Have you seen the movie Julie and Julia? Or read the book? Julie Powell became an internet celebrity with her 2004 blog recording her yearlong adventure cooking every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I am taking on a similar challenge, only I am blogging my way through a very healthy cookbook! And I will learn to master the art of healthy cooking! The book is called Eat For Health by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D. I will cook every recipe start to finish in four weeks just as they are laid out in the book. I will write about the recipes, show you pictures, and tell you how my SAD (Standard American Diet) eating, carnivorous husband likes them too. (See archives below.) He is behind me 100%!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Day 7/ Phase 1/ Week 1

So...the other day Haze said to me, "Wow, you are looking extra skinny!" and I said to him (trying to be nice) "Your face is looking slimmer!" (it really is) and he said, "OH GREAT, I've lost face weight! Now I can tell all my friends I've lost 10 pounds of ugly face weight!" We laughed and laughed! Ok, mostly I laughed!! But seriously after only 7 days I can feel a difference in myself (I did not weigh myself yet), and Haze truly is looking slimmer. Not just his face!! he he he !! So here is what we had on the last day of Phase 1...

No recipe so again it was a delicious fruit shake and oatmeal

Mixed Green Salad
Marian's Tofu Chili
This was very good! This time however, we both said that it needed salt! ha ha. I think we are both just used to really salty chili. But we had brown rice with it and it was warm and filling. We were both starving--we got home late for lunch so it was really perfect! We gave this a "B"

Artichokes with Dipping Sauce
Steak and Roasted Veggie Salad
Balsamic Vinaigrette
This was a solid "A" meal. Really yummy! I did not have the steak but the roasted veggies were fabulous. I love roasted vegetables, and this was a combination I am not used to and so it was really extra speical tasting. It had fennel in it--which I had never had before. Really great!! The artichokes were yummy too with the dipping sauce. Great combo!

Berries with Macadamia Whipped Cream
Wow--this was fabulous. The Whipped Cream was made with just macadamia nuts, dates, and soy milk (whipped up in the Vita Mix). It was thick and creamy--a perfect topping for mixed berries. Really exotic! Solid "A"!!


Anonymous said...

The whipped cream recipe sounds fabulous. Pacer has checked on the book at Amazon so he may be getting interested. And Kaye wants to receive your blog so she transfered your address to her computer!!! She said she was going to make the Taco sauce for her husband for Christmas.

Greg said...

"Needs salt" is a common feeling when you first start eating the healthy foods Dr. Fuhrman recommends. Especially when your eating foods that you used to, but in a different way.

I can tell you from experience that this doesn't last. Processed foods have such huge quantities of sodium, that our tastes adapt to the salt, sugar, and fat. Once you stop eating junk, your taste buds change and soon everything with salt is too salty!

Now, I can actually taste the natural sodium in vegetables. I used to have to add salt to tomatoes... now when a restaurant salts my food for me, I'm so disappointed by the lost flavor that I don't go back.