Thursday, May 20, 2010
Today is the beginning to eating right.
Okay my foodie friends.. I have made a commitment to make some positive changes in my life where food is concerned and hopefully lose some WEIGHT... I love to cook, I lets face it I love food.. The first thing I will be doing is to keep a journal of what I am eating.. With the help of my Dr and my husband *He also has made this commitment* We start with a Cleansing plan for two weeks.. I have looked at the recipes for the next two weeks and even though I can alter the menu plan. I have decided to follow it to a T. The recipe for a very good mayonnaise is the first thing I have made. It will be used in place of a higher fat commercial mayonnaise to make favorite traditional foods like Chicken salad, cole slaw, crab salad, deviled eggs, egg salad, potato salad,shrimp salad stuffed tomatoes and tuna salad. All on this meal plan.
1 egg (or egg substitute) I couldn't go there
1 teaspoon Dijon style mustard
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspon salt
1 cup safflower or olive oil..( I chose olive oil)
Place the egg, mustard,vinegar, salt in a blender. With the blender running, add the oil VERY slowly in a steady stream. Blend at high speed until the mixture is incorporated. Careful not to add quickly or it will "break".
You may season it with black or white pepper,onion or garlic powder,dried dill,or paperika.( my choice)'
The chopped leaves of green herbs add a fresh flavorful note. Like basil,lemon tyme,or a mixture of kitchen herbs.
Store in refrigerator.
I used this mayonnaise today in my lunch menu. Lunch menu:
Curried chicken salad with cucumber and an orange. Fruit with every meal and choice of oranges, pears or apples this first two weeks only.
Curried Chicken salad with cucumber
1 Tablespoon "cleansing mayonnaise"
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon minced onion
1Tablespoon chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
salt & pepper to taste
1 cup cubed cooked chicken
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 /2 cup peeled seeded & chopped cucumber
Stir together the mayonnaise,vinegar,onion,parsley,curry powder,salt & pepper in a bowl. Add the chicken,celery and cucumber.. toss well. the salad can be served at once or made a day ahead and kept covered in refrig.overnight.,
With a yummy salad like this I think I will not mind this meal plan and will see great results... Oh yeah I also must drink 8-10 glasses of water a day and the jucie of one lemon.. ( added to the water)... Yeah it means a lot of trips to the bathroom but hey, flushing the toxins out is the first start. Sorry I do not have any pictures of the salad. I forgot and ate before taking a shot.. next time..I encourage you to try the dish.. Keep following as I will add each day's Breakfast, Lunch or dinner... Bon appetite