So I know that January is nearing completion and though a little late I have finally jumped on the News Years Resolution bandwagon for the ?&^% year in a row. Only this time I have an accomplice! M has decided that he too needs to be more healthy and lose some weight. We have been pretty go so far, going to the gym, doing workout videos, eating better, and generally taking better care of our selves. My only fear is of getting bored! I have been making M’s lunch every day, I know I am such a good girlfriend! Here is an example of his daily lunch, so far he is liking it.
I have also been making healthier dinners, even using measuring spoons and all that fancy stuff. A few days ago I was watching A Lyon in the Kitchen. I guess he was a contestant on Next Food Network Star and got the boot and now he is on FitTV. I like watching his show, it gives me healthier ideas and his food doesn’t seem like boring diet food. However, I have never really tried one of his recipes, that is until last night. He had made a pork lion stuffed with a date chutney with a braised red cabbage that looked pretty good, definitely not boring, so I decided to try it out. Well, I was not that impressed. I will say that his cooking time on the meat was spot on (yes I followed the recipe to a tee!) but over all everything was too sweet! The chutney was made with dates, apricots, lots of red onion and graham masala. It was sweet but a nice filling used in moderation, none on the side was needed, at least not for us. But it was paired with a braised red cabbage that was made with more red onions and balsamic vinegar which when cooked down got very sweet. So the whole dish was…. yes I will say it again SWEET! on SWEET! I paired it with the fennel salad that he made and that was really the star as far as I was concerned. It was simple and refreshing and so not sweet compaired the everything else. Here is the link for those interested… Recipe
And here is what it looked like in the end, I hope my pic does it justice it was pretty.