Thursday, July 8, 2010

Weblebrity & other musings

Where oh where to start! Let's start with the awesome fact that I am part of Jack Sh*t's new W.I.D.T.H. card series! Jack has one of my all time favorite blogs, Jack Sh*t, Get Fit and if you haven't read it yet I highly recommend it! He started this project where he asked people to send in pictures of a note card explaining why they are losing weight (Why I Do This Here to be exact). I am so inspired by this series ( and my brave comrades in the fight on fat who contribute!). It has spoken volumes to me. Take a trip on over to his blog and check it out!

Other than having some mini weblebrity( new word here kids...Web Celebrity=weblebrity) I also had a great day. I finally made it over to The Diet Shop in Ronkonkoma. It is like a wonderland of dieting products. I left there with some great new things that I am excited to add to my food.

What we have here is Walden Farms Marshmallow* & Caramel Dip (has a bit of the diet food after taste but it will be great to add to my Medifast brownie or shake). Then there is sugar-free Vanilla syrup (pretty standard issue there) and PB2 (its far too complicated to explain so click on it to read more). I am super excited to try these things out. It will help add some variety to the mix.

As if all that wasn't enough I also tried a brand new way to eat radishes. That's right radishes. I was never a big fan (always found them too bitter) but I have heard a lot about people frying them up. So I picked some up the other day and I tried it out tonight. They were OUTSTANDING!! They have a great peppery taste but softer and not as harsh.As close to home-fried potatoes as I have ever had.  Here is what I did:

1. Thinly sliced 1 cup of radishes (about 10 depending on size). It's key that they are thin since they will cook up better

2. Coat pan with PAM and put on medium-high heat. Let pan heat up a bit before adding radishes. I also added a little garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Here is what they look like as they start to cook....

3. Cook them about 5-10 minutes. They will become translucent and brown on the edges. I tried to flip them once but because they are so thin that is hard. It didn't mess with the taste though

And that's it! So simple and this is what they look like when they are done...

They cook down to about a 1/2 cup so increase as you need. I hope you will all give it a try and let me know what you think! This was my dinner for the night (Broiled Tilapia with the radishes). I figured since I am such a visual person you would all enjoy seeing it!

A great end to my day I must say!

*update: Marshmallow dip was disgusting..smelled like paste! I am gagging now as I tried to eat it


  1. Thanks for the super-duper shoutout and the kick-ass contribution to the W.I.D.T.H. series at JSGF. You rock!

  2. Right back at ya Jack! Tis a privilege and an honor sir!

  3. Lynne you are so beyond amazing-inspiring-beautiful-awesome! Also I am in LOVE with the updates to your backstory! I love each and every one of those things and they could NOT be more accurate and could not be funnier if you tried! You amaze me each day Lynnie keep it up! Love you!

  4. Oh.... that looks yummy! I will have to try those radishes!! Thanks for posting!