I know the weather is hot and that can be quite draining in terms of energy but the way I am feeling today is more then just the weather I think. I feel very, very sluggish. Like my mind and body are trying to get to grasp with the lack of sugar, grains and dairy… Funny how that works too, as I was feeling fine this morning when I had a short photoshoot but then after lunch all energy seems to have left me! It’s almost like a tingling sensation throughout my body… Funny enough I also got an email from the people at Whole30 today explaining a bit more about the side-effects of those first days. I knew it was gonna happen, but don’t you always think that – since you don’t eat that unhealthy – it should be ok-ish?
I guess not…But that’s ok. As long as it passes right? In terms of food, that is actually been surprisingly good. I am quite happy that I love cooking though, I can only imagine how difficult it would be if you know nothing about cooking and then all of a sudden have to figure it out. Not that they don’t offer you help in the form of recipes, resources and such, but still… it helps if you know a little! It is difficult enough to wrap your head around what you can and cannot eat, it would be so much harder if you also have to learn how to cook..
But enough of that… It’s time for a kitten update! Or should I say a cat update, as they are growing fast and looking more and more like ‘proper’ cats instead of cuddly toys.. Not that they are any less cuddly, but you get my point. Humphrey is growing the fastest, especially considering he was the tiny one… Look at this picture below of him at 4 weeks and then the one above and below and you’ll agree that there is nothing left of the little ugly duckling!
He hasn’t been weighed for a while but my guess is that he must be getting close to 3 kilo if not already there. He is a heavy (and handsome) guy. Clumsy too. His two sisters are slightly more clever then Humphrey, with Buffy being the smartest of the three. She already knows that being a really good behaving girl gets her better results in the end. Sookie gets over enthusiastic when she sees anything food related and would dive into a bowl if you let her. Buffy just comes close to you and looks at you with her puppy eyes as if saying ‘Look, I am doing my best here, so that has got to better be worth something!’ And she knows it works! We’ve taught Sookie sort of the same thing and she knows how to behave but her excitement gets the better of her on many occasions…
Sookie loves anything dairy, so she is not too happy with our current regime since it includes no dairy…. Buffy is a true meatlover and would ‘kill’ for a piece of beef and Humphrey sort of likes it all… Although he does tend to play with his treats more then he actually eats them. Only to have it stolen by Buffy. She is one quick lady! Jumps the highest too.
They misbehave… A lot. The kitchen counter being their favorite place to hang out as soon as we lift our heels. They know it’s forbidden but that probably makes it even more attractive right? As long as the counter is virtually empty it is not so interesting so we do have to keep reminding ourselves not to let anything lie there without supervision.
We’ve made the decision to leave them indoors until they are neutered as the ladies are getting close to be sexually fully grown so it’s a tricky time plus we’re also a little scared. It’s always a risk letting them out and especially Humphrey and Sookie are very social to other people. Which makes it even scarier. But we’ll see. We have a few months to go before that time comes so for now they have to stay indoors!
So now you know it all..The fearless threesome is still around and going strong!
- 250 gr carrots
- 300 gr of minced beef
- 1 tsp of garam masala
- sesame seeds
- 1 small onion
- ground ginger
- optional; orange juice
- Grate the carrots either by hand or in a machine. Mix the meat with the garam masala and some salt and pepper and mixed it well. Bake the minced meat in a frying pan and crumble it while baking.
- Make the dressing by mixing the ingredients and tasting if it is not too sour. i added a bit of orange juice into mine as the lemon was particularly sour. I would normally have added a bit of honey to take the sting out of it but since that wasn’t an option I used the orange juice.
- Mix the dressing through the carrots and add the minced beef. Season if needed and sprinkle with some sesameseeds.