Eat– for Good Health

The Redondo Beach Lobster Festival is going on this weekend at the Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way in Redondo Beach. “Shell yourself silly.”  Since lobster does not abound here in Southern California, fresh Main lobsters are flown from the Altantic to the Pacific.  There will be live performances.  Highlights for Sunday, September 20th, include a Beatles tribute band, Paperback Writer.  If you can’t make it but feel like eating something-lobster, here my lobster salad recipe GOLD STANDARD OF THIN, which will be published in a few months by Sugar and Spice Press.  Most shellfish is naturally low in total fat and saturated fat, and only moderate in cholesterol content. That means it can still fit into a heart healthy diet.  So, don’t give up on it.  Just limit the quantity.

Lobster Salad with Lemon and Basil–4 servings, 165 calories per serving

Low carbohydrate, heart-healthy (1 gram of saturated fat is considered low) and low sodium, this recipe takes ten minutes to prepare. If you don’t want to cook the lobsters, most supermarkets have cooked lobster at the fish/meat counter.


1/3 cup hot water

¼ cup vegetarian bouillon cube

1 clove minced garlic

3 Tbsp lemon juice

2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

1 ½ Tbsp olive oil

Freshly ground pepper (a little goes a long way)

2 2/3 cups chopped lobster meat (four lobsters of around 1 ½ lbs yields this amount)

6 cups mixed salad greens

Lemon wedges for garnish

Stir hot water and bouillon in a medium bowl until cube dissolves. Whisk in garlic, lemon juice, basil and oil. Use pepper sparingly. Mix in lobster. Divide salad greens among 4 large plates and spoon lobster salad on top. Serve with lemon wedges.

17 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Kathleen Rowland

    Hey Reba. Yes, I’m doubling the recipe so that I can bring a family-sized serving to our neighbors across the street. They’re moving out.

  2. Kathleen Rowland

    There wasn’t any infidelity involved, but A. and K. were so different in every way. Once the honeymoon was over, and she became pregnant, their relationship went steadily downhill. She was the bread winner, and he was the stay-at-home dad. That can work, but it didn’t work for her. I think he was perfectly content. And, he was a great dad.

  3. Janessa Breckinridge

    He moved out yesterday with the help of about ten friends. What a popular guy he is, and great fun to talk with. Everyone loves him. He’s a guy’s guy.

  4. Reba Studebaker

    Poor little Josh! Last night we were taking a moonlight walk and we said high to Josh and his parents. Josh told us he was packing up Christmas decorations for Santa. He didn’t know what was in store.

  5. Janessa Breckinridge

    I give both A. and K. credit for that. They are trying very hard to keep things as normal as possible. I’ve heard they have 50-50 custody.

  6. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Josh will be fine. They are both dedicated parents. Probably little Josh will feel a sense of relief. Our house backs up to theirs. I didn’t mean to be the mouse in the corner, but there was plenty of strife going on between A. and K.

  7. Janessa Breckinridge

    Come to think of it, A. shared with my husband (and this went back to when K. was pregnant) that he married K. on the rebound. What a royal insult!

  8. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    A. told my Rob something similar, and then he added something about K. pushing marriage because her biological clock was ticking. Maybe they were never really in love.

  9. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    The typical situation was that she came home to a mess with no food, a pile up of laundry, stuff like that. She worked all day and had to work all night.

  10. Kathleen Rowland

    There are many stay-at-home dads with terrific marriages. My (CPA) husband told me last night about two couple who have had this arrangement for years, and they’re doing great. My oldest son is a lawyer in Houston, and his law partner has this arrangement. It’s worked out well for over twenty years for this couple, and their kids are in college now.

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