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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Day 2: The Next Dinner

We suspect Jay can't smell, but he's approving of what we're doing.
Making delicious food in a loving way.
Too-focused on food?
One thing I'm hoping for with cooking daily is better health, mindful eating and weight loss. I saw a TED Talk by Sandra Aamodt: Why dieting doesn't work . Here Aamodt talks about research that shows dieting is ineffective and potentially damaging for people. She proposes that we work to respond to food as a need and learn to live in equilibrium with food. This speaks to me. I'm clinically overweight, I've been clinically obese and I want to be healthy and I want to fit into a different, skinnier, style of beauty. Maybe that's not the right way to think for success. Either way, food is amazing and let's cook something great tonight!
What's for dinner, love?
Tonight's menu:
Wednesday is a late work night for me. Colin to the rescue!

Fammie loves tuna night.

The meat of the matter:
Steamed for 5 minutes prior to grilling.
Too many recipes for carrots are sweet. Colin asked for a savory recipe and we decided: lemon pepper. This is what I whipped up: The juice of 2 lemons, 2 Tbsp of crushed black pepper, 1 Tbsp of dry white wine, 3 Tbsp of capers, 1 Tbsp of 1% milk, 1 tsp of corn starch heated over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. For the carrots themselves, I grilled them.

Fumpie won't be left out. Maybe some tuna will fall?
The grilled tuna, seasoned with A1 Dry Rub prior to a quick grill on an electric grill, was accompanied with a mojo. Mojo is the name, or abbreviated name, of several types of sauces, varying in spiciness, that originated in the Canary Islands. (Wikipedia) This mojo was cilantro, a small amount of canned jalapeno, fresh-squeezed lime juice, garlic, and olive oil.

100% will do again.

The bottom line:
Delicious. An amazing recovery from bitter collard greens and a simple salad. Perfect way to get ready for 2 more work days.

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