Yesterday’s Eats

For those of you who are new, let me give a brief refresher on what I’m doing. I read a book called, The Fat Fallacy by Will Clower and it completely changed the way I look at the food I eat. GET THIS BOOK or get the updated version. You won’t be sorry. It’s all about looking at the French model of eating. Good quality ingredients, rich meals, in small portions. We eat too much and we eat poor quality food and it’s really taking a toll on our health. So much of our food is filled with chemicals and we need to take control of what we eat and give our bodies as organic and as wholesome food as we possibly can. This is not easy by any means. With the economy in its current state, food prices have soared which makes organic food that much more expensive. Also, it can be difficult to find time to prepare things from scratch when one leads a busy life. But I say this to you, isn’t it worth it to make the time in order to live a better quality life? Isn’t it worth the extra expense to buy organic when you can? Start small and pick a few things to buy organic. Work your way into it gradually. Another book I’d like to recommend is To Buy or Not To Buy Organic by Cindy Burke. She has done a lot of research and has comprised a helpful list of the things that are important to buy in their organic form. It’s a wonderful guide to organic shopping and I highly recommend you purchase it!

Okay!! Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, on to what I ate yesterday! It was a much better day for me eatswise. Breakfast was very simple, a French roll and an egg, served alongside a glass of whole milk. Mmmmmm. Whole milk is the only way to go!

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After breakfast, my sister and I dropped our kids off with our mom and went hunting for a cookie cutter in the shape of a beer mug. Bridget at Bake at 350 made some freaking adorable cookies for St. Patty’s Day and I thought it would be fun to make them to take to my mother-in-law’s party on Saturday. Well, Greensboro, NC is not a hotbed of baking fanatics apparently because I couldn’t find one. We had rhinos but no beer mugs. Go figure. After all that walking I was tired and just wanted to fix an easy lunch. There was still some rotisserie chicken in the fridge so I cut off some breast meat and put it between two slices of whole wheat bread and mayonnaise. Easy Peasy.

Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich

Later in the afternoon, I did snack on some baked pita chips and roasted red pepper hummus. Yum!

Dinner was delicious. I was finally feeling really good yesterday and I was able to get in the kitchen and cook an entire meal. We had some pork chops that had to be cooked or frozen yesterday and it had been so long since we’d had pork that I decided to cook them. They were loin chops, thick cut, on the bone. I seasoned them with a touch of Lawry’s seasoned salt and some fresh ground pepper on both sides and then placed them in a skillet with about 1 Tbs of olive oil. While these were cooking, I boiled some yukon gold potatoes that I had earlier chopped and placed in a boiler with some salted water. When the pork chops were done, I placed them on a plate and covered them with a tent of aluminum foil to keep them warm while I prepared a sauce to go with them. First, I poured about a 1/2 cup of chicken broth into the pan to deglaze it. White wine would be another good choice for that but I didn’t have any. Once all the brown bits had been released from the bottom of the pan, I added a tsp of butter, some salt and pepper, a 1/4 cup of cream, and 1 or 2 Tbs of capers. I let this come together over Low heat while I mashed the potatoes. With the pork and potatoes I also served some romaine lettuce topped with a vinaigrette. It was DEEE-lish!

Pork Chops in a Caper Sauce

One thing I’m going to have to concentrate on is small portion sizes and eating slowly. I got out of the habit while I was recovering and now it’s a challenge. But! I did it once and I know I can again.

Thanks for reading!

Jeff S - The pork chops with the sauce sound really good, especially with the capers. I could go for that right now!

whimsigal - Hey Jeff! Thanks for coming by!

I’m glad you think they sound good.

Hope all your girls are doing well!

evie

Bridget - Your food all looks so good…I want to eat at your house!

Thanks for the book recommendations. I will definitely check those out.

Have fun with your cookies!

betty75 - I meant to tell you that your pork looks delicious. It’s on 10:50am and I’m already salivating.

As Rachel Ray would say, yummo!!!!

Love
Beth

whimsigal - Bridget, you bring the cookies and it’s a done deal! LOL

whimsigal - Beth,

Thanks dude! It was tasty!

evie

sunny - I love seeing your meals. You’re not perfect. So what? none of us are…that’s why I love seeing what you really eat!

I have read the fat fallacy before and just re-read the second book by Will Clower. Something finally clicked for me… one thing was that he shared the secret that people in those food-eating contests (you know – eating 30 hotdogs in a minute or whatever) prepare for the contests by drinking up to three gallons of water the night before – to stretch out their stomachs. hmm… will clower maintains that if you can stretch your stomach, you can shrink it.

that clicked in me and I was able to eat less… and stop when satisfied – so I wouldn’t stretch out my stomach – and have it get used to more food. I also stopped drinking the over-abundance of water I had been.

result? 9.5 pounds lost in six weeks – without much effort.

thanks for sharing with us 🙂

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