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Finally! I've lost the 3 pounds I put on after vacation. Sleeping through meals with jetlag, then snacking when I was awake didn't equate to eating right, especially with the plethora of gluten-free (but not O-nonnie friendly) snacks I now keep around for my son. I think I've learned my lesson.
I've been using eDiets lately too, like Cheryl. It's not non-secretor friendly, as it's based on Eat Right and Cook Right, so I have to tweak the recipes a bit. I'm also not accustomed to cooking so much or buying so many groceries. It is nice to have the planning done for me, but follow-through is something I'm learning. It's also nice to be able to shop for a week's worth of groceries at once...well, in theory, in actuality, I have to go to 3 different stores to find everything. Next week should be better since I now know what is NOT available here, like many types of fish. Pity, the recipes sounded good. I'm stuck with frozen fish: wild salmon, wild cod, and the usual shrimp, scallops and halibut. That's pretty much it. Oh, if I look hard enough, I can find tuna steaks, catfish and red snapper. I'm reticent to try catfish, because I've only had it really fresh in New Orleans, and I think frozen will be a letdown (nonnies only, on the catfish there, check typebase). I'm reticent to try red snapper, because I didn't even like that in New Orleans. May just have not been cooked right, but it tasted kind of tinny. Speaking of tinny, I can get canned fish, and I do make good use of it. Today I had a salmon salad with canned salmon, olive oil, lemon juice, green onions, and watercress. I added grapes since the menu said to eat it with some sort of flatbread I can't have. It was quite tasty.
Another recipe I liked is Curried Ginger Carrot Soup. I think it's in cook right, though I'd never tried it before. Very smooth and creamy. Nonnies can add a little fresh nutmeg to top it off. Mmmmm. Sure has some fiber benefits too
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