This #MB2W is a challenge. It’s a discipline challenge, but it’s also a cooking challenge. I like carbs. There I said it. I’ve also been having random thoughts:
- I want Pizza.
*Did you know Michigan is home to Little Caesars (Pizza, Pizza!) and Domino’s? I know…you don’t have to say it. They aren’t my first choice, either.
*Did I mention that I want pizza? I love it. Yes, 3rd grade me, I’d marry it.
Discipline takes over. I will still eat Protein+Fats+Vegetables, but I will enjoy that shizz. It’s my right as a American…no as a human friggin being. Pizza is life!
The idea of a meatza, is that the crust is meat. As I’ve not yet braved the cauliflower crust trend, this was my only other choice.Read the rest of this entry
Things are happening. 2020 is coming, but I’m not waiting. Go time is now!
My friends have been having great results with eating protein+fat+vegetables, minimizing sugar and cutting starchy carbs. I’m jumping on the bandwagon because me no likey being fit-fat. I need to fix up the exterior of this vehicle.
I still have speed, endurance, strength and general awesome performance, all around. The aesthetics need some work. I’m going to try to avoid the metaphor salad and end that here.
The main event is my late mid day meal, today. I don’t like to toot my own horn, but I’m fine with beating out my own drum solo! 😂 Wait…that could sound dirty. Who cares? So many days before Christmas. We might as well get the naughty out the way.
This meal resulted from post-Christmas deals and the new anti-Fit-Fat mission:
Traitor Jeff warning: We picked up NY Strip at Vons for $2.99 per friggin pound. That’s ridiculously cheap and I won’t be judged. I also got two lobster tails for $3.99 each.
Today, I went to get stuff for a dry rub, but my TJ was out of smoked paprika. Whaaaaaaaat? I bought the Chili seasoning thing and all that green stuff you see in the veggie lineup. I went over to Sprouts to get paprika, but I found this spicy garlic rub/seasoning. Yes, these steaks are going to be amazing. Hold up, the flavor doesn’t stop there. I needed blue cheese to make the super amazing steak topper sauce.
- Find a great deal on steak
- Rub your meat (phrasing) with your own blend of spices. You can also opt for pre-made rubs, or the standard salt and pepper.
- Let it sit for at least an hour
- Fire up the grill and get going
- Put the lobster on the grill, when you think you have about 10 minutes left for the steak
- Back in the kitchen, put some butter and blue cheese crumbles in a sauce pan and gently mix them together, on low heat
- I used the steam in the bag green beans from TJ. You can put those in the nuke after removing the protein from the grill.
- Plate it
- Pour some of that butter on the lobster tail and then the blue cheese/butter sauce goes right on the steak. It’s a cow on cow situation.
Nothing pressure cooker or air fryer today. I did get ribs, so both features will be used soon!
Now back to this fit-fat issue. My return to warrior shape is eminent. I’ll probably land some shallow lady though. Yay 2020!!
During college, I dated a young lady who lived out here in California. I would fly out to visit her between quarters, and she’d expose me to new adventures that we didn’t have growing up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She also lived in Glendale at the time and it was HOT AF!! One day we got in the car and headed out of that valley and ventured into the cooler (temperature and vibe) Hollywood area and she suggested that we try this place that specialized in ceviche. I didn’t know what that was, but I was willing to follow her lead. Awwww, the power of love…or making thereof.
My friend Melanie’s kids go to this great school called Wonderland, here in Los Angeles. Part of what they do is to give the kids an experience with growing ingredients and making healthy recipes. Why am I droning on? Here’s how it was described to me:
‘Wonderland school is dedicated to providing its students with a quality education. From the Ground Up is the school’s Garden program that informs and teaches students about environmental stewardship and allows them to explore the connectivity of nature’s processes in the garden and the kitchen.’
They’ve filmed some of these tastings before, with parent volunteers, but weren’t sure about this one. Melanie had seen the Lumia devices in action before and contacted me about shooting. Let’s see how that went…
I used both a Lumia 1020 and a Lumia 920. I got a little help from a shotgun microphone plugged in with an XLR to phone adaptor. You will hear that when I used the audio from the phone, that you pick up more of the ambient sound, the children playing.
Here’s the segment on how you can make a citrus salad with freshly harvested rosemary. Be sure to watch in HD.
I can tell you from 1st had experience that this citrus salad is really good. Go ahead and try it at home.
A lot of you guys are still single and frankly, I don’t need the competition. We need to get some of you pair bonded, post-haste. I’m not sure if you paid attention when I dropped the Top 10 Single Resolutions for the 2011 New Year’s season, but go ahead and catch up because ALL 11 of those Top 10, still apply. I’ve just added a few to the mix.
Before we get to that, let’s talk about resolutions or whatever you want to call them: visions, intentions, plans…they’re all the same thing. Anyway, why do we constantly set ourselves up for failure? Throw in a few gimmes and you’ll feel better about yourself. I resolve not to make people feel guilty about the fact that they aren’t running a marathon, so I will refrain from running a marathon this year. DONE. I resolve to support the good people who own and work at micro-breweries. COUNT ON IT. I resolve to do my part in solving state problems. For example, prison over-crowding is a problem and I resolve to prevent my temper from adding another number to the system. PERFECT.
OK, let’s jump into these additions to the list of single resolutions!