So remember yesterday when I said Bill was doing better? Apparently I spoke too soon. We were out running a few errands and Bill turned into Oscar the Grouch
, hard core. Everything that came out of his mouth was negative. However, Bill being the evolved man that he is, was able to stop himself and say “Wow, I guess sugar had a stronger hold on me than I thought.” He knew he was angry, and although I stayed relatively calm and quiet, he knew it was stressing me out.
I on the other hand have felt great. My appetite has significantly decreased, and my headaches are gone completely. The only downside is that my energy has been low for workouts. I think that is due to keeping my carbs so low for this detox
(it’s not to late to join, by the way!) I’m trying to drink as much water as I can, but come night time I can’t seem to quench my thirst.
Yesterday we made some really yummy food (as we always do, I must say), one of which was a side dish that was just for Bill. Like I said, I’m keeping carbs pretty low, so I avoided this dish. We sauteed parsnips in a lot of butter and added some warm spices to bring out the sweetness of this vegetable (even so, it’s not a sweet dish by any stretch of the imagination). It turned out great, and Bill really enjoyed it! (I ate the entire batch, folks. – Bill)
- 6-8 parsnips, peeled and chopped.
- 2 tbsp of butter plus 1 tablespoon for later step.
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground garlic
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Peel parsnips with a vegetable peeler, and chop into bite size pieces.
- Melt 2 tablespoons of butter on medium heat in a cast iron skillet.
- Place chopped parsnips into the skillet, and stir frequently to ensure all are cooking evenly.
- Sprinkle with salt, pepper, nutmeg, garlic, and cinnamon, and continue to stir until all are coated evenly.
- Add the last tablespoon of butter if needed to mobilize the spices.
- Saute on medium heat until parsnips are slightly browned on the outside and soft through the middle, about 20 minutes depending on thickness of parsnips.