"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Salade avec....lard?

Keith has suddenly decided that he is on a diet. Maybe it was the prospect of a visit to the doctor's yesterday morning and the fear that the doctor would ask him how his diet was going - that's the one he's supposed to have been following since their last meeting, but I departed to do the shopping with strict instructions to get lots of salad ingredients, or as Keith refers to it, lots of 'grass'.
Now Keith is very much an 'all or nothing' man. The concept of 'a happy medium' is totally outside his comprehension, which means that, now  he has decided on a salad-based diet, we are condemned to eat nothing but salad until he gets bored and reverts to 'normal' eating.
"But I am just wondering about variations on a theme," he mused yesterday afternoon, and then his face brightened.
"Could we have deep fried salad?"


  1. May I suggest a Mars bar wrapped in a lettuce leaf?

  2. Perfect solution, John! ;)

  3. Salad with crispy bacon and a fried (probably should be poached) egg on top is one of our favourites - if you manage to have no carbs with it, the scales can reveal weight loss the very next day.

  4. Thanks, Lucy. We will definitely try that.

  5. I'm not sure when Keith's birthday is but may I suggest an elasticated toweling headband, a rowing machine and a light blue shellsuit. Your front room could become his workout space but you'd have to remove the sofa.

  6. Yes, YP, I could just go and live in the shed! :)

  7. chris is an "all or nothing" bloke

    I take a deep breath and go with the flow!

  8. Yep, probably the best way, John. :)

  9. I don't know about Keith but I find I'm hungry again about half and hour after eating just a salad.



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