rich yummy recipe fixed for health….

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