Fat Fast

Well, I’ve decided to jump right in to a 3-day Fat Fast. I’d  like to accelerate the weight loss down closer to breaking back through the ceiling into the merely Overweight BMI class.

For a Fat Fast, the macro goal is 80-90% of your calories to come from fat, and the calorie goal for the day is a ceiling of 1,000. So, not only is it extreme finagling of the macros, it is quite calorie restrictive. I’ve read from people who’ve done it that they report that the very high fat content promotes satiety, but we’ll see. Continue reading Fat Fast

Love to Cook

I do love to cook. I enjoy prepping the food, taking care that everything is cut, sliced, chopped, diced or minced properly. And then, to cook these ingredients, and to make something where the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts, well, that is magical,  I call it Kitchen Alchemy.

But it doesn’t begin with the food prep, getting your mise en place finished. Even before that, I love meal-planning, recipe creation – I enjoy a stroll through Wegmans, looking at the produce, meat and cheese and waiting for inspiration to strike, which it always does.

Most of all, I love cooking for other people. I get a thrill when someone takes a bite of something I’ve prepared for them, and I hear that little groan of delight, or see that “Oh My God” expression slide across their face at first taste of good food.

This sums it up:
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My kids are still a bit leery about super-spicy foods; thus far, the only Indian dish they will reliably try is chicken korma, very mild. If I crave Indian food, I usually have to go out by myself, or, more fun, I make it myself.

Paneer is a fresh-set curd cheese, making it couldn’t be easier. If you can boil milk, you can make paneer. It can be added to a variety of sauces, curry bases, creamy korma sauce, it can be crusted with spices and pan-fried, I’ve even eaten it fresh and uncooked.


paneer cubes


  • 1 quart of whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or vinegar

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Progress and Thai Food

Today’s weigh-in has me a cool 4.2 pounds down since last Monday.

4 18 16 weigh in

So, let this be a lesson to those who say that weight loss on keto can only be done by eating only meat and fat – you can have vegetables daily and still lose the pounds!

So, I went to Wegmans yesterday to stock back up on some items. I really enjoyed my Zoodles last week, so I got more zucchini and some yellow summer squash for more veggie noodles.

As I cruised through the exotic produce section, I found some galangal and stalks of fresh lemongrass. Immediately, I thought of Thai green curry. I ran back to the hot pepper section and found some small green Thai bird chilies. Thai Green Curry paste? It’s so on! Continue reading Progress and Thai Food

An Abundance of Burgers

Like Jules in Pulp Fiction, I do like a tasty burger.



I’ve found that the bread is 100% unnecessary component of a burger, and if I eliminate the bread, I can add more cheese, so it’s really a win-win situation.

Here is a gallery of some of my favorite burgers:

Burger 1: A lamb burger slider with baby spinach, tomato, red onion and feta-spiked tzatziki sauce on cloud bread:*
Lamb burger cloud bun

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