Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I'm grateful for all the virtual friends I have met over the last few years. Grateful for all of you that take the time to read my blog. Grateful for all of you whose blogs I follow and how it enriches me on a daily basis. I want to wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving.
Do any of you "brine" the turkey? I have never done it, but hear it brings good results.
I will post some pictures of my turkey. One of my little turkey secrets is to use bacon.
What other dishes are you all making today?
ENJOY the DAY.
Monday, November 24, 2008
The Humane society held a "Pet Ball" fundraiser at my hotel. I went to look at the dogs that would be in the fashion show prior to the performance.
This little fellow came right up to me and as I sat down he snuggled his little muzzle right in my arm pit and wouldn't budge. I think he might have quietly said, please take me home. So I did. He's one years old and has the sweetest disposition. Great with the kids and the cat.
This weekend I once again picked up some very nice arugula at the farmers market. So I decided to make carpaccio to go with it.
I used about 5-6 of the little slices and refrigerated the rest.
Check the "thin-ness", but you want it so thin that you can see through it. If you have never done this before, I suggest doing it with one piece at a time.
You know, this is really a "veggie" dish I realized. There is very little meat involved and lots of arugula and good for you extra virgin olive oil. A raw meat dish that's a veggie dish ;-) Not sure that line would sell.
Friday, November 21, 2008
I started Yoga last week. I’m enjoying it immensely. Would love to know your experiences with it. I do wonder what all the vegetarians and vegans in the class would think about the way I eat ;-)
Maybe next class I’ll bring them some carpaccio…..
Talking about carpaccio……
I’ll be making some this weekend and will post pictures.
It’s easier to make then you might think. With some fresh arugula from the farmers market and evoo it is a treat fit for kings and queens.
Please take a minute and have a look at Son of Grok’s new blog.
He is a frequent commenter on MDA and always has great insight an good stuff to share.
He has a simple recipe for home made sweet potato chips. I think you’ll like it.
Back to food;
Grass fed ground beef and ground turkey, onion and some chimichurra sauce.
Quick and easy and very tasty.
I'm getting very frustrated with blogger.
What software/programs do you recommend if I were to make the switch.
Enjoy the Day
Friday, November 14, 2008
Needed a quick dinner solution.
Ran into the supermarket and picked up a carton of chicken broth and a pound of ground turkey. Sauteed some onion in evoo, added the turkey, when the turkey was no longer pink, I added the chicken broth. I then julienned a yellow squash and added that. Kept some aside for my youngest who loves raw veggies (don't ask). All this took about 15-20 minutes. We all had a nice big bowl of soup for dinner. For dessert was some frozen vanilla chocolate swirl frozen yogurt. A little extra comfort food for the brave recipients of new braces.
Breakfast the other morning;
Ground grass fed beef with some onion. Watermelon and a few grapes. And my favorite vitamins. Thank you
Mark Sisson .
(picture to follow)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Here's something different;
Watermelon and beet salad.
In a bowl mix some sliced watermelon and thinly sliced beet. Then add just a pinch of feta or a few pieces of thinly sliced whatever cheese you have around. Not too much, just a sprinkle. Drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar. Go ahead impress your healthy eating friends with this one ;-)
In case you have never made beets before; peel the beet, cut into slices and boil for about 6 minutes. I put mine in the freezer to cool off and then sliced them to add with the cold watermelon.
"Change is inevitable........except from vending machines"
ENJOY the DAY!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Looking for a little immunity boost?
Garlic, shallots, zucchini, radishes, spinach, spring onions and cimmichurra sauce.
Saute garlic and shallot in butter, then add the radishes. Next add the zucchini, cook to desired "done-ness" . Next add fresh sliced spinach. When the spinach wilts add in 2 tbsps of chimmicura sauce, stir and last toss in the spring onions or scallions. Serve nice and warm.
I had some stone crabs with it.
Please take some time and read Keith's site . He has posted some pictures of his results eating a paleo/EV diet. His Blog is EXTREMELY well written and supplies great information and inspiration. His link is new on the right.
I bought some amazing smelling basil. Also found a huge local seedless watermelon for $3.
A tiny little one from Mexico costs $6.99 at Whole Foods. Have I sold you yet? ;-)
Ahhhhh fresh BASIL;
Marinated grilled chicken breasts with pesto.
Pound out chicken breasts. 5 cloves of garlic, fresh ground pepper, some red pepper flakes, lemon juice, evoo and some of the fresh basil. Cover and marinate over night.
Grill, put some pesto on top and enjoy. Trust me when I tell you, that you will really like this grilled chicken. It has GREAT flavor. Pesto recipe; basil, garlic, evoo and some pine nuts. Chop by hand for best flavor, cheat for instant gratification, and toss in food processor. (I did)I'm not sure if the picture below looks too appetizing ;-)
But it sure was one delicious breakfast after a heavy,intense and short work out.
Ground turkey with onion and mixed in home made chimichurra sauce. Tow big slices of avocado. Making the chimmi is easy and quick; took out the magic bullet and tossed in garlic, cilantro and evoo. I also ate a small orange (like the other post) with it.
"One must toughen up...without losing one's tenderness"
Thursday, November 6, 2008
This is what an orange looks like that has not been "bred" for the supermarket.
Just fresh picked/fallen from my neighbors' back yard orange tree.
This type of orange is very little compared to the super market variety.
Also notice how it doesn't have the bright orange color that you would normally recognize.
It's not as sugary sweet either, more like a sour sweet taste.
With the farmers market open for business, it just amazes me all over again how much better the local and FRESH picked veggies and fruits taste.
Try your local market/csa, etc and see how good it is. There is a reason top chefs utilise locally grown ingredients. They are also after that fantastic fresh taste.
Every so often I always ask you all pretty much the same question;
anything you would like to see more of? Any particular recipe your after? Ideas for ingredients you're not quite sure how to make? Video cooking demo?
Drop me a comment and share some of your feedback.....as always...fire away..no ego here ;-)
Make it a great day!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
"YOU CAN BE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO BE"
Bob Marley sang a long time ago "until the color of a man's skin, is of no more significance, then the color of his eyes.....we've got to say war"
Regardless of any political affiliation.........it warms my heart and soul that maybe, just maybe we are getting very close to everyone living this simple truth.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sliced grilled chicken thighs and grilled onion. Cucumber, a few sliced olives and a couple of tiny cubes of organic cheese.
Work out question;
Dips? Good for you...bad for you? Do they stress the shoulder joint too much?
Weighted dips too much?
I look forward to hearing some of your thoughts on it.
Happy Election Day.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday evening I usually grill up some staples for the week. Bone less, skinless chicken thighs. Tossed with fresh garlic, evoo and lemon herb pepper. chicken thighs are great for today's tighter budget, even the organic free range are affordable. Do you own a fish basket for your grill??? It's not just for fish ;-) This is how I like to grill my onions. Slice onion, sprinkle evoo and fresh ground pepper.