Deliciously Spicy Chicken Jalfrezi

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So you guys know I tried the whole vegetarian routine for 1.5 months and loved it so so much. It cleared up my skin, sped up my metabolism and made me feel so energized and healthy overall. But in Ramadan, it got harder and harder to maintain that routine, considering I needed all the protein I could get to keep me going the whole day.

So now, I’m back to being a strict carnivore and I come bearing a recipe for my favorite chicken dish, the old-fashioned chicken jalfrezi. This tomato based spicy curry will leave you craving more once you get a taste. I usually don’t like dry chicken dishes (unless they’re hot wings, then yes please), but this recipe goes great with some freshly baked naan bread and cooked basmati rice. Hope you enjoy!

CHICKEN JALFREZI

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Serves: 4  Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour  Total Time:

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Healthy Living Update – October 2, 2017

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Some of you may recall this segment from the early days of Dream Big.  Over the last 2 years I have focused on living a healthy life in spurts which has resulted in me gaining a few extra pounds.  As my body doesn’t respond well to carrying around the extra poundage, I have decided it is time to get things under control.

Last Monday I weighed myself and logged 188.4 pounds and today I weighed in at 186.6.  I will only be registering my weight once per week on Mondays.  I have set a goal of losing 1.5 pounds per week which should put me at or around 177 pounds by the time we go to Disney in November for Evelina’s birthday.

My doctor has informed me that my ideal weight should fall somewhere between 160-165 pounds so ultimately that will be my mission.  However, losing weight is secondary to simply eating and living a healthier lifestyle.  I use the weight as a barometer only.

We are also using a simple method to begin.  We will be eliminating all the junk from our regimen: soda (including diet), candy, sugar, processed foods, fast food and the like.  In their place we will be substituting foods we cook and prepare, along with fruit, nuts, veggies and some lean protein.  Eventually I see us eliminating eating anything with a face; a topic I’ll dive deeper into in a future post.

Until then if you would like to join me feel free to create your own post and then leave a link in the comments so others can follow along too.  Maybe we’ll all find some inspiration in each other!

3 Rejection Letters Indie Authors Receive

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I didn’t intend on posting again today but one of my favorite authors posted something to her IG that sparked something I had to share. As you see above, this author is Bernice McFadden and this is her sharing the rejection letters she received for her novel Sugar. I have this book as well as her novels This Bitter Earth, Glorious and I’d like to get my hands on Nowhere is a Place and The Book of Harlan but I digress. Needless to say, the writing is on point. Long story short, you all know that Sugar has gone on to do very well despite the 75 (yes, seventy-five…let that settle) rejection letters. For Indie Authors, we may not be looking for publishers, but we have rejection letters too. I want to encourage you not to give up when you get one:

Negative Reviews – One of our…

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I Am Eliminating a Few Things From My Eating Regimen

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Beginning today I am turning over a new leaf.  I am eliminating a few things from my eating regimen for the foreseeable future:

  • bread
  • candy
  • sodas
  • pastas
  • refined sugars
  • processed foods

Why?  Because these types of foods are killing me and keeping me from living to full-capacity.  It is time for a change.

 

Chris’s build up curry 

Getting Fit For Forty!!

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Hi fellow foodies and food preparers!

For those of you following The Body Coach 90 Day SSS plan will know how Cycle 2 is quite demanding on quantity of food.

With this in mind, I decided to have a play with doubling up the quantity trying to forward plan as well as meeting all the necessary quantities for carbs, protein, veg etc. That’s when I made the build (Made Up) up curry! Bosh!

I promised to share the recipe so here you go.

All quantities should be doubled as per your plan.

Chicken, sour cream, chilli powder, garlic powder, paprika, garum masala, cumin, seasoning.

Mix the above in a sandwich bag and ensure the chicken is coated and all spices are mixed. Allow to marinade for 1hour if poss.

Cut up the following veg in slices and cook in a pan with a little coconut oil.

Onions, peppers, tomatoes (cubed)…

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Ahmed’s Homemade Cured Salmon

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I am going to show you how to cure with salmon with very simple ingredients and won’t take long time in preparation and getting ready.

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How to eat healthy: A guide to meal delivery services

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Originally posted on Purple Almond Wellness:
In our hectic, fast paced lives, it is often difficult to shop, plan prepare and cook healthy food. In previous editions of How to eat healthy, I’ve covered “grocery store delivery“, “finding seasonal produce“, and…

12 week transformation challenge is set

Getting Fit For Forty!

Getting Fit For Forty

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As you can see from the image, I am just over 11 weeks until I head of to Ibiza for my stag do. What better reason is there to fully commit to a transformation challenge and try to finally achieve that six pack that i have been wishing for as far back as i can remember?

This of course coupled with the fact that I most certainly dont want to look fat for my wedding pics has further fueled my determination to secure this goal. If you have looked at my previous posts, this is not the first time i have looked to do this. I have tried a large number of times over recent years to the point where i feel like i am on some kind of constant diet. Whether i have been training for the boxing or taking part in the No More Bolics challenge I have…

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Ultimate Guide to Nutrients: Sugar

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As a continuation of my “Ultimate Guide to Nutrients”, today I’ll discuss sugar. So, just what is sugar? Sugar is considered a “simple carbohydrate”. Here is a refresher on simple carbohydrates, from my previous carbohydrate article:

SIMPLE CARBOHYDRATES-consist of monosaccharides and disaccharides.These carbohydrates includes glucose. The function of glucose in the body is to provide the cells of the body energy. Other energy sources can be used, but it is the preferred fuel for the nervous system/brain and the sole energy source red blood cells. In other words, carbohydrates are a very important part of any healthy diet.

Here’s a breakdown of simple carbohydrates.

  • Monosaccharides-1 sugar molecule
    • glucose
    • fructose
    • galactose
  • Disaccharides-2 sugar molecules
    • lactose-made up of galactose and glucose…found in milk and dairy products
    • sucrose-made up of fructose and glucose…simple table sugar
    • maltose-made up of 2 glucose molecules…not found in many food items, but instead made from the breakdown of…

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