lbsgoner's Journal, 08 January 2013

One of the rewards of switching over to this low-carb WOE is I am encouraging myself to try totally new things. Not old things in new ways, totally new. To that end, yesterday I was out with my latina friend and we stopped in a tienda for me to get some fresh chicharrones. I bought some crema, which is a latino version of sour cream. Actually there are Salvadoran, Mexican and more variations, but one at at time, eh? Crema is just tastier than sour cream, it has a different mouth feel and is less 'sour'. The new thing I bought was fresh cactus leaves (paddles), known as nopales. I have seen them in jars and cans but didn't know what they were. Adriana pulled up some images of dishes made with the fresh ones on her Iphone, gave me a few pro-tips and I was good to go.
Last night I washed one, heated a heavy skillet and pan grilled it. I topped it with leftover chicken and creamed cremini mushrooms and a flourished swirl of crema. Muy deliciosa!
This morning I took another paddle and cut it in strips, parboiled it for 18 minutes and then added to an egg, sausage and parmesan skillet scramble. It added just that je ne sais veggie touch (lol, mixing my cultures here).
I have added something new to my vegetable choices. Score!

Diet Calendar Entry for 08 January 2013:
1459 kcal Fat: 105.65g | Prot: 101.44g | Carb: 29.46g.   Breakfast: egg, unsalted stick butter, turkey sausage hearty crumbles, cod liver oil, Nopales, parmesan cheese. Lunch: Provolone Cheese, Roasted Broiled or Baked Chicken, Smothered Cabbage II. Dinner: sweet onion, 50/50 Blend Baby Spinach & Spring Mix, portobello mushroom, london broil steak, blue cheese dressing, trader joe's caesar dressing, grape tomatoes, trader joe's manzanilla olvies, blue cheese crumbles. more...
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That sounds great...makes me want to try it...if I get brave enough...LOL 
08 Jan 13 by member: jaime30024
Sounds like you picked up a new dish.. I'm with Jaime it sounds good, definitely have to get the courage up for that one.. lol lol.. ;)  
08 Jan 13 by member: BBD5

     
 

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