People who are new to Fasting often pose the questions: “Can I really eat ‘anything I want’ on a Slow Day?” and “What should I eat on Slow Days?” To answer those questions, I have decided to add some blog posts to show some of the foods we eat on what the world calls NFDs [non-fast days] but which, in our house, we call ‘Slow Days.’ This feature will appear sporadically.
Now for the answers. Can you really eat ANYTHING you want on a Slow Day? Not really. If you eat too many calories every Slow Day, you will not lose weight. There are many questions asked on the FastDiet Forum which attest to that. Once in a while your can splurge, as long as it isn’t everyday. For what to eat on Slow Days, Dr. Mosley recommends a Mediterranean Diet. As for how we eat, an example follows.
We are very fond of crab meat. Not the fancy, high-priced Dungeness or Blue crab, but our New England Coast local Rock and Jonah Crabs. This commodity appears cooked, picked-over, and packaged in fish markets and grocery stores. A half-pound package is perfect for crab cakes or Crab Pasta. Our recipe comes from the Legal Sea Foods Cookbook, based on menus from the Boston restaurant of the same name. The ingredients seem a bit extravagant, but you are serving 2 people and you don’t eat like this every day. In our house, pasta appears on the menu once each week. 2 oz/person.
You will notice that the ingredient amounts for TWO PEOPLE are written in on the left. See also that the amount of pasta allotted per person is TWO Ounces, although the recipe specifies 4 oz/person. Note also that we described this meal as ‘Exceptional!’
Create a mise en place with your ingredients. Follow the above instructions. Our pasta of choice for this dish is ‘gemelli.’ Prepare the salad or vegetable of your choice. Plate and enjoy.
2 thoughts on “Slow Days: Crab Pasta”
ha ha. Mise en place. Which came first…the mise en place at Cheryl’s or the mise en place in the post? >
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When I typed those words, I thought, “I just said that the other day… will Ann remember?” Makes cooking so easy to use a mise en place.