Fresh from the garden vegetables, langostinos, and a few ounces of pasta.  Maybe 650 calories including the parmesan cheese on top.  Not bad for what’s supposed to be forbidden food.  At about a hundred calories per ounce of pasta, it’s doable provided you’re not splitting a pound of pasta between two people!

We’re more or less doing our own version of Weight Watchers… nothing is off limits, but item A has to offset (or compliment) item B.  I think my sister put it as “Less eat.  More move.”   It makes sense.

One thing I’m finding interesting is that as I’m paying more attention to what I’m eating, it’s tasting better!  Granted, we’re hitting peak season for fresh produce and we’ve been the recipients of some absolutely wonderful home-grown vegetables, but everything is still tasting better.


Fresh-picked when ripe from a couple of miles away vs picked before its prime so it can be shipped around the world…  Hmmm… which one do you thing is gonna taste better?!?

Tonight’s dinner started with lots of fresh oven-roasted vegetables.  Actually…  tonight’s dinner started with Victor saying he would cook dinner.  I had gotten as far as taking the langostino out of the freezer this afternoon.  I had a vague idea it was going to be a langostino/vegetable dish, but that was about it.  Victor took over and that was all right by me!  (It’s all part of him spoiling me for a 4-day birthday celebration!)

He took assorted squash, green beans, peppers, asparagus, and garlic and roasted them in the oven with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper.

He pureed a couple of tomatoes and cooked them down with an onion, garlic, red wine, fresh herbs from the garden, and S&P.

Then he cooked off about 6 ounces of bucatani, drained it, and quickly mixed the roasted vegetables with the langostino and sauce, mixed in the pasta, and onto the plates it went.

A few shavings of parmesan and slivers of fresh basil finished it off.

Quick photo.  Eat.

Now to figure out how to make a low-calorie Sunday Breakfast…..