For a bit of fun and motivation, I've joined "Dieting with Blogger Babes" that Sharon from Red Geranium Cottage has started. Stephen and I have both made the decision to get back on track when it comes to weight and health. Stephen managed to keep his weight gain to a minimum, myself, let's not go there. But..... I am determined.
Stephen and I are following the South Beach Diet. Simple is best for me! I was never one to keep tads on my points and what not. The first two (2) weeks is a detox program whereby you cleanse your body of carbs and sugar. This means no pasta, bread, alcohol, fruits and any type of refine sugar or processed foods. What I like about this program is that you're not hungry all the time and it's easy to follow.
Last night we had baked Cajun spiced salmon with roasted Brussels Sprouts and cauliflower with lemon and garlic. The recipe is an adaption of the original recipe roasted broccoli and cauliflower with lemon and garlic found in the December 2008 issue of Everyday Food. I love that magazine!
I'm borrowing the picture from the Everyday Food site since I've neglected to take a picture of what Stephen prepared last night. Yes, Stephen is the cook in the family. Just pretend the broccoli are Brussels Sprouts! lol
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and cauliflower with lemon and garlic
1 pound of Brussels Sprouts halved
1/2 head of cauliflower broken into florets
3 tbsp of Olive oil
3-4 garlic cloves (to taste) - thinly sliced
3/4 of a lemon thinly sliced
salt & pepper
Preheat the over 475F - place vegetables, lemon and oil on a cookie sheet - toss - season. Roast until brown and tender approx 25 to 30 minutes. Toss vegetables mid way.
If you do a search on the Everyday Food site you will have the original recipe with "per serving" data. It's a great magazine and I invite you to check it out. Lots of wonderful easy to make recipes.
As for a picture of myself, no I'm not brave enough. Besides, you all know what I look like.
Thanks for stopping by! You have yourself a great day!