I ate at my own restaurant, Peli Peli Kitchen, for 30 days to see what would happen to my body.
I never thought this would happen but it did! Click to read about what happened to me!
Leading up to my segment on Houston Life, I had two concerns: 1) how the hell am I not going to look like an idiot cooking on live TV; and 2) I will look like an ass if I get on the show and everyone sees that I GAINED weight after 21 days!Read More
My goal is to be 165 by Thursday morning, so this week will be more of a focus on lower carn and keto-friendly items. Since the camera adds 10 pounds, I don't want to take a chance on Thursday!Read More
So at the halfway mark, I got two things currently on my mind: 1) I finally past the halfway mark of my 30 days; and 2) I gotta look fit for Thursday's segment on Houston Life (Channel 2 KPRC!)Read More
Its game time! KPRC show Houston Life just confirmed my appearance on June 27th! Even though that day will be the 21st day of my 30 day challenge, I am hoping to reach 10 pounds lost by then.Read More
While it's going to be a challenge to lose weight while eating 30 days of PPK, it is even more difficult when life happens and you eat other foods such as crawfish, birthday cake, chinese food and more crawfish!Read More
For lunch, I ordered online at www.pelipelikitchen/orderonline and picked up my food within 15 minutes. Our order online feature is relatively new and really user-friendly. Really proud of our tech team for setting this feature up. Perfect for ordering dinner online and picking it up on the way home, or when you just need a quick lunch at your desk. No waiting! Check out the screenshots of my online ordering process to see how easy it was!Read More
Day 4 was all good!
Lunch: Fried tofu on veggie noodles topped with curry sauce. $12
Dinner: Great Karoo Lamb Chops with sauteed spinach. $40
Decided to mix in one of our more popular vegetarian dishes for lunch! Obviously the fried tofu has some carbs but overall left me full but feeling light. The curry sauce packs a ton of flavor so eating vegetarian (which I normally dont do) was quite enjoyable.
For dinner, I met up a friend for dinner and splurged a bit with food from our fine dining concept Peli Peli Galleria!
Ive eaten our lamb chops probably once a week for 10 years now so it was definitely a treat during my 30 days!
Stay tuned for my first week recap!
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Lunch: Peri Peri boneless thigh with coconut rice and sauteed mushrooms. $12
Dinner: Curry chicken topped with mango chutney served with cauliflower rice and veggie noodles. $12
The weight has started to come off and I haven't been hungry although I still want to go beastmode on my snacks after 9pm haha.
Keep in mind I do intermittent fasting, so only a double shot of espresso in the morning, at least 16oz of water and just a full lunch and dinner.
Day 2 of my 30 Days of PPK went well!
Lunch: Portuguese beef fajita plate on a bed of cauliflower rice with a side of collard greens. $13
Dinner: Portuguese shrimp plate on a bed of cauliflower rice minus the side dish. $15
Focusing on lower carb meals this first week to get a jumpstart on the weight loss before I cheat a bit this weekend :)
A few people have asked how many calories are in the sauces since I am definitely not skimping on the sauces for each dish and eating them as is. That’s the whole point though! You should be able to eat right and actually enjoy it or it won’t be sustainable. If it’s not sustainable, then it’ll be hard to actually incorporate it into your lifestyle for a long period of time.
Day 1 of my 30 Days of PPK challenge complete!
Lunch: Peri Peri Cornish Hen with veggie noodles. $15
Dinner: Chicken fajita plate with cauliflower rice and collard greens. $12
Calories: dont care :)
For anyone interested in following my 30 Days, my daily routine is made up of:
A double shot of espresso after I wake up
Followed by 16oz. of water
My first meal (lunch) will be at 12pm with my last meal (dinner) no later than 9pm.
If you haven’t realized by now, I do intermittent fasting which basically means I only eat between 12pm and 9pm, and eat two meals a day with some snacks sprinkled in from time to time.
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For those who haven’t been, Peli Peli Kitchen is the fast casual version of our popular fine dining concept: Peli Peli!
Originally created with Chef Paul Friedman, Peli Peli Kitchen aka “PPK” has been featured on the Food Network and CNBC’s Restaurant Startup and was Eater Houston’s Fast Casual Concept of 2017. Under new chef Ryan “Chef Rhyno” Stewart, the menu highlights authentic peri peri chicken made famous by Nando’s Peri Peri along with comfort foods such as burgers, wings and tacos. Our peri peri sauces: The Blitz, Peri Peri, Green Mamba, BBQ and Lemon Butter, bring additional flavor to every dish.
I like to think Peli Peli Kitchen is the People’s restaurant because our menu is made up of so many different cultures and influences from around the world. To me, it’s this diversity that makes South Africa so amazing and unique - just like Houston!