Monday, August 9, 2010

Recipe For Disaster

First of all, I was updating my sidebar weigh-ins and went to record my last two official weights. When I was doing that I realized that I somehow missed out on putting in my weigh-in from July 24th. So I was comparing week 51’s weight to week 49’s, and not week 50 as I should have been. This means that I was actually up almost a pound and a half before I went away on my trip, not quite at the perfectly even keel as I had thought I was. I’m sure nobody but me cares, but I like keeping really accurate records, so I felt the need to note this.

I also thought that it might be worth recording the recipes for a couple of the items that were on my aforementioned dinner menu this evening. They are super easy and undoubtedly simply to alter according to personal tastes and available ingredients. I was just happy that they turned out considering I created the recipes myself!

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

1/8 cup olive oil
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 apples

Peel, core, and dice the apples (I used fresh, garden apples today). Puree everything in a blender until smooth – mixture remains very thick. Makes approximately 1 cup.

I really, really enjoyed this as it was although my husband said that the flavour was a little bit strong. Next time I might double the amount of olive oil to thin out the vinaigrette while neutralizing the taste just a little.

Fresh Fruit Sorbet

5 small garden pears (or 1 of the grocery store variety)
1 apple
1 cup blackberries
1 cup blueberries
1/4 cup strawberries
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 trays ice cubes
1 cup water

Peel, core, and dice the pears and apple. Mix all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass container (I used a loaf pan) and place in the freezer for at least two hours.

Everything was fresh when I made this today except for the blueberries which were frozen (though still procured from a friend’s garden). It didn’t quite have the flavour burst I was hoping for so next time I will probably try adding cherries. I might also attempt to strain it prior to freezing if I was planning on serving it to guests since there were still quite a few seeds remaining after pureeing everything. It did not bother me, but it might annoy someone with a more sensitive palate.

*EDIT: I have discovered that if you leave the leftovers in the freezer over night that you are left with a solid block of fruity ice; consider yourselves warned!*

- 6 glasses of water
- 2 slices whole wheat toast with light peanut butter and light strawberry jam
- 1 cranberry almond multi-grain bar
- 2 no sugar added oatmeal cookies
- 1/2 cup salted peanuts
- 2 wraps on soft tortilla shells with canned ham, cheese, dried cranberries, garden lettuce, garden green onion, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 1/2 small glass diet cola
- 2 licks of homemade apple cider vinaigrette
- 3 licks of unfrozen homemade fruit sorbet
- 1 lick of brownie batter
- 1 glass white wine
- 3 homemade chive and cheese biscuits with butter
- 1 cup garden salad with lettuce, mint, chives, tomato, diced pear, and homemade apple cider vinaigrette
- 1 shake-and-bake chicken breast
- 1 tiny glass of hazelnut liqueur
- 2 pieces of brownie with 2 cups homemade fruit sorbet
- 20 whole wheat crackers with cream cheese and red pepper jelly
- 1 sip of pear liqueur
- 1 sip of Amaretto
- 1 sip of melon liqueur
- 1 sip of Grand Marnier

- 10 squats


  1. I with you on the accuracy thing. Bugs me when I'm off somewhere! Keep on going!!! You can do this!! Hugs!

  2. Do you post your eats for the day before you eat it or at the end of the day?

  3. Love the sorbet recipe. I will try it. Michele

  4. :)

    I Said So, I post what I have eaten throughout the day. From the time I wake up until the time I go to bed is my 'day' and I record the food and exercise for each one on here just before I go to sleep.

    Michele, be warned: don't leave it in the freezer for too long or it turns into a solid block of fruity ice!