Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mad's Latest Adventure

Mad traveled to New York this past week due to a death in the family. Upon her arrival, one of the worst snow storms in recent history came to town.

The good news? Maddy was able to traverse the treacherous landscape safely and remain true to her LC lifestyle even while going through a stressful and emotionally devastating time.

In other news, I recently posted an LC recipe that we've both been enjoying very much: Almond Pancakes. There are a couple of other LC creations and finds that we're currently working on as well. More on those as we work out all the kinks.

As for myself, I continue to stay on my own LC path - maintaining my weight and enjoying a rather diverse and nutritious diet. No significant stumbles to speak of ...

One final note: Maddy and I have been meditating lately - two sessions of about 15 minutes each per day, one in the morning and one at night. It's really helping us to feel more serene and in control - regardless of the circumstances.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

B-Day/Valentine's Dinner

Grilled Octopus with Olive and Tomatoes

Veal with Tuna & Caper Sauce (and Watercress)

Rosemary-Infused Scallops

Spicy Broccolini

Barolo Braised Short Rib

It was a lovely and memorable night indeed. We ate at an Italian restaurant called Cecconi's. The meal was outrageous! Seriously some of the most delicious octopus and short rib we've ever eaten. The scallops were right up there too. Mad had a spicy Bloody Mary to drink and I had a glass of Syrah. It doesn't get much better than this ...

Photographing Paris

Turkey Tour

Lost in Turkey

Turkish Traffic

Snappin' Paparazzi

Another Year Gone By

Temptation - Paris Style

There's Power in Resisting Temptation

Lamb Shank, Marinated Mushrooms and Vegggies

Grilled Prawn Salad

Mad's recent trip turned out quite different than expected. The time in Turkey was abbreviated and Mad ended up spending a day in Paris instead. Crazy!

The best news that I have to share is that Mad has officially crossed the 20 lbs lost mark! She stuck to her program 100% while away - including the formidable temptations that Paris has to offer. You'll get the picture (literally) when I post the photographs! :-)

My b-day is on Monday. So, tonight we'll be going out on a joint celebration - part birthday and part Valentine's Day. We'll make sure to bring the camera and document the deliciousness!