Friday, May 28, 2010

How To Make A Salad

If anyone has wondered why I've never posted a salad recipe it's because, well...salad and I are a love affair in progress.  I eat them more occasionally than I'd like to admit.  Now that summer and the farmers markets are here, I'm making a pledge to have at least one a month.  Just kidding.  But seriously, I'm always looking for ways to make them a little more appealing.  And Viola!  I came across the D-Man himself (Diamond Dallas Page) making a salad (via video) on the Team YRG website.  It's a Food Network-worthy demonstration and worth a look.  By the way, Diamond Dallas Page is the fitness guru who helped me kick 150 pounds out of my life.    The crux of the equation was I listened to what he had to say.  Sooo, looks like there will be many a chopped salad in my future:

Do you wanna know how to make a DDP Salad... Check THIS out! from Robert McLearren on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Buy Local!

Dinner tonight: pork chops from Hidden Pasture Farm in North Pownal, Vt. baked in g-free bread crumbs, a sprinkling of Adobo and a finishing shower of Zataar. Side of sauteed green beans. Marvelous! This is part of the reason why I'm a part-time vegetarian...And for a change, I actually went out and met my meat.  Fiona Harrar and Seth Hanauer treat every creature on their farm with TLC.

Tomorrow:  Eggs from Mighty Food Farm:
Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ready For Lift-Off

Israel 2006

Truth-Seekers, this is major: After a 21-year hiatus, I'm back in the 100's. It feels beyond good. Still amazed. Still contemplating how to properly celebrate. I could probably start by thanking Oprah Winfrey, Carnie Wilson, Dallas Page, Terri Lange, and the entire YRG Team. Now that I'm officially below the 200-pound mark, I can bungee jump legally. Only trouble is, the thought terrifies me to the core. Instead, I'm putting into motion my long-deferred dream of parasailing over Lake George this summer. Anyone want to come along?

Photo Credit:
Joan K. Lentini of Forward Vision Photography 2010