I love starches! I remember times in the past, when making soups or stews, that I had to limit the starches I put in the pot because as any Western Conscious dieter (wrongly) knows, starches are the enemy! I could put potatoes in the pot. Or noodles. Or rice. But I sure couldn't put more than one of those, and all three was just a dream. If I limited the amount of potato, rice, or noodles I added I could put in a little bit of corn... but not too much!
I am glad those days are gone! Today one of my favorite meals is to just put lots of starch in a pot and cook it up! First I put water in the pot... then I add in a bit of rice since it takes the longest to cook... then as the pot heats up and comes to a boil I add in other things... butternut squash, potatoes, cauliflour, any and all veggies I feel like.
Then, when it's all cooked, rather than discard the water used to cook it all in I'll add in some mash potato flakes to thicken it all up to a nice consistency. Sometimes I'll mash up all the other ingredients first so the whole thing comes out like some freak twist on mashed potatoes.
Then I'll add in any frozen corn or peas that I feel like adding that particular day. I never like to cook frozen corn or peas long, prefer them just as they are, and they warm up very quickly in that hot pot of deliciousness, plus help cool it off so I can have a bowl of it quickly!
To think.... All those years I believed I couldn't restrict my diet enough to live with a healthy diet.... yet I was restricting myself from wholesome health giving starches that whole time... and now I can enjoy them to my hearts content! I find some twisted humor in all of that!
Sunday was my normal two-week weigh-in. I posted a rather lengthy blog post about it which I wont bore you all with here, not when it can be summed up quickly with the following chart depicting my 1/10/20/30 day weight averages for the past 90 days.
If you want to read the entire blog post that goes with that graph, it's on my blog Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy