Last week I talked about eating like a Mad Man. Yesterday I was in the supermarket and couldn’t think what to have for my lunch. Then I remembered Roger Sterling at a client meeting. The client wasn’t sure he wanted to stay but Roger said stay, drink our wine, eat our sweetbreads. The man reluctantly sat down and Roger called the red-coated waiter over (was this supposed to be Sardi’s? It looked like Sardi’s) and ordered some more drinks then added, “And bring us some iceberg wedges with blue cheese dressing.”
I salivated at the very thought. What a wonderful combination. Well I’m a long way from Sardi’s but I have been there. I ate that club sandwich for which the restaurant is famed. But wish I’d had the iceberg wedges with blue cheese dressing instead. Or as well as. Filling doesn’t even begin to describe it. Delicious won’t do either – it was so much more than that. Several hours after imbibing this treat I was still afterglowing from it.
Don’t step on my blue suede cheese
I’ve no idea how you’re supposed to make blue cheese dressing nor what kind of blue cheese you’re supposed to use. But I do know Paleo dieting favours cheese made from raw milk or sheep’s milk. So I bought Roquefort. I figured if it’s going to be at the very centre of my meal, why not buy the best? And why not try to ape those stunning places the Mad Men ate at all the time?
I mashed said cheese with a fork and added thick double cream. Then a dash of dijon and black pepper and some splashes of champagne to thin it out a bit, much like myself. We were rocking. We were rolling. The iceberg wedges sat proudly on my plate and the dressing lightly covered and dressed them. I added a ripe avocado to this, just to make sure I was getting a very full-fat lunch.
Hours later I still wasn’t hungry. It sealed my hunger off. It kept me going going going. That my friends is the real secret, the real trick, behind Paleo eating. High fat foods that are nutritious and natural are so lovely to eat, you don’t need to eat too much of them and you don’t need to eat too often either! I actually felt a little high after eating that!
I will never go back to boring, depressing and demoralising low-fat dieting. Low carb dieting is so much nicer. I’m going to save some of the Roquefort dressing to spread thickly on a burger or steak for my tea today and serve it with green beans. Nothing else. Simplicity. Quickness. Easy. This is fast food the way it’s supposed to be. The way they ate on Mad Men and look how lovely those women were! Low fat diets hadn’t been invented then. Roger Sterling never put on an ounce. Think on!
If you have been, thanks for listening.