Posts Tagged “diet”
One of the magical things about mussels is that they actually release the sea right into the pot. They cook up in about five minutes. You can eat tons of them and not worry about gaining weight. One mussel has a mere 7 calories. Seven. That means you can eat two dozen meaty, juicy mussels and consume well under 200 calories – about the same as a dry, tasteless, skinless chicken breast. And it doesn’t hurt that you can get great mussels for about $5/pound.
What if fresh produce could provide food almost as fast – and definitely as good — as the stuff we grab in a bag or a box? It can! Check out this eggplant waffle panini lunch and these blistered Shishito peppers as a snack or hors d’oerve.
Small plates are all the rage. Sometimes just a taste is all you need to get a picture of what’s going on. Here are a few Tastings – from the magic of seasonal foods to eating well in the season of losing weight.
They were so good that I thought about them all the next day. If onion rings were that good, what about all the other stuff that’s good fried? Whole mushrooms came to mind. And zucchini slices. Like regular bar food. And then I started to think about shrimp. And oysters! I love fried oysters!
This recipe for pickled red onions is fast, easy, and designed to impress your family and friends. Put them up in jars and they make good hostess or holiday gifts. They keep for a really long time, but don’t expect them to last long. We’ve been nibbling on them all week.
For pennies, we were each served enough meltingly-tender pork on a paper slab to feed a good-sized family. Then servers came around offering pico de gallo, avocado, spicy pickled vegetables, cervezas, and fresh, homemade tortillas. We eagerly devoured every obscenely juicy morsel served on waxed paper, while we talked and listened to a local musician playing the guitar and singing.
Some Ancient FoodBeest who must have been really hungry did us a big favor when he or she actually discovered the pleasures of the artichoke. But what do you do with them when you don’t want to dip those succulent leaves in unlimited melted butter and or mayo?
FoodBeest has lost 5 lbs. I am a mere 3.3 lbs from my first goal of losing 5 percent of my body weight. However. (Yes, there is a “however.” Of course there’s a “however”).
I believe I am currently carrying too much weight for my own body. I am not trying to fit some societal or insurance chart standard. By and large, I am happy with my body. However my skeletal structure is feeling it. There is a physical impact. Has to be. Now is the time for the FoodBeest to take care of this issue.