Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Dinner was great because we ate flounder, we also ate Kale, cabbage and onions all mixed together and DH and I love it.
You might remember me asking about Kale I had some very good suggestions. I was looking through Chef Megs recipes and one was Massaged Kale, I thought this sounded crazy. I read it, I can honestly say I did not complete That recipe but the interesting thing was, I decided to massage that Kale.
I washed it well in very warm water, I removed the greens from the stems. Shook it and patted it dry. It was still a little warm. I poured some olive oil in my hands and I literally massaged the kale. It seemed to become limp -that surprised me. I very confidently put it is the microwave for a minute and it went limp. I was cooking Onions, Cabbage and kale all mixed together. We ate it earlier this week and we both liked it. I cooked it very little water on medium heat and I came out perfect. I sprinkled it with Rice wine vinegar and we ate a good size serving of tender greens. Both batches were from the same purchase so I will get more to make sure that bunch was not just a fluke.
I roasted carrots in the microwave just sprayed them with Olive Oil and they were so sweet.
Dinner with the calico greens and BRIGHT orange carrots looked great next to the flounder, DH wanted his go to desert . Bananas baked in the microwave with 16 chocolate chips. A little of the chocolate melted and ran on to the plate and he said you do realise now I must lick the plate. I did not watch, he always clears his plate so I will never know I do suspect he did though.
That is a 2 minute desert HOT BANANAS WITH GHIRARDELLI CACAO CHIPS MELTED ON TOP.
I made myself a banana FLAPJACK and I had 4 Cacao chips on top I spread it around and it was like eating about 6 cookies but with the calories of a single one with sugar in. I buy the smallest bananas. I can find. Sometimes I just use half it is so good in my book.
IMPORTANT NEWS I had a NON FASTING LIPID PROFILE the Dr said it made very little difference so I asked about it and I got feedback which helped me to insist I wanted a fasting test done this time and every time. here are those results. Triglycerides were the issue I was given a prescription and I did not use it because I wanted to get a better baseline FASTING.
Now I will not need the triglyceride medication I hope.
LIPID PROFILE NON FASTING
TRIGLYCERIDES------253----- FASTING --161
HDL--------------------- 45----- FASTING---44
I hope the numbers stay in line HUGS Pat in Maine