Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thank you and Italian Steak?

Every now and then, I get an email or a comment that makes me feel really good about things

;-) My original intent when I started the blog has always been to share the simplicity and pleasure of cooking REAL FOOD. And, that "Feeling good" through "Feel Good Eating" truly comes about. On the last post, funny enough one of the very very few that did not talk about food I got the following comment from Jay.

I wanted to say thank you somewhere. Since January I have followed a EF/Primal diet. I quickly found your site. I never really cooked before. I didn't think I had the skills for it. Thanks primarily to your blog, I now consider myself a good cook(so does my wife & family). I take the time to buy Real, Natural ingredients and cook per your instruction. It takes time, but not the cliche'd "slaving over a stove". It is a real joy to cook this food. This is now my hobby and I look forward to your posts. A bit dramatic perhaps, but cooking and eating real food (& real fat) is like eating for the first time. I was a processed food zombie for years, but now I eat real food. I feel alive. Feels great and tastes great. Thank you and keep the meals coming.

Thank you Jay and I'm just delighted to hear it. Thanks and comments like yours inspire me to keep snapping pics and sharing the EF/Primal way that has done so much for me. It's my way of giving back.

I don't know if this is truly Italian, my aunt grew up in Holland. But lived in Italy (Florence) a long time. She was the daughter of my grandma that I watched cook growing up. (and I watched my aunt a bunch too.)
She would make her "Italian Grilled Steak" this way.
Tenderize the steak a little (a few good hits with the meat mallet) salt and pepper, drizzle of olive oil, 4 or 5 fresh shredded basil leaves and a thinly sliced large clove of garlic. Sort of mush it into the steak a bit and spread it out evenly.
Grill it and flip only once. Let it rest and slice thin. I made a bunch of grilled zucchini and bokchoy, both drizzled with evoo. As a real treat made some "un fries". Sliced yam with some spices (go wild, it all works) in the oven. Nice salad with it too.

Here is one of those "secret Florida" spots that just not many people know about.
If you ever vacationing in Florida and want to experience a magical weekend with your hottie or your kids......contact me. I will tell you about this place. ;-)
No cars, sand roads, and blissful peace and quiet alongside stunning nature. And of course the beach.


Jessica said...

That looks like a spot over by Indian Rocks/Sand Key that I remember.

And I can totally relate to the comment from your reader. I get emotional about my food because for the first time in my life I am ENJOYING it so thoroughly!

Marc said...


It's not Sand Key.... it's closer to Naples. Want another guess?

I so know what you mean about enjoying it thoroughly.....

I like you Nike outfit your daughter took a picture off.

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