Monday, February 23, 2009

Low heat, yet easy and quick.

Here's a relatively quick meal that I like to make in the morning, before I'm getting ready for work. I cook this on low heat so that I can get ready and do a few other things while the dish is cooking.

In a skillet lay down three or four pieces of bacon. Next cut up some red onion and sprinkle over the bacon. Then add lots of sliced asparagus. When it is ready, take a kitchen scissor and cut up the bacon into bite size pieces. Mix everything well. The flavors are delicious together.
I have my family from Holland visiting me, so have not been posting much.
The good news.......they brought me an ample supply of cod fish liver. Much to the dismay of my children. ;-) They hate the smell of it.


Son of Grok said...

I am slowly breaking myself into asparagus. THis looks like it will help.

The SoG

Jay C said...


That breakfast looks a little light on calories. What do you aim for each day? Then again, I IF breakfast, eat larger lunch/dinner?


Marc said...


Devany calls them the "King of Vegetables" ;-)
Do you like them grilled?

I get hungry after a workout....
So yesterdaday went something like this. Asparagus dish around 9:30 am. Lunch at 1:00 (still hungry); 2 grilled chicken breasts over a greek salad. A few strawberries.
Dinner at 6. Steak fajitas, lots of onions with evoo, some salsa and
guacamole. I'd say between 2500 and 3000 cals for the day.
Today IF day, won't eat till six.
I like doing my if days after consuming restaurant food.

Squatt on as you say ;-)
Have a great one.


Son of Grok said...

Actually.. I don't like them at all. I can stomache them though (unlike broccoli) which means I can train myself to eat them. lol. I am going to pick some up this weekend to try this way. my wife loves asparagus so it wont be a hard sell.

The SoG

Marc said...

Try this one too when you have a chance;

In a bowl mix them with lots chopped garlic and a dash of sea salt and plenty of evoo.
Toss on the grill or under the broiler or in a cast iron skillet.

Remember to BREAK off the bottom part. It' fibrous and bitter. It "breaks off" at the "right" point. So don't worry about loosing half your asparagus.
Let me know.

Beastie Girl said...

Are you Dutch? If so, how are you getting by without ontbijtkoek? :)

Marc said...

Hi Beastiegirl,

Yes I'm Dutch (geboren en getogen in A'dam) ;-)

I tried to leave you a comment on your site a few weeks ago, but the comment function isn't working all that well. ;-(

Ontbijtkoek, with thick pieces of candied sugar caked to the outside.....
I've learned to live with out it. But I can eat me some butter ;-)

How are you coming along with your efforts?

Thanks for stopping by and I look to your feedback. Check some older posts for good ontbijtkoek alternatives.
Now "drop" is another story...


Beastie Girl said...

Candy on ontbijtkoek? Oh - you mean parelkandijkoek? That stuff is as addictive as CRACK!

Seriously, I don't have much of a sweet tooth but moving to the Netherlands (Amersfoort) has meant I'm FORMING one. I cannot keep stroopwafels in the house or I will eat the entire package in one go, no fooling. I like the ones from Albert Heijn.

ANyhoo - I'm sorry you couldn't comment on my site - please don't stop trying or reading! I've changed the commenting policy on the blog a few times so give it another go, it might work now!