Hubby made Blackened Mahi Mahi for dinner tonight. It was pretty good. I know I don't eat nearly enough fish so we are always trying new ways to get me to eat more of it :) We had it with the leftover Mashed Potatoes from last night's dinner :)
Dinner tonight was Pork Chops with Apples & Onions; a recipe we found last year and now is a regular here. I have made it with beer, chicken broth and wine; and all varieties are great. Tonight was white wine because it's what I had opened and on-hand.
This weekend we went to the Farmer's Market and bought some local cream cheese from Five Brothers Cheese. Very yummy and minus all the additives of store-bought. I wanted to use it in a recipe this week and found this Mashed Potato one. Very nice but needs some tweaking :) First I added both green onion and chives to the potatoes, and I added garlic powder. Next time I make this I would suggest using a little less of the local cream cheese. The local cheese is a much softer product than the store-bought. It's almost like sour cream in texture so the potatoes ended up really soft; not a bad thing but I would rather them firmer. Know now for next time.
Made a lovely pot of healthy Chicken Soup with spinach for dinner tonight, and then Magnum & Steins posted this picture: Lamb Vindaloo.
Showed the pic to Hubby and guess where we went for dinner tonight?
I broke from my traditional Starburst and tried the Melontini. It was delicious; I still had a Starburst afterwards though :) Bread with a lovely herb butter came out to start while we waited. Myself & Hubby just ordered a bunch of apps. He had the Cod Fritters and the Lamb Vindaloo, of course. He said both were fantastic. He thinks the Vindaloo should be a regular menu item, hint hint to Mags. I tried the Lobster Sliders (I ordered 2) and the Duck Nachos, half order. The Duck Nachos are excellent and I get them most times. They will not disappoint; and even the half order is a nice size. The sliders were good but not great; think maybe due to the slider bun, I was not a fan of the bread. The service was wonderful. Staff were great and friendly as always :)
Great meal for an impulsive Monday evening :) Guess we are having soup tomorrow :)
Been having a few cravings for all things wheat lately. This weekend I decided to give in and have a few things as a splurge. Had a Rupert's sandwich and cheesecake for lunch yesterday; delicious, as always. Today for lunch we went to Piatto and I had The Stephanie Pizza; OMG! Best pizza ever. I am not a huge pizza fan; not like Hubby, but this is fantastic. Not your typical pizza as it isn't a tomato base, but oh so yummy. Also had a couple of beer over the weekend. Now that the cravings are at bay, let's try to get back to gluten-free again :)
Tonight's dinner was a salad. I am the first to admit I am not a big salad person. I really don't find them filling so I have to make sure I have lots of healthy fats and proteins in them. It was very nice to have a quick and easy meal though with very little clean-up and little cooking. I marinated my shrimp in a little basil olive oil from O'Leva, garlic powder (was all out of fresh), lemon juice and crushed red pepper. I simply fried them in olive oil for the salad. The salad was a mix of arugula and spinach. I added red pepper, mini tomatoes, yellow apple, pecans, avocado and topped it with the shrimp. For dressing I used basil olive oil and pomegranate balsamic vinegar; both from O'Leva.
Still doing well eating real food, gluten and wheat free, and low grains :)
Dinner tonight was great and all prepped and cooked by Hubby :) Even better :) We had Blackened Cod (Hubby makes his own blackening spice to better ensure real food ingredients) and Sweet Potato Hash. No recipe for the hash. He just fried up some bacon, removed the cooked bacon, and fried all the veggies until soft and added the bacon back. Used sweet potato, carrot, turnip and onion. Simply seasoned with salt, pepper & savory. Delicious; definitely a keeper :)
My name is Michelle and I am tired of struggling with my weight. I am stopping the struggle.