Now I'm pretty much convinced that following the anti-sugar, no white flour, no white potato, no white rice, no wheat diet is the way to go. Anything, that is of the vegetable and fruit persuasion = me living far and beyond my wildest dreams. Possibly living long enough to irritate my children while bossing them around giving unsolicited advice regarding grandchildren.
Maybe I have become extremely motivated due to my admitted fear of hearing "You have cancer" again, but this diet change isn't that hard. I make sure I am never hungry, in my opinion this is the only way to follow any specific diet...if you are hungry you will fail. I am eating eggs, small amounts of chicken, plain yogurt, cottage cheese and almonds for protein.
Sadly, I am no accomplished short order cook. The kids have had to sort of shall we say, adapt to the new environmental changes happening in the pantry. There have been some lively discussions about the difference between a democracy and a benevolent dictatorship. Our house being the latter.
Enter Eggplant For Lunch
Today I found a recipe for Baba Ganoush. Just saying it out loud makes me happy. How could anyone not like something called Baba Ganoush? Plus, I had 2 eggplants from my CSA farm share that needed to be eaten.
- 2 large eggplants
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup tahini ( made my own, sesame seeds and olive oil in cuisanart)
- 1/2 teaspoon teriyaki sauce
- 1 clove crushed garlic
- Wash both eggplants, and pierce them with a knife. Place eggplants on a cookie sheet, put them in a 500 degrees F (260 degrees C) preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. After eggplants are baked and cooled, peel the skin off. Put eggplant in a mixing bowl.
- Stir in the lemon juice, salt, olive oil, and plain yogurt. Mix ingredients until smooth. Stir in tahini according to taste. When all ingredients are added, transfer the dip to a serving bowl. Stir in teryiaki sauce and garlic. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
I tasted it and it's delicious. Now the tougher customers were called.
She is now a converted Mediterranean warrior princess. And I am no longer staring at two eggplants wondering what the heck to do with them.