Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Last Look at Toronto - For Now Anyway

We're back in Halifax for the next part of our vacation....toodling about Nova Scotia, spending time at Camp Kadimah visiting kids and grand kids. After all that gorging in Montreal and Toronto, we're also back on The South Beach Diet Supercharged. The trip definitely sent us over the tipping point, so stay tuned for lots of great SBD friendly recipes.

That said, I thought I'd share an amazing dinner at my Cousin Arlene's. A trip to Toronto would not be complete without one of her awesome dinners. This time around, most of the meal was actually very South Beach friendly....

Pork & Chicken & Chorizo Skewers on the BBQ from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food. I'd have to forgo the chorizo until SBD Phase Two

Grilled Green Beans with Lemon, from Weber's Way to Grill (I couldn't actually find the recipe, but the grilled asparagus, seems similar. I know she added quartered lemons to the grill....delicious and definitely SBD friendly.

Baby Bok Choy & Cashew Salad from this month's Martha Stewart Living - superb! and SBD worthy, so I'll be making lots this summer...once I find the baby bok choy, that is.

Okay, not quite so SBD friendly...but lovely once in a while when we hit Phase Two...Lemony Orzo also from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food.

And the killer blow...not for quite a while on SBD - perhaps for the celebration when I reach my goal...but you can enjoy it anytime...
Angelfood Cake with Strawberries & Lemon Cream from Canadian Living Magazine. Arlene substituted Lemoncello for the sherry...a perfect choice for over-the-top ending to a very filling trip! So thanks, Ar...for all of it.

And for the next while, stay tuned for some very tasty South Beach dishes.


Mary said...

What a wonderful meal, Ruth. I'm glad you had such a lovely vacation. Welcome back.

Bellini Valli said...

What a feast Ruth. Happy Canada Day!!

Joanne said...

Sounds like a great vacation with lots of great meals! Thanks for the angel food cake link, I'm looking for a similar cake to make for the 4th of July here in the US.

Jennifer said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm doing South Beach too (today is day # 1). Your blog is inspiring and helped me make the decision to start the diet with my husband...thanks!

Ruth Daniels said...

Mary, thanks and it's good to be back.

Valli, thanks and Happy Canada Day to you too

Joanne, Happy fourth of July!! And the cake is scrumptious!

Jennifer, thanks and good luck with the diet. The first couple of weeks are a challenge...for us it's giving up snacking after dessert

Come back often, for some really tasty recipes that are so delicious you won't even know you're on a diet! Check http://recipesfrom4everykitchen.blogspot.com I've already posted a couple from this round and the recipe links at the side will give you even more options.