Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Are You a Big Loser?

By Deb

My husband and I were browsing in our favorite bookstore when I stumbled across another cookbook (for the record we have about 70 cookbooks, but who's counting). I had to have it. I spent the next three weeks cooking almost exclusively from it. Mainly because every single recipe was to-die-for scrumptious. The second reason was because it promised I'd lose weight.

My husband was in heaven. I made him breakfast, something he rarely got from me. I sent him to work with a lunch bag (unheard of on my part, but well received on his), and at night he could look forward to a wonderfully prepared dinner.

I can't recommend it enough. Buy this book. Cook from this book.We are never hungry. All the recipes are low in salt, but you'd never know it.

Here's a healthy snack from the book. Serve it with celery sticks or make deviled eggs with it.

Creamy Hummus

3 cups of cooked chickpeas (approx 30 oz.)
1/2 cup warm water (may need a little more)
3 T. lime juice
1 T. tahini (I didn't have this, left it out, and still yummy)
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 T. minced garlic
1 tsp. salt
2+ T cilantro

Mix all but the cilantro in a blender until creamy. Stir in the cilantro.
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NOTE: It appears from early comments that we have anti-hummus readers in the audience (gasp!),so here's another simple recipe from the book: Dessert - any flavor frozen yogurt with blackberries on top.  Now, back to the story.
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So I cooked and walked a mile or two almost every day and practiced yoga.

Meanwhile, my husband sat at the computer, playing games and eating.

Who do you think was the biggest loser?  growl, snarl, show teeth.
I lost......four pounds.
He lost....twelve.

What's the story with that? Life really isn't fair.

BTW, he looks really hot!