Saturday, December 20, 2008

День 2$9$

New England diver sea scallops, roasted garlic confit, basil citrus aioli

Brussles sprouts, shallots, applewood smoked bacon

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

11:00 am

+ 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!)

1:30 pm

+ 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)

4:30 pm

+ 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

12:00 am

+ homemade vegetable soup - (homemade ultra-fatty chicken broth and broccoli, blended together into a smooth consistency)

More to come ... I hope!


NewVision said...

Hey Congratulations Harry!!!!

That is great news. Looking forward to it. Do you know when it going to happen?? Please let us know.

Thanks for sharing. Great news indeed!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go! I can't believe you're going to be a podstar! I can't wait to listen!

Harry said...

Thanks so much, NewVision and Sadekat! :)

We're scheduled to tape the show on January 12th. I'm not sure when it will be posted.

I'll certainly share any new information as I find out about it.

Thanks for being so supportive. :)

Hi, I'm Oct. This is my record of LowCarb-induced weight loss. said...

I'll be looking for your podcast with Jimmy, that is exciting. The food photos are awesome, it is inspiring to see what fantastic, flavorful things can be done with this WOE. Thank you so much for sharing!

bayoubabe said...

Congrats Harry !! I was hoping that Jimmy would interview SOMEONE from this Low Carb Blog World that HE RECOMMENDED WE DO :))

Now if you hear it on the spy that he 's a needing a FEMALE to interview, just toss him this way, My schedule is WIDE OPEN lol ;)

Cheers, Bayouababe

Harry said...

Thanks, October and Bayoubabe!

Lora said...

Congratulations, Harry!

Wowee Zowee indeed!