I haven’t been posting because I have been in the hospital, having unspeakable things done to me. Ugh. Now I’m out, recovering at home. But I have a puzzlement about hospital “cuisine”. Now I understand that the hospital prepares meals for about 700 patients and staff. Many of these meals require specialized preparation due to the patients’ conditions. But one would think that a hospital, in the interests of promoting good health, would model healthy eating in the food served to patients. I don’t mean gourmet cuisine (although tasty would be nice, given that one often doesn’t have much appetite when ill). I mean basic healthy food – lower fat, low salt, etc. What I got on my tray was typically so salty I couldn’t eat it. I ordered a grilled cheese sandwich thinking that couldn’t be ruined, and when I bit into it I was left with a salty oil slick on my lips. Inedible. I lived on cottage cheese until I got out.
Enough of this. From this point I will continue to post recipes from my adventures in low fat cooking. Some of them will be recipes from feasts past, since I’m not cooking as much until I recover. But needless to say they will be delicious and good for you.