as-salaam aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I have noticed an increase in hunger over the last few days and I am pretty sure it is due to the weight-lifting. I wasn’t this hungry all the time before I was doing the ChaLEAN Extreme. I suppose part of it is due to how healthy I have been eating, but I literally feel hungry around 2-3 hours after I eat. before changing to this healthier lifestyle, I was pigging out so much all the time I was often eating my meals when I wasn’t even hungry. I am going to bed now and I ate a good portion of whole-wheat spaghetti with tomato sauce a couple of hours ago but I am already hungry again. I am tempted to go eat something but I will just instead wake up a bit early and eat before my workout tomorrow inshallah.
I have been wanting to make vegetarian dumplings with whole-wheat wonton skins but they do not have whole-wheat wontons here in Dubai (or at least I can’t find any)—I have made them home-made before, but it is a PAIN trying to roll the dough out really thin and then cutting out all of the wonton circles. So I have been on the search for a pasta roller and I just couldn’t find one. I was contemplating buying one from the US but they are not light so the shipping would be expensive.
Well, I was out with my friend Saimah on Thursday and we were at this one store and we were looking for plastic pitchers for her and on one shelf…she spotted a pasta roller!! I was really happy because it is made in Italy (as opposed to China) and so I purchased it right away. it cost about $41.50. the brand is named Marcato. I had never heard of that brand before and was really hoping I would be able to find one made by Atlas.
Well, lo and behold I looked up the Mercato 150 model of the one I got and it turns out it is the Atlas 150…they are the same company!! woo!! the same one I got here in Dubai is selling on Amazon.com for $77.99 so I got a really good deal Alhamdulillah!
So sometime this week I will be making the dumplings and I will post the recipe link and pics.