Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Cooking My Way to Being Skinny
So, I went on this cruise and before I left I was 180 pounds. Now that I'm back, I weighed myself this past Sunday...I'm 342 pounds. I may not be the greatest in math, but that's a whole lotta weight I've put on in just a week. So, we've gotta do some work to get back to 180 pounds.
Besides, folks have been asking for healthy recipes and such - well, here's one. It's so easy - there's not really a recipe.
What is it?
Well, it's a quick salad made from brussel sprouts (my favorite veggie), match stick carrots, and orzo all tossed in a lemon vinaigrette. I also pan seared a bit of tilapia and seasoned it with lemon zest, salt, and pepper! Great meal - and I'm sure it's gotta be super low in calories and stuff, right?
Here's the only recipe you'll need - the lemon vinaigrette.
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 cup of really good olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
Just combine all the ingredients...and voila - vinaigrette's done. How simple was that?
Enjoy the pics!
This is how it started. Look at how gigantic those lemons are!
What's one of the first things we learn about blanching veggies and cooking pasta? SHOCKINGLY salty water does the trick!
The tilapia is just hanging out getting seasoned!
Have I ever told you how big these lemons are?
I squeezed one lemon and got all this juice!
Mincing garlic for the vinagrette!
The tablespoon of dijon is soooo necessary.
Don't forget to add salt and pepper.
I just tossed in the vinagrette with orzo, shredded carrots, and blanched brussel sprouts.
Posted by Darius T. Williams at 7:31 PM