Day 1 (Wednesday, hump-day, you know) went well, like I said yesterday, not a whole lot has changed, just no Splenda in coffee or tea, and I’m reading labels more closely and trying to stick to the Food Rules. The hardest part will be the no-eating out rule.
For dinner last night I ended up going the asian route, which is rare for me. I had made pork & chive pot-stickers last month and had about half the batch still in the freezer. I threw a few in some boiling water and in the meantime made some cashew chicken. Both recipes are from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, Oct. 2009. Since I had just gone to the grocery store, I didn’t feel like going back in the slushy snowy mess that Boston has become, so the cashew chicken has a
few substitutions. Sadly, the pot-stickers didn’t make it. They were a flop the first time I cooked them so I don’t know what I was expecting, but, I tried. I now know to cut the wonton wrappers to size and use more cooking oil. At least they were successful in name- by successfully sticking to the pot and refusing to budge.
I also made some whole-wheat muffins to have for breakfast. In lieu of oil I added a mashed banana and then threw in some walnuts. I tweaked the recipe a bit and it needs more work- I should have sifted the dry ingredients and added another banana. They taste pretty good, they’re just super dense. Like I said over in About Me- I’m still learning. A lot of this, especially the new recipes, are all trial & error. Also, let me apologize for the sub-par photography, I keep forgetting to take pictures as I go, but again, I’m learning, give me another week or so and this will improve, I promise. For the recipes, click here.
Today will be much the same, not sure what will be in store for dinner, as I’m going to a friend’s to watch some Olympic coverage. My friend E is just as obsessed with Olympics as I am. It’s mainly her fault that I love it so much. The next time you’re out at a bar or wherever and there’s some good music, I highly suggest Olympic sport dancing as an activity. There was a lot of this past weekend at my friend Sarah’s birthday, but I’m not sure everyone wants the photo evidence to go public.