Monday, July 11, 2011

Oooh, yeah.....

     So the title I forgot last week was "moment of death". if it tells you how good it was I forgot I watched it. I did learn that cooling the body during heart attack or stroke does not just reduce brain damage it can also help bring a person back to a higher level on consciousness that without. Hm.
    This week was tough but rewarding. Can I tell you how hard it is to buy at the grocery store? I ate lots of veggies and organic meat. I even found some pasta that was just semolina, salt and water. Other than that I did not eat breads. Most grains that are available have preservatives. Unless you make your own. Just doing this for one week I decided I would rather just go without. Cooking became vital for this week. There are few easy meals unless you just want a bunch or raw veggies. That is fine for some meals, but I really don't care to eat that for all of them.
    On Thursday I had a major meltdown. I was tired from the week and did not want to cook. I had ran out of fruits. I didn't want to cook breakfast. I didn't want to cook something for lunch. So I just ate cereal. Oops. And for lunch I had a salad. Not too bad. Just the dressing threw it off. Oh, and the hot dog. Still...
     What was the result? I guess I fell better. So far I can't really tell about that. However, I have gotten two compliments on my complexion while at work. I figure if it can make my skin look that good in one week, well six days, then what would it do in a month? Si I have decided to keep it up. I will not be so exclusive. I will try to keep all artificials to a minimum.
     So the fourth of July fell during my diet. What did I have? I made ribs, but I had to make my own sauce to keep it "real food". here is a rough recipe. Remember if you try it, do it all to taste.

1 small can of tomato puree
1 box of organic chicken stock (Be sure to check the ingredients)
2 Tbsp non-processed brown sugar
1 Tbsp molasses
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
dash of liquid smoke
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cumin

1. Basically just mix it all together, adding the chicken stock slowly. I got my very thing because I based the ribs often. You can keep it thick if you want.
2. Salt and pepper your ribs.
3. Cover you ribs in the sauce. Cover with tinfoil.
4. Bake for at least 4 hours in a 300 degree oven.
5. For a crispy skin remove the foil and bake another 15 min.

     Besides the ribs I had corn on the cob and mashed potatoes. Most good butter is only made of cream and salt. Watch for yellow food coloring! Then dessert was blueberries. I also ate omelets, organic oatmeal, meatloaf (with organic sugar-free ketchup) and sauteed zucchini and layered bean salad.
     This week is once again food related. it is Las Paletas week. That is a style of Popsicle made of crazy flavors. SO far I have made mango tea pops and Arnold Palmer pops. I am looking at how to do S'mores and coconut. Maybe something spicy. Any suggestions?

1 comment:

Casey said...

What exactly does Arnold Palmer taste like?