Monday, November 03, 2008

Lemon Pepper Asparagus | ww 0 pts

Besides losing weight, the one thing about being on ww that I love is that I have discovered asparagus. I never ate it before joining ww and now I literally cannot get enough of it. Although, I had heard the whole "asparagus makes your pee stink" theory I had never really paid much attention to it. That was, until I was traveling recently had asparagus at dinner, it was a long day with lots of conversing with people and by the time I had gotten to my hotel room I had forgotten that I had eaten at dinner time. I prepped for bed, removed my eye make-up, washed my face, brushed my teeth, flossed, and then I had to pee. As I sat there on the toilet I began to smell something terrible, I looked around the bathroom for what could be causing the stink, and then said to myself.."I'm going to have to call housekeeping to come up here and clean this bathroom...it stinks." It wasn't until I got up to flush the toilet that I realized that it wasn't a lack of housekeeping, it was ASPARAGUS PEE!

I could not stop laughing at myself, imagine if I had called housekeeping to complain about the odor in my bathroom and it was me all along...yeah, that would have been smooth.

Anyway, today is Monday and it is my weekly weigh-in (I just want to say that I won't be only posting on Mondays, its just that the travel schedule for work has been horrendous and it won't get better for a few weeks...so I'll try to post more than once a week, but right now...ugh, bear with me.) So, this morning at weigh in I had dropped another 1.5 pounds from last week giving me a grant total of 11 pounds (i think that's right) and I have 2.5 pounds to go until goal, which I'm sure will be harder to achieve with all the Halloween candy, Thanksgiving food, and spiked eggnog that I'm sure to consume over the next two months. But, hopefully I'll stay on track...hopefully.

Grilled Lemon Pepper Asparagus
1 bunch asparagus
1 lemon
salt and pepper

Trim the woody ends off of the asparagus, then place in boiling water for 30 seconds. As soon as 30 second is up submerge in an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Prepare a grill pan with cooking spray, get pan nice and hot.

Remove asparagus from ice bath and season with salt and pepper and a little lemon zest. Place on hot grill pan, squeeze lemon juice onto asparagus as it grills. Cook to your liking turning asparagus a few times while cooking.

Rating = Damn Good

1 comment:

stone fox said...

Keep in mind that a recipe is only 0 points if you have ONE serving of it. If you eat more than one serving, it counts as one point, etc. Same goes with diet sodas and the like...