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Offline Brandy

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Brandy's food journal
« on: September 09, 2007, 09:44:21 AM »
Hello Friendly Cave People,

Thought it might be fun to list what I've been eating lately:

Mornings: 
I always start with a bowl of fresh fruit topped with sliced natural almonds - lately it's been peaches & raspberries.  Then when my stomach starts growling again, I've been eating either salmon & eggs with veggies or just eggs with veggies.  I start by sauteeing some onions, mushrooms, red pepper, zucchini & collard greens in some EVO (extra virgin olive oil) and then I add my skinless, boneless salmon fillet (if I'm having it that day) and once that's cooked, I break it up and mix everything together.  Then I crack 2 eggs in a bowl (3 if I'm not having salmon), whip them with a fork, add some dried dill week & black pepper (and yes, now I'm using a teeny tiny touch of salt - it just brings out the flavor of foods so much - but now I find that after not using it for a week, it only takes a little bit to notice it's flavor) and then pour the eggs into the pan and create a veggie salmon scramble.  It's DEEElicious!

Lunches: 
I've been having big salads with romaine, cucumber, grape tomato, avocado, mushroom, pepper and then I'll add some freshly cooked hot chicken breast strips.  Then I make a dressing out of ruby grapefruit juice, flax oil, garlic, pepper, an herb (oregano or basil or tarragon - tarragon's REALLY nice) and a teeny tiny touch of salt.  Pour over salad and enjoy!!!   Or, sometimes, I just have leftovers from the chili or stew I made in the crock pot along with a simple salad or some carrot & celery sticks. 

Dinners:
Crockpot stew, crockpot chili, sauteed chicken thighs with variety of steamed veggies.
Friday night:  went to Greko's (greek restaurant) and the the MOST AMAZING lamb souvlaki I've ever had in my life - it was tender like butter melting in your mouth - and it was a HUGE skewer of it.  I had it with a huge greek salad on the side - no bread, no potatoes, no rice - and it totally satisfied me yet didn't make me feel stuffed.  LOVE this WOE!

I also plan on making a porkchop dinner soon - haven't had pork chops in AGES. 
And I also want to try a Paleo Hollandaise idea using flax oil (tastes so much like butter), egg, lemon juice & seasonings - so I can have a kind of "eggs benedict" on weekends.  Maybe a big slice of beefsteak tomato on a bed of steamed spinach - top that with a poached egg and drizzle some of this "hollandaise" on top.

Desserts: 
Fresh fruit salads with sliced almonds, 70% cocoa chocolate once a week (decided I'm going to treat myself every week :-)

Someday I think I'd like to write a cookbook on this WOE with color photos for every recipe.  I believe in it.  I'm losing weight already & I'm only on day 9 - I don't own a scale - but I can easily tell in my stomach and in arms & face - and it's EASY!  A friend asked me what I'm doing - he said that my face looks thinner - and so I told him I'm eating the way human beings ate for milleniums - eating from nature - before everything started being manufactured by man! 

Offline Lord Snoolington

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Re: Brandy's food journal
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2007, 02:23:11 PM »
Ah, must be nice to have that much time to prepare nice meals...  ;)


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Re: Brandy's food journal
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 05:48:16 PM »
Your food sounds delish!  It's nice to see someone else on here who enjoys cooking as much as I do!

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Re: Brandy's food journal
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2007, 09:46:48 AM »
Hey Kallyn & Lord Snoolington,  I do love cooking!  I had gotten away from cooking recipes for so long - I would just steam up brown rice & add tofu or beans & veggies most of the time - little did I know I was starving myself.  But this WOE is forcing me to think about preparing food more - and I'm really glad - because I forgot how much I like making meals - especially when I share them with a friend.  I invited my bass playing friend Ron over the other night (we do gigs together - I'm a singer/guitarist) and I started him off with a mixed greens salad with a lime juice, flax oil, oregano & honey dressing and then he helped himself to not one but two big bowls of lean organic buffalo chili, and then I served him a bowl of slightly frozen mango chunks & raspberries with a handful of natural sliced almonds sprinkled on top.  He opted to drizzle some honey on his but I ate mine au naturale.  Hey Lord S, you'd be surprised how quickly you can prepare any of the foods I mentioned.  The other night I noticed that I'd left that ground buffalo to thaw a couple days ago & thought I'd better cook it up before it went bad - so I browned it in a frying pan on medium-low while I was watching TV - and just got up to stir it a few times.  I let it cool and then put it in the fridge.  The next morning, I spent 10 minutes max.  I chopped up onion, red pepper, mushrooms & celery & put them in my crockpot along with the cooked meat, two cans of chopped unsalted tomatoes & a generous amount of chili powder.  I turned it on low and went out to work.  When I got home at the end of the day, the whole house smelled wonderful!  Easy!   

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Re: Brandy's food journal
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2007, 07:11:48 PM »
I totally agree: with a small amount of planning, eating a bunch of tasty stuff is pretty easy. For meats I cook in batches so that I'll have a few days worth of cooked turkey or chicken on hand for salads and snacking. With fish, I'll cook up enough for 2 or 3 days, and just zap it in the nuke when I want to eat some. Same with soups. Fruits are quick enough to cut up or peel, and veggies can be stir-fried in 10 minutes.

And, since most of my meats are baked and/or simmered, it's easy to cook while I do other things (watch a movie, do laundry, putz on the Internet, clean, etc.). I'd say the most time-consuming of my meals are my salads and I probably spend all of 10 or 15 minutes in the morning cutting up all the goodies. And, considering how much I enjoy them, it's time well, well spent.