Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
So I brought it to my friend who owns a computer hospital, where he nurses pc's and laptops back to health. I hope to have it back in a day or two.
Stand by for new posts and pictures.
Next post; Tennis tournament, food pics and how much fruit do you really need?
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
I surprised myself with this one ;-)
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Once I got it to the required consistency, I added some scallion, and finely diced cucumber. Add a tiny splash of tamari sauce and a drop of mustard. Mix well and ENJOY. ;-)
I put it on some nori and made a nice hand roll out of it.
Not for everyone, but if you want to be adventurous, give it a try. You can find it in most Asian grocery stores, in the frozen section. Put it in the fridge to defrost.
Here's breakfast from the other morning. Poached some fresh salmon (heat water in a pan and add the salmon. Simple right?) and made salmon salad. Salmon, homemade mayo, capers and cucumber.
Side of watermelon.
This was a great office snack. Celery, almond butter and some fruit. I also ate two boiled eggs with it.
Have a great weekend everyone and try some Natto ;-)
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I used a 7 oz. "Ultimate Grill Steak" from Lacense Beef. Side note. thanks to Jumpow (http://www.dadrewrite.blogspot.com/), in one of the comments pointed me to another resource for grass fed beef called, Lasater Grassland Beef (http://www.lgbeef.com/). It looks to be a lot more affordable and I will try it for my next order. When you have a chance check out Jumpow's blog, make sure you check out the birthday cake his wife got him.
So I sliced the meat into nice thin strips, then in a large skillet sauted some shallots in butter. Add the meat and cook (salt & pepper optional). Watch the heat, when meat is ready remove from the pan. Turn up the heat and add a splash of red wine to the pan. Let it de-glaze a bit and next add a tablespoon of heavy cream. Cook until the cream sauce starts to thicken. Spoon over the meat. Small side salad of cherry tomatoes, with an evoo and balsamic drizzle and a few cilantro leaves.
In line with our primal/paleo ways; I have a question for everyone. Do you walk everyday? And if so how much do you walk?
Make it a great day everyone!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I put a little bit of this dish on a plate to show you what my good friend surprised me with.
She entertains a good amount and serves this dish. She's gathering quite a fan base.
Knowing about my blog and they way I eat, she brought me some to try.
Cooked shrimp, olive oil, vinegar, red onion, capers, orange and a few spices. Let me tell you; this is one delicious little treat.
I'm going to be making this myself soon. My little twist will be that I will not cook the shrimp. So it will be a "ceviche". I don't think that would work for my friend. When you entertain the way she does (and she does it in grand style) you can't take the chance that your guests will eat and enjoy raw shrimp ;-)
Another one of my friends recently told me that my blog inspired him to start cooking more.
Instead of buying roasted turkey breast cold cuts, he bought a fresh turkey breast and roasted it himself. He said it was one of the tastiest sandwiches he had in a while. So even if you don't eat paleo/primal , eat whole, home made foods and you will be way ahead of the game.
Make good choices for yourself.........you deserve it!!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Most of the time my chicken soup ingredients are predicated by what's left over in my fridge.
So this time no carrots, no celery, instead red cabbage and nappa cabbage and spinach.
2 chicken carcasses, still with a decent amount of meat on them.
Here are all the veggies.....
Add the chicken
Cover with water
Many different theories abound whether or not to let the soup come to a boil. I over the years have concluded not to let it boil. So this is what I do, turn up the temperature, monitor and when the liquid starts getting hot turn heat to low and cover. Now simmer for 8 hours.
Let is sit for a while to cool off and then refrigerate. Instead of skimming the fat, I use this trick I learned from my grandma. Position a colander on top of a large pot and line the colander with cheesecloth. Pour in the soup, squeeze the cheesecloth to get all the broth out of the veggies and chicken. Repeat until all soup is converted to rich broth. (I save all the veggies and chicken for my doggie to eat. About a week's worth of food)
The trick with the cheese cloth creates a delicious thick broth instead of a watery broth, because the cheese cloth lets through the fat, yet breaks it up.
It has a super taste.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
And did you know.....
Daikon also detoxifies smoked or grilled meat or fish. The amino acid cysteine in the radish traps formaldehyde in the meat or fish to form thioproline, which by itself is a carcinogenic chemical. The form of thioproline made with the amino acids in daikon radish, however, never enters the body because it is excreted in the urine. Japanese nutritionists have found that eating daikon (or other Japanese vegetables) with cod increases the elimination of cancer-causing thiroproline over 15-fold. Don't know about the science of that one, but it sounded real nice ;-)
Here's a super easy side dish for you to try. Slice the daikon very thin and then cut in half so that you have half slices. Put in a bowl. Drown in evoo and enjoy. (you can drizzle the evoo, I tend to drown it)
The fresh crispy taste combines wonderfully with the evoo. Far east meats Mediterranean.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Next check out BEE Lifestyle. Bee has made some changes over the last months and has been sharing some awesome and well written posts. She's a tough one!
I promised I would share some tips on staying on track when you're eating in restaurants.
So here goes;
1. You know best which ones are easier to make "good choices" at. So try and be the decision maker on where you are going out to eat.
2. Don't arrive famished. This seems so obvious, but yet we all have been there. Try this; before you leave to go to the restaurant drink a large glass of water. And have some more when you get there.
3. Tell your server to NOT bring the bread basket. Do this upon sitting down. the longer you wait, the harder it will be, to utter that simple sentence
4. Choose a grilled protein as your choice and ask for double veggies. Or just get your choice of protein over a salad.
5. Lastly look around. see what everyone else is eating, and pride yourself on the fact that you have decided to live your life a different way. Honor your choices.
Pretty simple I know, but sometimes reading it will help you remember, so I hope it does ;-)
So here was my choice for lunch today. Sorry again for the crappy pic (cell phone), I won't make it a habit. Grilled salmon over a salad. I doused it with lots of evoo.
ENJOY the DAY.