People used to ask me how I kept from gaining weight with all the rich cooking I do. I haven’t heard that question since Thanksgiving.
I have been asked about my weight though. My daughter politely inquired how I managed to gain so much in a mere 30 days. My mouth was full of Tiramisu at the time. I think she was being ironic…
Yes, Gentle Reader, it’s true. This little bee has grown plump. There will be no more Romancing for me if I don’t lose a few.
For the record, honey had nothing to do with my weight gain.
On the contrary, it was butter, cheese, cream, bread, pasta and refined sugar. (Yes, I’m human…) I can’t remember the last time I passed up a glass of wine. My recent exercise has consisted primarily of typing. Oh, and of course, cooking.
I’m not giving up the goodies forever, mind you! I believe in everything in moderation. I just have to get rid of my newly acquired avoirdupois before it gets too comfortable around my midsection and doesn’t want to leave.
Diets are never fun, but I thought it might at least be interesting if I made up my own. One that includes honey of course!
In a nutshell, I’m going to give up the aforementioned dairy, grains and refined sugar until I lose the weight. I’m also going to walk more and maybe take a yoga class once a week. I’ll keep you apprised of my progress.
I’ll also provide the details of my diet, which I’m still making up! Until then, here’s a recipe for a starter!
Honey, Garlic and Rosemary Chicken
• 2 skinless Chicken Breasts or other boneless chicken
• 1/8 cup Olive Oil.
• 3/4 teaspoon honey
• 1 teaspoon dried Rosemary.
• 3/4 tsp Balsamic Vinegar.
• 1/2 tsp crushed Black Pepper.
• 1 pinch of Kosher Salt.
• 1-2 cloves of Garlic, minced.
Pound chicken in wax paper with a mallet until 1/4 inch thick. Mix rest of ingredients and brush on chicken before and during cooking. Place in grill pan or hot skillet and cook to desired doneness. Serve with steamed brussels sprouts or broccoli.
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