First official weigh in and Mom's old fashioned recipes

Friday, January 13, 2012

Well... I did something I've never done before. Loose more than a half pound in a week. I lost 4! I knew I was cutting my calorie intake by more than half, only by not drinking Coke, so I decided not to include any exercise. That was a great decision on my part since I was two days on my back with a migraine from caffeine and sugar withdrawal. But I survived. I also took out mom's old recipe book and started cooking old fashion recipes that require little or no ingredients other than meat, carrots and potatoes. I made her Turkey pot pie on Wednesday.... It was so, so, so good. I am just realizing that when you're living in a foreign country where the choice of produce is extremely limited... You have no choice but revisit the old recipes. The way our grand-parents and parents were cooking... A few veggies, a little bit of meat and a little flour and milk then let everything cook on the stove or oven for a while. Funny enough my grocery bill this past week was definitely less than usual. Did I discover something?

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  • RUMOUR101
    I envy you. I'm a nightmare in the kitchen. Maybe you could share some of those basic but yummy recipes so I can give them a try. We're always on the run with 2 active kids in 5 different sports so quick, easy but healthy is something I need to do a better job at keeping in my fridge for reheats and those times when you need something on the fly!

    Good luck with your goals. I'm new here too and I'm looking forward to following people starting out just like me. emoticon
    1843 days ago
    Funny you should say that . . . I was just saying that to a friend the other day that I was going to go back to some of the old recipes. Back then it was clean eating we just didn't know it.
    2228 days ago
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