Saturday, October 16, 2010

A programming note.

I pretty much drank most of my calories this past summer in the form of white wine.  I did little cooking.  I've decided to change my eating habits in attempt to eat low fat, low'ish calorie food, while avoiding (un)complex carbohydrates.  This is my almost 31-year-old lifelong battle of the belly bulge.  Some of you might think I'm speaking crazy-talk (as we like to politely point out to each other), but I'm an apple; I've got skinny legs, a tiny butt, yet pack all my excess calories in my belly. 

In the future, my posts may look less delicious and a good amount more boring.  However, in effort to keep up MadebyMariko, I'm going to attempt to share my cooking journey in it's weight loss phase.  I hope you stick around. 

The above recipe is from the October 2010 issue of Bon Appetit in their Fast and Fresh section.  The step-by-step recipe can be found here.  The recipe is called "Beef, Shiitake, and Snow Pea Stir-Fry."

I cooked the veg separately from the lean beef (because I wanted to ensure a medium rare of the beef to avoid overcooking and thus tasting dry from the lack of fat in the beef...).  I added broccoli rabe to the recipe for low-calorie, uber-healthy filler.  Hoisin, srichacha, fresh ginger, soy, and small amount of sesame oil flavoured this dish without a lot of fat.

2 comments:

  1. hun- there are plenty o' carb free delights you can now indulge-to-fight -the-bulge, in.

    as an avid crash south beach dieter, literally and literarily, i look forward to your posts and recipes!

    i have grown to love turkey bacon (organic) and spinach omelettes and almond milk up the wazoo- and everything i ever ate on crackers, on cucumbers instead. have you tried spinach, raspberry, flax seed andalmond milk smoothies? YUM.

    psyched. down with carbs!

    carbs=devil

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  2. am stuck to you like glue dollface.

    all round good healthy eats are a recipe for living and loving well past what many wld consider a "good life." can't wait for your new recipes. i think that if we treat our bodies like the temple it was meant to be then things will be good. a little simplistic yes, but i don't believe that one shld ever feel "punished" into eating well. some days are good, some not so good, but u always gotto pick yourself up, even if it's to eat 1 or 2 meals that don't compromise your waistline.

    on carbs, well, not all of 'em are bad. i notice that u are using whole grain products and that's totally necessary to um, pass the poop. fiber is essential. the weight thing is a lifestyle thing. there are no quick fixes, just quick results. congrats on your progress to date! i’m inspired!

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