Cruise day 27 – PV

Morning weigh-in: 104.2

  • Daily lost 0.0kg/0.lbs
  • Total lost 8.1kg/17.82lbs

Watercheck – 2l by 11.30pm

Breakfast

  • Oatbran porridge

Morning snack

  • cup of tea
  • Mini babybel light

Lunch

  • 2 roast chicken breasts

Afternoon snack

  • cup of tea
  • Muller fat free yoghurt
  • 1 chicken breast

Dinner

  • Bowl of home made ratatouille – yum!
  • 1/2 chicken breast chopped fine and sprinkled on top

Steady as she goes on the scales this morning.  No biggie.  Looking at my weightloss chart, I think that I’m beginning to recognise a pattern – I go through a 5-day cycle of ups and downs, and I’m about to go into an up-phase.

The ratatouille was delish, but I probably had a little too much – I need to use a smaller bowl.  Here’s my recipe, as given to Gentlemonkey on her Dukan blog:

Dukan Ratatouille

Ingredients

2 courgettes, quartered longways and sliced into 3/4cm slices
1 medium-large eggplant/aubergine, cut to about the same size as the courgette
3 tomatoes, cut in half and then sliced in the same thickness as the courgettes
2 red peppers, cut coarsely into bite-sized triangles and other polygons ;-)
1 red onion, cut into medium-largish chunks
5 cloves garlic, chopped fine but not crushed in garlic crusher
1 tin of chopped tomatoes (no added sugar or salt)
Generous sprinkling of Maldon’s smoked sea salt

Method

1. Brown the onion in a nonstick pan, adding a little water if it threatens to dry out too much

2. Once the onion is almost done, add the garlic and dry-fry until the garlic is looking a bit brown too

3. add fresh tomato, peppers, courgette & aubergine, along with a little water, gently turn over heat so that the juices from the onion in the water cover all the ingredients. Sprinkle over some Maldon’s smoked sea salt to taste. I know that Dukan disapproves of salt, for blood pressure and water retention reasons, but I have low blood pressure and am prone to muscle cramps, so some salt is required, and Maldon’s smoked sea salt is just brilliant.

4. Cook gently for 10 minutes or so in pan, then transfer to casserole dish, add some whole sprigs of rosemary or thyme (or both!) but don’t tear them up or you end up with lots of leafy bits in your ratatouille

5. if the mix is looking a little dry (or not red enough!) add the tin of tomatoes, but you may not need to do this. I did, and it was tasty.

5. Cook in oven at 150c for 40-50 mins or until you can’t stand the aroma any more and have to dig in.

I chopped up a little roast chicken and sprinkled it over the top in teh bowl, to add a bit of extra protein, but any meat will do. I bet this would be brilliant with some lean meatballs, seared in a pan and then cooked with it in the oven too… :)

One thing I didn’t do tonight was prepare for tomorrow – I had turkey in the fridge that I’d planned on cooking up, but I got sidetracked, with an excellent excuse – MY GUILD GOT UP TO THE LICH KING IN ICECROWN!! We took down Sindragosa on the first try last night, and hustled on to Arthas just for shits and giggles (and a massive repair bill.)

Oh Em Gee it was awesome.  Of course, being our first attempt on the big guy, we spent the evening wiping (ie all of us dying over and over again) but brilliant fun all the same.  A few more weeks of that and I reckon we’ll all be Kingslayers.  However, it did take all evening, which means that I didn’t take the time to prepare for tomorrow – I’ll have to pop by a supermarket and pick up some bits and bobs like pastrami on my way to work.

One response to this post.

  1. 1. Fantastic recipe for ratatouille. I have a PV weekend, and I’m definitely going to try this out.
    2. You got to LK?!?!?!?! YAY!!!! Gratz! That is soooo great! I’m totally jealous 😀

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