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Zucchini “Ravioli”

In an effort to curtail my carb intake, I have resorted to substituting veggies for pasta.  While this process insults my senses, this one is pretty good and easy to follow.  For those of you dining with a carnivore, add a protein such as chicken meatballs, grilled Italian sausage patties or grilled/boiled shrimp. What you need: 2-3 good sized zucchini 1 garlic clove, minced 1 container ricotta 1 large egg (optional) grated fresh pecorino Fresh basil torn into shreds Tomato sauce,…

The Diet Saga Continues.

Thursday night, I went to the nutritionist.  It's like sitting before judge, jury and executioner. Instead of a guillotine, it's a scale. "How have you been doing with the food plan?" she so calmly asks. I reply, " It's great!" (she is not buying it) After a few pleasantries, she says, "OK let's just see what the scale says." I am sweating.  I know I am up 1.6 pounds.  She weighs me with a 'hmm'.  "Humidity can do this", she says,     "This weather…

Guess What?!

I. CAN. DRINK. I have been really good on this diet these past 6 weeks or so and I am down 8.6 pounds! I am very pleased with the results and have really settled in to this groove of low carb foods.  Ahh, settled in to all but the lack of alcohol.  It has been a tough work week with many challenges and I just finished an hour long Zumba class and Thursday nights have always been by Grey's Anatomy and Martini…

To err is human but will my body forgive?

Like the nuns taught us in first grade when we prepared for our First Confession ...  bless me Father for I have sinned. I have gone 16 days on this diet totally by the book. My husband an innocent food bystander in this haze of no carb, no alcohol existence. So I thought I would make him his favorite lemon blueberry cake...... from scratch. It was all going so well. I was chewing gum to insure I wouldn't be tempted  to cheat when…

Diet Day 14: Shell of an Italian Woman

Today marked two weeks on this life-less carb-less diet. Good news: I am 5.2 pounds down. Bad news: I am the shell of what was once an Italian woman. I am very proud to be Italian.  I love the food, the wine, the language and the vibrancy that defines the Italian persona. This diet has stripped me of the characteristics that make me Italian.  I am list-less without food, my cooking mojo took a major hit and my food soul is…