Monday, August 17, 2015

My new favorite thing to eat




I have quit the community garden. I can't give myself to the gardens without sacrificing my own mental health. Just not doing it. Head. Brick wall. That is all I have to say about that.

I am working towards a healthier me. Except for the wine. You will never take the wine. It might be my undoing, where my weight is concerned.

I have found a favourite thing to eat though. It is a quick and easy lunch solution, as long as you have a decent head of lettuce on hand.

What's more it is delicious and satisfying.



Firstly you need to fry some bacon. I know, BACON. This is a BLT like you will never find, plus mine has cucumber. You could make it your own, and add whatever you like. It doesn't have to be bacon. I have used grilled chicken and pesto mayo, and it's just as good.

While your bacon or chicken is cooking, lay out a couple of good large leaves of lettuce. Lay some slices of cucumber and tomato down the middle, and a lashing of mayonnaise.

Have you ever tried to make your own mayo? It is easy as pie. This is the way I make homemade mayonnaise ever since I saw it on Masterchef. Works every time.

Lay some bacon or chicken on top and wrap it up. Eat. You could even have two!






22 comments:

  1. Yum! But I'd probably still need the bread....

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  2. Well done! Sometimes these things are too trying where other people are involved!
    I often skip the bread. I don't think my body likes bread very much. I wish I could wrap everything in chocolate!

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    1. I haven't had bread for almost a week and I am not really missing it. things wrapped in chocolate are definitely better!

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  3. How sad you've had to give up the Community Garden due to such a reason!

    Your lettuce and bacon wrap sounds delicious!

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    1. I just don't want to give my time there anymore. Over it. I love this combo.

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  4. Good on you. Glad you posted this I have just started a low carb healthier eating today!! I am going to have this for my lunch this week. I agree wine just can't go but everything else can :)

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    1. I have been good at cutting down the wine, but we all need a vice and wine it will be! I am trying to eat so many processed carbs too. I am feeling better for it.

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  5. I love this! How awesome but how do you wrap the lettuce this is always my problem with these things. It always seems to fall out and I wear it !

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    1. You have to start with a good leaf of lettuce to start with, or two. I manage to always drip mayo on myself. I usually wrap some towelling around the bottom.

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  6. Gosh that's a fabulous idea - must get some bacon! We all have to have one thing, and yours is wine. I think removing yourself from the community garden is a smart idea lovely xx

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    1. It was starting to feel more and more like something wasn't right about it. It kept me awake one night and I just decided to quit it. I didn't like having to quit, it is a shame for the community that no one sticks around in the gardens long. I have since heard a lot of negative feedback from people who have had to deal with the same person I had beef with. I just couldn't keep giving myself to it.

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  7. I like be a BLAT- bacon lettuce avocado and tomatoe but needs yummy bread

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    1. I am not much of an avocado fan eating it on it's own. I don't mind it in salads, so I'd give it a go in a lettuce wrap :)

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  8. oh, my! I would never have thought a lettuce wrap would have bacon on it, makes so much sense! I think I might try this tomorrow, if the lettuce isn't too manky.

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  9. I am loving the lettuce idea instead of bread! Look super yummy.

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  10. Oh man that looks so good! Puts the boring old salmon sandwich I'm eating right now to shame!

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  11. Not the biggest fan of bacon but I love the idea of using lettuce instead of bread. I think it works with mince too... :)

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    1. I did have some pork mince left over from making wontons recently and I wrapped it up in lettuce too. Was a bit messy, but tasted good :)

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  12. This looks so tasty, maybe lunch today. Sometimes you just have to give up things for your sanity and your family's sanity. I am sure you will find something else to enjoy.

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  13. Looks delicious and much healthier without the bread :) I love my red wine and a month or so ago a rash developed under my left eye. After using organic coconut oil and it still persisting I consulted my naturopath and he tells me I am allergic to the red pigmentation in red wine :( So, no more until the rash disappears at least ;)

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