Not too long ago I had an epiphany. Except for a craving for a cheeseburger now and then I really don't eat meat. It's not that I don't like the taste of bacon, pork chops, chicken, brisket, et.al. I do, but I find myself eating a more healthy balanced diet of veggie's and seafood.
I reckon it really started for me a few years ago. Went to the doctor for a checkup and it was revealed my blood pressure was too high, my cholesterol was too high, and I was carrying around way too much weight for my size. The witchdoctor was only interested in pedaling his drugs to me and engaging me for repeated and often visits to the waiting room. Screw that.
I then made the decision to lose the weight and at the same time get my cholesterol in line along with lowering my blood pressure without spending the rest of my life on drugs. How did I do it?
Easy. I quit eating the stuff that I really didn't need. I cut out the sugar, lowered the amount of salt I used, quit eating eggs, bacon, deep fried foods, meats of all kind, anything in a box or a can, and all processed food crap. My cholesterol and blood pressure dropped like a rock and the weight fell right off. It was enlightening to say the least and I did it without having to take a bunch of damn drugs.
The other day I made a bunch of meatballs for the Sandwich of the Month Thread. After I made the meatball sammich I asked myself why I did that. I don't know. I don't crave meat. I didn't even think it tasted all that good. I mean it did taste good but it wasn't anything I'd go out of my way to eat again. So why bother anymore?
So it got me thinkin' about what I eat most on an everyday basis. I love tacos but it occurred to me that I mostly load my tortillas up with onions, garlic, chiles, shrimp or fish, or just whatever veg I have laying around. Cabbage? You bet. Goes great on a taco. Why not? These days I also find myself looking at labels. Yellow dye #5? Get outta' town. Why is that sheeit even necessary?
So this thread is going to be dedicated to all 'thangs more or less healthy. A pescetarian lifestyle if you will, because that is what I am.
Y'all got some hippy healthy food stuff to posty up? Well this is the place to do it. Quinoa? Whole wheat bread? Sprouts? Bring it all. But bring the heat too!
Here ya' go....
Texas Gulf Brown shrimps are in season. 16/25's.
Made up some coleslaw with shredded cabbage, cilantro, chopped chile's (look like thai's but who knows), just a little sea salt, olive oil based mayo and Mae Ploy sweet chile sauce.
I picked up a little Lodge cast iron griddle that fits perfectly on my Lodge Hibachi grill. Why? Because I like fire! But I don't really care for all the spooky stuff emitted from wood fire or charcoal.
The griddle 'thang just works and its just dang cute too.
A little squirt of canola oil was all that was needed.
Just look at 'em! Juicy, sweet, and tender shrimps. (Note the just made hot sauce, that's for another thread)
I will say that I've always had an addiction to cheese and I find it difficult to not put it on taco's. So we got a corn tortilla with a little shredded cheddar, the coleslaw, and the shrimps. Before eating I splooged the just made mango hab sauce all over it.
This is what I crave.
I eat like that so I can look like and do this.
So all you seafood and veggie lovers, posty up whatchoo' got. Bring on all your healthy hippy food pornz.
I gotz to post these.
I'm in love with this little griddle.
And for no dang reason, a shot of the taco with mango/hab sauce.
Healthy food never tasted so good!