Rôll’d opened in Westfield Belconnen
On Saturday, Rôll’d Vietnamese opened in Westfield Belconnen. There was a good crowd at lunchtime. I wanted to suspend my low carb life for a Bânh mì. I chose a pork belly sandwich with extra 🌶 and a bottle of water. The baguette was nice, the pork was tender and the spicy flavours were really nice. I know there are better custom-made Vietnamese sandwich bars in Canberra, but the convenience of Rôll’d will likely win me over I reckon.
Sick relative update
My sick relative was discharged from hospital on Friday after five weeks as an inpatient. After a major surgical procedure, post-operative complications including an ileus and a metabolic acidosis with a pH of 7 followed by ICU and then rehabilitation, my relative is now home and feeling better but still very weak. Thanks, everyone who reached out and expressed concern.
It’s been a week of little movement and hovering around the 80 kg mark, getting as low as 79 kg and as high as 80.7 kg. I’m not too concerned, although I still need to lose more kilograms. I’m feeling better and moving better so I’m pretty happy.
Dobinsons Bakery Westfield Belconnen
I’ve been enjoying the coffee here and I’m steadily getting through the coffee card. I wonder if I’ll be allowed to have a vanilla slice as my ‘free’ cake?
New hat and shirt
I bought a new shirt and received a free hat from Brainstorm Gear. I now have Star Trek pyjamas and socks as well as some shirts and a hat.
Food this week
Baked cheesy spam and poached eggs
Scrambled eggs splashed with Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces
Spice and nut crusted chicken breast with vegetables
Coffee and doughnuts at the Canberra Hospital and Health Services
Scrambled eggs and baked spam
Chicken thigh and Coke Zero
To lose weight I’ve been eating chicken thighs for lunch
Lunch with a friend at the Hellenic Club
On Wednesday I had lunch with a friend. I even arranged car parking for him.
Chicken breast schnitzel with chips and gravy
Bacon and avocado salad
Gifts from workmates
I love when friends give me food. This is a macaron shell.
Baked pork rashers and vegetables
Cooked in a Microwave pressure cooker and then baked with cream and cheese.
Smashed avocado with a tin of salmon and some celery
The avocado was smashed with sour cream, lime juice, chilli flakes, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces.
Crispy skinned salmon
Whisky flavoured chicken and blue cheese casserole on Yummy Lummy
Click on the drawing and you’ll be taken to the recipe
Focussing on food blogging
During the week I was informed that my blogging and podcasting about health and medical matters could be perceived as a conflict of interest.
My other website has also been enjoying a clean out. Given that site is a Squarespace site I’m thinking of using it as a portfolio site for some photography. I’m not sure yet. I still want to podcast, and I’m thinking it will be about cooking meals for one.
Name my podcast
Not many people know that the name Yummy Lummy was suggested to me by a work mate. If I start a podcast, I’m wondering what I should call it. My first thought was something like, “The Yummy Lummy cooking for one podcast”. What do you think? Can you suggest anything better?
My other thought is to somehow incorporate a low carb aspect to the name. It may need to incorporate “❌CHO” as a shortcut for low carbohydrate.
I would like to start a podcast as part of my food blogging at Yummy Lummy.
Food blogging thoughts
With a renewed focus on food blogging, please let me know what suggestions you may have. I’m keen to get any thoughts and ideas.
I’m thinking of putting together an e-book of low carb recipes and providing an audio version of it too.
Please share your thoughts in the comments section.