Sad but true. People actually give me a hard time for not eating the “crap” they eat, and like to let me know all about the “crap” I eat.
Yesterday I did a little shopping at Whole Foods and ran into a personal trainer I know from the gym I go to.
As he saw the contents of my cart (2 packs of butter, bacon, fish, grass fed beef, lamb sausage, heavy cream, full fat greek yogurt, olives, asparagus, garlic) he couldn’t help but give me a disaproving glance. I wasn’t going to say anything, but he started it 😉 I will call him PT.
PT; “oh…you on Atkins?”
Me; “No, I’m hungry, and I know I shouldn’t be shopping hungry, cause I always end up buying the bad for me foods” PT not too bright and quickly comes back with;
PT; “you know… if you eat 6 small meals a day, you won’t go hungry”
Me; “I haven’t eaten since last evening’s dinner, and I worked out this morning, I just want to go home and eat” PT now a little irritated and confused, decides to fall back on a bit of ball busting.
PT; “What’s up with those “water shoes” (vff)? I see you wear those in the gym, do you swim or something?
Me; “I’m actually just learning how to swim”
PT; “huh?” (with a face to match the huh?)
Me; “I mean I can swim, but I’m learning HOW to swim properly, for a mini triathlon 2 weeks from now. It’s a program called “total immersion” have you heard of it?”
PT; “No. but if you keep eating like that (points to cart), you’re going have a heart attack soon”
PT chuckles (cause he got the last quality comment of the conversation in) and gives me a wink, and moves on.
I went home and made a delicious cod loin filet on the grill with melted butter. A garlic and mint lamb sausage with some yummy home made tzatziki.
I don’t know about most of you, but I just don’t really like making fish inside the house. Possibly because I don’t have a good stovetop exhaust, but it just leaves the whole house smelling like fish for the rest of the evening. So here’s what I do, it works especially well with flaky fish.
I drizzled the cod loin fillet with a bit of evoo, crushed red pepper and sea salt. Next I heated the grill, and just put the fish on a piece of tin foil on the grill. When close to done, I added some butter on top. No flare ups, easy clean up and no fish faling through the grates of your grill. Cod loin fillet is a great buy this time of the year. It’s not farmed, and cost is about $3.50 a pound.