Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The ABCs of Monday

Sorry it took so long to post the pics, folks!

Anne "Carb Tripper" - Paid us a visit on Monday and brightened our day. As lovely a soul as we both imagined.

Burgers - We all decided on burgers for lunch. No buns of course.

Cheesecake - That's right. We shared a slice of cheesecake. After all, we did eat at The Cheesecake Factory. LC cheesecake with Splenda sweetened whipped cream. Pic to come.

The bonus pic is of some natural (no nitrates) mini pepperoni-pizzas I recently cooked up. I made them using Julian Bakery's Purity Bread. Very tasty and oh so easy to prepare.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Natural Products Expo West

Mad's Seafood Dinner

My Lamb Entree

Hanging with Dr. Michael Murray

No Artificial Sweeteners at the Show!

This is was an action packed weekend in the Wowee Zowee/Healthy Fellow household. We attended the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim - along with about 56,000 other people! We also celebrated our Dad's 76th b-day on Saturday night. It was pretty fantastic! All of it! Above you'll find a visual tour that captures some of the magic.

BTW, I'll post some information about a cool LC giveaway later tonight on HealthyFellow.com. If you're interested in trying Jay Robb's new brown rice protein powder, let me know and I'll send some of to you - as long as our supplies last!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Mad and I celebrated a late Valentine's Day on Friday night at a special spot, Bouchon. It was one of our favorite meals ever! So delicious and the staff were all very attentive and kind. We even spotted a celebrity of sorts, Alex Guarnaschelli of the Food Network (Alex's Day Off, Chopped, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, etc.).

We snapped a few photos along the way - much to the displeasure of some of the other diners. :-0

Marinated Olives

Escargot w/ Pastry Tops Taken Off

Braised Pork Belly w/ Spring Pole Beans & Mustard Vinaigrette

Sauteed Garlic Spinach

Pan-Seared Prime Flatiron

Mad didn't eat the pastry tops that came on the escargot hors-d'oeuvres
pan and I didn't eat the garbanzo beans that accompanied the pork belly. Needless to say, I left the French frites on the plate as well.

As a main course, Mad enjoyed
pan-roasted trout with haricots verts & beurre noisette. She was thrilled with it. I tried a bite and completely understood why - it was ultra-rich, flavorful and velvety smooth.

All-in-all, a very memorable and romantic night. They even gave us an extra special table due to the occasion and being as though it was our first time eating there. What a treat!

PS - I recently reported on a study that examined the relative merits of a low carb Mediterranean diet vs. a traditional Mediterranean diet and a diet advocated by the American Diabetic Association. Here's what the researchers discovered: Low Carb Med Diet Link