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In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2013 10:48:11 BDT
Hi Pattie, well done you!! If we,re going to keep buying these books then we must make sure it,s a bargain at least. How are you by the way, keeping busy and enjoying the summer I hope.xxx

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2013 11:19:59 BDT
pixie says:
Healthy Indian Cooking Is it this one Patti? If so youi'll love it!xx

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2013 13:48:53 BDT
Drives me mad...specially when I got a big announcement that Zon was giving me a 49p discount because the price has come down! Big hairy deal (no pun intended.) They make themselves sound so magnanimous.
It's like when I get an email from Amazon France because I once ordered a French book from them. "Vous nous manquez!" (We miss you!) Yeah right--we miss yo money!

Posted on 18 Aug 2013 16:23:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Aug 2013 16:24:03 BDT
Watched an episode of "The Men Who Made Us Fat" which TBH is a continuation/companion piece to "The Men Who Made Us Thin." Annoyed me a bit that they kept saying that the supersize thing started in the US in the 1970s. It didn't. I was there. In the seventies fast food was very much a once-in-awhile thing and huge portions were not policy--policy was making the consumer think they were getting more food than they actually were. Thick buns with not much meat in them, bowls that looked like they held a pint while actually giving you just over a cup, opaque glasses with lots of ice in them so you didn't realise how little soda was in there. Supersizing and fast food as a regular meal didn't get started until about 1984. And they didn't go into the whole "culture of excess" business until the 90s.

That said, if the guy is 30 years old he's too young to know, but where are the researchers?
What really helped me was seeing all that footage of people eating. If there's one thing that will put me off my grub it is that. Ugh! Pictures of food (or watching cooking) makes me hungry. Large closeups of people stuffing their faces with food--instant turnoff.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2013 17:38:06 BDT
M Inx says:
Thanks Patti, hugs back at ya x

Posted on 19 Aug 2013 09:00:32 BDT
Hairies arrived this morning 2 days early! I was surprised at how thin the envelope was. The guy from the delivery service knows us by now. LOL

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2013 22:49:27 BDT
It,s a diet book, that,s why it is so thin Ori.xxx

Posted on 21 Aug 2013 10:11:20 BDT
Oh very clever, Pix! I suppose that's why it's not a hardback, it would weigh too much!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Aug 2013 11:24:18 BDT
Absolutely the only use for a fat and heavy diet book - would be to use it as a lifting weight - exercising

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Aug 2013 14:02:49 BDT
pixie says:
Would love to take credit for the wit Ori...but it was the lovely Diamond! Lol!xx

Posted on 21 Aug 2013 17:09:06 BDT
Gack, sorry Diamond...I'm overtired.

Actually I was when I posted that. I've spent the day daffing the world aside and reading chicklit.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Aug 2013 19:15:00 BDT
pixie says:
That's like processed food for the eyes! we all need it now and again!xx

Posted on 21 Aug 2013 19:36:58 BDT
And it doesn't make your brain fat!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Aug 2013 21:19:02 BDT
No worries, I,ve been tired this week, even the smallest task feels like climbing Everest. It makes me accident prone, I burnt my hand on the oven shelf, broke a good glass. Smashed a glass storage jar whilst looking for something in the garage and last but not least dyed all my white knickers a dirty shade of greyish pink because I put something red in with the whites by accident. I,m not a happy bunny I can tell you.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Aug 2013 21:20:25 BDT
pixie says:
Poor egg! Sending you the perfect vibe!xx

Posted on 22 Aug 2013 08:41:22 BDT
Oh poor Diamond! I have days like that. You hear yourself saying, "I've had all of this day I want!"

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Aug 2013 22:39:22 BDT
I know, but small fry really when compared to some........xxxx

Posted on 25 Aug 2013 11:29:46 BDT
M Inx says:
Made the five minute pizza for lunch the other day from Hairy's new book, very tasty and surprisingly filling. My friend tried the enchiladas and said they were delicious and a very generous portion, her OH even had difficulty finishing his.....

Posted on 25 Aug 2013 13:11:13 BDT
Yes, they both looked good to me. I don't usually buy mince but there are several good recipes that need it. Guess I'll have to price-check and find a decent place. Lidl here wants 5 Euros for half a kilo of beef mince! Usually here in the butcher you get it ground to order, I think I prefer that.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2013 14:49:04 BDT
We finally got round to that programme on the DVD recorder. I have to say it just confirmed everything I knew from experience. Watching shows like this really helps my diet effort, as looking at how those ready meals and stuff are made really puts me off--they look like they've been already digested by someone, if you know what I mean. And the names are so misleading: "Naked" juice claims to be "pure fruit" and then you see the dreaded words on the label: "from concentrate." Who is to say the concentrate doesn't have added sugar "to prolong shelf life" or "to preserve freshness?"

Posted on 28 Aug 2013 15:13:59 BDT
pixie says:
I am finding it harder and harder to eat processed food....eating well, with fresh ingredients really sharpens your system!

Posted on 28 Aug 2013 16:01:41 BDT
So true, Pix, the nutritionist who was on that programme I mentioned above said how "everything (processed) tastes the same" and how by the end of a week she was literally craving fresh fruits and veg. I know how she feels! And in the food factory they were prepping Tikka Masala but only marinaded it for 20 min, not "three hours or overnight." There's nothing like proper fresh ingredients prepared with time and love.

Posted on 29 Aug 2013 10:09:45 BDT
Today's Lunch: Hairy Dieters Eat for Life baked fish with chorizo crust.
I got a beautiful whole hake, butterflied and boned.
I see no reason to remove the crusts from bread you're going to...make into a crust, so I didn't do that. It's all ground up anyway! Skipped out the black pepper and extra salt, plenty of picante and in the chorizo, likewise no drizzle of olive oil on top...doesn't need it. I wasn't sure about the lime zest with the chorizo but it smells wonderful. I will leave you know.

Posted on 29 Aug 2013 11:06:00 BDT
pixie says:
I love hake...the lunch sounds fab!

Posted on 29 Aug 2013 11:47:38 BDT
It was! There's enough left for me tea, and the lime plus chorizo really worked, what with the zest and all. Lemon wouldn't have been as good. I was surprised by chorizo on white fish but it works in paella so why not?
Oh it was nice.
Of all the Bikers recipes I've ever cooked only one didn't work, which was the pepper squid in the curry book, and part of that was the poor quality squid they sold me. Another part was that Sichuan peppercorns just aren't really my thing.
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