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2013-04 - Rick's Food Blog

What I ate: April 1, 2013

Breakfast: Egg, toast and bacon . With one organic egg, half a slice of Barowski's wheat bread with butter and 3 slices of bacon.

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

Dinner: Chicken with mushrooms and balsamic vinegar sauce and garlic mashed potatoes.

What I ate: April 2, 2013

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin and bacon, both previously frozen.

Lunch: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Rigatoni with tomato, broccoli, and prosciutto in spicy vodka cream sauce .

What I ate: April 3, 2013

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. And a glass of orange juice because the jalapeño I used today was particularly hot!

Lunch: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Steak and baked potato . With previously grilled, vacuum sealed and frozen T-bone steak reheated in the sous vide and a salt and olive oil rubbed baked potato. And 2 glasses of 90+ malbec.

What I ate: April 4, 2013

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

Lunch: Pork with scallions and noodles .

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry with rice.

What I ate: April 5, 2013

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. Reheat of the filling from Wednesday in a freshly heated tortilla.

Lunch: Grilled Hebrew National hot dog on a whole wheat hot dog roll with Dijon mustard and pickle relish. And Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Tonkatsu .

What I ate: April 6, 2013

Breakfast: Raisin toast with butter and 3 slices of bacon.

Lunch: Sopresata English muffin sandwich with Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Nachos .

What I ate: April 6, 2013

What I ate: April 7, 2013

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a homemade whole wheat bagel with tomato and red onion. And a mimosa.

Lunch: Tingua poblana, pork with smoky tomato sauce and potatoes.

Dinner: Spicy Vegetarian Chili . I had already defrosted the jalapeño cornbread and I was still in the mood for it, so it made sense. And, as it turns out, I have one more serving of tingua poblano vacuum sealed in the freezer.

Black bean enchilada

What I ate: April 8, 2013

Breakfast: Egg, toast and bacon . With one organic egg, half a slice of Barowski's wheat bread with butter and 3 slices of bacon.

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

Dinner: Black bean enchilada (new recipe). This was delicious and pretty healthy!

What I ate: April 9, 2013

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin and bacon, both previously frozen.

Lunch: Sardines, spinach, and rice . I haven't made this in a long time! September 20, 2012 was the last time, and with beet greens instead of spinach. Now that we're inching toward fresh greens season, I expect I'll be eating this much more often. There's almost a half bag of baby spinach in this!

Dinner: Cheesesteak sandwich . With 3.2 oz. of eye of round roast beef and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

What I ate: April 10, 2013

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg.

Lunch: Beef with snow peas stir-fry and rice.

Dinner: Meatloaf with rice and gravy.

What I ate: April 11, 2013

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

Lunch: Sardines, spinach, and rice . This is the other half of the can of Wild Planet sardines that I ate on Tuesday.

Dinner: Pork with bean sprouts and scallions . And rice.

What I ate: April 12, 2013

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. Reheat of the filling from Wednesday in a freshly heated tortilla.

Lunch: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Sesame tofu with broccoli in spicy garlic sauce . This was particularly tasty today!

What I ate: April 13, 2013

Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon, both previously frozen.

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

Dinner: Roasted pork with sautéed cabbage and rice.

What I ate: April 14, 2013

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a homemade whole wheat bagel with tomato and red onion. And a mimosa.

Lunch: Asian lettuce wrap , minus the lettuce. It's the spicy beef filling, served with rice instead of lettuce, a tasty variation of crushed hamburger .

Dinner: T-bone steak and a salt and olive oil rubbed baked potato (with butter and sour cream).

What I ate: April 15, 2013

Breakfast: Egg, toast and bacon . With one organic egg, half a slice of Barowski's wheat bread with butter and 3 slices of bacon.

Lunch: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Fried clams and French fries. These were left over from a delicious lunch at Salty's Pub and Bistro in Clifton Park, NY. I previously froze and vacuum sealed them. Today, I defrosted the vacuum sealed bag in cold water for an hour, then reheated for a minute or so in the deep fryer. Served with homemade tartar sauce . Delicious!

What I ate: April 16, 2013

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin and bacon, both previously frozen.

Lunch: Green chard with pancetta and rice. There's 1.5 oz. of pancetta and an entire bunch of green chard in this one serving!

Dinner: Bacon cheeseburger . With a 4.5 oz. homemade hamburger patty, Cabot cheddar cheese, 1 slice of bacon and  barbecue sauce on a whole wheat hamburger bun. With 3.0 oz. Cascadian organic French fries, seasoned. And Woodstock organic bread and butter pickles.

What I ate: April 17, 2013

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg.

Lunch: Pork with broccoli, scallions and noodles .

Dinner: Braised beef short ribs and garlic mashed potatoes. Both previously vacuum sealed and frozen, reheated in the sous vide 45 minutes at 140°F. I finished reheating the mashed potatoes in a sauté pan on the stove, mixing in a little extra cream.

What I ate: April 18, 2013

Breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese English muffin sandwich .

Lunch: Sardines, spinach and rice .

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry and rice.

What I ate: April 19, 2013

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. Reheat of the filling from Wednesday in a freshly heated tortilla.

Lunch: Beef with snow peas stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Fried chicken fingers, boneless 'wings' and French fries .

What I ate: April 20, 2013

Breakfast: Raisin toast and bacon.

Lunch: Grilled Hebrew National hot dog on a whole wheat hot dog bun with Dijon mustard and pickle relish. And Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Ground beef taco with Cabot cheddar cheese, Green Mountain Gringo spicy salsa and lettuce. With 1.0 oz. Garden of Eatin' organic blue corn tortilla chips and salsa.

What I ate: April 21, 2013

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a homemade whole wheat bagel with tomato and red onion. And a mimosa.

Lunch: Chana Masala and rice. I previously cooked, vacuum sealed and froze the spicy chickpea dish and reheated it boil-in-bag.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom and Dad. One of the pictures didn't come out, but it looked like it usually does .

What I ate: April 22, 2013

Breakfast: Egg, toast and bacon . With one organic egg, half a slice of Barowski's wheat bread with butter and 3 slices of bacon.

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

Dinner: Whole wheat penne pasta with Italian sausage, zucchini, onions and marinara sauce .

What I ate: April 23, 2013

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin and bacon, both previously frozen.

Lunch: Turkey and cabbage stir-fry .

Dinner: Beef Stroganoff .

What I ate: April 24, 2013

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg.

Lunch: Sardines, spinach and rice .

Dinner: Broccoli and celeriac with sesame tofu in spicy garlic sauce .

What I ate: April 25, 2013

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

Lunch: Beef with bean sprouts and scallion stir-fry and rice.

Dinner: Fried clams and French fries. These were left over from a delicious lunch at Salty's Pub and Bistro in Clifton Park, NY. I previously froze and vacuum sealed them. Today I reheated for about 2 minutes from frozen in the deep fryer. Served with homemade tartar sauce . With the clams in particular, the previous technique of defrosting then cooking for 1 minute seems to work better.

Dinner for one

What I ate: April 26, 2013

Breakfast: Chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg. Reheat of the filling from Wednesday in a freshly heated tortilla.

Lunch: Beef with snow peas stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Cheesesteak sandwich and Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

What I ate: April 27, 2013

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese biscuit . With homemade sausage, an organic egg and Cabot cheddar cheese on a homemade buttermilk biscuit (previously frozen).

Lunch: Sausage and green pepper stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Grilled salmon, spicy green beans and rice .

What I ate: April 28, 2013

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a homemade whole wheat bagel with tomato and red onion. And a mimosa.

Lunch: Asian lettuce wrap with rice instead of lettuce.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese Buffet with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: April 29, 2013

Breakfast: Egg, toast and bacon . With one organic egg, half a slice of Barowski's wheat bread with butter and 3 slices of bacon.

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

Dinner: Sausage and green pepper pizza (previously made and frozen).

What I ate: April 30, 2013

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin and bacon, both previously frozen.

Lunch: Grilled Hebrew National hot dog on a whole wheat hot dog bun with Dijon mustard and pickle relish. And Kettle Chips hot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Filet mignon steak and a baked potato . And 2 glasses of Chimango malbec.

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