Monday, January 18, 2010

A Wee Bit of Food Porn

Reader Jamie likes to know what I'm eating so I've made an effort to photograph more of my meals. I'm going to start taking long shots as well as close ups to give a better idea of portion size. These photos look like I'm eating gigantic piles of food when it's really just an extreme macro-close up of slightly more than the recommended serving size according to the recipe. As always, click on the photo for more detail.



Southeast Asian Fried Rice from Cooking Light.

This was Saturday evening's make your own take out meal. There is no way I'm spending money, calories and sodium on Chinese take-away, not this soon after the holidays anyway. Rob and I made this dish together. Lots of steps but it wasn't hard, prepping everything before we started cooking helped. Definitely worth the effort, quite delicious and authentic tasting but without the dry mouth and indigestion that almost always accompanies a take-away.




This chili was so good and so hot, just the way we like it. I added two cans of beans to up the fiber and stretch the recipe a little. I used two huge jalapenos as well as my own seasoning blend instead of what the recipe called for. I don't like cumin in my chili so I used smoked chipotle powder, hot chili powder, cayenne pepper, dry mustard and a blob of Trader Joe's barbecue sauce. The white mound is a heaping tablespoon of 0% Greek yogurt, which is my go to instead of sour cream. Don't forget the lime and cilantro!



Another winner! This is a must try. I cooked it a bit longer than the recipe states because I like my chickpeas very tender and also used Patak's mild curry paste instead of curry powder which is so boring. I served this with steamed broccoli and warm naan bread instead of rice. Rob and I split one large naan (which is two servings per piece.) I get 1/3 and he gets the rest. I have an unholy love for naan bread and could eat piles of it and tend to do so if we're at a curry house. But when we're at home, using portion control allows me to enjoy one of my favorite things without feeling too full and bloated from over doing.

So that's what I've been eating. Tonight is going to be cod fish with a mango, arugula and pickled red onion salad. Have you been trying new recipes to keep your nutritious and delicious eating plan interesting?

1 comment:

  1. i LOVE this! honestly.. this might sound horrible but i've never tried chickpeas.. so i have no idea how to cook or prepare them. i'm not even sure what they are. health blogs have all these foods i've never had and have no idea how to prepare! i love trying ur recipes though!!!

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