Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cheat Day 11 + Madras Curry Recipe

Hello again! Another week, another cheat day, and here we are again - I'm sorry to say that Joe & I totally forgot to do measurements this Sunday once again - I promise we will do those this weekend though and provide an update on that ;) As far as weight loss I am currently holding at the same weight as in prior weigh-ins, 104-ish lbs (will see if there are any changes in that by weigh-in day on Saturday) and Joe is at 190 lbs - just 10lbs away from his goal! So exciting :)

So this week I'll give you the lowdown on our latest cheat day (#11) and a recipe for a delicious Indian curry that is quick and easy to make for all those that are always on the go like myself! And on the suggestion of fellow slow-carbers, I am going to attempt to blog a daily food diary - nothing too fancy or lengthy - just ideas and simple recipes to offer some inspiration to others on the SCD - I can't promise I'll do it every day, but will do my best ;)

Madras Indian Curry makes 4-5 servings - Organic Produce and Meat is Recommended

  • 1 Jar Madras Simmer Sauce - (can be found at Whole Foods -see photo to right)
  • 1 Jarful of Water
  • 2 Cooked Milanesa Steaks thinly sliced into bite-size pieces 
  • 1/2 lb Chopped Asparagus
  • 1/2 lb. Broccolini (Cut in halves)
  • 1 Whole Sweet Onion Chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Macadamia Nut Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Paprika
  • 2 tbsp. Crushed Red Peppers**
  • 2 Serrano Peppers Chopped**
Madras Indian Curry
**Optional: For all the Spice lovers out there, adding these ingredients will make this curry Desi-Hot
  1. Add Macadamia Nut Oil to wok, add all vegetables and Serrano peppers if desired.
  2. Saute veggies until al dente
  3. Add beef
  4. Add Sauce, Water, Paprika, and Crushed red peppers if desired.
  5. Let simmer for 15-20min.
  6. Serve by itself or pour over lentils. 

Cheat Day #11 - once again we shared most of this stuff and paired it with loads of air squats and wall presses ;)
Breakfast at Blue Star Cafeteria
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Black Ganoderma Coffee with Organic, Non-GMO Soy Creamer + Cinnamon
  • Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese & Spinach on Rye Bread (mine - didn't eat the rye though)
  • French Toast (Joe)

  • Cinnamon Roll (Upper Crust Bakery)
  • Schnecken (Upper Crust Bakery)
  • Carne Asada & Veggie Tacos from Dos Batos (1 each)
  • Cupcake

Yummy Papaya!!
  • Salmon Tacos with goat cheese, guacamole on corn tortillas
  • Papaya
  • Ganoderma Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows
  • S'mores (2 each)

Salmon Tacos - grilled these on our brand-new bbq!!
That's all... Share your cheat day meals with us!!


  1. Thanks for the recipe! I will make this soon! Hopefully Justin and I can make it to La Jolla this weekend and shop at Whole Foods! I am so happy you are considering doing a daily food diary! Can't wait to see what you post! And congrats to Joe for being 10 pounds from his goal!

  2. No problem - I'm trying to post more recipes as I come up with them - made this delicious lamb scramble the other night - will post the recipe on that soon ;) It's too bad they don't put a whole foods closer to you guys! We're spoiled here in Austin - they original location is located downtown(plus some others) but that one is sooo amazingly huge and has everything you could imagine!! We also have Central Market too - no Trader Joe's though - miss that place!! Thanks for the inspiration to do the food diary - we'll see how this turns out :)

  3. I know, I want to know how to let Whole Foods know that I would like them to open one here, or I wonder what requirements the city has to have one opened. We have a Henry's, Sprout's and Trader Joe's though! You're welcome! I can't wait to see what you eat every day. :)

  4. Hmm I wonder - there's prob something on their website that allows you to request one? Temecula is getting pretty big though you'd think they would have one up there already! Just posted first daily food log ;)