November 05, 2006

easy and good

This is an old post that has only just now gotten a photo or two to go with it:

Three things that have sprung from the sporadic bits of time I've had for cookery:

red cabbage braised in the pork-chop frying pan with onion, apple, caraway seeds, a teaspoon of butter, and a bit of water... freaking fantastic, really, with the pork chop and some pureed rutabaga with salt, pepper & nutmeg.

chiles relleños: smallish poblano peppers, slit & seeded, sprayed with olive oil and stuffed with a mix of sauteed onion & red pepper, cottage cheese, a bit of hot sauce, and raw egg, then baked at 500F for half an hour. The filling did run out a bit and burn on the pan, but once out of the pan and onto the plate they were just lovely little things, and tasted great.

a frittata of caramelized onions, sauteed red chard, and slices of cooked yukon gold potatoes, topped with a good bit of grated parmesan. Good for breakfasts, dinners, or drunken latenight ramblings through the fridge.

I have been trying to cut the starch & sugar from my diet, particularly the wheat flour, and it does seem to make a pretty big difference. I *feel* smaller, even if I can't possibly have lost any weight, and I suspect that's just bloat disappearing due to the wheat being gone. I will still eat the stuff -- I've been out with friends several times this week and have had some lovely hamburgers and pizza -- but I am trying to keep it out of my home cooking in a last ditch attempt to grow smaller without having to eat utter crap. And I think it's rather good really, since I adore vegetables and fruits, and can supplement with small bits of potato and corn tortilla and brown rice, and not be hungry OR sad.

Posted by foodnerd at November 5, 2006 12:28 PM
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