I tried a new recipe today. The picture of it looked so good and cheesy that I could hardly wait. It sounded like a sure winner to me. After all, I am a big fan of the cauliflower mashed potatoes, right?
So right after church I rushed home to make my cauliflower pizza. Wait. Before you scoff, go over to Lyn’s blog and look at that picture. Deliciousness, right? And that Lyn is one who KNOWS good food. I have tried quite a few of her recipes, and they have all been good.
So here’s my version of the cauliflower pizza. I put mushrooms and onions and fresh tomatoes on top and used fresh mozarella cheese (because that’s all I had.) I grated some mild cheddar for the crust (because that’s all I had.)
Looks good, huh? Okay, all I’m saying is this. Sometimes (okay, most of the time) when we make substitutions to make food healthier or less calories, its not gonna taste like the original. There’s nothing wrong with that. You just have to suspend your expectations when you try this new food, or you might be disappointed and reject it before you actually realize that Hey, it tastes pretty good. So after I took the first bite, and I rethought the ingredients list for the ‘crust,’ (cauliflower, egg whites, and cheese,) I realized it tasted just like what I should have expected it to taste like: a pizza omelette. It was pretty darn good! Just not what I was expecting.
Think about some of the other things we (I) eat. ‘Custard’ oats. C’mon, its OATMEAL. Its not that cool smooth creamy concoction that we all know as custard. Hey, I’m not being critical. I LOVE my custard oats. I’m just saying that if someone new goes to try our custard oats, and is thinking CUSTARD, they are likely to be disappointed.
Another example: spackle. Well actually, that one has a pretty descriptive name. But I seem to recall that I compared it to cookie dough. I actually think it is as good as cookie dough. But if someone new decides to try my spackle, and is expecting that sugary-buttery-salty concoction commonly known as cookie
crack dough, they might not like my spackle.
Anyway, I think this might be an important concept for anyone intent on changing their diet to healthier food choices. SUSPEND YOUR EXPECTATIONS. Like with the cauliflower pizza. Who said pizza always had to be served on a bread crust? (Oh, I can hear the comments already.)
I’m feeling pretty chipper after my victorious hike yesterday. Followed up by a strong workout at the gym before going to church this morning! Yes indeedy. And my weight is heading in the right direction, thank you very much. I’ll let you know the minute I hit 168 again.