Saturday, August 23, 2008

Recipe: Low-carb chicken curry with cauliflower "rice"

I made a very nice low-carb chicken curry tonight! I'm not a huge fan of curry, but I do enjoy it from time to time. I made a double batch and froze the leftovers. The serving sizes are quite tiny, so I increased them a bit. What's a hungry boy to do? I got six servings instead of eight out of the double batch.

I strongly recommend making the cauliflower rice. This was the first time I'd attempted it and it turned out really nice! Quite tasty! I used a packet of chicken bouillon instead of an "organic" bouillon cube. I'll definitely be making it again to go with other dishes.

You'll see in the recipe that you can use either yogurt or pureed cottage cheese. I used pureed 2% cottage cheese. I also omitted the optional cayenne pepper. It was spicy as it was, but if you like spicier, the cayenne pepper would have definitely increased the heat!

The texture of the curry part of the dish was OK, but I found that the large amount of spice caused it to be a bit gritty. The texture of the cauliflower helped to tone down the grittiness, that's why it's best to have it with the cauliflower.

I quite liked it and will make it again, but this batch will probably last me several months since it's not something that I eat very often.

And yes, it does definitely smell up the house!

Click here for the recipe, which can be found at the amazing Healthy Indulgences blog that's chock full of gluten-free, sugar-free, low-carb, all-natural recipes.

Click on the photo for a larger version. (I'm not an expert at food presentation, so please forgive the amateurishness. It's garnished with (a bit too much) cilantro (also called "coriander").

Monday, August 18, 2008

Week #61: Up 1 lb for a total of -104 lb

OK, this stall is getting on my nerves. Up one, down one. Up two, down two. When I get my butt in gear and start walking, it should kickstart things!

Regardless, I even more determined than ever. I will never give up... ever!

Meanwhile, I'm going to continue seeking ways to weed out things that may be sabotaging my weightloss. My next experiment is the coleslaw that I always have in the refrigerator. Despite being low-carb, it's chock-full of calories with the mayor and heavy cream that I use to make it. Since I eat that stuff (the coleslaw) like crazy, it is time to cut it off for a month and see how things go. I'll switch to salad after this current batch of coleslaw is eaten.

Will this help? I hope so!

In the meantime, I will continue low-carbing and am loving my changing body and newfound attitude toward food. I'm quite proud of myself!

I'm loving this and loving the inspiration that people tell me they are getting from my journey. I really appreciate the positive feedback.

If I can do it, so can you! If you believe you can do it, you can... and you will.

I know I can do it... and I'm doing it!

No excuses!