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FOUL….way too salty for my taste

Taken verbatim from the article…this is so gross.

THE WORST DRIVE-THRU MEAL IN AMERICA
Carl’s Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger
with Medium Natural cut Fries and 32 oz Coke
2,618 Calories
144 g fat (51.5 g saturated fat)
2892 mg sodium

Of all the gut-growing, heart-stopping, life-threatening burgers in the fast food world, there is none whose damage to your general well-being is as catastrophic as this. Consider these heart-stopping comparisons: This meal has the caloric equivalent of 13 Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Donuts; the saturated fat equivalent of 52 strips of bacon; and the salt equivalent of seven and a half large orders of McDonald’s French fries!

dinner tonight?

Yet another recipie on 101 Cookbooks that I want to make.  The recent obsession for Brussels Sprouts has not been put to rest yet. Last year I made a great brussels sprout recipe for Thanksgiving Dinner.  Super easy.  Just the sprouts, a shit ton of garlic, olive oil and slivered almonds…baked for a while.  Pretty brainless.  Maybe I will bring this one this year.  I’ll try it out tonight and let you know how it goes.  Think I’ll quarter the sprouts for easy prep.

Also, isn’t it amazing how just a picture of food makes you want to eat it.  Doesn’t matter what is in it…if it looks delicious in a photo, chances are I’ll want to eat it.  I guess it helps if you have nice serving dishes and fancy kitchens.   I’ll show you my photo after I cook it, probably not the same quality.

brussells

recipe after the break.

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bacon themed road trip

We didnt plan it to be that way.  It just happened.  Mick and I left on Saturday morning, and started driving north, goal for the day to reach Portland.  It started with the rental.  We had to rent a Ford Explorer due to the size of the cargo we were delivering to Seattle the following day.

We first noticed the button on the dash.  We referred to it as the bacon button.  Come to think of it, I dont think we ever pushed it.  We just touched it on occasion.  It looked like this:

Then came the picture Mick took in the restroom at the 1st rest stop we came to.  He came out of the bathroom, and showed me the picture.

Its a pretty bad photo, but if you look close enough, you can see it demonstrates.

In the top frame, if you push the button.  In the bottom frame you will recieve bacon.

Then, as we were driving, we kept on seeing the bacon signs.  Every time we saw the sign, we touched the bacon button in the car, because really, what else was it for.  The sign looked like this.  I took pictures on my iPhone, but they aren’t sending right.  Again, can you see the bacon?

And to top off Day 1 of our whirlwind trip to Seattle and back, we landed in Portland.  Crashed immediately.

Woke up for breakfast for Day 2, and of course had to try the famous VooDoo Doughnut, Maple Bacon Donut.  Seriously, everything is so much better with bacon.  It tasted like french toast smothered in syrup, and you accidentally (or on purpose) left your bacon on the plate.

Damn i’m hungry

fun in the kitchen

We have talked about buying food daily and cooking in the kitchen.  It is cheaper then eating out everyday, and usually last nights dinner is todays lunch.  Getting to the grocery store everyday is totally unreasonable though, so I buy the necessities and frozen stuff and if I require one more ingredient, I go to the corner store.

I like cooking.  This is new for me.  My mother wasnt the best cook, and I pretty much ate homemade quesidalls througout college.  Topped with avocado, and just one cheese inside.  Currently, I make a wicked stir fry, but thats where my skills stop.

Mick has had some experience in the kitchen, so he is constantly teaching me things.  We watch a lot of the food network now, and my newest show is Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger .  This one particular episode I watched the other day was all about making meals in a pinch.  15 minutes or less.   She made this pork with an orange juice concentrate chutney, and the inspiration for last nights dinner….a chicken mushroom quesidalla.  Not the boring one I used to make.  This had mushrooms, onions, cheese, chicken, the works.  We also didnt have the chili powder and cumin it called for, so we improvised with BBQ sauce.  Made for a great dinner, and an even better lunch.  I think i should start to take pictures of my efforts, cuz her photo is pretty, mine, not so much.

So this is the plan tonight.  I get a ton of emails from diet groups, SELF magazine, South Beach, etc… During my last trip to Trader Joes, I happened to buy all the ingredients…so I’m gonna try.

Chicken Breasts Stuffed With Goat Cheese and Arugula

Update: Here is a photo of the dish from last night.  It was tasty!

Yum.

Recipes after the break.

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the art of peanut butter

A while back, I was linked to this site.  P.B. Slices. What?  Peanut Butter that is packaged like American Cheese?  Awesome (I think).

I need to convince my mother to send me some from an Albertsons in So Cal, because apparently you cant order them online.  I’ll give her a call tonight.

Last night Mick and I were watching Unwrapped, and Marc Summers took us on a journey through the factory and stores of all things peanut butter.  One really caught our eye, and we signed on to the site, and immediately ordered some of this delish new product.  Peanut Butter.  Not just any peanut butter, but flavored peanut butter.  This place is called P.B. Loco, and they specialize in all things peanut butter.  At the location, you can make sandwiches, smoothies, etc with the peanut butter being the main focus.

We spent $35 on 3 jars of peanut butter last night.  Because the stores aren’t near us, we had to do the online thing.  We are expecting the following:

Peanut Butter with Asian Curry Spice

Price: $6.95

Now, we know what you’re thinking. Peanut butter is great. Curry is great. But Curry Peanut Butter? How can that be great? To be honest, it wasn’t for the first 4,387 tries. Then we mixed up batch number 4,388. Mmmmm. Eureka. More

Peanut Butter with Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough

Price: $6.95

Remember loving chocolate-chip cookie dough more than the actual cookies? You’ll be in dough heaven when you dig your spoon into this superbilicious fusion of childhood delights. And the best part? Now you can eat the entire jar. 16 oz. More

and then we went for just the plain creamy.

Peanut Butter – Dreamy Creamy

Price: $5.95

How do you make the very best, most ultra-good, peanut-buttery creamy peanut butter on the planet? Well, we found it helps to make it from the heart & and then quickly send it to the tummy. Along the way, mix in only the freshest ingredients & make it only in small, quality-controlled batches. Voila! Your bread never had it so good. 16 oz.

They give you recipies and ideas on how to eat this peanut butter.  I guarentee if its as good as we think its going to be….we will be ordering the other flavors immediately afterward.

Matzoh balls are never salty enough…

The eight-day springtime holiday of Passover commemorates the ancient Hebrews’ liberation from Egyptian slavery. The Passover Seder, a ritual-filled Jewish feast, takes place on the first night of the holiday. My family has convinced me to come home this year for the first time in ages…because Passover (the first night anyway) falls on a Saturday.

We had a pre-Seder Seder hosted by Jonah, Stacy and Amanda last Sunday, and as soon as I get photos uploaded..ill share. I called this one the trial run, because it was Mick’s first, and now the second in a week gets to be the one with the family. My family isn’t scary on Jewish holidays. Just Jewish.

On the Passover table, matzo is served instead of bread, as a reminder of the slaves’ hurried escape. The Torah relates that the fleeing Hebrews did not have time to let their bread rise. To identify with their ancestors’ flight and deliverance, the Jews eat matzo, flat, unleavened cracker-like bread.

I think I’m going to try to follow the rules of passover this year. Matzoh isn’t as carb heavy as bread, and you can make all sorts of fun shit with it. Turkey or tuna on matzoh is one of my personal favorites…and I honestly don’t think it will be that hard to go a week without bread.

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No!! Not the Jamba Moo’d!!!

I logged onto Yahoo today, and the headline read “Worst Foods in America”. So seeing as though i’m trying to stay somewhat healthy as of late, I decided to check it out. I think most of it was fairly obvious…but the one that shocked me was the Chipotle Burrito. 1,179 calories? Really? What is it in that burrito that bumps up the caloric count. OK..I get the cheese and sour cream…but do they lace their rice with fat? More details on the burrito after the break.

For a complete list check the original Men’s Health Article From that article, the one not listed on yahoo that made me puke in my mouth a bit, but didnt shock me was the Chili’s Awesome Blossom. Check it out..

2,710 calories
203 g fat
194 g carbs
6,360 mg sodium

Thats seriously sick.

The result is our first annual list of the worst foods in America.

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