Today was the start of my dietary experiment and it went fairly well, in my opinion. Breakfast was pretty much the same as usual except for the grapefruit instead of a glass of orange juice. Oh, and the bit of cheese in my omelet with a spoonful of mustard for some additional flavor.
The Basic Ingredients
The mustard was a last minute decision, so it didn't make the family portrait.
The first thing I did was fry the chopped onions and garlic in a little olive oil after sprinkling with a bit of salt and pepper.
Onions And Garlic For Breakfast
After adding the eggs and cheese and the mustard I scrambled it all up and ended up with:
Quite tasty and plenty filling.
I headed to Trader Joe's to buy some peanut butter, $1.79 for 16 ounces, and some bananas, four at 19 cents each for a total of 76 cents. Grand total for the day, $2.55. Again, the peanut butter will probably last me all month and the bananas for four days, so it wasn't a bad deal.
My lunch was pretty simple, but quite tasty, a peanut butter and banana sandwich.
Bar Man Enjoying His Lunch
If I had added bacon, even Elvis would have loved it.
For supper I put two of the chicken legs and thighs into my Ronco Showtime Rotisserie & BBQ. Then I made a cup of rice that I added some broccoli to at the end to steam them a bit. I also cooked up the beans that I had started soaking the night before and threw in a big carrot that I chopped up. I ended up with a very hearty dinner.
I have a spare chicken leg and thigh for tomorrow and a whole lot of leftover beans and rice. I have the feeling that tomorrow's dinner will look pretty much like today's and I am sure lunch will be the same. That is okay though, I have to see my accountant about my taxes and need to do some preparation beforehand, so eating leftovers will save me a bit of time.
Someone asked me to be sure and post my recipes, but I am afraid they won't be too fancy. Living within my budget puts some pretty severe restrictions on the spices I have available. So far it has been limited to salt and pepper. I suppose I could cheat a bit and use spices that I already have, but I don't know if that would be fair. You can get quite a bit of flavor out of onions and garlic, though.