Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Get sweaty in the morning

Have you noticed that when you are physically active early morning, it makes for a good day?

Interpret freely ;-)


Some salmon salad, (canned wild salmon, some vegenaise, fresh ground pepper, some cucumber) Asparagus (raw) cut up and some blueberries. The canned salmon I use is all wild (no big name brands) and comes from Canada. It's a great way to get wild salmon, as it is getting harder and harder to find. yummy omega 3's.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Pictures at last

Well, finally managed to take a picture this morning.

Breakfast was simple and for all you "I have no time" people out there, total prep time was 5 minutes.

Here we go, little olive oil, some scallions, 3-4 slices smoked salmon, stir and break up into pieces, top with a large heap of organic baby spinach. Stir.

One stalk of celery and a few pieces of pineapple and melon on the side.
Lunch; Quarter rotisserie chicken, half an avocado.
Snack was a small piece of dark chocolate.
Had my daughter over for dinner. She's my youngest one, for some alone time with Dad. (I have 4, so they need that every now and then) She loves steak, so we played "cooking show" she helped me and this is what we made. Small piece of grass fed rib-eye on the grill, large salad, and some tzatziki, (yogurt, garlic, cucumber, fresh ground pepper, little olive oil, salt.)
Glass of red wine for me, home made lemonade for her. We had a feast.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them

2 tablespoons coconut oil, 3-4 ounces of ground turkey thigh and breasts (natural), little bit of red curry paste disolved in some water. Don't over cook it, added some fresh organic spinach, barely wilted, served over two stalks of cut up organic celery.
The coconut oil together with the red curry paste gives it a nice "Thai" flavor, with minimal ingredients. You can go as spicey as you like.

Grilled chicken with a little oriental sauce over carrots. totally blah! Hey not everything I make is perfect. ;-)

snack; some blueberries and almonds.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

What do you all do to play and stay fit?

Was at the gym at 6:40 this morning, worked out for 30 minutes, then went and played some tennis for 50 minutes.

Breakfast; 3 fried/scrambled organic omega 3 eggs, spinach, scallions over red leaf lettuce. Some blueberries, and a few almonds.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Thought about something this morning;
You know, when you are feeling blue, or life is a little more of a struggle then it should be, Just Do Something. I had someone once explain to me that, physiologically, you can not be depressed or feel down, if you create movement. (Movement within your cells.) This is a simple as doing the dishes, polishing your shoes or cleaning up. Your are "creating progress" as long as you do that, you will not and can not feel down. Oops...here I go again, sorry... back to FOOD!

Left over salad from last night, couple handfuls of almonds. FYI, I do not buy my almonds organic, as the cost of those is just insane. Most almonds sold here come from California. I have read/heard that almonds will be pasteurized starting in August. That might change my buying choice. Anyone heard about this?

Cllient lunch, went to a Thai restaurant. Had some Tom Kha soup. Spicy coconut soup with mushrooms scallion and chicken. Nothing too bad for eating out.

snack; was craving some chocolate.... had 3 pieces.

Dinner; 2 small lamb chops, large salad with some balsamic vinaigrette. Glass of red wine.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Simple is good...

Early morning tennis workout involved lots of sweating.....it's around 82 at 7 in the morning lately. (Southwest Florida)

So drank a good amount of water and kept breakfast simple.
Some watemelon (3 medium size chunks) and almonds. around 15 or so.
Not very hungry.

Lunch; Keftedes. what you say????? Nothinh fancy, they are greek meatballs (many restaurants will use breadcrumbs in them) easy to make and very tasty. combined with Tzatziki. (yogurt, cucumber and garlic) Had it with lettuce and cucumber. You could easily have this if you are at a greek restaurant or deli. Just don't eat the pita bread ;-)

Dinner; organic red leaf lettuce, organic cherry tomatoes, yellow pepper, cucumber (a lot of it), scallions and a the following dressing...... some vegenaise, little olive oil and roasted garlic balsamic vin. Makes a really yummy dressing and a little different. Try it.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Smile...and the world smiles with you.


3 scrambled (omega) eggs, sauteed baby spinach, tomato, scallions, yellow pepper and a small piece of serrano pepper. Coffee ( I drink my coffee when I wake up, I eat usually around 9)
"don't worry..be happy"

Happy July 4th!

Hope everyone had a great day, and hope you thought for a few seconds of all the brave people who willing or unwilling put their lives at stake for our freedom.

some grilled chicken, with peanut butter, asparagus, tomato, lettuce.

Grilled chicken, hummus and babaganoush. Some olives.

Late afternoon lunch.... ;-)
grilled natural sausage , tomato, lettuce and onion.

Dinner, half a rack of ribs on the grill (super tasty...let me know if would like my recipe) oriental coleslaw. Ice cold beer or maybe 2 ;-)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

What will you eat for the Fourth of July?

So what are you planning to grill for the Fourth of July?
I caught a nice magrove snapper last night........that's going to be part of my grill feast.

Breakfast; Organic spinach, organic small sweet potato (YES you read that right), organic cherry tomatoes, calamata olives, 3 organic eggs and a sprinkle of grated assagio cheese. (sauted in some olive oil, fresh groud pepper and a dash of onion powder) Simple, quick, total cooking and prep time 9 minutes. I know I've promised pictures for a while, my girlfriend just got me a new camera, so stand by!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Good to be back.

Had trouble with my internet connection at home, and took off for a few days. My apologies for the lack of updates. Keep the comments coming, I appreciate them very much.

First, dinner last night. I was hungry and had some people over for dinner.....
Sauteed baby bella mushrooms with onion and a dash of red wine.
Grilled Tilapia with a a nice spice rub some olive oil. Grilled zucchini, grilled bok choy, grilled asparagus and grilled green chard. I cut up all these grilled veggies and mixed them in with the onions and mushrooms. Also a large salad (organic red & green leaf lettuce) cherry tomatoes, cucumber and some home made roasted almonds. Some of grandma's famous dressing to top it off.

Breakfast; I was still full ;-) Ate a little of the left over salad.

Lunch; Large salad, with organic baby spinach, asparagus, organic red & green leaf lettuce, tomato. some roasted garlic balsamic drizzle. One and a half natural chicken sausage. (I get them at Wild Oats, they are very tasty)

Dinner, was some left over salad from lunch. A few almonds and a glass of red wine.