The cleaning woman was here and I didn't want to get in her way, so I didn't eat until 1 p.m. (I know, I have a cleaning woman — how spoiled. It's my secret to a happy marriage.) That's OK: It was Saturday, so I could call it brunch. I made a huge meal — perhaps my first complete meal of the project so far. But I had a horrible omelet folding disaster, as you can see. For a prettier omelet, look at this post .
This omelet has kale, garlic, mushrooms, and cheese. There's a side of potatoes and one slice of toast with jam. I haven't eaten butter since I started this project, but maybe I should. It's got omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids , right?
I also had a cup of orange juice and some cantaloupe. Of note: This is about three or four servings of fruit — all MyPyramid.gov would allow me for an entire day! Ridiculous, I say.
I didn't try to eat this slowly. I spent about 22 minutes, but that was still too fast and too much food and my stomach hurt after.
However, this meal served me well. I wasn't hungry for the rest of the day, but I thought I should eat more anyway. I was making dinner and it was taking longer than I'd anticipated (a recurring theme), so I had an apple, just to flout MyPyramid's guidelines. Such a rebel, I know. Time spent eating: 3:10. It was a very small apple.
At last dinner was ready. I wasn't hungry but I had some anyway. This is split-pea soup from my new Easy Beans cookbook, with red potato slices added. It was good but I think Mollie Katzen's Moosewood Cookbook recipe is better. Time spent eating: 8:42. I guess I'm getting a little fed up with eating meditation.
Finally, two chocolates. I learned an unfortunate thing: These don't even need to be defrosted. (Of course not, they are all saturated fat — what was I thinking?) They turned out to be my favorites: orange cream on the right and some sort of unidentifiable purple cream (raspberry? blackberry? grape?) on the left. Time spent eating: 2:49.