Spontaneous changes in meal planning can have a great result, especially if it involves pork
Hello there. It’s been a quiet week. Not boring by any stretch but there’s not much to write about. I also haven’t been walking around to shoot many photographs. Hopefully, when the days get cooler and there are less flies around Lake Ginninderra I’ll get out more.
I’ve been enjoying each new day and getting into a groove and routine again after the Christmas New Year break.
As the week progressed, it got hot and dry in Canberra. I don’t mind the temperature rising I just want the humidity to rise with it. I’ve been using a humidifier in the flat to stop my skin from drying out. I only turned the air conditioner on on Friday evening because it got to 38 °C during the day. I feel for my friends in other parts of Australia where the maximum temperature peaked above 42 °C. I’m jealous of my friends in the Top End and FNQ where the temperatures are much more temperate and the humidity much more comfortable.
Coffee revelation and a low carb tip
So I’m living a low carb life and most mornings I will have a black coffee to kick start my brain and get moving. From time to time, it is nice to have a white coffee but I don’t keep any milk in the flat. This week I started adding a couple of teaspoons of pouring cream, noting the carbohydrate load is minimal (<1 gram). It’s like a revelation. The coffee tastes great. One morning I also added a couple of drops of peppermint flavouring and that coffee with cream was really nice. I think I can do this more often.
I’ve hit a plateau and to be honest despite desire, I haven’t really committed to breaking the 79-kilogram barrier. It’ll happen but it may take some time.
Completing my work move
When the flags go up all is good. I’m surprised most people don’t know these flags. It shows people don’t know me that well.
Do you know these flags?
A workmate has entrusted me with a plant. I hope it doesn’t die.
Planning for the new podcast
What will the Yummy Lummy Cooking for One Podcast cover?
I plan to cover recipes, meal planning and reviews. The reviews will range from products, foods and if I can get out and about restaurants.
Writing draft episodes or shows
I’ve written the outline for three shows now and hope to get a couple more done before I start recording next month.
Should there be a YouTube component?
I’m in two minds about this. I could make it a VLOG, but really I think in terms of YouTube I’ll probably focus on recording how I cook dishes that get posted as recipes on the blog.
I’m happy to take suggestions from readers.
Pork belly for the win
Twitter made me do it
I started watching Rick and Morty because of this Sichuan dipping sauce which I had with some crispy crackling pork rashers https://t.co/wuKDJkyfwu
— Yummy Lummy (@Yummy_Lummy) January 17, 2018
Photographs of pork rashers
Vegemite and chicken thigh meat
Click on the photograph and read the blog post about how I made this.
This week in food
This Friday is a public holiday. I’m hoping to eat well but who knows. I’m not sure what I’ll be eating.