Wow- that glass of wine was so just what I needed! Don’t kill me, but we actually bought a boxed wine (I know, I know…) based on a recommendation. It was by Black Box, and it was their Pinot Grigio (we tried their Malbec over Christmas and liked it). It was a very respectable white wine, crisp and fresh, and not a lot of surprises. It was good! Chris likes red wine more than white, so he wasn’t a huge fan, but he said it was “good, not great.” I agree. It was better paired with fruit than the salmon.
Which brings me to the subject of dinner, which was almond crusted salmon cakes with spaghetti squash and marinara, and a strawberry clafoutis for dessert (that’s right…I said dessert!). Spaghetti squash is a diet revelation! If you take a fork and scoop it out of its rind after cooking, it strands out like spaghetti! We covered it in marinara- and we both felt like we’d had the most indulgent meal we’d had in days. It was so good. The squash is more firm than actual spaghetti, but we both liked it anyhow.
As I mentioned earlier, we also had dessert! It was an almond strawberry clafoutis, which is similar to a cobbler. I hinted earlier that the wine was better paired with fruit- and it was delicious with dessert. The strawberries picked up on some of the fruity notes in the wine, and gave it more depth. Anyhow, back to the clafoutis! Strawberries were layered under the topping, which had an egg base and only 1/4 c. sugar and 2 tablespoons of whole wheat pastry flour. I really loved the whole wheat pastry flour- it does wonderful things for whole wheat baked goods. It is then baked for 20 minutes, almonds thrown on top of the crust, and baked for another 20. And it was so tasty!
I have also neglected to mention a wonderful breakfast we shared on Sunday- Buckwheat Waffles. Yes, they were good. Delicious, actually. They had a nutty flavor from the whole wheats and buckwheats. Peanut Butter would have been heavenly on top, but I used Blue Agave vanilla syrup instead and blueberries, and it was wonderful.
I still cannot believe that I am eating so much and still losing weight. Mind boggling!