Confessional Follow Up #1

January9

A week has past since my New Year’s Confessional and I thought that an update was in order.  I’ve been out walking more frequently, started Zumba again and cooked and cooked and cooked.  I  have cooked up some successes and some flops.  I go to extremes.  It is probably enough that I am consuming only what I have made from scratch.  I have filled the larder with whole grains, beans, lentils and nuts, eliminated white flour, white rice and white pasta. Where I have gone over-board is that I have attempted to also reduce sugar and fat.  This is where some of my flops come in.  Moderation would do the trick.

The hits:

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Baked Potato with Tuna Salad and Lemon Mayonaise

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Salmon Fillets in Rice Paper Wrappers, Carrot Salad with Moroccan Dressing

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Ingredients for Oatmeal Banana Muffins

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Wheat Berry and Grilled Corn Salad

Other hits (with no photos): Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies, Five-Grain Muffins, Low Fat/Low Salt Nuts & Bolts

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The flops:

Nick Malgieri’s Fudge Brownies (ingredients above)-I replaced the sugar with Monk Fruit in the Raw, yuck.

Asiago Drop Biscuits -don’t think my oven had pre-heated and they spread all over the pan.

I plan on focusing on what I have gained instead of my usual doomed missions regarding what I have lost.  I have gained energy and am sleeping well.  I am not as winded as I bundle up and lug the dog along for his walks.  My appetite has shrunk but I am still craving salty snacks. I have enjoyed being alone this past week and only fixing a small something as my appetite dictates. One week down, 51 to go!

Let me know if you want any of the recipes mentioned above.

Kath’s quote: “Without wishing in the slightest degree to disparage the skill and labour of breadmakers by trade, truth compels us to assert our conviction of the superior wholesomeness of bread made in our own
homes.”-
Eliza Acton

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Love-that is all.

 


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2 Comments to

“Confessional Follow Up #1”

  1. Avatar January 10th, 2014 at 10:56 am Heather Says:

    Wheat Berry & grilled corn salad please!


  2. Avatar January 10th, 2014 at 3:34 pm Kathryne Says:

    Hey Heather,
    Here you go-
    2 c uncooked wheat berries
    2 c of fresh or frozen corn (thawed)
    2 red peppers
    2 c frozen French cut beans, thawed
    1/2 c rice vinegar
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 T orange juice
    1/2 t salt
    1/2 t pepper
    3 T olive or canola oil
    1/2 c freshly chopped cilantro (I didn’t have any but it would have been fabulous with it)
    1/4 c chopped green onions

    1. Rinse wheat berries. Place in a large saucepan with 4 L cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer gently for 1-1 1/2 hours, or until tender. Rinse with cold water, drain well and place in a large bowl.
    2. Meanwhile, place corn on a cookie sheet and spray with olive or canola spray. Place under broiler until some kernels start to blacken. Cool.
    3. Cut open and flatten the red peppers. Spray with oil and broil until blackened. Immediately place into a zip lock bag so they will sweat and their skins will loosen. Peel & dice.
    4. Add corn, peppers & beans to wheat berries.
    5. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, garlic, orange juice, s & p. Whisk in oil. Toss with wheat berries and add cilantro and green onions. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
    Love-that is all K


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