In the six weeks since I’ve started the new diet, I’ve gone back to eating light meals.
You’d think I’d miss my famous chorizo cheese dip and chips, or thick, creamy pan gravy with hashbrowns and eggs. So far, though, I’m doing OK.
It’s because I’m relearning the taste of food.
Years ago, when I did the Low Glycemic Index Diet in Rick Gallop’s book, I stopped eating foods with heavy sauces, toned down the ketchup and cheese dips, and started eating stripped-down food.
I discovered the true flavor of food. Beef tasted fresher. Crumbled cheese was great on its own. Vegetables were amazing! It was like I’d never eaten them before. I discovered what the heavy sauces and condiments were hiding the fresh taste of food.
It was an amazing discovery – one I thought I’d never forget.
Fast-forward a half-dozen years, and I find myself once again learning the true meaning of tasteful food.
I eat less and enjoy my food more.
It’s a great place to be – and I hope I don’t have to relearn the lesson.
Photo: Bison tacos. Crumbled bison with garlic salt, tomatoes and goat cheese on warm corn tortillas. Served with avocado tossed with fresh lime juice.
- 1 pound bison
- 1 package goat feta
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- fresh avocado, sliced
- Cook bison until there is no pink. Season as desired.
- Remove bison from skillet and add a little butter. When melted, add corn tortillas. Flip until tortillas are starting to brown.
- Set out other ingredients and make your own tacos.