Category Archives: Beef

Catching up. 11/ 13/20

I got behind in my posting due to having fun on my vacation and being exhausted from the long trip home yesterday. Plus I ate completely off my healthy plan and am a bit embarrassed to admit it. I gained … Continue reading

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Ethiopian dinner. 11/9/20

Our son has offered to make an Ethiopian dinner. Everyone in the family has been trying to duplicate dishes from one of our favorite restaurants, Zeni, in San Jose. Their food is so delicious and the atmosphere seems authentic. We … Continue reading

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Goal!!!!!!!!!!! 11/2/20

Today I met my weight loss goal!! I have lost 60 pounds in a little over a year, about a pound a week. (That is a total loss of a little more than 27.2 kg.) As you read through my … Continue reading

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Grilled flank steak. 10/7/20

We do not eat much red meat here but when we do flank steak is often our choice. It is a flavorful piece of meat, low fat, and, as long as you cut it across the grain, it is not … Continue reading

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Instant Pot stuffed cabbage rolls. 10/5/20

Today we made stuffed cabbage rolls which was quite a production. First of all I could not find my mother’s old recipe and emailed by sister to see if she had it but she didn’t get back to me in … Continue reading

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A hamburger. 9/29/20

On Tuesday night while I was watching the debacle that was the “Presidential” “Debate” I lost my will to cook and threw my diet out the window. John is always a willing co-conspirator in these rare moments. He quickly defrosted … Continue reading

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Grilling time! 9/7/20

It is Labor Day! We have managed to get through almost the whole summer without seeing anyone except our immediate family and the checkers at the grocery store. Luckily I Zoom with my sisters in Florida once a week and … Continue reading

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Hamburgers. 8/29/20

This is the first actual hamburger I have eaten in 11.5 months. Yes, I have had a couple of very low fat burgers on pita or a diet bread product a couple of times but there is really no comparison. … Continue reading

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Flank steak, broccoli salad, corn on the cob. 8/11/20

John and I used to enjoy wine with dinner most nights but since we have been on our weight loss regime for the last 11 months we have limited ourselves to a very occasional glass. So anytime we are having … Continue reading

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Grilling with the family. 8/9/20

Today we had a typical pandemic Sunday lunch on our patio with our kids. After we finished playing tennis and everyone got cleaned up our son helped me make a Thai inspired tomato and cucumber salad. He did a lot … Continue reading

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