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!!
Oh how I wish getting fit could be exclusively handled in the gym. If only I could lift and Spin my way back to Warrior JD with just my blood, sweat and tears. Unfortunately, a good deal of fitness happens in the kitchen and while my muscles get their fair share of punishment, my taste buds take the most abuse.
In order to give a boost of micronutrients from time-to-time one can gulp down a juice. Today, I did just that and I am am going to share the experience with you.
Keep on reading to see what the ABC Juice and how you can make it for yourself….
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.
“There’s another magazine besides the one with the aquarium coffee table?” –JD
I flew Southwest earlier this week, across the country to Orlando for a conference. I didn’t get the coveted Boarding Group A Position 01 boarding pass like my friend Mara. Nope, I was herded in with the other cattle only to be reminded that Southwest is no frills. Of immediate importance to me was that this flight would have no movie. This allowed me to peruse the entire SkyMall magazine with all of its temptations including this cool pair of sunglasses with a video camera built in. I’m not sure how I’ve gone this long without those. I mean they shade your eyes, but could help you uncover the truth. That’s deep…deeper than my pockets so I didn’t get the things.
When I was done shopping, I didn’t know what to do, so I picked up that other magazine. You know the one, the “in-flight” magazine. I knew it existed on other airlines because that’s where I usually find out which movie is playing. I promise that will be the last time I mention that Southwest has no cinematic entertainment…I promise.
I was surprised to learn that I had so much…uh…to learn in that other magazine. What did I learn? Read on, my friends and get edified…