I made a commitment in the summer the try more fish. Tilapia is the 4th one I have tried and the mildest by far. I am glad I went with a strong sauce otherwise the fish would have pretty bland. If you want to make your own pesto, go for it. I happened to have a fabulous mother with a gorgeous garden who makes outstanding pesto. I keep it in baggies in the freezer. My mom's tomatoes are also the star in the bruschetta topping. I used Tastefully Simple's Dried Tomato Pesto Mix because I didn't have a fresh garlic on hand or feel like wrestling with an onion (lazy day, what can I say?). If you happen to have all of the ingredients to make the bruschetta without it then rock on my friend.
This dish got a hubby rating of two servings and a fish hating wife rating of, "I was able to eat almost 3/4 of my piece (the most fish I have ever eaten)". Our poochieroo also enjoyed my leftovers.
Earlier this week I decided I wanted breakfast for dinner, so I researched low carb pancake recipes. I was looking for simple recipes that didn't use crazy ingredients and had good reviews. I found a recipe using Pinterest (of course) at Skinny Momma's Blog. All it required was almond flour, sweetener of your choice, eggs, and oil. I bought the almond flour awhile ago, on a whim, and stored it in my freezer, so I was happy to find a recipe that used it. I followed the recipe, tweaking it just a bit. The recipe was incredibly simple and came out really good. After dinner I decided to enter the recipe into a calorie calculator and that is where I was shocked, three small pancakes equaled almost 700 calories! I still had to add in my scrambled eggs, bacon, and jam... this took my dinner to well over 1,000 calories.
I ended up feeling bamboozled, but then I realized that it was my fault. Focusing on carb counts is great, but I need to make sure to see the WHOLE picture and consider the calorie count of the ingredients I use. I guess I am bound to make mistakes on this journey, but I kept thinking, "I could have had a cheeseburger for less calories!" The lesson has been learned... for pancakes at least! I am still sharing the recipe because it was quite good and if you are just doing a plain old low carb diet it could become part of your repertoire or if you are gluten free, this is a great recipe!