Monthly Archives: October 2011

Assorted (fried) seafood

One of the best ways to stay on a diet is to order something that you don’t want to eat. This was served after an antipasto of raw shrimp with heads, raw squid and assorted raw shellfish. Then there was … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with turnip greens

I am trying to make choices that are either seafood or vegetable. This did not turn out as tasty as I had hoped but it was fairly light without too much oil. I think something was lost in translation. We … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle wrapped in eggplant, deep-fried, and served with a tomato cream sauce

Sometimes you make mistakes. Especially when the menu is in Italian. I only ate half of this and only because I was really hungry. All the cooking makes the pasta like mush. Apparently this is a dish you can only … Continue reading

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Sea bream with a zucchini crust

This was dinner at the Cefalicchio Country House in Canosa di Puglia, Italy. After eating so low fat for so long, it is hard not to think everything that has a top dressing of olive oil is too greasy. I’ll … Continue reading

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Grilled swordfish on cauliflower puree with fennel, carrots and spinach

During our trip to Italy, I am going to post what I would consider good selections for dinner when eating out. We had this fish as our main course in Benevento, Italy. Because we were pretty exhausted after the long … Continue reading

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Pan roasted chicken breasts and gravy with mashed rutabagas and haricots verts

This is my last home-cooked meal before we leave for Italy. Over the next few weeks, I’ll post pictures of what I ate while we were away. Going on vacation is often the death knell of a diet. But this … Continue reading

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Fish tacos and black beans

The posts I’ve done this week were for the most part done in real time. The pictures are exactly my plate and what I am eating for dinner. Often people think it looks like a lot. Like, how can you … Continue reading

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