Diet Schmiet

Cauliflower Goodness

June 28, 2017

Healthy meals are pretty easy to make, albeit sometimes boring if the lean protein and vegetables drizzled with olive oil combo shows up too often on the plate. I love variety, and I love things that satisfy the need for creaminess and cheesiness and even crunchiness, but I don’t love the calories that come from […]

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Milk Street Magazine had an interesting recipe in their May-June issue: Caramelized Pork with Orange and Sage, an Argentinean take on pork tenderloin. It sounded delicious, and was pretty healthy with the exception of a whole bunch of turbinado sugar. I wondered if I could lighten it up. Replacing sugar can be tricky – some […]


I subscribe to a few food blogs, some send a conglomeration of the week’s recipes, some branch out to include restaurants and food fads, and I usually find something that catches my eye. This new trend that’s part of a “paleo” diet is intriguing. I love starch. Pasta, rice, potatoes; it’s all good but it’s […]


The smell of something wonderful simmering on the stove is a respite from the cold weather and snow. Even before we eat it we feel warmer inside, just knowing it’s there. Pasta with a hearty Bolognese sauce is not typically a Weight Watchers™ sanctioned meal, at least not the kind done the regular way with beef […]


Under the Wire, Again

February 19, 2016

As a lifetime Weight Watcher member I am entitled to attend meetings without paying as long as I stay no more than 2 pounds over my goal weight. It never ceases to amaze me how that number can sneak up on me in what seems like overnight, though, actually, it was January 30th and I […]

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Eating well and eating right are all about good choices, but I found myself in a rut eating the same old egg white/Eggbeaters™ omelets and I wanted something special that wasn’t going to break the bank from a calorie (or Weight Watchers™ points) perspective. So I came up with a just slightly decadent and tasty […]

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Six Geese A Making Cookies

December 17, 2015

Melissa had a cookie making party. Unlike a cookie swap, we all got together to actually make the cookies. And candy. There were critical failures and smashing successes. And that was before Sharyn pulled out the bourbon for the bourbon balls. So all in all, it could have been much worse. The bourbon balls Sharyn […]


Saved by the Gazpacho

July 27, 2015

Summer is hard on my diet. I equate things like boating and cookouts to opportunities to eat and to drink adult beverages. Actually, my life is one big opportunity to eat and to drink adult beverages. I have the added advantage of owning a Vitamix. Instead of hauling out the food processor with its many […]


The Journey Continues

May 28, 2015

I last checked in with everyone about my weight loss journey in February just before we left for Mexico. At that point I was 7 pounds away from my goal weight, which is an arbitrary number for me – it’s the top end of the Weight Watchers scale for my height and allows me to […]


I have previously admitted that fish is my friend and I need to eat more of it. And that lo-cal fish recipes can be beyond boring. With a winter like the one we’re having soups and stews are all the more appealing, so how about a simple and different take on bouillabaisse that combines the […]