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I am finding it quite interesting to notice what it is i find that makes me happy every day, to look at what each image represents beyond what it actually is

So day 14 is this photo


it’s a lentil salad. it is a lovely salad indeed, but alone is not a moment of happiness worth recording necessarily.

what it is is one of sixty meals my less than a year old company sent out yesterday. we have gone from 2 weekly menu clients to 23 just since January.

what it is is a salad we made for only one person because she is a vegetarian and requests extra meals every week outside of our menu. so we make them for her, to her dietary specifications.

what it is is a salad for a customer who has already referred other customers to us. they placed their first order this morning

what it is is a salad photographed on top of a freezer filled with our home-made stock, and roasted tomato sauce and pasta and all the other real food we make and use in our business. we started out with the idea of using as little processed stuff as we could, and we are sticking to that decision.

what it is is a salad that shows how far we have come and how far we can still go

a good salad may make you happy, but a salad with that backstory is a #100happydays moment

Hake ‘n salad

It was time for fish – without the loaves, obviously, them being carbs n’all.

I bought some el cheapo hake medallions and a tin of NoMU seafood rub. The rub has parsley, coriander, mustard, garlic, dill, fennel, ginger and lemon in it – or so the ingredients say.

It’s dry so I mixed it with some lemon juice and olive oil and left the fish to wallow in it for a while.

I fried the fish in a little olive oil (like maybe 2 teaspoons) and then, when I had removed the fish, I threw a few florets of broccoli into the remaining tastiness in the pan. That was a good plan indeed. They came out just cooked (perfect) with the remains of the rub and fish flavoured oil all over them.

I threw together with a salad of rocket, sorrel and baby spinach and some bits – and I was good to go.

I really think hake is under valued because it is so cheap. The fish is delicious, firm and moist.

Enjoyed that meal, I did

feta and pepperdew chicken

I have decided to see what cutting carbs out of my diet will do for my IBS and general sense of well-being. Seeing as I am in Cape Town and away from my normal routine for almost 3 weeks I thought it was a good time to do this now.

I may well be eating carbs I don’t know about, hidden in baby carrots or bananas, but don’t tell me okay.  The point is that I am not eating any obvious carbs which is enough I think.


It does make eating a little challenging – who know how basic a role carbs plays in so many meals.

Today I bought the Pick n Pay magazine Fresh Living and used one of the recipes I found.


I bought skinless, boneless chicken breasts, a small packet of feta and some pepperdews.  I crumbled the feta cheese and chopped some pepperdews into it. I added one of those freebie packets on Robinson Italian Herbs paste and a bit of dried Italian herbs too. A drop of olive oil made it all stick together nicely.  I sliced pockets into the chicken breasts and stuffed each with some of the mixture. They went onto a lightly greased baking tray and into a pre-heated oven at 180 degree C oven


20 minutes later I made a salad (no potatoes) and sliced 2 breasts up. And this is it

Very nice and uber filling.

Day 2 of carb free eating done and dusted. Feeling good but windy like a cowboy on beanfest night!