Tonight we are having flat chicken. It is a weird looking bird whose poor mangled body looks like it was run over by a truck. It isn’t boned, exactly, but the backbone is either gone or broken so that the whole chicken lays flat. It is ready for grilling, or roasting. I am going to roast the bird. It has been marinating in a garlic and herb concoction and should taste great.
With it, we are having cooked carrots and broccoli, with brown and wild rice – maybe a salad, if I quit blogging in time to prepare one.
I’ve been reading the book on the Sonoma Diet. It’s one that stresses eating the best foods, nutritionally speaking, instead of avoiding “bad” foods, ie., refined sugar, saturated fats, etc. As a result of reading the book, I am going to make a concerted effort to incorporate as many of the “power foods” recommended in the Sonoma Diet. Every now and then I come across a list of the “best” foods from one authority or another. There are always some of the same foods on each and every list; broccoli is one and blueberries another. Usually beans and cantaloupe appear, but they’re not on the Sonoma list.
Here are the top ten, according to this diet:
2. Bell Peppers
6. Olives and olive oil
10. Whole Grains
Yesterday I bought blueberries and strawberries. We already have broccoli on hand as well as the rice. This week I will pick up some spinach, more tomatoes, grapes, and peppers. We usually have tomatoes and olives on hand and I almost always use olive oil instead of any other kind of oil. I use canola oil sometimes if I don’t want the olive oil flavor in a salad dressing. We ate the remaining almonds today so I must remember to stop by the “Nut House” and get more. We have a nut roasting plant in town and when I am walking or riding my bike, I often catch the aroma of roasting nuts and it makes me hungry.
I’ll let you know how we are doing eating the top ten list of foods.
Bye for now.