Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Good to be back!

Vacations make for some amazing memories and experiences don't they?
And like my dad always says "no matter what happens in your life, no-one can ever take away your memories and experiences."

I dropped some weight over the vacation. Partly due to the constant activities, but mostly because when I ate "on the road food" I followed it up with some IF.
Like I said earlier, it's a little more challenging to stick to your way of eating if you are not preparing it yourself, but by no means impossible.

Breakfast this morning;
Preheat oven to 375.
Pound flat 2 skinless chicken thighs. Sprinkle with; oregano, cilantro, paprika and garlic powder.
1/2 a tbsp of evoo drizzled on both.
Break out that cast iron skillet, place on burner, sear on both sides, add 2 cloves of garlic, and 4-5 olives on the side of the pan. Now add about 1/2 a cup of water (don't pour it directly on anything in the pan) and stick it in the oven for about 10-12 minutes.
I also had 2 large slices of a fresh Georgia peach with it.
Ahhhh.....like I said, it's good to be back ;-)

The Toccoa River. In the ASKA adventure area of Blue Ridge, Georgia.

That mountain mist thing is just way cool........

Great trails for hiking and running.......

Make it a great day everyone!


sarena said...

I have a kinda cool pic like your last one from Bainbridge Island, WA!!

Awesome trip by the looks of your pictures and now you are getting my mouth watering too with thoughts of your breakfast!

Do you always cook with EVOO? I have been reading more and more about cooking with coconut oil and only using the EVOO for post-cooking or with salads, etc!

Marc said...

Hi Sarena!!

I agree, use the coconut oil for cooking. It's much better.
However, when im craving a certain flavor, I "quick fire" the evoo. Like today, just a splash rubbed into the chicken and then not heated long at all. I think it's ok every now and then. But the days of watching the garlic almost fry in the evoo in the skillet are over for me. ;-)

Hope you're making something yummy for dinner.


Bill said...

Marc i bought some western style pork rib's any idea how to cook these guys.

thanks Bill