Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Life's been crazy, what can I say? Here are a few tidbits of food from the week:

Saturday: Boo at the Zoo, and burgers on the way home. And a chocolate malt. Yum.

Sunday: Beef Goulash from The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook. Beef from the farmer's market (free range and all that). This is not the kind of goulash I grew up on. This is more of a beef with a lot of paprika goulash. Delicious! But at $14 for 2.3 lbs of beef, it's not exactly frugal. Beef, onions, paprika, garlic, chicken stock, tomato paste, parsley, red bell pepper... I made another loaf of no knead rye bread.

Monday: pasta with homemade pesto and fresh tomatoes

Tuesday: soaked up some beans during the day, pressure cooked 'em, and fried them with chicken stock and oil and onions and spices to make refried beans, which went in burritos

Wednesday: rice and quinoa in the rice cooker. Eggs from my friend's chicken. Stir-fried veggies from Costco (freezer section).

On the fitness front: I totally bit it Monday biking to work. Zoned out, then realized that I was going to hit the curb. "Don't hit the curb, don't hit the curb." Well, hitting the curb beat swerving in front of cars. So, nice bruise on the calf.

Today, my sciatica has been so painful. I have been seeing a strong correlation between the day of the week and sciatica. See, Wednesday is the day that I don't work out. And the sciatica goes crazy. I think I will have to start getting up at 5:30 am and working out a bit at home (while my spouse is at the gym), see if that helps. My best days are Sat/Sun/Mon/Tuesday, which are big workout days.


Biz said...

All your eats look great! I remember you telling me about the bike and hitting the curb - I agree better than hitting a car!

Happy Halloween - hope you have a great Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks delicious! It never occurred to me to mix rice and quinoa together - I will have to try it. Is your no-knead rye bread recipe somewhere on your site?

Jac k said...

Check into it, I don't know how long or intense you work out but maybe the 4 workout days previous have something to do with the sciatica. I'm no pro on that but that jumped at me, you said big workout days. Just a thought