Friday, May 11, 2007

Friday 11 May - Come on, antibiotics

Well, not sure if what I have is viral or bacterial, but still hoping that the drugs will clear up my chest infection which is now very unpleasant.

Breakfasted on raspberries & coffee and spent most of AM back in bed as feeling very rough.

Dragged myself up at midday as I awoke feeling hungry. Had a rummage around and found some freezer & store cupboard ingredients. Hurrah for the hoard!

I had a couple of kumara sweet potatoes in the veggie bins under the sink and a red onion, so I decided to try making some kumara cakes. I also pulled a pack of frozen raw prawns from the freezer, along with a pat of Herb Butter and get started.

Sauteed Prawns with Kumara Cakes
170g prawns
1 pat herb butter
juice 1/2 lime

Kumara Cakes
170g kumara
1/2 red onion (75g)
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon crushed red chilli
1 teaspoon olive oil
Peel the kumara and cut into chunks. Steam or boil until tender and mash.

Meanwhile, spray a non-stick skillet with a little oil and saute the red onion and garlic until soft. Add the mashed kumara and the chilli flakes and allow to cool. Season to taste with salt & pepper.

Form into two thick cakes and fry on either side until golden brown.

Cook the prawns in the herb butter. Sprinkle over the lime juice and serve with the kumara cakes and fine beans.

Nutrition Data per serving for Kumara Cakes
Calories (kcal) 232.0
Carbohydrate (g) 44.5
Protein (g) 3.5
Fat (g) 10.2
Fibre (g) 4.1

Nutrition Data for meal
Calories (kcal) 453.2
Carbohydrate (g) 48.2
Protein (g) 31.5
Fat (g) 20.3
Fibre (g) 8.5

The kumara is a sort of antipodean sweet potato. I have written about it before here.

Dinner was more of less a reprise of Wednesday night's dinner, only with baby corn instead of broccoli.

1 portion stir steam sauce
125g baby corn
50g RealEat Veggie Steak
35g ho fan noodles
1 red pepper, sliced (125g)
4 spring onions sliced (40g)
handful coriander
Add the veggie steak to the sauce and simmer it while the baby corn and red peppers steam above the sauce.

Meanwhile, cook the ho fan and reserve.

When the veggies are tender, thicken the sauce and add the cooked ho fan, coriander and veggies. Combine well, garnish with slivered spring onions and serve.

Nutrition Data
Calories (kcal) 422.4
Carbohydrate (g) 56.6
Protein (g) 27.4
Fat (g) 9.7
Fibre (g) 7.8

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