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Nice Barbecue Foods photos

September 30, 2011 · Posted in Barbecue Foods · Comment 

A few nice barbecue foods images I found:

This way to the ‘cue!
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Image by ntang
Matt helpfully points out the way to the ‘cue.

Pitmasters
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Image by ntang
A couple of pitmasters.

Polished off
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Image by ntang
The remains of the day…

Cool Healthy Food Choices images

September 28, 2011 · Posted in Healthy Food Choices · Comment 

A few nice healthy food choices images I found:

September 20: Stop. Soup time.
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Image by gwen
It’s cold today, so time for soup. Add your own to the It’s Soup! group.

The recipe, as previously posted elsewhere. I baked the tortilla chips this time — not nearly as tasty but healthier. And I used the tomato sauce I made with the first batch of tomatoes I’ve ever grown — honestly can’t tell the difference between that and the canned ones.

Tortilla soup

Chicken soup with the added benefit of vitamin C-ful tomatoes and lots of cayenne pepper to clear your sinuses. Or you can think of it as spicy minestrone with tortillas.

I’m not so much on the measuring, and things like this depend a lot on your specific taste, so these are rough guidelines rather than instructions, and you should ignore them whenever possible so you end up with the soup that is right for you.

corn and/or flour tortillas
stock/boullion
some chicken
an onion, maybe two
some tomatoes, or a can this time of year
garlic
bitty pasta — noodles, stars, ABCs, etc.
cayenne pepper or other hotcha seasonings of choice
possibilities: carrots, corn, potatoes

[The vegetarian version of this would lack chicken, and use vegetable broth of some sort.]

Slice up some corn and flour tortillas and fry them in vegetable oil til brown, then drain on paper towel and put in over to keep warm while you make your soup.

Get your chicken stock boiling [I use boullion cubes], then liberally sprinkle with cayenne pepper and toss in your cubed chicken. Start a pan on the other burner with a bit of oil and sautee your chopped onions. Add in chopped-up tomatoes and some garlic when the onions are translucent. Combine ingredients of pot and pan [I find a really big pot works here] and add your pasta [how much depends on if you are a soupy-soup type of person or you like your spoon standing; I think you can guess which I am], then simmer until you are ready to eat.

This is the point where you put a big handful of those tortilla strips in a big bowl then drown them in the soupier part of this adventure. Hence the name.

Primanti’s sandwich
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Image by sylvar
Primanti Bros. is a Pittsburgh original. Their sandwiches are topped with hot french fries and cold cole slaw and tomato slices.

Cutting the cheese: Daily image 2011–January 26
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Image by Rochelle, just rochelle
My husband has inspired me to take healthier lunches, so I’ve made salads this week. I make them before I can think about what I might really want to eat because I’ll end up with something completely different if I base my choice on desire, rather than sensibility. Did I mention that my boss brought cinnamon rolls to our Admin Team meeting this morning? Sensibility fail.

Nice Family Meals photos

September 27, 2011 · Posted in Family Meals · Comment 

A few nice family meals images I found:

Family Meal
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Image by Mike_tn
Deer in the evening light of mid-August at Bledsoe Creek State Park, Tennessee.

Family Meal
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Image by Earthworm
Addison’s aunt Becky was visiting so I made extra. Aunt Becky brought Addison a shirt that says Chicks Dig Scars, seen hung over back of chair. I made enough to feed eight people, once Addison’s friends and their mother all came over. Cost less than from local Mexican market and everyone much happier than if we were at a restaurant.

Fennel and leek gratin, new favourite

September 25, 2011 · Posted in Low Carb Recipes · Comment 

A few nice low carb recipes images I found:

Fennel and leek gratin, new favourite
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Image by Manne
Season with black pepper and a tiny bit of ground nutmeg (smells sharp, but don’t worry, it will come out the oven beautifully).

Perfect low carb dish, with steak, pork chops or stir fried chicken.

See recipe at Tummyrumble, my food blog.

Taco Joes
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Image by Adventures of Pam & Frank
Addictive variation on nachos. We call it Taco Joes, but the inspiration came from my favorite hot lunch at school, "Taco Crunch."
Recipe posted here.

We sometimes substitute the tortilla chips with pork rinds to make it low carb. It’s just as addictive either way.

Large Chips – Zest Wraps QV AUD4 Camera 360

September 24, 2011 · Posted in Healthy Food Choices · Comment 

A few nice healthy food choices images I found:

Large Chips – Zest Wraps QV AUD4 Camera 360
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Image by avlxyz
Nice chips with chicken salt!
McCain Healthy Choice Fries, apparently.

Zest Wraps
(03) 9662 9466
210 Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Zest Wraps – QV

snack! snack!
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Image by muskva
Homemade crisp bread – very healthy everyday snack.
So easy to make and much better than Wasa.
Anakin likes 😉

RECIPE
• 200g plain flour
• 1dl best quality olive oil
• 1 ½ cups water
• 50g pumpkin seeds
• 50g linseed
• 50g sunflower seeds
• 50g sesame seeds
• 2 tsp sea salt
for garnish – small seeds of your choice – sesame, poppy, nigella, etc.

Mix all tthe dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add the wet ingredients.
You should get a stiff dough.
Roll the dough on the baking paper, until very thin.
Cut the dough into squares, the size you want.
Sprinkle with garnishing seeds, spray with water and bake 15-20 minutes in 200C or until slightly golden (do not let them brown too much!)

unhealthy starters
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Image by redpolkadot
indian rojak, cholesterol laden seafood salad and probably the only healthier choice, thai mushroom salad

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