There, I said it. I don't like the earthier taste, and the sweetness of it is always a little off, to me. So you can guess how excited I was to come up with a way to make it palatable. And it's super, super easy, and not too expensive, either.
I'm having problems sticking as completely to my diet as I need to. There are some ingredients I never, ever take a chance on, because the reaction is so severe. But there are a few ingredients that cause lesser reactions, and what often happens is that I will react to something, it affects my brain so I feel kind of spaced out and high, and I make the decision at that point to eat something that's not good for me, rationalizing that I already feel bad and hungry, so it won't make things that much worse.
My chest freezer lost power and I didn't find out for 4 days. Thankfully, the food was still cold, but it had all thawed, so I've been frantically cooking like a madwoman. I had one pound of lamb, which I never eat but know goes well with mint, and after seeing that some recipes also include ginger, I came up with the following lamb meatball recipe.
It turned out rather nice, honestly. Better than I thought it was. However, my amounts are very slap dash in this one - I was just using what I had, and making estimates about how much I used, after the fact. I ate them so fast I forgot to take a picture, LOL.