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I feel some trepidation putting up this post I mean, what am I thinking posting on a diet in a food blog dedicated to the love of food? Let me say right now that I had never been on a diet before and don’t generally agree with the idea given the evidence that it just makes people’s weight yo-yo. However what appealed to me about the CSIRO diet (or eating plan ;)) was that it uses normal food. There are also some very good recipes in the book that I use regardless of whether I’m thinking of diet food or not. I made two dishes last week that I’ve made several times before so I’m going to boldly post on them along with a little rundown on the diet idea (because we all struggle with excesses in our diets from time to time right?).
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I’m feeling rather proud of this dish. OK its pretty simple but I made it up myself and I did it pretty much on the spot. I made it as a side dish to go with a Lamb Saag we had tonight. I had memories of another recipe made a couple of years ago with cabbage and carrot, stir fried with some Indian spices but I couldn’t remember where I got it from and a quick check in my obvious cookbooks didn’t yield a result. My parents were due back soon with Lola from her day at their place and I suddenly decided we needed a side dish. Inspired by 1/4 of a small cabbage, a green capsicum, green chilli and a bunch of spring onions in the fridge I decided I could whip something up.
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I’m not a vegetarian (this sounds like a confession) but sometimes the seasonal veggies look so gorgeous that I buy up big and then seem to have quite a lot of veg to ‘deal with’. This week I had a whole cauliflower, a large bunch of spinach, and excess potatoes and I wanted to use them while they were still humming with freshness. Indian food seems to me to be the very best way to go ‘veggo’ so I decided to head in that direction.
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