Aargh… I know all I do is keep complaining about NaBloPoMo, but I am going to do it again! I have been walking for 5 hours today delivering pamphlets and just when I thought the night was over, I have to come on here. I know, I know, I signed myself up for it… and I could forget all about it, but I am a very stubborn person and there is very little that is going to stop me from posting every day for 30 days like I said I was going to!
This isn’t the only way that my stubborn nature has worked against me lately though. When I signed up for this delivery walker thing Charlie, my boss, told me that I may be taking on too much. I insisted on having the 2 areas because I am desperate for money and I figure I should be walking anyway, so this will just force me to do it and I’ll get some extra money for Christmas time. I mean, I am on holidays and I would normally be sleeping in until lunchtime, watching bad daytime TV and generally being lazy. That is how I normally spend my holidays, and at the end of it all when I have to go back to uni I always think what a waste of time that was! Anyway, I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew, but I’m going to stick with it mostly because I don’t want to prove Charlie right, and partly because I want to save up enough money to buy myself a sewing machine before I drop it back a little.
My only problem is I have a diabetes clinic appointment tomorrow evening, which is going to cut my deadline back by a few hours. So tonight Chris was nice enough to come delivering with me for an hour or so, but I am still going to have to get up early to finish it all in time tomorrow. I just hope this gets quicker once I know my area!
Alright, to the food part now… I made this for dinner tonight because I knew Chris was coming over. Our family doesn’t eat much lamb, but I’m trying to get used to the idea of it since I may be living with this guy sometime in the future. Luke turned his nose up at it when he saw the recipe in the magazine that I was working off, but even he thought it was delicious once I made it. I substituted the lamb fillet that the recipe called for with lamb mince, because I don’t quite think I’m up to eating that yet. Plus I have seen turkish style pizzas that use mince so I thought I would give it a go. It was a real quick and easy weeknight meal and everyone agreed that it tasted great, too bad the boys ate it all before I had a chance to go back for seconds. The recipe is from the November issue of Australian Good Taste magazine.
Mediterranean Lamb Pizza (Serves 4)
Preheat oven to 200C and grill to high. Spray a large baking tray with olive oil spray and place 1 quartered, deseeded red capsicum under the grill, skin side up, for 5 minutes, or until blackened and blistered. Transfer to a plastic bag and set aside for 5 minutes. Peel off the skin and cut into strips.
Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over high heat and brown 200g lamb mince, remove to a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add 2 zucchini, peeled into thin ribbons the the pan and cook, stirring for 4 minutes or until tender.
Spread 4 small round pita breads with 2Tbsp basil pesto, sprinkle with 50g grated cheese and top with lamb, zucchini, capsicum, 80g low fat ricotta & 1Tbsp toasted pine nuts. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until the cheese melts and bases become crispy.
Why Should I Eat That?
The following nutritional information is taken from the magazine, when I renew my subscription to my nutrition program I will change this to reflect the use of mince instead of fillet. The original recipe called for 150g lamb fillet. The original recipe is low in kilojoules and fat and high in fibre.
Nutritional Information: (per serve)
Energy 1210kJ, Protein 21g, Fat (Total) 10g (Saturated) 3.5g, Carbohydrates (Total) 26g, Dietary fibre 4.5g.