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2011-04 - Rick's Food Blog

What I ate: April 1, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo, green pepper, jalapeño, onion and egg breakfast burrito . In a Maria and Ricardo's multi-grain organic tortilla (100 % whole grains). I reheated the filling for 45 seconds in the microwave and the tortilla wrapped in a damp kitchen towel for 35 seconds.

Lunch: Stir-fry of 2.8 oz. turkey and cabbage. With rice.

Dinner: Mussels fra diavalo with spinach. It's my regular recipe, but I threw in a minced jalapeño for a little extra diavalo, 2 cups of spinach to make it a little healthier. I also added an extra half ounce of wine (totaling 1.5 oz.). And it was delicious! And 2 glasses of Casal Garcia Vinho Verde, Portugal.

What I ate: April 2, 2011

Breakfast: A homemade blueberry muffin and 3 slices of Vermont Smoke and Cure bacon .

Lunch: Grilled ham and cheese with bacon with French fries. At Bolton Valley skiing.

Dinner: Japanese style curry with rice. I previously made, vacuum sealed, and froze this serving. To reheat: Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the vacuum sealed bag. Bring back to a boil, lower the heat to simmer, and simmer for 22 minutes.

What I ate: April 3, 2011

Breakfast: 1 organic scrambled egg, 1 slice of homemade 9-grain bread toast with Vermont Butter and Cheese cultured butter and 3 slices of Vermont Smoke and Cure bacon .

Lunch: Roasted turkey and cabbage stir-fry with garlic. And rice. 3.0 oz. Misty Knoll turkey.

Dinner: North Hollow Farms strip steak grilled , vacuum sealed, frozen, the reheated in the sous vide to perfect medium rare. With a salt and olive oil rubbed baked potato . And steamed broccoli.

What I ate: April 4, 2011

Breakfast: Homemade whole wheat bagel with 2.0 oz. Grindstone wild salmon lox, 1.0 oz. Organic Valley cream cheese, tomato and red onion.

Lunch: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry with rice. There one Vermont Smoke and Cure breakfast sausage, cut into small pieces, and one green pepper in the serving below.

Dinner: Chicken paprika with sour cream sauce, broccoli and rice. And 2 glasses of Anton Bauer Gmörk Grüner Veltliner 2009, Austria.

Mb'atten (Libyan stuffed potato)

What I cooked: April 5, 2011

What I ate: April 5, 2011

Breakfast: Sausage, egg, and cheese on a homemade 100 % whole grain whole wheat and oat English muffin . With homemade sausage , Cabot cheddar cheese and one organic egg.

Lunch: Beef with broccoli and scallion stir-fry, rice.

Dinner: Mb'atten, a Libyan dish of deep-fried potato stuffed with lamb, herbs and peppers. I'd never had it before, but the recipe that I made was delicious! Served with sriracha (not authentic, obviously, but tasty) and a glass of Switchback beer.

What I ate: April 6, 2011

Breakfast: 1 organic egg scrambled, 3 slices of Vermont Smoke and Cure bacon and 1 slice of homemade whole wheat cinnamon raisin walnuts bread with Vermont Butter and Cheese cultured butter.

Lunch: Twice-cooked pork with scallions. And rice.

Dinner: Indian tonight: Chana masala (chickpeas), vegetable pakora with green chutney dipping sauce . And a Switchback beer.

Breakfast: 1 organic egg scrambled, 3 slices of Vermont Smoke and Cure bacon and 1 slice of homemade whole wheat cinnamon raisin walnuts bread with Vermont Butter and Cheese cultured butter.

What I ate: April 7, 2011

Breakfast: 2 pancakes (previously made then frozen), 0.5 oz. Vermont maple syrup, and 3 slices of Vermont Smoke and Cure bacon (also previously made and frozen). 8 minutes on a lightly greased sheet pan at 350°F and everything reheated perfectly.

Lunch: Beef (3.3 oz.) with broccoli stir-fry and rice.

Dinner: 5.0 oz. roasted chicken , rice, broccoli and gravy. And 2 glasses of Parker Station pinor noir.

What I ate: April 8, 2011

Breakfast: Homemade whole wheat bagel with 2.0 oz. Grindstone wild salmon lox, 1.0 oz. Organic Valley cream cheese, tomato and red onion.

Lunch: Roasted turkey and cabbage stir-fry with garlic. And rice. 3.0 oz. Misty Knoll turkey.

Dinner: 5.5 oz. roast beef with rice, gravy and asparagus. And 2 glasses of Parker Station pinor noir.

Breakfast: Homemade whole wheat bagel with 2.0 oz. Grindstone wild salmon lox, 1.0 oz. Organic Valley cream cheese, tomato and red onion.

Lunch: Roasted turkey and cabbage stir-fry with garlic. And rice. 3.0 oz. Misty Knoll turkey.

What I ate: April 9, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo, green pepper, jalapeño, onion and egg breakfast burrito . In a Maria and Ricardo's multi-grain organic tortilla (100 % whole grains).

Lunch: Twice-cooked pork with scallions and broccoli and rice. 3.2 oz. pork.

Dinner: Grilled Maple Leaf Farms hamburger (6.0 oz. before cooking) with Cabot cheddar cheese, Vermont Smoke and Cure bacon and lettuce on a wheat hamburger bun. With homemade seasoned steak fries . And a glass of Switchback beer.

What I ate: April 10, 2011

Breakfast: Waffles and 3 slices of Vermont Smoke and Cure bacon (both previously frozen). Reheated on a sheet pan in the oven, 8 minutes at 350°F.

Lunch: Organic spinach salad with homemade sherry vinaigrette, 0.5 oz. Vermont Butter & Cheese goat cheese and 0.5 oz. homemade maple candied walnuts . And a homemade whole wheat and oat dinner roll with Vermont Butter & Cheese cultured butter.

Dinner: 5.0 oz. roasted turkey , asparagus, rice and gravy. And 1 glass of Tiasta Torrontes white wine, Argentina 2010.

What I ate: April 11, 2011

Breakfast: 1 organic scrambled egg, 1 slice of homemade 9-grain bread toast with Vermont Butter and Cheese cultured butter and 3 slices of Vermont Smoke and Cure bacon .

Lunch: Beef with broccoli and scallion stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Roasted pork , sautéed cabbage and rice. The pork was previously vacuum sealed and frozen, and I reheated it for 45 minutes at 150°F in the sous vide (from frozen). And 1 glass of Tiasta Torrontes white wine, Argentina 2010.

What I ate: April 12, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo, green pepper, jalapeño, onion and egg breakfast burrito . In a Maria and Ricardo's multi-grain organic tortilla (100 % whole grains). I reheated the filling for 45 seconds in the microwave and the tortilla wrapped in a damp kitchen towel for 35 seconds.

Lunch: Chicken and snow pea stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Mussels fra diavalo with a slice of Red Hen Bakery Mad River Grain bread. And 1 glass of Tiasta Torrontes white wine, Argentina 2010.

What I ate: April 13, 2011

Breakfast: Sausage, egg, and cheese on a homemade 100 % whole grain whole wheat and oat English muffin . With homemade sausage , Cabot cheddar cheese and one organic egg.

Lunch: Beef (3.1 oz.) with bean sprout and scallion stir-fry. With rice.

Dinner: 5.0 oz. roasted turkey , asparagus, rice and gravy. And 1 glass of Tiasta Torrontes white wine, Argentina 2010.

What I ate: April 14, 2011

Breakfast: 1 organic scrambled egg, 1 slice of homemade 9-grain bread toast with Vermont Butter and Cheese cultured butter and 3 slices of Vermont Smoke and Cure bacon .

Lunch: Turkey and cabbage stir-fry with rice. 2.8 oz. Misty Knoll roasted turkey .

Dinner: Plate of fried food ! Jalapeño poppers, fried chicken fingers and boneless chicken Buffalo "wings." And 2 12 oz. glasses of Switchback beer.

What I ate: April 15, 2011

Breakfast: 2 pancakes (previously made then frozen), 0.5 oz. Vermont maple syrup, and 3 slices of Vermont Smoke and Cure bacon (also previously made and frozen). 8 minutes on a lightly greased sheet pan at 350°F and everything reheated perfectly.

Lunch: Stir fry of pork (3.0 oz.), scallions, snow peas and bean sprouts with rice. I'm cleaning out my refrigerator as my nephew is heading to Camp Grandma and Grandpa next week for his spring break and I'm heading there too to help out. The stir-fry was quite delicious, as well.

Dinner: Chana masala (chickpeas), vegetable pakora with green chutney dipping sauce , rice and nan. And a Switchback beer. This was too much food; I probably should have eaten half the pakora and skipped the nan!

What I ate: April 16, 2011

Breakfast: A homemade blueberry muffin and 3 slices of Vermont Smoke and Cure bacon .

Lunch: 2 jalapeño poppers and 2 fried chicken nuggets (from a few days ago) and tempeh fried wontons (previously frozen). Sauces are raspberry chipotle, barbecue and soy sauce with scallions.

Dinner: Japanese style curry with rice. And steamed broccoli.

What I ate: April 17, 2011

Breakfast: Sausage, egg, and cheese on a homemade 100 % whole grain whole wheat and oat English muffin . With homemade sausage , Cabot cheddar cheese and one organic egg.

Lunch: McDonalds. Really! About four times a year I eat at McDonalds, which correspond to the four times a year that I drive between Vermont and upstate New York. I've found that if you don't eat it at least every 3 months or so you lose your tolerance to it. Since the last trip was Thanksgiving, that's nearly 5 months and my stomach was a little grumbly in the afternoon. That's a quarter pounder with cheese and a Diet coke.

Dinner: Mom's roast beef, gravy, rice and broccoli. And salad. And I had a little bit of seconds.

What I ate: April 18, 2011

Breakfast: 3 slices of bacon. And a Dunkin Donuts raspberry donut. Yes, my diet is different when I'm at Mom and Dad's.

Lunch: Mom's fried fish and rice. Also some raw cucumber, green pepper and carrots.

Dinner: Mom's shiskabobs, rice and asparagus.

What I ate: April 19, 2011

Breakfast: Half a grapefruit, 3 slices of bacon and a piece of Manghi's cinnamon bun.

Lunch: Philly cheesesteak and fries at Main Street Grill and Bakery. But this Main Street Grill was the one in Afton, New York, not the one in Montpelier!

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet in Oneonta. I forgot to take pictures.

What I ate: April 20 - 25, 2011

Breakfast: Slice of melon and 2 link sausages.

Lunch: Brook's Bar-B-Q chicken in Oneonta, New York. Also bread, a small salad and French fries. Too much food for lunch but very good.

Dinner: Sushi regular platter at Tokyo Tavern in Oneonta. Quite delicious.

Breakfast: Bacon, grapefruit, piece of cinnamon roll.

Lunch: Mom's shrimp, egg and scallion stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Mom's tempura (shrimp, fish, asparagus, green pepper and onion) and rice. And salad.

Breakfast: Sausage links, melon and a piece of cinnamon roll.

Lunch: Mom's fried rice.

Dinner: Mom's spare ribs, rice and broccoli.

Breakfast: Western omelet at Denny's.

Lunch: Mom's teriyaki mackerel and rice. 

Dinner: Mom's steak, rice, salad, and broccoli.

Breakfast: Sausage, melon and a piece of cinnamon roll.

Lunch: Mom's tuna sashimi and rice

Dinner: Mom's Barbecued pork and rice,

Breakfast: Half a grapefruit and 3 slices of bacon.

Lunch: McDonalds quarter pounder with cheese, medium fries, Diet coke while traveling between New York and Vermont.

Dinner: Back Home! Stir-fry of turkey (3.0 oz.) and cabbage with rice. Returning to healthy food but my refrigerator is mostly bare except for the cabbage I left before my trip since it keeps so long.

What I ate: April 26, 2011

Breakfast: 1 organic scrambled egg, 1 slice of homemade 9-grain bread toast with Earth Balance buttery spread and 3 slices of Vermont Smoke and Cure bacon .

Lunch: Organic spinach salad with homemade sherry vinaigrette, 0.5 oz. Vermont Butter & Cheese goat cheese and 0.5 oz. homemade maple candied walnuts . And a homemade whole wheat and oat dinner roll with Vermont Butter & Cheese cultured butter.

Dinner: Thai-style pork (3.2 oz.) with green pepper, jalapeño, garlic, red chile sauce, toasted and hot pepper sesame oil, soy sauce and rice. And 2 glasses of Per Linda trebbiano d'Abruzzi.

What I ate: April 27, 2011

Breakfast: Chorizo, green pepper, jalapeño, onion and egg breakfast burrito . In a Maria and Ricardo's multi-grain organic tortilla (100 % whole grains).

Lunch: Chicken and snow pea stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Sirloin steak, baked potato and steamed broccoli. With 2 glasses of Cannonball cabernet sauvignon.

What I ate: April 28, 2011

Breakfast: 1 organic scrambled egg, 1 slice of homemade 9-grain bread toast with Vermont Butter and Cheese cultured butter and 3 slices of Vermont Smoke and Cure bacon .

Lunch: Organic spinach salad with homemade sherry vinaigrette, 0.5 oz. Vermont Butter & Cheese goat cheese and 0.5 oz. homemade maple candied walnuts . And a homemade whole wheat and oat dinner roll with Vermont Butter & Cheese cultured butter.

Dinner: Stir-fry of snow peas, scallions, bean sprouts and pork. With rice. And 1 glass of Per Linda trebbiano d'Abruzzi.

What I ate: April 29, 2011

Breakfast: Sausage, egg, and cheese on a Barowski's whole wheat English muffin . With homemade sausage , Cabot cheddar cheese and one organic egg.

Lunch: Pork, broccoli and scallion stir-fry. With rice.

Dinner: Brook's barbecue chicken and a loaded salt and olive oil rubbed baked potato (with butter, sour cream, broccoli, cheddar cheese and bacon). I only ate one of the quarter chickens on the plate. And 2 glasses of Switchback beer.

What I ate: April 30, 2011

Breakfast: 2 small ham and cheese croissants from La Brioche. They came out unexpectedly small today, so they were 2-for-1.

Lunch: Stir-fry of beef (3.0 oz. leftover steak , actually), scallions and bean sprouts. With rice.

Dinner: Roasted pork (6.0 oz.) with gravy, rice and steamed broccoli.

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