Weighing in at clinic is a routine part of the CF check up, one feels like a jockey before the big race, "correct weight!". Generally my weight remained the same, only much less if I became unwell. I was always apprehensive stepping onto the plate. 41kg was my average before Kalydeco, but it was going down gradually over time. My perfect BMI is 50-53kg... since the last month when I was 53.2kg, I am now literally sitting on 55kg!!! I've gone up from Australian size 4-6 to an 8-10. Heads up: a new wardrobe is expencive, start saving now!
One of the new lovely experiences in my K world is for the first time I walked into a patisserie and my mouth actually started to water and I could taste the delights on offer! Words fall short to convey what this means to me, as I've always adored cooking, epicure, gourmet wine and food; cliche foodie. Now I can really enjoy it all! As you can tell by my weight I have been taking full advantage of this new super power!
What is one to do? I bought a ski machine and ab twister!! ha ha! .. And 'yes' I've used them, clearly not as much as I should. This new dilemma is really tricky, going from skeletal to festively plump!
I have had the help of a secret weapon, Baked Rice Pudding! I eat it anytime of the day...
Here's my recipe for those who wish to pack on those extra pounds:
Baked Rice Pudding
6 tablespoons of Organic Aborio Rice
200ml Organic Milk per Tablespoon of Rice
6 tablespoons of Double Cream
2 tablespoons of raw Castor sugar
1 teaspoon of ground Cinnamon (or 1 stick)
1/4 teaspoon of ground Nutmeg
1 teaspoon of Organic Vanilla extract
3/4 cup Sultanas
1. Set Oven to 160C
2. Butter heaving baking dish (at least 2 litre capacity)
3. Sprinkle rice, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, vanilla & sultanas over the bottom of the dish
4. Pour milk over top
5. Place in oven and cook for 2 hours. Stir every half hour and then at the last 30 minutes stir in the double cream and increase to heat a bit to 175C.
6. Serve steaming hot or eat chilled. (I have mine with Strawberries: Crush them, stir in 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar leave to sit for 30 mins) ... YUM!!!
My mouth is watering right now!!! MUST BE STRONG... but I hope you enjoy!
This may look like slops, but it'll pack on those pounds in no time!!
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