Fanny Bay oysters with onion mignonette and spicy red pepper sauce
steamed blue mussels, duck sausage, piquillio peppers, pistachio parsley pesto
Bohan Dillon Pinot Noir
Today is my brother-in-law's birthday. He's a wonderful guy and we're going to take him and as his wife out for dinner. There's a new Scandinavian restaurant that we'll be trying out. I do believe that'll be a first for me. I'll report back with pictures later.
----------- update: The birthday dinner was sensational. The food was delicious. The company couldn't have been better.
I ate a lot. But my food choices were pretty LC. I didn't eat any off program foods. At the same time, I felt as though I was having a feast. Lots of variety and no feeling of deprivation. -----------
I just found out some really exciting news. Really, really, really exciting news! It looks like I'm going to be a guest on Jimmy Moore's podcast show! Are you shocked? I am!
It turns out that my LC buddy Vadim expressed his desire for Jimmy to have me on as a guest. He must have made a heck of a pitch because I e-mailed Jimmy about it and to make a long story short ... it appears that it's going to happen! I just can't believe it!
How in the world did you manage this Vadim? :) Thanks a lot, Mr. V. What a fantastic opportunity. And, it certainly wouldn't have happened without your support, encouragement and advocacy!
At first, I panicked and thought, "What in the world am I going to talk about?" But after discussing it over with my wife and thinking it through, I decided that I'd like to give it a shot. I think we all have something of value to share and I've got some specific things that I'd like to talk to Jimmy about. I even have a few surprises in store for anyone who cares to listen.
Please wish me well, my LC friends. I'm stepping out into the great unknown!
Saturday - December 20, 2008
+ one cup of "choco-coffee" - (two tablespoons of pure cocoa powder, one teaspoon of instant coffee, one packet of stevia + FOS and one packet of Also Salt)
+ one tablespoon of coconut oil - (by the spoon!)
+ a few ounces of leftover homemade chuck roast
+ homemade vegetable soup - (leftover ultra-fatty beef broth and asparagus spears ... blended into a creamy consistency via an immersion blender)
+ a vanilla whey protein shake - (two scoops of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 2 oz of heavy cream, 2 oz of half-and-half, one packet of stevia + FOS and one packet of Also Salt)
7:00 pm(pictured above)
+ shared appetizers - (steamed mussels with roasted peppers and duck sausage + fresh oysters)
+ shared main courses - (plank-salmon with cream sauce + a grilled scallop + a side of baby Brussels sprouts with apple-smoked bacon)
+ a few slices of aged cow and goat cheese for dessert
+ a large glass of Pinot Noir
+ homemade vegetable soup - (homemade ultra-fatty chicken broth and broccoli, blended together into a smooth consistency)