Monday, January 24, 2011
Weight loss: I refuse to get on a scale.
I have a bit of a recipe I want to throw out into the world.....I have never made this but I am going to.....just got it from my b-in-l...and he said it is delicious and I tend to trust his judgement...somewhat.
I need a name for it...I am sure it has one but he didn't give me that sooooo...
I guess I will give the recipe and then name it whatever pops into my little brain, and I do mean little.
Fresh tuna (1 inch cubes)
roasted sesame seeds
Toss all ingredients together and put into the fridge overnight.....the chemicals in this combo somehow "cook" the tuna. Serve however you like....he did not tell me how to serve it but I bet it wold be good in those rice paper rolls that Josette and I love....or even in a lettuce wrap with the cellophane noodle thingys......oooh or on a salad with a spicy asian dressing......mmmm now I am hungry again.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Now on to resolutions.
My cousin, Josette & I have started this blog to help us be accountable to each other so that we will force ourselves to lose weight. Well that, and to journal our favorite travels we take together. We love, love, love to road trip, and we don't do it often enough.
Collectively we weigh somewhere around 800 pounds. Ok. Not really, but I feel better about myself when I grossly exaggerate. We have both struggled with our weight for as long as I can remember and now we are in phase 1 of the 12 step program. We realize that we are addicted to food. We cannot control this addiction by ourselves. We need help. Well, we knew that already, but now we are going for it. So..
Resolution #1: Lose weight. I know. It's the universal resolution...but dangit, I mean it this time.
Resolution #2: Have weight loss, will travel. Josette and I have made this promise..that if we lose a certain amount of weight by a certain date we will certainly buy the other certain person a certain ticket to a certain place where we will certainly enjoy ourselves.
Resolution #3: I will read the entire series of Anne of Green Gables again, in between bouts of vigorous exercise that is. I loved this series growing up and I have not read them in many years, but I will, oh yes, I will.
Resolution #4: I will learn a new craft. I love crafts. I love painting and knitting and creating things....therefore I will learn a new craft...not sure what yet....but I will.
Resolution #5: I will....well.....I don't know what this one is yet but....I'll do it.
Resolution #6: I will not procrastinate. Procrastination is the reason the resolutions have not made it to the blog yet.....so I am stopping now.
There....that should do it for now. I do hope you are having a great year so far and are as excited as the next 355 days as I am.....TTFN
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
5 oz diced bacon
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tsp. kosher salt
1 large eggplant, cubed
2 red bell peppers, diced
2 small onions, diced
2 T garlic, minced
2 zucchini, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup red wine
cracked black pepper and kosher salt to taste
Put the cubed eggplant in a colander with the 2 tsp. kosher salt. Toss and allow to drain in the sink. In a heavy Dutch oven, heat 3 T of the olive oil over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp. Add the red pepper, garlic and onion, cover and cook over medium heat until the vegetables are soft, about 20 minutes. (I personally like to add 4-6 cubed potatoes here and let them cook for about 5-8 mins. It makes it a bit heartier. But you don't have to if you don't want to.....it's just a fabulous suggestion that makes this taste so much better because potatoes are such a wonderful vegetable and they make everything taste better.) Add zucchini, cook about ten more minutes. Rinse off eggplant, add to Dutch oven, also add tomatoes. Add remaining olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook until eggplant is soft, about 20 more minutes. Set your colander over a large bowl, and drain the vegetables. Meanwhile, add the red wine to the Dutch oven, turning up the heat to boil and deglaze. Add the vegetable juices from the bowl back into the Dutch oven and boil on high heat until reduced and syrupy, ten minutes or so. Add the vegetables back into the pot and toss to combine, seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed. Enjoy. Today and for lunch tomorrow.