Posted by Kurt on January 9, 2013
It’s too easy to break my resolve. I’m weak willed. Therefore, I have resolved to call my resolutions challenges. It sounds better. It allows for me to fail because challenges are sometimes hard. Plus, there is always next year.
So what are my challenges for the New Year?
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Posted by Kurt on March 27, 2012
The half marathon has come and gone. Our original plan was to take a week or two break from working out. Of course, this translates to a three-week break. In those three weeks, I’ve also took a break from watching what I eat. It’s amazing how ten pounds can come back on so quickly. It’s time to hit the gym again.
It’s also time to start cooking eighty percent of my meals again. It’s time to go back to the farmer’s market to load up on fruits and vegetables. Time to buy fish from trusted markets. If anybody from the bayou saw me fish they would demand my Cajun card back on the spot. In full confessional mode, I’ve only been fishing twice resulting in only four fish that were taken home. And I’ve never been hunting. Thank god for my Cajun blood lines because when I think about it, I’m a terrible Cajun.
But I digress.
I don’t believe that good food means bland food. I’m getting confident enough in my cooking skills that I feel I can alter any recipe to fit both our picky taste buds and our shrinking waistlines. Yet, I’m always looking for help. One of the blogs I’ve been following lately is memeinge. There are plenty of healthy recipes on her site that I can’t wait to try out…especially the healthier cookie dough dip.
How do you keep flavor in your dishes while keeping calories low?
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Posted by Kurt on February 18, 2011
If you glance over to the Random Precision tag cloud for my website, you will see Mark Bittman’s name in very large, bold letters. I have to admit, I have a bit of a man crush. Until I received How to Cook Everything as a present, I didn’t realize to what extent I like to cook. Before I did it for fun on occasion; now, I do it because I almost feel compelled to cook.
One day, I was looking through the egg recipes. I knew you could fry, scramble, boil, and poach an egg. What I didn’t know was that you can bake an egg. The first time I tried the recipe I knew I had found a dish that had endless possibilities.
This is my favorite combination:
- 1 or 2 Eggs based on the size of your ramekins
- Butter or Olive Oil as needed
- Cream (preferable) or milk
- Cheese (Cheddar and Parmesan)
- Cherry Tomatoes
Heat the oven to 375. Coat the bottom with a little butter or olive oil. Put a couple of teaspoons of cream on the bottom. I crumble some seaside or 1833 cheddar on to the bottom and place some spinach or cherry tomatoes (halved) on the bottom. Break open the eggs and let them fall as they may. I then grate some fresh parmesan cheese and add more spinach and tomatoes at the top. If I have fresh basil, I’ll chop some up and place that on top as well. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the egg whites are set. You can go longer if you want hard yolks…I like mine to run. They will cook for a little longer in the ramekin after you take them out. Also, if you are serving this for someone else, warn them the ramekin will be very hot. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
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