Eek! The scales say I've put on 10 pounds, and you know, I only eat like a bird! (ha, that's what we all say, isn't it?)
Part of my battle plan is to eat healthier stuff that will fill me up so I'm less tempted to eat a bunch of Oreos. I tried this recipe (below) tonight, and it's surprisingly good.
I just don't want to end up like those women on the beach that we've been arguing about in an earlier post, Overheard on the Beach.
1/3 cup olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 cup bulgur
1 cup tomato, seeded and chopped
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth, heated
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon tomato paste
salt and pepper
1 pinch cayenne (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Stir in the tomatos and basil, cooking 2 more minutes. Stir the bulgur into the tomato mixture, making sure that the bulgur is well coated. Stir in the hot broth, reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for 5 minutes. Add the honey, tomato paste, salt, pepper and cayenne to the bulgur mixture. Continue to cook, covered until the bulgur is tender and all the liquid has been absorbed, about 25 minutes. Turn off the heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Sprinkle the parsley over the top.