Monday, September 16, 2013
I want to apologize for not having posted in 2 weeks. I have been on a strict health regime and diet and have lost almost 20 lbs. in 2 weeks!!! I decided to make a change and have been working with a doctor to get healthy. What I've done is basically cut out all "bad" carbs, so for the next few weeks, get excited for protein and veggie-heavy recipes coming your way!
The first thing I did to get myself ready was buy a whole bunch of new gadgets for my kitchen, most excitably the most amazing (and CHEAP!!!) spiral veggie slicer found here. I use it to cut cucumbers into thin slices, or spiral cut my zucchini to make spaghetti. At school, we've been making apple spaghetti with the kids and they're going absolutely CRAZY for it! The first recipe I will share with you is this great little cucumber salad. I thinly sliced 1 huge cucumber and mixed my own little tamarai-ponzu dressing. This is considered a "free" snack so I will seriously eat about 4 of these every day.
What you'll need:
1 hothouse cucumber (the big ones)
1 tsp. tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbs. chopped scallions
1. Use a deli slicer, spiral veggie slicer, or a VERY sharp knife (be careful!!!) and slice your cucumbers VERY thinly.
2. In a small tupperware container, combine the tamari, lemon juice, and scallions and give them a good shake. Pour over cucumbers and chow down!