Cucumber Soup and Boneless Ribs
A nice [B]Cold Cucumber Soup[/B] for a warm day. 6 oz of cucumber peeled and diced; a six oz container of plain yogurt; a half cup of broth of choice; salt to taste. Toss everything into a blender and blend to your heart’s content. Eat. I’m a lover of cold soups and ceviche when the weather starts to warm up.
[B]Because I’m trying not to throw much away.[/B] The two big honkin’ sweet onions I bought over the weekend had a lot of greens attached. I figured it would only cost me water and time to experiment with them. So I made broth. I cut the cleaned green tops into small pieces. I also had about ĺ of a head of garlic that was starting to need to be used soon, which I cut in quarters. I put those in the colander that fits inside my big pot, covered it with water, added a tablespoon of ACV. Brought that to a boil, then down to a simmer.
It actually came out rather nice. There’s no fat in it of course, but I froze a bunch and I used some in the cold cucumber soup. I think it will be useful when I want to use a broth but don’t want to add a chicken or beef taste to the dish. And it made the apartment smell nice while it was cooking. Also, once it cooled, I picked out some of the garlic cloves and squirted some of the soft garlic into the broth – the rest I squirted on to my fingers and licked it off. Yum squared.
[B]Cashews vs Joanie.[/B] I don’t usually keep any nuts in the house. Even though I rarely think to buy them, when they’re in the cupboard, they will call my name until they are gone. So, last week, I was in the mood and picked up a half pound of roasted cashews. I’m delighted to say that they actually lasted the week, and I ate them as four 2-oz servings. Sobriety brings control. So, in the battle of Cashews vs Joanie, Joanie won!
[B]Uber activist dies.[/B] [url=http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-leo-branton-20130426,0,5487862.story]Leo Branton Jr. dies at 91; civil rights lawyer defended Angela Davis - latimes.com[/url] Interesting man.
[quote] Branton, the only African American graduate of Northwestern University's law school in 1948, helped singer Nat King Cole integrate an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood, defended Communists in McCarthy-era Los Angeles and won misconduct cases against the Los Angeles Police Department decades before Rodney King became a household name. [/quote]
And in the [B]I Can’t Understand Why I Find Him Sexy, But I Do[/B] category: Happy Birthday to Willie Nelson. (Another Taurus; it never would have worked. LOL) [url=http://www.kansascity.com/2013/04/26/4203967/happy-birthday-singer-willie-nelson.html]Star Shots, local and national news, entertainment and sports photo galleries | kansascity.com[/url] Gotta love a guy who’s been married six times. A true romantic never gives up.
KFC is advertising boneless chicken. It reminds of when Booger King first introduced [B]boneless ribs[/B]. Even my mom, basically oblivious to much outside her immediate sphere, thought boneless ribs were odd. I mean, wouldn’t we just flop over if our ribs didn’t have bones? And what of the poor cow with that condition?
I didn’t like eggs until I was a young teen. It’s odd to think of that since now I love to eat them just about any way except burned. My dad had the bright idea to float a raw egg on top of a small cup of sweet and very creamy coffee. It worked. I could keep my parents happy with one big swallow.
Later in life, one big swallow would also keep others in my life happy. *snicker*
Though I’m only a quarter of the way in, somehow my 42 day personal challenge is feeling easier than when I just do the no drinking thing for 21 days. When focussed on just not drinking and the time period is shorter, I find myself thinking about alcohol a lot. The 42 day time period combined with tightening up my eating habits is more about general health than it is about worrying if I’m a lush. I think more about planning good meals, taking care of my living space, and getting in my exercise. Note to self: Don’t forget this lesson.
Yesterday I ate. Cold cucumber soup. A couple of eggs scrambled with steak, tomato, onion, peppers, and mushrooms. Topped with some grated parmesan. Three mugs of coffee with about Ĺ tablespoon of butter each as I’m out of half ‘n’ half and want to wait until tomorrow to see if the goat guy has goat cream. Less than 1000 calories. I’m guessing I’ll be hungry today and have planned a big serving of chili for supper tonight.
[B]Life in pictures.[/B]
I love this city.
I wish I could buy and rehab this building.
Around the corner from me after Hurricane Isaac.
I’m not really sure why I took this pic. Vague memory of a single male asking me how I shopped for groceries. Anyway, this is about 5-6 months before I became aware of primal/paleo. I look at it now, and though as goddess is my witness, there will never be Coffeemate or pink-slime burger in my home again, all in all, there wasn’t a lot of junk.