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Tag Archives: Intermittent Fasting
The 5-2 Challenge. A Surprisingly Low Calorie Count. Cauliflower, Potato and Leek Soup With Crispy Prosciutto.
Autumn has finally descended upon Sydney. There is a definite chill in the air. Cooler weather is synonymous with comfort food. In my books there is nothing more comforting on a chilly day than a big bowl of warming soup. … Continue reading
Posted in Soup, What I Love to Cook Tagged 5-2 Diet, Cauliflower, Fasting Diet, Food, Gluten free, Intermittent Fasting, Leek, Potato, Prosciutto, Soup 7 Comments
The 5-2 Challenge. A Fast Day Roast. Frenched Rack of Lamb With Dijon Mustard and Mint.
What to serve when you have unexpected company for dinner on a fast day? This is the dilemma I faced yesterday. With the end of the week looming and a full diary I didn’t have the luxury of swapping my fast day … Continue reading
Posted in Lamb, What I Love to Cook Tagged 5-2 Diet, Fasting Diet, Food, Intermittent Fasting, Lamb, Mint, Peas, Roast, Tzatziki 11 Comments
The 5-2 Challenge. A Glass of Wine. Spicy Mediterranean Seafood Soup
Seven weeks into the 5-2 challenge and I’m still exploring new ways to add flavour to my low calorie meals. This week the spotlight is shining on wine. One glass of dry white wine yields 121 calories. Incorporated into a … Continue reading
Posted in Seafood, Soup, What I Love to Cook Tagged 5-2 Diet, Fasting Diet, Food, Intermittent Fasting, Lemon, Mediterranean, Seafood Soup, Tomatoes, Wine 9 Comments
The 5-2 Challenge. Some Like It Hot. Shakshuka. Moroccan Eggs in a Spicy Tomato Sauce.
Hot spicy food seems to satisfy me most on fast days. When I’m distracted by a rumbling stomach I also know I can count on the protein hit of a humble egg to keep my hunger pangs at bay. After … Continue reading
Posted in Breakfast, Eggs, What I Love to Cook Tagged 5-2 Diet, Chilli, Eggs, Fasting Diet, Food, Intermittent Fasting, Tomato 6 Comments
The 5-2 Challenge. On Trend. Gourmet Popcorn with Nori Gomashio. A Japanese Sesame Seed, Seaweed and Salt Seasoning.
Fast days seem to roll around quite quickly and continue to take me by surprise. In my refrigerator for dinner tonight. Beautifully fresh line-caught salmon fillets. I adore salmon but with one 180 gram fillet accounting for over half … Continue reading
The 5-2 Challenge. More Reinvention. The Modern Bircher Muesli. Overnight Oats in a Jar with Raspberries
Oats are a staple pantry item in our house. With a daughter who swims most mornings they are the perfect, portable breakfast solution. Served in one of two ways. Depending on the season. A thermos of steaming hot porridge. A … Continue reading
Posted in Breakfast, Fruit, What I Love to Cook Tagged 5-2 Diet, Apple, Berries, Bircher Muesli, Breakfast, Fasting Diet, Food, Intermittent Fasting, Muesli, Oats, Yoghurt 19 Comments
The 5-2 Challenge. Keeping Busy. Oven Poached Chicken Breast With a Roast Capsicum, Tomato and Couscous Stuffing.
This morning I woke up hungry. Contemplated poached eggs on toast for breakfast. Then it hit me. Today was a fast day. Nothing but cups of tea until midday. Usually I’m able to cruise through my fast day mornings. Usually … Continue reading
Posted in Poultry, What I Love to Cook Tagged 5-2 Diet, Capsicum, Chicken, Couscous, Fasting Diet, Food, Healthy, Intermittent Fasting, Tomato 5 Comments
The 5-2 Challenge. Reinterpreting a Classic. As a Salad. Prawn Cocktail With Green Goddess Dressing.
The beauty of the 5-2 diet is that there is no set menu. On fast days you can eat whatever you want as long as you keep to your 500 for women and 600 for men calorie limit. Which is … Continue reading
Posted in Salads, Seafood, What I Love to Cook Tagged 5-2 Diet, Fasting Diet, Food, Green Goddess Dressing, Intermittent Fasting, Prawn, Prawn Cocktail, Salad, Seafood, Shrimp 2 Comments
The 5-2 Challenge. How Apt. Screening in Australia. On My Fast Day. Michael Mosley’s Documentary. Eat, Fast and Live Longer.
For my Australian followers who may be curious about the 5-2 Challenge that I have been blogging about. Michael Mosley’s excellent documentary Eat, Fast and Live Longer will be screening on SBS One at 8.30 pm this Monday night, 22nd … Continue reading
Posted in Musings & Inspiration Tagged 5-2 Diet, Diet, Eat Fast and Live Longer, Fasting Diet, Food, Health, Intermittent Fasting 1 Comment
The 5-2 Challenge. In the Groove. Stir-Fried Chicken, Vegetable and Herb Lettuce Cups.
The key to a successful fast day? Healthy meals that pack a flavour punch. After completing a month on the 5-2 Challenge I’m finally in the groove. Recipes that work best? Low on fat and carbohydrate. Jam-packed with vegetables, herbs … Continue reading
Posted in Poultry, Salads, What I Love to Cook Tagged 5-2 Diet, Chicken, Chilli, Fasting Diet, Food, Garlic, Ginger, Herbs, Intermittent Fasting, Stir Fry 7 Comments