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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #27330 on: September 25, 2023, 12:19:14 pm »
Chookie it would be a good idea for your neighbour to have a key somewhere.
It was a public holiday here. I didnít do very much at all.. had some visitors and sat round chatting.
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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #27331 on: September 27, 2023, 06:00:38 am »
For the past week Iíve been looking up recipes for fruit & veg smoothies and writing them in a note book. I ended up with 38 pages then I set to buying some ingredients and packaging them up for the freezer. I made 3 Ďdump bagsí with what I had on hand but now all the fruit and veg are packed into little bags separately. I spent hours yesterday doing the fruit bags but have left the bulk bags from Costco of strawberries, blueberries and mangoes as they are as they pour freely as is. I now also have pineapple, apples, mandies, grapes, medjool dates packed away and will add the pears as soon as they ripen.  Today was vegetable day after a trip to Farmer Joís for spinach, asparagus, carrots, kale, zucchini, beetroot - I only cooked the asparagus and beetroot. I already had 10 bags of freshly cooked chickpeas in the freezer after coming across the bag whilst cleaning out the pantry. Iíve got individual packs of orange and pineapple juice in the pantry and today have frozen 8 bags of Greek yoghurt.  Iíve bought almond and coconut milk but will make my own oat milk.

My reasoning for this change of tack for my evening meal is that I believe we will be having a very hot summer and we all lose our appetite when this happens. Iíve been eating very little in the evening so by changing to a fruit & veg smoothie with added seeds and sustagen I will expect to be eating, or drinking really, quite healthy meals. So far Iíve had a chocolate, strawberry chickpea smoothie and a Berry Cabbage one - both were enjoyable, the cabbage one more so once I added the sustagen.  I donít enjoy food these days so Iím going to do something about it.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2023, 07:51:37 am by judydawn »
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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #27332 on: September 27, 2023, 08:04:01 pm »
Well done Judy - that was a huge job shopping for, preparing and portioning everything up and what a huge number of smoothies to try.  It will be great to hear how you get on and which combination/s are the tastiest.  I wish I was as organised as you are
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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #27333 on: September 28, 2023, 07:54:07 am »
Judy thatís great and very organised. Green smoothies are good and refreshing too . Iím impressed as I can never make smoothies work for me .

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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #27334 on: September 28, 2023, 08:15:37 am »
@ https://skinnymixers.com.au/wprm_print/6448
Not sure if this link will work Judy . Its a breakfast Smoothie but Skinnymixers has a few on her web site that are free . If not ask me and I may have them .

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« Reply #27335 on: September 28, 2023, 12:14:14 pm »
Thanks K Atie, Iíll check out her website but I have written out over 100 recipes for this project of mine. Yes Marina, it was a huge and expensive task but with all the hard work done all I have to do now is choose one at the end of the day. Tonight I had one of the frozen dump bags which consisted of broccoli, banana, mango, strawberries, baby spinach. I just had to add pineapple juice and water with my usual addition of 3 scoops of Sustagen - it made 2 large ones, one for tonight and one for tomorrow night - it was delicious. My DD was impressed and took GD to the freezer to show her what Iíd done. She thought the dump bags would be especially good for her to put together for her quick smoothie fix.
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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #27336 on: September 28, 2023, 12:27:34 pm »
Think we need photos Judy , you might inspire all of us .
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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #27337 on: September 28, 2023, 12:58:58 pm »
Judy, what an enormous task. Well done.
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« Reply #27338 on: September 29, 2023, 01:27:54 am »
DH did some food shopping for me , so the menus for the next few days are all missing important ingredients! He found a purple cabbage , under strict instructions only a small wedge , half a cabbage and on sale as it was old and dried out . I do laugh .

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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #27339 on: September 29, 2023, 01:59:21 am »
Judy, that is amazing. Love the mix of fruit and veggies. Iím finding I canít eat much at Dinner time. I think your smoothies might be the answer.
Clean out fridge day. Lovely and sunny here.
Putting straw around plants in pots. Making the custard for Portuguese Custard Tarts for tomorrow. GD 21 st. Celebration in a weeks time.
Doing Tai Chi with program on TV. Classes in recess.
Out for morning and afternoon teas yesterday. Hell, a slice of carrot cake , iced and with cream , is 600 calories.

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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #27340 on: September 29, 2023, 08:02:15 am »
Think we need photos Judy , you might inspire all of us .

As you can see K Atie, there is nothing pretty about fruit & veg smoothies if you add spinach, itís all about the taste. This is the one I had last night and having the rest of it tonight.
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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #27341 on: September 29, 2023, 08:07:10 am »
The smoothies are worth a try Chookie.  I imagine youíll be doing a lot of cooking for GDís 21st, that will be right up your alley. 
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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #27342 on: September 29, 2023, 09:18:42 am »
Gosh GD is nearly 21, time certainly flies.
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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #27343 on: September 29, 2023, 11:43:25 am »
Judy looks good though . Super hot tomorrow, just not sure about it being this warm in September.
Cooking today , should have done more for warm day tomorrow.

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Re: What have you been doing today?
« Reply #27344 on: September 29, 2023, 09:03:55 pm »
Smoothie, Looks good to me Judy.
Going out for GD Birthday.  Iím making lemon butter and Portuguese Custard Tarts for her when she visits. We swap recipes as she has ended up with my first TMX. I gave it to my DIL and she gave it to her niece, my GD.