I was just so glad to see my The Fresh Diet buddy outside my door this morning. I had a wonderful time this past weekend ........ and the scale showed it. Now that did NOT make me happy but I just knew that it would be gone as soon as I got my butt back in gear and The Fresh Diet was the way to do it without any stress. They just take all the worry and concern out of the equations. You pick your food - gourmet at that - they create, deliver and you eat. How much easier could that be?
Once again, I came down to make the coffee and bring in my bestest buddy, little green bag. I really will miss this little one.
This morning breakfast was a new entree, Apple Stuffed Honey Wheat French Toast with Blueberries and Strawberry Ricotta Cheese. For whatever reason, my Ricotta Cheese looked a little "watery" in the cup, but a little mixing/folding with a fork and it was just fine again. This was the first time I noticed that but it didn't affect the taste or even the texture when I ate it. The French Toast was really good, although I think they should have put a bit of cinnamon on the apples before "topping" with the other half of the bread and then baking/frying/sauteing ... whatever they did to make it so good AND healthy.
Lunch was so awesome! I had the Classic Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken, Turkey Pastrami, Tomato, Cucumber, Romaine Lettuce and Ranch Dressing. Now the ONLY thing I did to this before putting on a plate (one of those HUGE dinner plates I have) was cut the tomatoes in half, since I hate when you stab them and they squirt all over the place, cut the cucumbers into pieces, since some were a little big and cut the protein (chicken and pastrami) into smaller pieces so that all my fork-fulls would/could have a little of everything. I really enjoyed this salad. I do like Cobb Salads so it was an easy choice - but I've never had Turkey Pastrami before. Since I don't like Turkey Bacon, I was a little concerned ..... but somehow this was perfect. I wonder ... if I had Chef make me Turkey Bacon - would I like it ?
This afternoon, I was "Joe handyman" or would that be "Josephine handywoman"? Anyway, I had picked up a rack to stack wood for my woodstove over the weekend, and today was the day I needed to put it together (8ft long/approx cord wood capacity) and stack some of the wood that we had cut towards the winter cold. I decided that THIS would count as my exercise for the day - I had to move the wood that remained from last year so I could place the rack, then stacked the fresh cut wood. I didn't realize it before, but there had to be as much left over from last year (so now it is well aged) as we had cut and split over the weekend. I bet there is about a cord left to stack - but THAT will be tomorrow's project. Maybe tomorrow I will put up a picture of my accomplishments (which would be almost 2 cords of wood moved and stacked - impressive I think).
For my Hors D'Oeuvre/Snack I decided to have what they noted as dessert .... Pink Poached Pear Filled with Creamy Ricotta Cheese and Honey Roasted Walnuts. I will say I have definitely become a fan of Creamy Ricotta Cheese - I really like this, much more than I thought I did before! The Pear was not overly sweet, and still firm enough that you had to actually bite into it and not just have it fall apart in your mouth. It was just enough to kill the start of afternoon hunger rumblings. I need to figure out how they did this one and what they poached it in.
Dinner was Grilled Chicken Breast with Roasted Tomato Alfredo Sauce with Chipotle Whipped Cauliflower Puree and Grilled Italian Eggplant. Again when I opened the container, it seemed a little "watery", but I "held everything together" and poured out the excess water. I did notice when I plated my meal, that I am back to being "color challenged" with my meal choices. I will have to work on that. That being said, this meal was really very tasty. The chicken was very tender (there HAS to be a trade secret there) and the Cauliflower Puree had just the right amount of "heat". The Eggplant, although tasty, was a little more "mushy" than I have had with other vegetables while eating the fresh diet way, but we won't hold that against this meal.
Dessert today was Sugar-Free Boston Cream Pie. Now I said this before and I'm going to say it again - there is NO WAY that anyone could tell that this was sugar free by just eating this. If I didn't know it was sugar free I never would have guessed. The pastry chef in the NY kitchen could have a home at my home if he/she would cook for my and my family every day.
Oh heck, we would take any of the chef's if they would cook for us -- or teach me how to cook this way everyday! I love to cook, but I have to say, I have never hit a home run like these entrees - consistently - meal after meal for the last almost 2 weeks. I really need for Chef Yos dishes on future recipe project this to come true and have a cookbook/recipe book to be able to work from. I haven't shared my meals with my husband (although I'm sure he would benefit from these) because if he hears "diet" he turns his nose up and frowns, oh and he doesn't do veggies. But I bet if I could do these for him - he would forget about "diet" anything and just enjoy. Shhhh I know, it will be a secret. So please Chef, please .... I could be your guinea pig and see if your project is easy to follow for the "everyday" person. I really need something since I only have 1 day left on my order.
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