About a week ago, the restaurant I was having breakfast at ran out of cream cheese and decided to make up for it by offering extra capers, onions and lox for my bagel. What the heck, I was gonna swim in their pool after breakfast so why not be nice. I tried it and found out I really didn’t miss the cream cheese because between the lox, capers and red onion, the rich flavor was there. Today, when I went for breakfast the waitress asked me if I wanted cream cheese or extra lox. I said neither – just bring the standard portion and hold the cream cheese. Net savings about 200 calories and it still tasted great.
Now I am a savage that loves to be pampered so on Saturday’s I go to the vegetable market and the selection in our cool winter is fantastic. Vine ripened tomatoes and cucumbers – fresh and locally grown. I also happened to pick up a star fruit, a sapodilla and a Chinese apple to reward myself. All three fruits were small less than 100 grams, all were perfectly ripe and I ate one of each as my daily snack without regard to calories because they were a pure, natural gift from God. I decided to look them up for health and calories but thats another story. Amazingly enough most Americans have eaten the products of 2 out of the 3 and the other one may be the healthiest of all.
I would have eaten them anyway – Great Flavor and no Fat.