Daily Menu

Daily Menu January 8th, 2008

Breakfast:

3 eggs, fried in olive oil
Salad with Dijon vinaigrette

Lunch:
Cashew-crusted chicken breast
Cauliflower-Green Bean Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Snacks:

A raw carrot (Nick the Pug gets the tops!)
Sugar-free dark chocolate
Sugar-free Mini Reese's cups, a couple of 'em (If you haven't tried these, they taste just like the sugary ones. They do have polyols, so go easy, or you'll regret it!)

Supper:

More Cauliflower-Green Bean Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette ('cause I'd made a big ol' batch to try it out)
Pan-broiled pork steak with Cajun seasoning

Beverages:
Tea
Sparkling Water
Dry Red Wine

Daily Totals: 1861 Calories; 99g Fat; 125g Protein; 54g Carbohydrate; 18g Dietary Fiber

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Speaking of salads of yours

Speaking of salads of yours that have cauliflower in them... I made a double recipe of the Cauliflower-Olive Salad when I was working at a theatre over the summer (and therefore had no time, and everything they fed us was sugar, sugar, starch and more starch!)... and it became THE hit in my house, along with the Thai Cucumber Salad. My closest coworker is a strict vegetarian, and truly appreciated the fact that I could make really healthy, low-carb, sugar-free things that didn't revolve around meat. ^_^

I just made that salad again for myself yesterday (now I'm working at Starbucks, which does have sugar-free lattes, but nothing I can eat!) and it hasn't lost its charm.

It's so awesome to be able to comment here on your blog, and that you're writing again! Your books (15-Minute and 500 Low-Carb Recipes) were totally and completely what saved me when I got fat without realising it, when I *thought* I was eating healthy (beans, vegetables, not a lot of meat). I'd been mostly vegetarian for my entire adult life; I had no idea how to cook meat, and it was your candid writing style and delicious recipes that kept me learning, cooking, eating well - and I lost 50 pounds in about 6 months.

I have since fallen off the wagon; theatre work, lack of time/money to grocery shop, depression, significant other who won't listen to me when I say low-carbing isn't dangerous if you do it right... but I am back on, starting with some Crunchy Peking burgers yesterday!

Can't wait to get involved, and I'm happy to see you back!

Great snack

Had a great snack at a friend's yesterday with martinis. Long red radishes, served with individual custard cups of melted butter, and small dishes of sea salt. She had peeled the last few inches, left the green tops on, and they looked lovely served upright in a big glass. We dipped them in the butter, then the salt. Of course, short round radishes taste almost the same, but if you can find the long ones, they make a great presentation as well as a tasty, really low-carb snack.

Don't know whether the Pug would like the tops, though.