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For those of us that would like to lose some weight

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Posted on 27 Oct 2012 16:25:58 BDT
Pixie, I lost another pound this week!!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 16:31:30 BDT
Frenchie says:
Congratulations, Ori. You have won a pound of Leonidas chocolates.
No, seriously, Ori, well done. Mighty proud of you. **hugs**

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 16:45:18 BDT
Have you looked down the back of the sofa?

Posted on 27 Oct 2012 17:00:27 BDT
Had it in my hip pocket, Sam, it must have dropped out somewhere when I was out for a walk.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 17:30:06 BDT
Frenchie says:
and most probably, I found it **sigh**

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 20:04:44 BDT
pixie says:
They certainly have Roo...and have you seen the price of fruit salads?!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 20:10:29 BDT
pixie says:
Ori! I'm so chuffed for you...well done! Seems your body has got the jist now! Don't you just feel so good!?
Me? I dare not get on the scales...home now and back on the straight and narrow...but I have been so naughty!
Bought some fish home for dinner tonight so had a stirfry of asparagus, leeks lardons,orange and lemon zest,garlic and pinenuts...was delish and fairly healthy! Tomorrow will tell...the scales await!
But Well done you! Knowing you have lost another pound will give me the incentive I need....big hug to you!!!! (it's ok, it's a low calorie one!)xx

Posted on 27 Oct 2012 20:51:30 BDT
Tell me summat, our Pixie...when the Bikers speak of "leek and potato mash", how do you actually cook that? Just, like, boil the leeks and the potato chunks together in the same pot? I keep thinking about it and thinking that if you drain the water away to mash them together, won't you be throwing out the flavour of the leeks?
I suppose I'm being obtuse...but Iongeddit.

Posted on 27 Oct 2012 20:53:59 BDT
wobberoo says:
No, it's not leeks, Orri, so the liquid is quite different. And the pound you lost, it was another? It's either well done, or can I shadow you!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 20:56:17 BDT
I think you put the leeks in with the potatoes for the last five minutes of cooking. You then drain them and mash.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 21:05:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Oct 2012 21:06:12 BDT
pixie says:
That's good Sam..the flavour of leeks are lovely in the mash...if we weren't trying to lose a few pounds or rather when we have..we could cook the leeks in a LITTLE butter and add them to the mashed spud.
Another way is to add the leeks to a pan with a bit of a stock cube just cover with water..not too much then when the water stock has evaporated the leeks will be as if they were's a very good way of cooking them, adds flavour but no fat, then just add them to your mash and hold the salt because of the stock cube...this is my fav way of doing it...nicely seasoned potatoes,easy!...if the leeks need a bit more cooking just add a tad more water.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 21:15:36 BDT
I made leek and potato soup today, and, if I do say so myself, it was delicious.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 21:20:15 BDT
pixie says:
One of my favs Sam....with soda bread, one of those comforting soups for a cold day...hows the healthy eating going?

Posted on 27 Oct 2012 21:23:17 BDT
Yeah, I looked online and found recipes with butter, cream, and (in the case of Rachel Ray) both together! Didn't sound very HD to me! I would hate to see what the infamous Paula Deen would do with it. Thanks for the stock cube idea, I'll try that!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 21:29:23 BDT
Not too bad... apart from the soup. :-)
Nah, it's going okay. Trying to cut down on portion sizes as well as what I'm eating.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 21:36:00 BDT
pixie says:
If the recipe calls for cream...1/2 fat creme fraiche works really well with some skimmed milk.
Ori's weight loss took a bit of time to kick did it for me...suddenly it starts to happen...keep at it Hun!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 21:57:36 BDT
The recipe definitely calls for cream. I'll consider your alternative suggestion. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 22:06:53 BDT
pixie says:
I find it's lighter Sam..In France they use Creme fraiche, it's so much more fresh..Rick steins potatoes daupinoise is amazing and so much nicer than cream..too cloying!

Posted on 28 Oct 2012 07:46:18 GMT
We can't get creme fraiche here any was big in the 90s but then vanished. But then local cooks are not adventurous at all. I love leek and potato soup! So warming.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 08:08:43 GMT
M Inx says:
Morning Orinoco, try sweating finely sliced carrots and leeks in a little butter for 10 minutes add finely sliced potatoes which have been rinsed drained and dried with chicken or veg stock. Cook until soft, blend and serve with chopped fresh parsley. Dare I say it a dash of cream if creme fraiche not av... It's all that Nigella's fault butter cream and more butter and cream and here we are hoping the hairy's can help reverse the damage!

Posted on 28 Oct 2012 08:31:11 GMT
We do have that "quark" stuff and Greek yogurt, I might try a dollop of that instead of the CF.
This afternoon I'm going to make a big pot of the butternut squash soup using pumpkin instead. Do you think I can freeze it sucessfully?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 08:36:05 GMT
M Inx says:
Should freeze well I think, let us know how the quark works out I hadn't thought of using that.

Posted on 28 Oct 2012 08:39:16 GMT
Thanks Minx because the pumpkin I have is about twice as big as the recipe for the butternut squash and Dh won't touch it. And I don't think pumpkin pie would help me with the weightloss! Even pumpkin pie filling with no crust...

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 08:45:58 GMT
M Inx says:
Hmmm, pumpkin risotto maybe?

Posted on 28 Oct 2012 08:49:30 GMT
pixie says:
Roast butternut with fennel seeds and chilli...
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