I won't insult Indian cooking my claiming to cook Indian food. I cook up Americanized versions of things with curry powder, and I have few (read "zero") takers in the DF to enjoy my spicy delights with me. So with Friday traditionally being Pizza Night, I had the perfect moment to strike - they could chew on crust and I could generally baste myself in SB-friendly curry sauces. There was also DD's indoor soccer game to contend with, so I think I ended up eating close to 8:00. It was worth it.
I had a nearly identical lunch to last Friday and experienced none of the wild afternoon hunger I did then. The change up was ranch dressing on the side and mixed veggies instead of the stewed tomatoes. A little extra sugar in P1 can really throw me off. That, or it's just one of the vagaries of weight loss.
I've been forgetting to add Canadian bacon to my previous breakfast postings; two slices have been in my scrambled eggs all week.
B: Two eggs scrambled with scallions, Canadian bacon, and past-its-prime cilantro; refried black beans; 1% milk
L: Chicken broth (soup minus pasta); salad with ranch; grilled sirloin patty with onions; steamed carrots/broccoli/green squash; diet coke
S: String Cheese
D: Curried chicken; curried spinach; 1% milk
S: Babybel and probably some wine. Sssssh. We never had this conversation.
So dinner was something like this recipe http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/indian-ch ... etail.aspx
. I removed the sugar entirely and the lack of sweetness really was a missing element; I skipped the tomato paste (spaced it) and used lite coconut milk and low fat yogurt. If that seems like a lot of fat, there was no rice or anything to sop up the sauce, so I really won't eat it all.
The vegetable, however, was a classic in a recipe coming off the rails. I started with this idea http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/absolutel ... etail.aspx
, but so thoroughly deconstructed what was on paper that I don't have time to document it here. Let's just say I used frozen spinach per one of the comments, but the consistency was all wrong and I had to start winging it. It was like an episode of Chopped
except for the lack of competitors/a panel of celebrity chefs to sneer at me. I ended up with some really tasty spinach that was dressed up in a cheap Palak Paneer costume it bought at the mall. Or something.
All told, dinner was probably a little high in dairy fats, but I wanted and got bold flavors; I skipped on pizza again; and I've had nary a leaf of lettuce at the dinner table since day 2 of P1! Woot!
Lots of good football to watch this weekend, so I'm off to mealplan some SB party food.
"When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean."
-- Linji Yixuan
Starting Weight: 225 lbs
Current Weight: 205 lbs
1st Goal Weight: 200 lbs