Wednesday, 27 January 2010

challenge day 2 & 3

Yesterday was a crazy challenging day!Decided to do a deep kitchen clean which totally took over my day! Happy now its done ,but because of being disorganised lunch was late I was ravished and so tempted to grab the nearest pitta bread and gobble it up.I took a few deep breathes and said NO I want to feel better! Had some left over quinoa in the fridge ,so lightly sauteed some onion,celery and carrot in butter...added quinoa,tuna,salt and pepper! Thought ..mmmmm...this doesn't look appetising but it tasted delicious and baby liked it too which was a big surprise!

Today I have a empty fridge and a house full of kiddies{babysitting} so I had to make something out of what I have for lunch....

this what I am using...

to make a blended veg soup with garlic and ginger with quinoa flakes added in ten minutes before the end.Whats' the quinoa good for?
  • Complete protein. Quinoa contains all 9 essential amino acids that are required by the body as building blocks for muscles.
  • Magnesium helps relax your muscles and blood vessels and effects blood pressure. Quinoa contains high levels of this vital nutrient.
  • Fiber. Quinoa is a wonderful way to ensure that you consume valuable fiber that eases elimination and tones your colon.
  • Manganese and copper. Quinoa is a good source of these minerals that act as antioxidants in your body to get rid of dangerous cancer and disease-causing substances.
  • Quinoa acts as a prebiotic that feeds the microflora (good bacteria) in your intestines.
  • Quinoa is easily digested for optimal absorption of nutrients.
  • Quinoa is gluten-free and safe for those with gluten intolerance, people on a celiac diet
read more about it here

Before I go to eat ,exercise and tidy up

look what hubby came home yesterday with from the second hand's just missing 1 handle....but isn't it lovely?.....I am going to look for a colourful, porclain knob and move the draw to the middle ,just to add a splash of colour and make it unique!

Thought for the day:

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Gautama Siddharta

Wisdom is to the soul what health is to the body
De Saint


  1. quinoa on my list....thank you...

  2. Hello,

    Could you please tell me what section of the supermarket I could find Quinoa(Did I spell that right?). Seems like a food I'd like to add to my pantry. Thanks.

  3. Assalamualikum sis...lovely:)

  4. I love the shelf masha'Allah.

    I'm trying to stick to the challenge as best as I can, it is a lot harder than I expected. Alhamdulillah.

  5. I get my quinoa from holland and the cabinet...if you ever get tired of it i'll have it ;) keep up the hard work...

  6. That sounds so wonderful. Having a gluten free family, this will be on our weekend menu

  7. HI everyone..! Quinoa can be found in most health shops,even in tesco and asda in uk. Not sure where you live ?
    Glad you like the shelf....I love it too,now I just need to find the right spot for it! Ines,I'll keep my eye out for one for you!!

    Heather,thankyou for stopping by I hope you enjoy your quinoa weekend!

    Umm Layth keep it up if you can,I know it's hard,just make sure you eat enough and when your're hungry EAT!don't deprive just choose right,it'll take at least two weeks for cravings to start to can do it!

  8. Thank you nourished mama for letting me know where to buy the Quinoa, I'll look out for it.