Walking on Very Thin Ice on day 8, 9 and 10
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Walking on Very Thin Ice on day 8, 9 and 10

It’s not getting any easier; very difficult to have vegetables every day, I am trying hard to make something innovative each day so that I don’t get bored eating the same veggies day in n out! I would so love to have one chapatti.. just one!!
Day 8
This was a tough day; baking yesterday finally got to me LI did succumb to pressure, could not resist the butter biscuits, had them with my tea. I was really disappointed with myself, but I really really could not control the strong sugar craving. What’s done is done and I cannot not undo it, so it better to move on and focus on my aim.
I tried another soup - Green Peas and Mixed Vegetable Soup to pep things up and get my mind off sweets. Along with my soup n salads, I had a mix of papaya, pineapple, oranges and pomegranate as mid-day snacks to curb those cravings!

Gauri Shirke

Ingredients

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  2. 1/2 cup Green peas
  3. 1 tomato large sliced
  4. 7 - 8 Spinach leaves washed
  5. 1 carrot large diced
  6. 1/2 cup bottled gourd diced
  7. 3 cloves garlic chopped
  8. 1 tsp cumin
  9. 1 tsp salt to taste
  10. 2 tsps olive oil
  11. 1 cup water veggies or more to boil

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    Boil peas, spinach, carrot, bottle gourd together, boil the 1/4th cup of boiled peas separately and keep aside, these I used as a garnish later.

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    Now grind all the boiled veggies together, in a heavy bottom pan, add the olive oil.

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    Once the oil is hot add the chopped garlic and cumin, once it splutters add the ground vegetables.

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    Add water as per the thickness desired and bring to boil. Add the remaining peas to the soup and serve hot.

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    If were not on a diet, would have loved to have this with a dollop of cream and some garlic bread!

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    Day 9 and Day 10:

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    One of my biggest learning’s in the last 10 days has been to keep myself supremely busy, keep doing something new or different to keep my mind occupied. Of course those who have full time jobs, kids or just more pressing commitments don’t have to worry much, but I seem to have long hours of free time!

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    Following my daily routine without hiccups, made a yummy salad today – one carrot, one celery stick, one spring onion with greens, one tomato and 2 slices of pineapple finely chopped with a sprinkling of salt n pepper.

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    Day 11 (Today)

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    Jeez another 10 days to go and so many temptations.. I don’t know how I am going to survive this?? Did I take on a bigger challenge than I should have? I know I can carry on but I so want to eat more J

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    I want warm hot food, I have not touched sugar since the last blunder, the biscuits are sitting in front of me and I still don’t pick them up, so that’s good right?? But I want some roti – sabzi, some rice and spicy chutney.

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    Guess it’s time to make some tea and drown my cravings in it.

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