What would you call these?
If you’re from the UK, you’ll be thinking “a courgette and an aubergine”. If, however, you hail from t’other side of the pond, you’ll instantly have recognised a zucchini and an eggplant.
120g flour – or half a cup? Garbanzo beans, or chick peas? Pavement/sidewalk, rubbish/trash, runner in your pantyhose/laddered tights – there’s a language barrier going on here :-)
But I’m not just rambling completely at random; there is some point to it, believe it or not.
Take the courgette (or is it a zucchini?) I bought some yesterday, specifically to make this dinner:
2tsp egg white
2tsp wholemeal flour (I used Doves Farm gluten-free brown blend)
2tsp nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp garlic powder
40g ham, chopped (optional)
Pepper, to taste
Grate the courgette, squeeze out excess water and set aside. In a bowl, whisk together the egg white, milk, flour, nutritional yeast and garlic with a grind or two of pepper. Stir in the ham and courgette. Heat a large frying pan, with cooking oil or spray, over a medium heat, then dollop on the batter. Saute until browned, then turn over. Make sure the heat’s not so high that they crisp and brown before the middles are cooked.
I used to make these years ago, usually with double or triple quantities and I’d keep the rest in the fridge for a quick dinner, as they’re delicious. Especially with home-made garlic coleslaw, asparagus and broccoli :-)
But that’s not the only Transatlantic-ness to this post.
I was emailed this week by Sue from SlimKicker, which turns healthy eating/living goals into a game, with points, challenges and rewards. You progress by tracking food and exercise and completing certain challenges. There’s also an app for those of you in the 21st century, unlike me, and a collection of healthy recipes.
Sue asked you, lovely readers, to come up with fun and creative healthy living challenges, such as giving something up for a certain amount of time, or including a certain amount more exercise into daily life. And the prize *drumroll* is different depending on which side of the Atlantic you’re on. (Finally, she gets to the point, Ed.)
If you’re in America and you’re the winner, you’ll get this slow cooker (or is it a crockpot?!)
But if you’re in the UK and you win, you’ll get a $25 Amazon voucher instead :-)
To enter, leave a comment suggesting a healthy eating/living challenge (compulsory).
You can get extra an extra entry if you link to this post on Twitter, or blog about it and link back – leave a comment for each. This competition will run till the end of next Sunday, June 24. And as I ain’t going to work out the time differences, I’ll draw the winner on the Monday after work… good luck!