Last night when I went to bed…I was starving (not really, but I had myself convinced I was). I ran out of ideas for things to eat (based on what was in my kitchen and my elimination diet rules), and I really was not in the mood for more veggies. My calorie intake yesterday was around 1600 (that’s an estimation), so I think I was just hungry for variety.
Joe suggested I make a list of things I can eat, and then just make sure to have them so I can avoid this happening (and me talking incessantly about it) again. His suggestion was shrimp salad (which sounded ok to me), and he told me I must put celery and onion in it or it would not be good.
Here’s what I did (and I think he would approve, but I ate it all so he can’t try it till tomorrow when I make more):
3 Tbsp mayo (any kind you like)
2 Tbsp dijon mustard (I like Westbrae brand)
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp oregano
1 dash chipotle powder (or more if you like it spicy)
a few dashes of sea salt (I did three turns of the grinder)
a few dashes of black pepper
3 drops liquid stevia (or add a drizzle of honey or a 1/2 tsp or so of sugar)
1 stick of celery, diced
1/2 purple onion, diced
8oz crab meat
10 cooked chilled shrimp, chopped
Mix everything together until well coated, and serve on salad, in a sandwich, or all by itself!
I ate half for lunch and saved half for dinner. It was awesome! I love crab and shrimp…so this had a good chance with me. I also love turmeric, but if you don’t, I’m sure you could adjust the spices used to your tastes.
Like I said, I’m going to make this again tomorrow. It’s low carb, high protein, a good source of healthy fat. In addition, you get all the wonderful benefits of turmeric!
If you try it, let me know!
What’s your favorite seafood dish? I think this one is my favorite! …But I also like the stuffed haddock that Joe makes, and I had an awesome butter fish in Florida…
What are your weekend plans? I’m visiting friends, doing work, going to a Christmas re-gift party (theme: Dress in Lace—like Madonna lace, not nightgown lace), and then…well, the superbowl (which I do not give a darn about).