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Harcombe Diet daily menus
Mon 9-Jul-12
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danast
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wave Right, no daily menus for me today as I am not dieting today.  Going back to Phase 1 tomorrow for a few days because Phase 2 is just not working for me!!!!   Watch this space!! 

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Mon 9-Jul-12
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Oh Danuta, that's a shame it's not working, especially after all that work.

Now you have all those courgettes, perhaps you'd like to try that recipe from Fiona with lemon juice and pine nuts. I'll try to find it for you.  big_hug

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Mon 9-Jul-12
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wave  Sorry Val, no pine nuts in Phase 1  big_hug

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Try it without the pine nuts - it's just the lemon 'cooks' the courgettes - it's delicious!

Actually it is from a blog called 'Joanna's food', but Fiona tried it too.

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Mon 9-Jul-12
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wave Sounds delicious Val.  Would have to leave out the honey at the moment too.  I love courgettes done in any way.  Was thinking of making soup with them today, but will keep one back. I have the lemon and lots of fresh herbs from the garden  Ta my dear!!

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You're very welcome - they are nice done that way - oh if only my courgette plants would hurry up and do something .. whistle ... anything, like grow!

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Mon 9-Jul-12
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waveGood luck Danuta, I hope a repeat of Phase one does the trick & the pounds drop off again. big_hug

 

Hi Val,Thank you, that recipe looks good…..I wonder if it would work for carrot ribbons. I will try it as I too have no courgettes, due to the weather…..I only have MUD……..!!  aargh   I will also try some carrots with orange juice as I remember having that in Israel when I was working there for a while. Mind you that also had raisins in it & I am not allowed them on the diet. 

 

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Mon 9-Jul-12
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I suspect Hattie that the carrots would have to be very thinly sliced for it to work as well - and/or maybe left longer in the lemony juice - not too sure whether they would soften sufficiently.

Worth a try, though!  ok

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Monday, Day 7 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  None, I couldn't face it & knew I was planning a large lunch.

 

Lunch:  Vegetable Tempura, with a Tamari, lime juice, toasted sesame oil, garlic,ginger & chive dipping sauce. It was a great platter of various fresh vegetables, thinly sliced & dipped in a brown rice flour batter, then fried in olive oil. It tasted so good & crispy. smile

 

Dinner: Poached salmon. I used the left over Japanese dipping sauce from lunch to poach the salmon in. Small cucumber & lettuce salad.

 

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Breakfast:  Porridge made with water, butter and a bit of sweetener

 

Mid-morning:  3 x boiled eggs and cold sliced chicken breast

 

Lunch:  Butternut curry and some cold sliced pork roast

 

Mid-afternoon:  The less said about this the better...suffice it to say it was all wrong in the context of the

                       diet...

 

Dinner:  Pan-fried pork chops with ratatouille and steamed broccoli.

 

Post-dinner:  a few dark chocolate digestives (again, not good but felt good wink )

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Back to Phase 1  ( mostly )

 

Breakfast:   Bacon and eggs

Lunch:       Courgette and tomato soup

Dinner:      Chicken with lettuce, tomato, spring onion, gherkin and cottage cheese

 

I did have a satsuma this afternoon though!!!

I am having decaf coffee, but am having some skimmed milk in it

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Wed 11-Jul-12
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Tuesday, Day 8 of Phase 2:

 

Late Breakfast (mid morning):  Griddle scones,made of brown rice flour, an egg white beaten to soft peaks, low-fat yogurt & a  little bicarb. of soda. I chopped up spring onion greens, parsley & basil & chucked those in plus salt & pepper. cooked the little pancakes on a cast-iron skillet & they puffed up a treat & tasted just like they do with wheat flour. Previously I would have used the egg yolk as well but as I was disobeying the diet rules I thought it was best not to (so I gave it to Button, my cat, as a treat). I had a tasty tomato,red pepper, spring onion & basil salsa with the griddle cakes & thoroughly enjoyed them. 

 

Lunch/Dinner (at 4.45pm):

 

2 thick pieces of feather steak, cooked on the griddle pan, with a sizeable bundle of fresh asparagus with a garlicky olive oil & lemon juice dressing...heart Oh, I also had some left over tomato salsa with it too. Glass of red wine.

 

Snack later: A peach, beautifully ripe & juicy for a change.

 

Some days I have real problems eating 3 meals a day, so I decided not to get het up about it but to eat when I am hungry. The problem with that is with this diet I am very seldom actually that.  laugh

 

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Wednesday, Day 9 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  2 fried eggs with a couple of griddle scones (made yesterday, with rice flour), I toasted them.

 

Lunch:  2 Welsh lamb chops, with a mixture of green & red vegetables, herbs & garlic.

 

Mid Afternoon:   I had a ripe peach.

 

Supper: A small slice of my cold boiled ham with a quarter of a little melon. A glass of red wine.

 

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Fri 13-Jul-12
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Thursday, Day 10 of Phase 2:

 

Late Breakfast:  Slices of cold home-cooked ham with fresh melon.

 

Snack at lunchtime:  A ripe peach, because I wasn't hungry.

 

Early Dinner:  A 6 egg omelet , filled with ham, uncooked tomatoes & lots of basil. I had a small lettuce salad with it (very garlicky dressing, olive oil & lemon juice).    

 

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Thursday

 

Breakfast - Wholemeal toast with tomatoes  - 2 slices

 

Lunch  -  Yoghurt and berries

 

Dinner  -  Butternut squash curry and brown rice with a dollop of yoghurt

2 small plums

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