24 January 2008

Tofu-Carrot-Miso Dressing

At long last, for Hilary:

Tofu-Carrot-Miso Dressing

Start with the smaller quantities and add more to taste! You just process it all in the
food processor. It will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Makes 6–7 c., so you might
want to make a half batch.

1 lb. silken tofu
12 to 14 oz. carrot (baby carrots or cut-up regular carrots)
2 to 3" piece ginger
3 to 6 garlic cloves
juice of 1 to 2 lemons
1/4 to 1/2 c. rice wine vinegar
1/3 to 1/2 c. miso paste
1/4 to 1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
2 to 4 Tbsp. honey
salt to taste
(cayenne or chili oil to taste)
(mirin to taste)

Process all ingredients in food processor or blender until smooth.

22 December 2007

Weigh-In: Week 7

Life is strange.

129 even, for a loss of 2.2 pounds.

In other news, look at me making promises I can't keep! Still no salad dressing recipe. I'll work on that.

19 December 2007


I'm on counting hiatus. I will continue to weigh in on Saturday mornings, but until the new year I will not be posting my points.

Between my upcoming travels and the stress of the holidays, I just can't do it.

I'm torn on this issue. I feel like times of stress are when I need to count the most. I feel better when I eat better, and I eat better when I count points. But at least for right now, I need to take a break.

I'll be back! And long ago, I promised a recipe for carrot/tofu/miso dressing. I will post it later today.

17 December 2007

Daily Log: Monday 17 Dec. 07

small apple: 1
1 piece Dove dark chocolate: 1 (2)
coffee with cream: 1 (3)

veggie soup w/barley: 2 (5)
cinnamon crumpet: 2 (7)
caramel popcorn: 2 (9)

16 December 2007

Weigh-In: Week 7

131.2, a loss of 0.2, but a net gain of 0.2 from my lowest point this go-around.

(Warning: TMI ahead.)

I got my period on Friday, so that helps explain the X-TREME snacking of last week. That's something, I guess. I still find that this holiday season is kind of kicking my willpower's ass. At least I have no social engagements this week, so hopefully I'll be more on track this week. It should be easier to count points, if nothing else. It's hard at restaurants to estimate serving sizes, and since you don't know what they do in the kitchen, any points values are guesstimates.

12 December 2007

Daily Log: Thursday 12 Dec. 07

1 slice high-fiber toast w/pumpkin butter: 1
"ghetto mocha" (1 packet no sugar added hot chocolate, coffee, 1/2 c. milk): 2 (3)

veggie soup: 0 (3)
cinnamon crumpet: 2 (5)
4 mini Hershey bars: 4 (9)

Snacks (Help! I cannot stop eating today!)
one more Hershey mini: 1 (10)
2 clementines: 1 (11)
1/4 bag microwave popcorn: 1 (12)

11 December 2007

Daily Log: Tuesday 11 Dec. 07

oatmeal with dried cherries: 4
cafe au lait: 1 (5)

1/4 bag microwave popcorn: 1 (6)

veggie soup: 0 (6)
2 clementines: 1 (7)

Dinner: Work holiday party
1 large glass wine: 4 (11)
raw veggies: 0 (11)
little bit of dip for veggies: 1 (12)
4 crackers: 2 (14)
2 small slices cheese: 1 (15)
2 stuffed mushrooms, 2 chicken fingers, 2 cocktail sausages, 1 scoop of cheese tortellini, 1 slice chocolate cake: LOTS

I'm having a hard time this holiday season with saying no to yummy food. I think being annoyed with work and not into Christmas and just feeling kind of blah makes it hard to stay motivated.