A Little Clarification, Baaaa Humbug & More Food

With regards to my “splurge days”, it’s not like I’m on a cholesterol crawl all day. I may have a single donut or, like yesterday, one meal. I usually don’t eat a third meal on a splurge day to try and help cut down on sodium, fats & guilt. On these days it’s a special treat for me but I still feel really guilty anyway.

I try to not feel that way because you have to give yourself a special treat sometimes or you can easily fail at a diet. Still, it’s hard to not feel remorse after a good meal at a good restaurant.

I’ve worked hard to take care of myself better after my triple bypass (coming up on two years!). I have pretty much eliminated fast food from my diet so if I do splurge at least it’s eating real food.


I decided to make my lamb kofta kabobs today. I got the lamb in my mixing bowl and got about halfway through the ingredients list…then tragedy struck. I had used the last of my coriander in something else. I had to stop, put the mixture in the fridge, and head to town for more.

I grabbed what I needed at the store and came back to finish up the lamb mix. It smells pretty good in the bowl! It will rest overnight in the fridge and land on a pita with tzatziki, feta & tomato after a stop on the hibachi tomorrow.

I got some pizza dough out of the freezer and will be firing up the Ooni pizza oven this weekend. I have some chicken to grill up so I may just go absolutely crazy! Just imagine…olive oil on the crust, grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, artichokes, basil and a glass of red wine. Or, maybe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella & basil and a glass of red wine. Maybe, just maybe…sliced vegan meatballs, sauce, mozzarella, basil mushrooms…and a glass of red wine.

That just goes to show you the possibilities with a glass of red wine.

It’s looking like a weekend of cooking outside – my favorite! It’s really going to be nice to get back to cooking more. I’m looking forward to it and the satisfaction it will bring.

Until next time, thank you for checking out my blog.


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