Breakfast today - well I was out of my cooked rice and beans and I didn't feel like having clams for breakfast so I just picked on some of the leftover greens from yesterday. It wasn't much but I usually don't eat much for breakfast anyway. Today is Wednesday and once a week I have allowed myself a sashimi lunch as part of this plan. Let me explain why. . .
(This may sound like a cop out but hey - I made the rules so I don't really care)
Becasue I have to work during the week (and long hours on Tuesday and Wednesday) I don't have the time to get outside midweek to get stuff. I sometimes don't even have time to prepare meals in advance but it is even harder when I have to find the meals. So I gave myself this one "out" each week for lunch in the middle of the work week. If I didn't, I would be totally drained of energy at work and I just can't let that happen. So there you have it. I chose sashimi because it's the closest thing to eating what I normally would eat in this program anyway. Plus it's the healthiest meal ever, I love it and it gives me something to mentally look forward to.
Lunch - sashimi (2 pieces each of tuna, white tuna, yellowtail, salmon, and mackerel), a small salad, small bowl of brown rice, green tea, and I used a little soy and wasabi.
Dinner - Well, it's back to clams. I had half a pot of steamers left so I cooked them. I took 3 of them out before cooking because I wanted to see how they tasted raw. A steamer clam is actually a miniature version of the giant clam - or geoduck. I love to order this in sushi bars when available so I decided to make a mini-sashimi dish out of the raw necks of these clams. Turned out pretty good. I was a little worried about pollution in the Shrewsbury River but I have to trust the areas that are marked by the state as safe water for clamming. I did some telephone research with the department of health last week and the water/shellfish board and they explained how and where they check the NJ waters. It made me feel more comfortable taking clams from these waters..
Then I used the cooked clams along with some broth,sea salt and a couple pieces of wild garlic greens to make a small bowl of clam soup. It was good. I need to cook some more rice and beans for tomorrow.
"The desire for safety stands in the way of every great and noble enterprise."