Day Five - Breakfast - Boiled Rice and Dahl.
The second, larger bowl is the rice cooling down ready for my tea, this shows you nicely the size of the dishes I have been eating out of all week. Usually I have been using the smaller of the two bowls for my meals and when I need a plate I always ... not just on this Challenge week week ... eat off what most people would call sandwich or side plates.
And this is the weight of dried rice I used for the two meals.
I was feeling pretty full after breakfast just very thirsty, which I think is mainly caused by having so many salty meals, but I don't think I could eat rice without some salt on it.
After a doggy walk and arranging a family get together I set to on my lunch.
These are the ingredients for ...
Lidija's Bean and Lentil Burgers.
Although the mix was much sloppier than any I've used before I looked okay once dolloped into the pan.
While the burgers cooked away I made the wrap I wanted to put them on. Another 50g of flour, this time with the addition of a teaspoon of Turmeric.
It looked and felt like I was playing with Playdough 🤣
I thought I had over cooked the burgers, but actually they tasted okay ... phew!!
The Turmeric wrap was a sight to behold.
And then once everything was cooked I assembled my wrap, first a layer of hummus and then two of the burgers broken into pieces. I left the other two burgers to cool down before popping them into the fridge for another day.
Dinner - Lentil and Bean Burgers with Hummus on a Turmeric Wrap.
This was very tasty and also very filling. I may even have been converted to wraps as they are not something I have ever really liked before, but maybe because that's the bought ones I have had in the past have been so stodgy and with not enough filling compared to the wrap part.
After an afternoon of blogging and doing lots of bitty bits I set too to make my tea.
I had seen onion rings done beautifully on the Facebook Group page and thought I would give it a go, as I had given my milk away I had to make the batter with just water and flour, and to be honest it didn't really work that way and didn't stick to the onion rings very well.
The centres of all the rings were gently sautéed along with some spices and then I tipped in half of one of my pots of dahl to make a quick curry sauce that I then tipped my last remaining chickpeas into.
Tea - Chickpea Curry with Rice and Onion Rings.
Although this looks okay, and indeed the onion rings were surprisingly tasty and very crispy which was good as I've not really had anything with a crispy texture up to now this week, the taste of the curry let it down, I should have just kept it simple and not tried to jazz up the dahl.
Just two more days to go for me ... but for some this goes on a lot longer!!
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