And that’s when I realized everything might be ok (eventually)

November 25, 2008

I was commuting to work, thinking about creating a recipe for gingerbread men/ginger snap cookies, when it hit me. Everything I cooked for Thanksgiving was done “to taste” and “to feel.”

The recipes were blueprints only, and I disagreed with them on several points and went my own way. A cheesecake is a cheesecake is a cheesecake, and even a bad cheesecake is probably good.


What’s in a (blog) name?

November 25, 2008

Took up Turbulence Training. I paid far too much for the bodyweight workout package — or did I? Hey, I’m on week 2, and it seems to be working (better than jogging, better than 8-days-a-week martial arts), and I was even able to stop weighing myself every single day.

Peace of mind: Priceless.

Now, I’m just going to IF and cook delicious, nutrient-dense food.


I really like sprint intervals

November 13, 2008

I have to keep reminding myself of this, but it is indeed true. The thing is, the beginning of a 20-30 second sprint is easy. But the end is extremely difficult.


Productivity

November 9, 2008

Finally hung that low hanging chin up bar. Looks like my work is cut out for me now.


Oh yeah, and a salad too.

November 7, 2008

Success with cooking beef liver! Found a recipe on the internet that requires slicing the liver very thinly (1/4 inch thick, I believe — it’s easiest when the liver is only very slightly thawed). Dredged the slices in pepper, sea salt, and a tbsp of coconut flour, and fried it up in a tbsp of butter on medium heat. Nom.


Cilantro Rocks

November 3, 2008

The only problem: if you are single and you buy a bunch of cilantro, evn if it is the smallest bunch they have at the store, you are basically doomed to eat cilantro at every single meal for the next two weeks. Sprinkled on your pomegranate seeds, in your once-weekly nip of gin, what have you.

It rocks, even still.

I’ve been trying to diversify my nutrient profile in the hopes of resolving the amenorrhea before I have to resort to drug treatment. If I buy one serving of seven different pieces of produce, added to whatever traditional salad and veg I eat every week anyway (romaine, tomatoes, onions, broccoli, spinach, carrots, and the like), perhaps that will provide whatever it is I lack. And then I’ll work up from there.

That said, today’s lunch was a tin of sardines in olive oil, a quarter cup of macadamia nuts, and a mug of black decaf. Tried to make up for it at dinner, which included cilantro, a serrano chili, pomegranate seeds, and Brazil nuts along with a salad, carrots, and some pot roast.

I don’t eat breakfast but I adore breakfast foods for lunch. It’s hard to cook eggs at the office, though. Current plan for tomorrow’s lunch…hmm… a bell pepper, some crab meat, and more cilantro, and some almonds, maybe?