Daily Archives: April 24, 2013

Trying To Keep Dieting Interesting On The Plate

We are still on our “nothing white” diet, I mean new way of looking at food, and I am finding it harder and harder to come up with tasty meals. Even though my DH says that he doesn’t care for Mexican food, he likes what I put on the table. I may have made mention earlier about New Mexico food, a different take and very good too. I was at my favorite green grocer, who also has a meat & fish counter, and I was just walking by with no intention of buying meats here. When something caught my eye, Carne Asada. YUM! On the grill, I’m thinking, no, we can’t have our preferred flour tortilla, what about as an Asian-inspired dish?

Trying To Keep Dieting Interesting On The Plate

So last night, I got the gas grill going, charred some sweet red bell peppers and onions, set those aside. Next the meat, I charred that on high heat to keep it tender.

Earlier in the afternoon, I washed some red leaf lettuce (that’s all I could find) and set them in the ‘fridge wrapped in a clean tea towel.

Time for dinner.

Trying To Keep Dieting Interesting On The Plate

In each leaf I spooned on a small amount of everything along with some salsa.

Trying To Keep Dieting Interesting On The Plate

I made little bundles, like a burrito, securing them with a toothpick.

I held my breath as my husband took his first bite. He looked me straight in the eye and said, “it’s good. Real good. Where’d you find this?”