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kiss my grit cakes - 07.01.2012 - 10:45 am
Since I've made a pact to be friendlier to my guts, meaning no more gluten, I've grown fond of Bob's Red Mill Tasty Hot Cereal as replacement to my beloved grits. I've also come up with one mighty yummy dish that's easy to make.
2. In a hot skillet or griddle, heat a small amount of olive oil & sear both sides of the grit cake.
3. Fry an egg to your liking & broil off some small diced pork lardons in the oven.
4. Top the grit cake with the egg, lardons, & a garnish of your favorite herb.
I like my eggs to be runny, because I get an obscene kick out of the ooze of a good egg. For a heartier dish, put the grit cake in the center of a spring lettuce mix, avocado, cucumber & tomato salad. A drizzle of your favorite dressing or vin, & presto. That's one loaded, fancy looking plate of food.
pro-teen body - 06. 21.2012 - 10:00 am
Summertime is a judgemental mean girl, you know, like the ones from high school. If only I still had my high school body I wouldn't feel so bullied every time I put on a bikini. I've noticed that the more protein I eat the less hungry I am throughout the day. So, I've been loading up on protein in various forms, grazing like a.. uhhh.. cow, & feeling less desire to stuff my face with loads of bad stuff.
Great snacks are beef jerky, rice cakes with natural almond butter, tuna fish, hummus ( I like to dip raw veggies in mine ), a handful of nuts, protein shakes, you get the picture. Here's a simple, substantial breakfast idea that's perfect as a snack or a meal.
- 3 to 4 Tbsp Plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 5 fresh strawberries, quartered
- 1 tsp of strawberry preserves
*Be sure to use just enough preserves to give the yogurt a pretty pink color, as they tend to have a good bit of sugar. All natural, organic preserves are the best choice, but you can skip this step all together if you wish.
mint on my mind - 06.19.2012 - 09:07 am
I had the best pb&j ever the other day. It was actually a bbpb&j with mint! You can do it, too. So easy:
Blend your peanut butter with a blueberry jelly until completely mixed (if you're using the thick organic pb you'll probably find that using a more viscous jam or jelly will work best). The mixture will be purple in color, & rather creamy. Layer in some washed blueberries, as well as mint leaves. Perfection. I tried mine on white bread, but I imagine any would do just fine. A honey wheat sounds choice if you're a fan of the grainier variety.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meat + mint - it's not just for lamb
…although there's nothing better than lamb t-bones soaked in some oil, salt, pepper, rosemary & mint. But this, my friends, is all about blade steaks. I basically did the same thing that I do with lamb: salt & pepper generously, toss in a virgin olive oil, then pack the fresh mint on top. After sitting in the 'marinade' inside refrigeration for 30 min to an hour, grill or broil to your desired color with the mint still adhered. The heat crisps & cooks the herb into the meat giving it a wonderful flavor. I love it for what it does to the mint, alone. Nothing tastes better than cooked, wilted mint. Yum!
french toast waffles - 06.18.2012 - 01:37 pm
- heavy cream
- a spot of milk
- a hefty dash of cinnamon
all whisked together - & griddle until the egg is cooked thoroughly. Sprinkle some confectioner's sugar, fresh berries, maple syrup & add a mint garnish. Pretty & delicious!