Identifying Diets in the Wild.
June 25, 2012 12:55 PM Subscribe
Discreet supper party hostess seeks diet detectives.
posted by feral_goldfish to food & drink (34 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Our lovely friends have had a rough month. They're also on a diet, but on the down-low. Since this diet is new for them, not based on an evolution of previous habits, it's probably one of those fancy Named Diets. Your mission: supply said name (which so far seems too embarrassing to be mentioned) so that I can conduct independent investigation preparatory to a discreetly guilt-free supper party.
-Our friends avidly ask for new bean recipes.
-They still eat meat.
-They say they can eat all the vegetables they want, with the caveat that they eat no sugars, and thus no potatoes, yams, etc.
-No sugars also means no rice nor fruit, nor any dairy excepting cottage cheese. Nothing that ends with -ose.
-Avocado is important. (And not classified as a fruit.)
-Coffee is good.
-They can cheat once a week (not sure if this is part of the diet).
-The diet includes two glasses of red wine daily.
Yes, I could just create a menu based on the above rules, but suspect more details lurk beneath the surface. Yes, I could probe, but since our lovely friends have already been invited (specifically for black beans & greens), they can't tell me more without feeling rude. Also, I am at a loss for the dessert course, which was always first in their hearts.