Monday, May 02, 2011

This one's for Denny

my college friend, Denny, asked me via FB to share my salad-a-day recipes this week. That's right. Every day this week, I'm going to eat a salad for lunch and I'm going to post both a photo and the recipe. Why? To keep me motivated and interested in the process of eating better. And, I'm exhausted with my boring salads (even though, honestly, the best salad was yesterday made by Sylvie's hubby, Alec: yummy and healthy).

The dressing:
2tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp hot sesame oil
1 tsp crushed hot pepper
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp honey (or sugar free maple syrup, which I did this a.m.)
2 tbsp hot water
2 tbsp soy sauce (not shown)

The salad:
5 cups chopped romaine
2 small cucumbers, burpless
1/2 radish
1/4 cup chopped mint leaves
3 ounces grilled flank steak (marinated in lime juice, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, brown sugar, salt, sesame oil, and 4 cloves of garlic---all else: equal parts, but double lime juice)

The result: amazing!

Today, I'm walking after dinner instead of before work b/c I was super tired this a.m. and wanted nothing but s-l-e-e-p, which is a good sign that I'm losing weight and my metabolism is kicking in. I've been on the right "schedule" (10pm-6am or 11pm-7am) for 3 nights now- hooray!


  1. Looks yummy. Romaine is so much tastier than iceberg.