Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I Ate a Stick of Butter, Too

It happened recently on the morning I finally learned how to make hollandaise sauce. I'd just watched Julia Child make it on Youtube and got so into it I that before I knew it, I'd used the whole stick of butter to make my sauce. It was just enough for two servings of eggs benedict. What can I say, I was hungry. 

11 comments:

tess said...

I don't know why I don't make hollandaise more often -- it's incredibly easy if you have a microwave and a blender! and I LOOOOVVVVVE it! :-D

Lori Miller said...

Careful. You might eat a whole stick of butter.

Rick Gladney said...

I ate a half a stick plain last night about 12pm. Call it poor planning on my part. We just got back from the beach and I hadn't cooked anything. I tried to make it till morning but it had been six hours since I ate. Since my wife is still NOT on the low carb diet there was plenty of no now's around the house. So I grabbed the only thing I had available. When I was on vacation I told everyone I would stick to the diet, but i did wind up having a double cheese burger with fries. It didn't even really taste that good. Not like I had imagined it would anyway. We ate Thai the rest of the time and it is super easy it avoid gluten in Thai places. And I always give my rice to my wife, then complain when she's hungry again in two hours, and she needs a "snack". She's now about seventy pounds heavier than when we got married, while I'm twenty pounds lighter. Not bragging. Hee hee. She complains constantly and sees that I've lost fifty pounds, but she keeps resisting my advice. She just thinks it's unhealthy to eat that much fat. And she says she can't give up rice or bread. Any advice?

Lori Miller said...

My best friend finally changed her mind about fat after reading the book It Starts with Food. After years of my nagging her, she finally tried a wheat-free diet when her rheumatoid arthritis was so bad that it was hard for her to play to piano, and a doctor told her wheat might be making it worse. For me, knowing that human ancestors have been eating red meat for over two million years makes the idea of "unhealthy fat" unreasonable. (Search my blog for "evolution" and you'll find posts on the subject.) In any case, people have to have a lot of skin in the game to even try what they consider a radical diet.

Would your wife like substitutes for bread and rice? The best bread recipe I've found is coconut-flax bread in The Fat Fast Cookbook by Dana Carpender. Prep time is about 15 minutes and you'll need a food processor. Rice is easy to substitute with cauliflower. There's a recipe called Rice-A-Phony in 500 Paleo Recipes by Dana Carpender. It tastes *exactly* the way I remember Rice-A-Roni. (You can probably find similar recipes online.) But then, some things taste different from what I remember, like french fries. I don't know why ever liked the things.

Rick Gladney said...

Honestly I'm too lazy to cook that stuff. She'll have to eat the same food as me before it will work. Since I do all the cooking, I could just stop making rice for dinner every night. The problem is that she is Asian. Rice is not just a food, it's a cultural phenomenon. She was raised to believe that rice is the most nutritional food on the planet and without it she would die. Sometimes it's about what we believe. Maybe I just need to give it more time. I've only been on the Paleo for about three months and it has changed my life. I feel so much better that I want everyone in my life to try it.

Galina L. said...

What if you watch the "Fat head" movie together with your wife, Rick?

Lori Miller said...

Rick, you could ask her why Asians used to get beriberi on a diet of mostly polished rice. See this. http://relievemypain.blogspot.com/2014/01/if-rice-is-so-healthy-why-fortify-it.html

Lowcarb team member said...

You just can't beat butter in your hollandaise sauce, scrambled eggs, mashed swede etc etc.

All the best Jan

Lori Miller said...

Hollandaise sauce made with lard really would be gross.

Rick Gladney said...

I feel like I'm on top of the world today. Zero aches and pains beautiful spring weather. Thank you guys for all this great info. Saturated fat is truly a mood booster. I recently added grape seed extract and a probiotic to my supplements. I got them from GNC. What do you think about them?

Lori Miller said...

Glad you're doing so well!

I take probiotics anytime I take antibiotics, but I'm not familiar with grape seed extract or what it's supposed to do.