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A New Challenge: 1000 Calorie Counted Recipes

Hello! I’m back, after a rather extended hiatus. Where have I been? Well for the past three years my day job has involved blogging, editing, doing SEO and writing press releases for much of the working week. I’m sure you can understand that it left little passion for doing that in my spare time. I have, however, started a new role at work, which means that writing and editing are no longer take up the majority of my time. Consequently, I need an outlet again…

The other side to this is that since November 2012 I have lost 2 stone, mainly through exercise. It’s now time that I put some effort into the other side of the equation: diet.

I love food. Clearly.

Specifically, I love comfort food and fatty food. I love pastry and cheese and mashed potato. I’m a giant savoury food fiend, but I aim to turn a corner and lose at least the same again. To do it, I know I need to be accountable and have motivation. (I hope you don’t feel used.)

My starting point is The Classic 1000 Calorie Counted Recipes by Carolyn Humphries. It’s a bit of a cult classic. When you delve in you find that the recipes are tasty, filling and well-balanced.

frolickingfoodie cooks the 1000 Classic Calories Counted Recipes

The Classic 1000 Calorie Counted Recipes

However, the book is of the no-pictures-whatsoever variety so getting inspired to cook from it can be difficult: and just another excuse to switch off and cook something well-known, well-loved and unhealthy.

frolickingfoodie cooks the 1000 Classic Calories Counted Recipes

Wait… no pictures?

So to pull together my missions of recommencing blogging and getting down to a healthy weight I thought I would attempt to cook all the recipes and blog them, so that others can see the results.

I always tinker with recipes and meander from the method, so I’ll be recording that rather than a completely strict adherence (what can I say, lack of self-control must be in my nature). I’ll also try to share my own low fat recipes and ideas.

Wish me luck, I’m going in…