If I can avoid leaving the comfort of home, I will. So, if I can do a bit of cooking at home and avoid crowds at food centres, why not?
However, I am not a chef extraordinaire. I also don't want to have to do a lot of cleaning up after cooking. So, it is only light weight cooking for me but I try to be imaginative.
Recently, I made a couple of fish cake burgers!
What do they look like?
|Tadah! Yummy? You bet!|
So, how did I make these?
|Get some fish cakes and cucumber. Cheap, cheap.|
|800 watts and 2 minutes in the microwave oven does the job.|
|Use a sharp knife and dissect the fish cake.|
|Stuffed with cucumber, dusted with turmeric and black pepper.|
Easy, right? It satisfies my craving for hawker food but in a healthier way. Cheap too at less than a dollar.
|Going, going, gone!|
Recently, I stop consuming soya bean but I used to drink lots of soya bean milk.
I would usually buy Yeo's because it is less expensive but I would occasionally indulge in Vitasoy too when they had special offers.
|The "healthier" less sugar pack has more saturated fat and sodium.|
|Yeo's has the highest sugar level!|
So, which version of soya bean milk would you choose to consume?
Well, there is quite a bit of discussion as to whether soya bean is even good for us. I believe we might only have a problem if we take too much of it which was what I was doing. Now, I am avoiding it.
"Soy contain protease inhibitors which interfere with the digestion of protein. Also, in order to prevent germination, phytates tie up minerals like calcium, zinc, and iron. Both protease inhibitors and phytates are reduced by the traditional, time-consuming fermentation processes developed in the orient, but not by modern quick methods.
"Lectins are proteins found in beans, grains, and other foods. They bite into carbohydrates, particularly sugars, often causing immune system reactions and blood clotting. Soybean lectins react with the carbohydrate component of cell membranes, causing cell injuries and deaths. As this damage accumulates, it adversely affects the gastrointestinal, immune, and other systems."
(Taken from: American Nutrition Association.)
On that note, I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post as much as I did writing it.
Food bill grew but weight shrank.
Update on my progress:
I have lost 9 kgs to date and 4 inches around my waist.