Sunday, July 17, 2011

Week 41 - The Losing

Green bean and cucumber salad with a thai peanut/almond dressing

Spaghetti with homemade pasta. Watch out for the upcoming sauce recipe.

Not-so-green chili stew. Tomatillos, onions, and hominy from our garden. Green chilies that my mom gave us when she moved. Potatoes that Jeanette gave us in exchange for dog sitting and pork.

Green bean and cucumber salad with a thai peanut/almond dressing again so I could write down the recipe.

Roasted chicken with braised celery and leftover green bean and cucumber salad.

Pizza with zucchini and bell peppers from the garden, tomato sauce made with homemade canned sauce and herbs from our garden, homemade Monterey jack cheese from our goats' milk and onions that our neighbor gave us. This was our best pizza so far. I chalk it up to the fact that we finally got a pizza stone.

We didn't have to cook! We went to a friend's birthday BBQ. I was so happy to not have to make anything.

Our second week of not buying any food went pretty well. We've been eating a lot of vegetables. Especially cucumbers and green beans. I'm actually feeling really good and I've dropped 3 lbs this week (I've dropped about 20lbs since starting the year without groceries now). And that's without watching anything I'm eating and not eating any of those horrible "diet" foods. Just eating more vegetables and fruits (actually mostly vegetables) seems to be the trick.


  1. Congratulations! Sounds like another delicious week!

  2. This is the only way to lose weight! Healthy eating!