Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lunch

This is an easy lunch you can make, that transports well to the office.

Fillet Mignon, onions and a spinach salad with avocado, tomato and an evoo and balsamic vinaigrette.



















Lets prepare;
Slice the fillet in small thin pieces. Slice a 1/4 of a sweet onion (they are in season now).
In butter saute the onions. Keep them on the firm side, the little bit of crunch will add to the texture of the salad. Next quickly cook the meat. I use some sea salt and fresh ground pepper to give it some extra flavor. Side note on sea salt. As long as your active (and sweat regularly) occasional sea salt is ok in my opinion. I think it is NOT ok if your sedentary. It will add to the myriad problems of being sedentary.
In a large bowl combine organic baby spinach, an avocado and a handful of grape tomatoes.
In a small dish combine 4 tbsps evoo with 1 tbs balsamic vinegar. Stir well, drizzle over the salad and toss together. You can find a large tub of organic baby spinach at Costco. I think I paid $4. for it. Also if you have a hard time finding organic fruit (especially berries), Costco has great great deals on blueberries, black berries and raspberries. They are grown in the here in the US and not overseas. Buy some extra blueberries and toss them in the freezer.


One more tree climbing picture. I go to the top of the tree, so by the time I come down, my limbs are tired. As you can see from the small grimace on my face, lol.
Climbing palm trees is a little different then climbing a big oak tree. If you haven't climbed a tree in a while, just like any exercise/play, start slow. But give it a shot, it's a wonderful workout and just makes you feel like a kid all over again.
Make it a great day!

6 comments:

Jeff said...

"Side note on sea salt. As long as your active (and sweat regularly) occasional sea salt is ok in my opinion. I think it is NOT ok if your sedentary. It will add to the myriad problems of being sedentary."

Could you elaborate a bit more on this? I have not worried too much about salt but I am willing to adjust as needed. Maybe I should be cutting back on this more.

I use Kosher salt primarily. Any particular thoughts on that? I have also been reading some about goiters and the need for Iodine, which apparently comes from salt. Is this something you are concerned about?

Impressive tree climbing skills, BTW.

Marc said...

Hey Jeff,

I'm not worried about salt.
I think for people stuck in the the rut of the SAD, salt becomes an issue. I mean 2500mg of sodium for an average dinner at a chain restaurant...can't be good right?

I wouldn't worry about the iodine, I think if you eat a varied diet the way you do, your fine.

Just in case you missed it (which I doubt) Stephan had a good write up not to long ago. http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/05/iodine.html

In regards to elaborating, Cordain talks about how if you're an atlete and perspire plenty there's no need to worry about salt intake.
In relation to the way you and I eat.
Does that help some?

Marc

Yummy Gatherer said...

Thanks for the recipe, Marc. Your meals always look delicious!

TrailGrrl said...

Dude I'm so glad you can take pictures again! I was missing my food fix.

Time to go pick up some avocados and costillas (beef short ribs) at the Mexican grocery!

TrailGrrl

Dave Clary said...

Lookin good in your Grok shirt!!

Marc said...

YummyG,
Thank you so much.
I'm going to take a look at your blog today.

TrailG,
Glad to help with the fix ;-)
How do you make your short ribs?
Share share...

Dave,
Thanks man. And thank you for all your good tweets. I think they should have a ban on sweets at your office ;-)

Marc