Monday, June 18, 2007

Free stuff, germs and band-aids

I was hanging out at the Australian Institute of Sport's website and I came across a reference to one of their recipe books, Survival for the Fittest, which you can apparently buy from bookshops or order online. But then I discovered that the kind folks at the AIS have also posted on their site FOR FREE what appears to be the entire contents of the book.

There are at least 70 recipes, including this Fish Curry:

2 cups white long-grain or basmati rice
600 g firm boneless fish fillets
spray canola or olive oil
1/3 cup curry paste (such as balti or tikka masala)
575 g jar tomato-based pasta sauce
½ cup water
500 g frozen stirfry vegetable medley
½ cup low-fat natural yogurt
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander leaves

Cook the rice in a large pan of boiling water for 12 minutes or until tender. Cut the fish into large bite-size pieces. Spray a nonstick wok or large frying pan with oil and heat, add the curry paste and stirfry over medium heat for 1 minute. Stir in the pasta sauce and water and bring to the boil. Add the fish pieces (and vegetables if desired), reduce the heat slightly and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the fish is cooked (test by flaking the flesh with a fork). Push the fish to one side of the pan and stir the yogurt and coriander into the sauce, then gently stir in the fish to coat. (Stirring the fish too much could cause it to fall apart.) Don't let the sauce boil again after adding the yogurt. Serve with rice.

Think I might try this one.


I've been sick as a dog all weekend. My germy kids have once again shared their nasty bugs with me, and I woke up Friday feeling a bit off. Things progressed from there and it was a pretty crappy weekend.

So, no training for me, but food has been excellent....only because Bike Boy has cooked food and put it in front of me, otherwise I probably wouldn't have bothered. I've only managed 3 meals a day, but at least they've been good ones.

Today I feel slightly better, but I'm still not doing anything more strenuous than perhaps a walk later on. I do have a million and one errands to run though, so I'll have to get dressed and brave the cold shortly. ugh.


I was in the middle of typing this, when I was disturbed by a very loud wailing coming from the street. It took me a few seconds to register that it was The Baby crying.....and this time it was definitely an "I'm injured" kind of cry. I rushed out the front door (in my pjs) to find he'd come off his bike outside the next-door neighbour's house. The fact that he was standing upright and howling at the top of his lungs told me he wasn't seriously injured - but at least 4 band-aids were required to calm him down and send him on his way to school.

That kid loves a band-aid. Even the first aid ladies at school know by now if he turns up in the sick bay, snivelling after a playground accident, they can just stick a plaster on the wound and he'll cheer up instantly. I should have bought shares in Johnson & Johnson.....


liz said...

Looks yummy!
PS. Let me know if the spin DVDs you get are good :)

Petra said...

Hi Kek,
thanks for the link... yummo. Hehe I am having Thai Chicken Curry on the menu, so guess what I'll be trying out... yep Thai Chicken Curry recipe.

Yep... I know... I still owe you the photos. You will also be pleased to know that I am doing the WW 8 week challenge.

Cheers :D

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