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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Celery Juice?

Don't waste your time.

Use that celery for good. Like chicken/tuna salad. Stirrer for your Bloody Mary. Dipper for blue cheese or dare I say it.... RANCH DRESSING.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wonder Noodle Fettuccine in Peanut Sauce

get in mah behleh...

a.k.a. Lazy Pad Thai. Can it even be called that? 

Sure. My food, my rules.

Going full steam with the noodle switch. Shirataki is something to get used to, but I don't know if I  could eat it with a tomato sauce. It doesn't seem right. 

Asian foods, no problem. It goes. For this, I sauteed the noodles in beef fat, and doused it in peanut sauce. Sesame, hemp hearts, chili flakes.

Gone in an instant. And yay timing... I've got more noodles coming in tomorrow. Thanks Thrive Market!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Jerk Chicken Eggroll

Co-worker brought me some food to try, as she does from time to time. Someone she knows had a food truck and invited people over for a meal. They're was seafood, curry turkey, and these eggrolls. She was told it was spicy, so she saved it for me. 

Just a hint of heat, and surprisingly sweet. The veggies weren't overcooked,  as they can be sometimes. I hope she brings more in her next visit.

If you want to check out the food, its C & E Grill 43 in Newburgh.

Saturday, March 02, 2019

National Nutrition Month

You may not know this, but March is National Nutrition Month. It was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics back in 1973 (when they were still going as the American Dietetic Association) as a way to highlight the field of dietetics, and to educate the public on how to improve their nutrition. Since its inception, there has been a theme, starting with “Invest in Yourself – Buy Nutrition,” to “Say Yes to Less (Less Fat, Less Salt, Less Sugar) or Juggle the Foods You Eat (1983),” “Eat Right America!(1993),” “Healthy Eating, Healthy You (2003),” and "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day (2013)."

Perhaps realizing the previous themes were not too catchy, the theme this year is “National Nutrition Month.” According to the Academy site, for 2019, the focus will hark back to the original reason for starting NNM: “To increase the public’s awareness of the importance of good nutrition, and position Academy members as the authorities in nutrition. They hope to see “all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition.”

So why am I writing about this? I’m not a dietitian, nor am I a nutritionist (they are not the same... not by a long shot). I am merely someone interested in nutrition and educate myself on many things related to it. Maybe I’ll go back to school for it. That is, if someone’s willing to foot the bill.

So, the plan for this month is to write about nutrition related things. Macronutrients, micronutrients, healthy at every size, intuitive eating… and we’ll see. I’m just getting back into the blogging swing of things. Gotta shake off those cobwebs.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, March 01, 2019

Sweet Indulgence

One of the residents mentioned yesterday that their last day is today. So for a nice send-off, I decided to bring in something sweet. Originally I planned on making something myself, but after drinks at Mohawk, I decided I wasn't in the mood for baking and went to sleep early instead.

Picked this up at Bella Napoli, along with a couple loaves of the crispy torpedoes and cinnamon twists. I don't remember what this is called... seven sons? It was with some other coffee cakes in the case. Basically it's cinnamon rolls with pecans and some haphazard glazing. $5.95.

A bit on the dry side, and the pecans were soft. But my co-workers enjoyed it. The resident sadly did not have any - was stuck in the OR working away.

The torpedoes M and I ate for lunch, paired with a Spanish cheese assortment and pickled things. I wasn't in the mood to bake last night, was in the mood to prepare a lunch this morning. Just coffee and casual reading thankyouverymuch.