We’ll Start Our Diet After the Holidays

February 22, 2013 · Posted in Diet · Comment 

Check out these diet images:

We’ll Start Our Diet After the Holidays
Image by The Pack
Don’t worry! I let the boyz have the bully sticks, I’m not so greedy…. but the chocolate is ALL MINE! hehehe. And yes despite Merc’s diet I let him have a bit of bully. He really wanted it and asked so nicely (with a couple nose bonks) for me to hand it to him off the low coffee table.

Because some of you may not know, dark chocolate especially the 99% on top of my stack, is toxic to dogs. Be very careful when gifting to homes with pets, that you are sure to wrap and then label items that may be harmful if placed where the pets can get to the gift.

When I was young, I was convinced that our beagle could read. He of course only opened the gifts with his name on them when we left him downstairs with the tree one night. What a smart beagle! Don’t let your pets, or your friend’s pets, outsmart you this holiday. 🙂

Mike Trying to Look Askance at KFP Diet Coke
Image by Miss Shari
This is Mike trying to give a sad look to the Kosher Diet Coke at the Albertson’s at Fort Apache/Sahara. Diet?! Luckily we found some Kosher-for-Passover real Coke, aka the kind made with sugar and not nasty HFCS, up the road…

Nice Diet photos

February 21, 2013 · Posted in Diet · Comment 

A few nice diet images I found:

Crossfit Bodybuilder – Robb Wolf Mark Sisson Primal Diet Paleolithic Caveman NeanderThin Panu Natural Bodybuilding – 1
Image by Paleo-Caveman-Omnivore-LowCarb-Meat-Diet-Info
Paleo Body Builder! – (See Pic) – The results of Crossfit & Paleo on muscle.

Crossfit advocates The Paleo Diet. Cross Fit and The Paleo Diet say if a Caveman didn’t do it, nor should you! Cavemen didn’t lift weights, or kettlebels, didn’t do burpees, or sets of pushups, they ran and hid from wild animals and predators in a cave, lost their hair, and turned pale and pink.

Nobody became a bodybuilder by "planking". Cavemen didn’t beat rubber car tyres. Cavemen didn’t have rope yet. So this should tell you something. If you were given the idea or hype that crossfit is just like what paleolithic hominids did, and Robb Wolf said so, you were fed a bunch of Paleo.

Crossfit has nothing to do with man, and everything to do with bilking you and your wife and eating away at your budget so they can push pseudo-scientific fad diet plans.

Cavemen became either rail-thin in warm climates, sinewy, like nigerian marathon runners, with no muscle, or pale as the caveman who lived in a cave and evolved into an albino, or flabby and fat in colder climates as the human body would want to have an extra layer of FAT to insulate against the cold.

This is why the Paleo Diet and Cross Fit has failed when it comes to truly building muscle and is now regarded as unfit for building muscle and bodybuilding. (Remember, you can’t do any weightlifting, using bars or plates, cavemen didn’t have it!)

Fast Barbecue Work

February 19, 2013 · Posted in Barbecue Foods · Comment 

A few nice barbecue foods images I found:

Fast Barbecue Work
barbecue foods
Image by 0olong
Fish-slice arcs, food seared tasty brown.

barbecue foods
Image by pandaposse
In Nishiki Market, I came across a food stand that was selling barbecue food. One of these was this skewer shown here. I asked a man next to me what it was, and he responded by making bird gestures and saying "chu, chu! Oishii desu!" Some sort of delicious bird, I guess? I later determined that it was the infamous sparrow-on-a-stick.

Nice Cook Books photos

February 18, 2013 · Posted in Cook Books · Comment 

Check out these cook books images:

Cookbook collection
cook books
Image by pdugmore2001

Implements of culinary destruction
cook books
Image by macinate

1942 Pocket Cook Book
cook books
Image by adactio

Glory Foods Skillet Corn Muffins

February 16, 2013 · Posted in Recipes · Comment 

A few nice recipes images I found:

Glory Foods Skillet Corn Muffins
Image by Glory Foods
Our recipe for Skillet Corn Muffins combines our skillet corn and cornbread mix, two traditional Southern dishes that we are proud to keep as true to form as they were in early America. Visit The Glory Blog to get the recipe.

Eggs & Bread Crumbs
Image by sweet mustache
The original recipe is here.

1/4 cup bread crumbs
2 tbsp olive oil
4 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp vinegar of your choice

Add 1 1/2 tsp of the olive oil to the bread crumbs and mix together. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add the bread crumbs. Toast for a few minutes.

When the crumbs just begin to color, and the rest of the oil and crack the eggs over the crumbs.

Cook on one side until the eggs are almost set, flip and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Remove the eggs and salt and pepper to taste.

Add vinegar to the pan and reduce slightly before pouring over your eggs.

I had a slight mishap while flipping the eggs, thus the broken yolk. This was very quick and very tasty. Sort of like a fried egg sandwich, just with less bread.

I used malt vinegar and didn’t bother reducing it, just added it straight to the eggs.

Pork and Garlic Chives
Image by sweet mustache
The recipe is from this book. We made a couple of changes, as noted after the original recipe.

Original recipe
2 tbs peanut oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 slice fresh ginger, julienned
2 green onions, sliced
1 tbs light soy sauce
1/8 tso ground white pepper
Pinch of MSG (optional)
1 tbs rice wine or dry sherry
1/2 lb lean pork, cut into thin strips
1 cup chopped garlic chives or regular chives
Sesame oil for garnish

Heat a wok (or large pan) and add 1 tbs of the peanut oil, the garlic and ginger. Stir-fry for a moment and then add the green onions, soy, pepper, MSG (if using) and wine. Stir-fry for a minute and remove from wok.

Add the 2nd tbs of oil and the pork to the wok. Stir-fry until the pork is tender and remove from wok. Add the chives and stir-fry until tender, then return the sauce and pork to the wok. Toss and then add a splash of sesame oil and serve hot.

We used an extra clove of garlic and regular chives. We also used 4 oz of sliced mushrooms instead of green onions. I also didn’t bother removing everything from the wok and cooked more at medium than high. We served it over cumin scented rice. The pork was delicious. A simple, quick and very tasty dish.

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