Archives for: March 2005, 17
Someone wrote and asked what my favorite meal would be. I had fun planning and cooking in my imagination. Here is what I came up with.
When I think of a favorite meal, it starts with red meat. Thinking about leg of lamb or eye of round roast or prime rib makes my mouth water. I order steak when we eat out, but at home I roast meat in the oven, so I have leftovers for several days.
Melissa another blogger once wrote: "I've heard somewhere that since grains don't digest properly, they cause an expansion in your stomach that gives you a false sense of fullness, or over-fullness. I haven't felt that old uncomfortable feeling for a long time, no matter how much I eat. I don't miss it, as I've traded it for a comfortable, sense of satisfaction."
I do miss that feeling! So the second thing I plan into my meal is what beneficial or neutral foods will make me feel full and satisfied. Root vegetables are good for that: baked sweet potatoes, lightly steamed parsnips, and raw carrots with nut butter for instance. Some squash fill me up - butternut and pumpkin to name two. Black beans and adzuki beans are good. A handful of nuts like walnuts or almonds will make a salad more satisfying.
I use lots of olive oil and ghee on my vegetables. Most meals I probably exceed Dr. D's portions, but we Os can handle beneficial fats. Olive oil and ghee make a lot of difference in how food tastes to me. Collard greens alone, I eat because they are good for me. Collard greens coated with oil are very good. Collard greens coated with oil and mixed with grilled onion are downright delicious.
So to finally answer your original question - a really good meal for me would be a slice of roast, romaine salad with shredded carrots and chopped walnuts, broccoli dipped in olive oil and a sweet potato.
Equally good would be a slice of lamb, spinach & raisins cooked in butter, parsnips with maple syrup, and black beans.