Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Catie: Yesterday, I...

1. Made more granola - this time three times as much.

2. Made my own breadcrumbs - we're sticking with whole grains (as far as anything is whole grain in Korea) and cutting out weird ingredients we can't pronounce, which means I can't just crunch up Zecs (like Ritz crackers, only Zecs) anymore when I need breadcrumbs.

3. Made my own peanut butter - we've switched to no refined sugar, and no high fructose corn syrup, and since there's no Adam's peanut butter to be seen for miles, I've made my own.  Unsweetened, with heavily salted peanuts we got from Costco and washed, then dried (a long process).  It tastes a lot different and I think I may have put in too much oil, but it's real good on toast with a little bit of honey.

I am currently roasting a chicken in the crock pot with carrots, potatoes and onions, having just learned how to de-neck the fair creature and having saved the neck for bone broth (the best kind of broth you can make -- or so I am told).

We feel so good on this freaking food thing.

And have I mentioned I've lost 10 pounds?  Because of the kilograms to pounds thing, I thought I'd only lost 2, so it was never worth mentioning, but after talking to Ben about it last night, it turns out it really IS worth mentioning.

And so I am.

Also, the food we're eating now: way more consistently delicious and amazing than anything ever before on the face of the earth.

Also, natural saturated fats are good for you.

Look it up.

- catie


  1. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it! Keep it up, sweetie! Love you...

  2. And congratulations on the weight thingie!

  3. mmmm....all that food sounds so yummy! i've half a mind to make dolma. enough so that i bought grape leaves and all the stuff but now am scared to start. maybe if i leave it long enough it will make itself? i watched a youtube video on it and she made it look super easy. i'm skeptical.

    you should start an export business back to us!