The debate (with myself) about using this nutrition calculator rages on.
My latest thoughts, after reading the comments and pondering while hoeing, is that this blog is not a nutrition blog or a diet blog or a weight loss blog.
It’s a healthy eating blog with easy to prepare recipes using fresh seasonal ingredients for people who are (at least, somewhat) knowledgeable about food.
For the most part, I think my readers are like me…. I look at a recipe, decide if it suits my personal code of ‘healthy’, modify it as needed and go.
I don’t necessarily modify it to be lower in calories or lower in fat. I may modify it to use a healthier fat and more nutritious, yet more caloric, grain.
I’m doing one more recipe before I make my decision…. Any input will be appreciated.
Grilled Potato Salad
Total time: 30 minutes
- 10oz (300gr) potatoes, cut into chunks
- 1 medium, fresh onion
- 6 small, fresh shallots
- 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
- 1 tbs sherry vinegar
- 1 tbs olive oil
- Put vinegar, mustard and oil into a bowl and mix well.
- Add potatoes, onion, shallots and stir well to coat.
- Put into a grill pan and start over direct heat for about 10 minutes, stirring.
- Move to indirect heat for 10 – 15 minutes, or until vegetables are well browned and tender.
Remember how, just a few short weeks ago I was complaining about my garden doing nothing? Nothing was growing, even the cool and damp loving lettuce was stagnant.
Well, the heat came last week and everything exploded.
Now I can complain about all the work I have to do harvesting.
Today I pulled the shallots.
I can’t leave them too close to the edge of the table. Shallots are food, after all, and my two dogs will eat anything that can be classified as food. God help me if they decide they like shallots.
Then I’ll pull the onions.
I planted them because we like to cook them on the grill in the summer.
I planted so many because some bright spark told me they would keep the bunnies out.
I lined the entire perimeter of the potagar with onions and shallots.
Our bunnies apparently like onions and shallots.
The little wood fence that mon mari added to the base of the chicken wire does keep them out, though.
In addition to the shallots I made my first batch of plum jam this weekend.
Plums, you may or may not realize, are also classified as food.
When we go for our walks the dogs run from plum tree to plum tree scarfing up all the fallen treats.
I’ve even seen Guapa standing on her hind legs, plucking them from the tree.
They eat the entire thing, stone and all.
Makes my morning chore of cleaning up the doggie messes in the front garden very interesting
If you want nutrition information, try this site: Calorie Count