Saturday, July 31, 2010

Martha's Vineyard 2010

We just wanted to share a few photos from our recent work trip to Martha's Vineyard. It was a very busy time. But it was sprinkled with quite a lot of beauty and joy along the way. We'll remember it fondly, I suspect.

PS - I almost forgot the most important part ... we both lost a few pounds on the trip! We ate plenty of LC-friendly food (homemade and at restaurants) and enjoyed it immensely. Lots of fresh veggies, great seafood, the occasional glass of organic red wine and a fair share of running around ... literally.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Heads Up - Ceviche Recipe to Come

Healthy Fellow Summer Ceviche

Ladies and Gents,

We just made a delicious, LC-compatible ceviche recipe last night. I'll post the details tomorrow after I put up the full column on Healthy Fellow. Just wanted to get the word out about it. Mad isn't a ceviche fan in the least. But she loved this version. I did too. I hope you will as well if you try it out.

I hope you're all doing well and enjoying your summer so far. We're staying very busy but are otherwise well. Fingers crossed but things may slow down a bit starting next week. That would be a welcome change.

Update: Here's a link to my Summer Ceviche recipe.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Quick Breakfast Post

My current favorite breakfast: organic cottage cheese + all-natural (sugar-free) fruit preserves * and raw, organic walnut halves. Couldn't be easier to throw together. Super nutritious and relatively low-carb. Love the taste and texture. The walnuts give it a granola-type crunch without the empty calories.

* We use the Nature's Hollow brand of xylitol-sweetened fruit preserves. All the flavors rock, IMO.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

I whipped up a new recipe on Saturday. I was inspired to do so after walking down the isles of a local health food store and market earlier in the week. That got me thinking about what I used to eat and that lead me down the "create a better monster" culinary route. And since Mad's out of town at the moment, I had some extra time to go crazy in the kitchen.

Correction: Come to think of it, the true genesis of this recipe probably had more to do with a blog I read recently by a fellow low-carber, October. She mentioned feeling bored with some of her everyday food selections. That + my fond memories of eating blueberry muffins in my younger years = this new recipe.

The actual recipe and directions will be posted tomorrow on the Healthy Fellow site. Did the muffins turn out well? Let me put it this way ... they're all gone. It took all of three days to polish off 10 muffins. No guilt though. The nutritional profile is pretty solid. Plus, I was on a bachelors diet - I ate whatever was left in the house.

Edit: Here's a direct link to the recipe: Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Muffins

I'm going to keep this post short because I'm not certain if anyone's actually reading this. And typing to oneself can't possibly be a very healthy endeavor. After all, it's not quite like keeping a diary.

One last thing though. Starting next Wednesday, I'll post a series of questions and answers featuring Dr. Richard Feinman of the Nutrition and Metabolism Society. He's such a fantastic advocate and resource for anyone interested in low carbohydrate nutrition. I highly recommend following the NMS Twitter feed.