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Happy Monday everyone!

I’m finally able to say that I’m on the road to recovery.  Turns out-all of the dizziness and stomach upset was from my ears!  Yes, and this is why you should never play doctor unless you’ve been to medical school.

My new GP said my ears were filled with fluid.  Hence all the uncomfortable symptoms.  With a deft hand, she prescribed some decongestants, told me to sleep almost upright (this is probably the hardest part) and to do  special exercises called the Epley maneuvers for a week.  

Thankfully, by Sunday I was feeling so much better that we had our son and daughter-in-law over for a very nice dinner-all made by me.  

Here was our menu:

Leg of lamb-rubbed in a chipolte and espresso mix
My famous low-fat mashed potatoes
Thai peanut cole slaw

For dessert-I kind of cheated! Since it’s just the two of us living here, when I make a batch of cookies for hubby’s lunches I have to put at least half into the freezer.  So I took out a bag of those yummy Too Good to Wait for Breakfast Breakfast cookies and served them with coffee.

The best part-certainly enough leftover lamb and spuds for tonight’s dinner.  I’ll be steaming some artichokes in a bit and serving them with a non-fat vinaigrette.

Now how was your weekend?  Did you try a new dish, new spice or herb?  Try a completely new cooking method?

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      Max0125 wrote Oct 21, 2010
    • I am so glad that you are on the road to recovery! Can you post your recipe for the Thai peanut cole slaw? Also the chipotle and espresso rub? I love Thai and chipotle!

      I had a huge craving for chipotle, so I made a chiptle quinoa with peppers and cilantro lime shrimp. Today I plan on making a garlic and cauliflower roasted soup with thyme. It is soup weather here!


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      Carine Nadel wrote Oct 21, 2010
    • Hi Mary,

      As for the slaw-I simply made a “dressing” type mixture, to taste, of some canola oil (I only used about a tbsp), about 1/4 C of chunky p-nut butter (I’m sure tahini would be fabulous if you prefer it!), about 1-2 tbsp of tamari (aged soy sauce), some hot sauce and a bit of chicken stock to thin it out.

      for the rub-i cheated.  I bought a rub that said it had some chipolte powder in it.  This one came right from Von’s market.  I think it’s called “cowboy“?  I then just mixed in a couple of tsp of ground espresso powder-that simple!

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