Archive for February 14, 2008

grapefruit, not just another sub-tropical wonder!

This week I have been loving grapefruit.  I’ve had a delicious grapefruit for lunch many times over the last several days and they have been a lovely addition to my diet.  However, I’ve thrown all I know about eating a grapefruit to the wind and have ventured into new territory concerning this juicy, citrus wonder.

For awhile now I’ve been reading this blog.  It’s written by a girl who has been chronicling her own weightloss journey.  She didn’t need to lose the horriffic amount of weight that I do but she diligently changed her lifestyle to become healthy and fit.  Kath’s blog is a-mazing.  She takes a picture of every single thing she puts in her mouth and posts the photos to her site.  She posts several times a day, every day and it’s interesting to see what her meals look like.  They are always well balanced (she doesn’t have the food issues (fish!) that I do) and I find it somewhat comforting that I sport some similar habits.  I also eat the same things, sometimes with variations, over and over, every single day.

One of the things I’ve noticed from her photos is that while she likes grapefruit, she often eats peeled.  Peeled?!?  I’ve have never in my many days seen a grapefruit eaten in this manner.  I didn’t even realize that the peel came off, I just assumed the only way to get to it’s delicious pulpy innards was to cut it in half and attack each section with a spoon (okay, I knew but seriously never thought anyone would actually do it).  However, peeling is only the tip of the iceburg.  She also, occasionally, cuts the in two (like I assumed everyone did) and then sprinkles it with brown sugar and puts it under the broiler.  I kid you not!  Who knew that you could turn this simple citrus orb into a warm, carmalized treat?  I sure didn’t.  But now I do and endless doors have been opened for me?

Why am I sharing this with you today.  Well, I felt that the world needs this knowledge.  Break out of your narrow grapefruit eating ways and explore the possibilities!  Also, Cricket wants me to post more often so here it is 😀