Friday, December 13, 2019

Dieting, Saturday Recipe.

Thursday I decided to do a "What is your real Age" test on Dr. Oz's site. It included a requirement for my waist measurement. Hadn't thought about it for a long time, but I measured three times because I didn't believe it. No, I am NOT going to say what it was. However, I am hoping that was enough incentive for me to stop shoving food down my mouth at every opportunity. I really need that incentive. My real age, according to this test, was 85.7 which isn't too bad. Stress was a big factor in the measurements and there is nothing much I can do about that. Well, there is in how I handle it but the source of stress is constant. In 2013 I lot 50 lbs and was so pleased I had kept it off until this year. For me the secret to weight loss is sensible eating rather than cutting out this or that food group. So, wish me luck.

I might say, ladydog brought us a "chunk" of her Christmas Cake and we ate a small piece each after supper. Delicious as usual, and I still remained inside my calorie allowance.

I love vegetables and particularly mushrooms, so I thought this was a winner. It is 182 calories a serving. Of course, I love Kevin Lynch's recipes, he is a never fail source of "good stuff" to eat.

Crispy Buttery Garlic Roasted Mushrooms

Garlic and butter roasted mushrooms topped with crispy breadcrumbs!

1 lb button mushrooms
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsp thyme, chopped (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (or breadcrumbs; gluten-free for gluten-free)
1/4 cup parmigiano reggino (parmesan), grated

1. Place the mushrooms in a baking dish, spoon the mixture of the butter, garlic and thyme onto the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper.

2. Bake in a pre-heated 400F/200C oven for 10 minutes before sprinkling on the mixture of the breadcrumbs and parmesan and baking until lightly golden brown, about 8-10 minutes.

Servings: 4

Tips : Garnish with chopped parsley and hit the mushrooms up with a splash of lemon juice just before serving.

Author: Kevin Lynch
Source: Closet Cooking

Have a great day


  1. That mushroom recipe looks delicious - and right up my alley. Thank you.
    I bake Christmas cakes for family and friends. I swear I have put on weight just smelling them (and no, I haven't cut into any of them).

    1. Doesn't it Sue, you could just grab it off the page. I haven't baked a cake in years, Matt told me he didn't lie them. He eats all that come his way these days.

  2. Hi Jo - good luck with sticking to a sensible regime ... not easy. The mushroom recipe does look delicious ... happy weekend - cheers Hilary

    1. I did it before Hilary but I really need to again - once I came out of hospital last year, and once food stopped tasting like cardboard, I have been stuffing myself ever since. I lost 20 lbs in hospital I think I have gained 40 since. Sigh.

  3. You can do the sensible eating, Jo. Always go with a lot of veggies. Can't go too wrong there :) Yum on those mushrooms. Could be something good to make for Christmas Day.


    1. Yup Betty, I have done it before, I hope I can do it again. That's not a bad idea for Christmas.