A little experiment

The diet is getting stale and I’m growing bored with food.
This is a bad sign, as it leads to frustrations and carelessness, so in turn the scales are not kind!

Today, Hubby had fish for dinner whilst I had a tomato and mushroom bake using the   tri-coloured pasta. I added green beans and carrots to the side, and as the cheese was one of my A options, it was considered a ‘free’ dinner. Good plan then and I meal I really enjoy.

The bad plan is that I believe I am eating too much fruit, and in so doing, apart from the cost, my diet is not really varied enough and things are going wrong.
So for my second meal today, I experimented.

I love quiche. The problem is the pastry, and a little while ago I bought a pack of cake liners (not my pictures) to try and make one without the bad bit!

I part cooked some broccoli and peas in the microwave, and added them to some peppers I had in the freezer. I cracked three eggs and mixed them with a little milk, exactly as I would have done had I been making a quiche.
I poured the mix on top of my veg, added some halved plum tomatoes and put it in the oven for 25 minutes. This wasn’t long enough, so I set the timer again, and it was cooking for about 40 minutes (175º C) in total.

This is what it looked like when I took it out of the oven. The dish is the small one I use for my pasta bakes.
This is the bake out of the wrapper sotospeak.
And this is my meal having added salad (1 syn for mayo) and beetroot.

I have to be honest, it was rather nice, though using frozen peppers made it a bit watery at the bottom, so I can rectify that next time by using fresh, and I’d probably add some mushrooms too.

Another experiment on a theme tomorrow and I shall be making a vegetarian lasagna for Hubby and I. The one I made for him had too much cheese in it, so cutting down on that and weighing it all rather than guessing might prove advantageous!

This was my effort last time.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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23 Responses to A little experiment

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Very ingenious I must say. And it all looks really tasty!

    • It was, but | think I can improve on it.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        I do the same thing. Once I’ve made it the first time I start to play around with it. I actually enjoy doing that.

      • I’m looking forward to making the lasagna today and working out my syns etc accordingly.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Enjoy the finished product!

      • Post will follow!

      • fransiweinstein says:

        I’ll be waiting for it 😊

      • working on it Fransi. Had a bit of a fraught afternoon but all OK.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        As long as everything’s ok. You’ve had quite a time lately. I hope things settle down.

      • Hubby is spending the night in hospital following pains in his chest, an erratic heartbeat, low pulse rate and dizziness. He’s wired up to a monitor, but the blood tests have come back clear of a heart attack and he’s seeing the cardio consultant tomorrow. I’m therefore taking Maggie to the vet on my own and she may be having surgery at some stage as the lump is still there.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Oh no!!! Glad it’s not a heart attack, but it is still scary. So good you got him to the hospital. Fingers crossed for a good consultation with the cardiologist. Sorry to hear about Maggie. You haven’t written much about her recently and I must admit I was concerned that maybe she wasn’t well. Your vet is wonderful so hopefully this will turn out well. More fingers crossed for Maggie. Not fun times, that’s for sure.

      • Things have been better……………………… 😦
        Still, they have an idea what’s wrong and it can be treated. He’s in the best place anyway.
        Maggie is OK, but the lump is still there, so four weeks in total of antibiotics haven’t done anything for her. We’ll see what the vet says tomorrow.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        You’re right — the important thing is, they think they know what it is and it can be treated. And hopefully so can Maggie’s lump. Try and relax now, you’ve had a stressful time.

      • Thanks Fransi. Too wired to sleep, so bashing out the blog posts. Just done the lasagna one, and now will be going through my reader (finally!)

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Understandable. I’d be wired too.

  2. Keeping a diet interesting is the hard part! I often make a quiche without the crust just by greasing or spraying the pan. Tastes wonderful! Can you eat fish? That’s usually a good diet food. Even when you are not on a diet, dinners can get boring.

  3. Sadje says:

    Looks good and a great idea!

  4. quiall says:

    You made a frittata! Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette or crustless quiche or scrambled eggs, enriched with additional ingredients such as meats, cheeses or vegetables. Lots of recipes for them.

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