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2013-07 - Rick's Food Blog

Green juice #1

What I ate: July 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: Beef with snow peas stir-fry .

Dinner: Thai style pork with peppers and onions and rice. Normally, it has basil or cilantro in it, but I didn't have any, and it was still good without it! And a half glass of Pongo New Zealand sauvignon blanc. Definitely better with the sauvignon blanc than the malbec.

What I ate: July 2, 2013

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

Lunch: Marinated tempeh fried wontons and a rice ball. This is tasty, but it's kind of a lot of fried food. I think I'm going to have to make lunch half that, and half something not fried, and probably a vegetable, in the future!

Dinner: Japanese-style chicken curry and rice.

CSA Week #4 (2013)

What I ate: July 3, 2013

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

Lunch: Pork with scallions, broccoli and noodles .

Dinner: Mom's fried rice at the lake with Mom and Dad.

What I ate: July 4, 2013

Breakfast: Strawberries. And 3 link sausages. At the lake.

Lunch: Mom's tuna sashimi at the lake.

Dinner: Mom's steak, asparagus, salad and rice at the lake. And 2 or 3 glasses of Zen on Zin zinfandel.

What I ate: July 5, 2013

Breakfast: Dunkin Donuts jelly doughnut and bacon. Actually, make that two doughnuts. At the lake.

Lunch: Mom's salmon, rice and asparagus at the lake.

Dinner: Mom's barbecued pork, broccoli and rice.

What I ate: July 6, 2013

Breakfast: Strawberries and 3 link sausages at the lake.

Lunch: Mom's shrimp and eggs.

Dinner: Mom's tempura. Shrimp, fish, asparagus, green pepper and onion. And rice and salad. And assorted wine.

What I ate: July 7, 2013

Breakfast: Grapefruit and bacon at the lake.

Lunch: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich . With 3 slices of Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese and Dijon mustard on one slice of Barowski's 12-grain bread, cut in half. With Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Salad and pizza. The salad with lettuce, celery, carrot, cucumber, red onion and fresh peas with Annie's Tuscan Italian dressing and Olivia's organic garlic and butter croutons.

What I ate: July 8, 2013

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a homemade whole wheat bagel with tomato and red onion. And a mimosa. This is normally my Sunday breakfast, but I wasn't home on Sunday.

Lunch: Sautéed mizuna, sardines and rice . The recipe is for kale, but it works great with mizuna too.

Dinner: Pork Spare Ribs with homemade barbecue sauce and salad. Salad with lettuce, celery, carrot, cucumber, red onion and fresh peas with Annie's Goddess dressing and Olivia's organic garlic and butter croutons.

What I ate: July 9, 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. This is normally my Monday breakfast, but I had Sunday's breakfast (bagel, lox and cream cheese) on Monday. I'm skipping Tuesday (blueberry muffin and bacon) and jumping back on schedule tomorrow (chorizo breakfast burrito).

Lunch: Salad with lettuce, celery, carrot, cucumber, red onion and fresh peas with Annie's Asian sesame dressing and Olivia's organic garlic and butter croutons. Homemade hummus with 1.0 oz. New York Style red hot chili pepper baked pita chips. And a half glass of Cupcake New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

Dinner: Chicken and cheese enchilada . With 3.0 oz. grilled chicken and salsa fresca . With 1.0 oz. corn tortilla chips.

CSA Week #5 (2013)

Risotto - sous vide - attempt #1

What I ate: July 10, 2013

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

Lunch: Barbecued pork sandwich with Kettle Chips barbecue potato chips.

Dinner: Filet mignon steak, sautéed chard and risotto.

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

Veggie sausage and green pepper stir-fry

What I ate: July 11, 2013

Breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese English muffin . With a Barowski's whole wheat English muffin, 3 slices of bacon, an organic egg and Cabot cheddar cheese.

Lunch: Veggie sausage and green pepper stir-fry (new recipe) with rice. This is the vegetarian version of my regular recipe and it's really good. It's so good I think I might make it this way from now on!

Dinner: Salad and fried clams and French fries . Salad with cucumber, carrot, celery, green pepper, red onion and tomato with Annie's goddess dressing with Olivia's butter and garlic croutons.

Grilled teriyaki London broil

What I ate: July 12, 2013

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

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

Dinner: Teriyaki London broil, rice and salad. Salad with cucumber, carrot, celery, green pepper, red onion and tomato with Annie's Asian sesame with Olivia's butter and garlic croutons.

What I ate: July 13, 2013

Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon. Both previously cooked and frozen; a quick reheat in the oven, 8 minutes at 350°F on a sheet pan.

Lunch: Mom's shrimp and egg stir-fry at the lake with Mom and my nephew. I forgot to take a picture of it, but it looked like this.

Dinner: The Angus and Ale in Sidney, NY, with Mom, Dad and my nephew. A house salad with ranch dressing and the crab cakes with a sriracha aioli. It was good! And a glass of cabernet sauvignon.

What I ate: July 14, 2013

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

Lunch: Ham and Swiss cheese sandwich . With 3 slices of Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese and Dijon mustard on one slice of Barowski's whole wheat bread, cut in half. With Kettle Chipshot jalapeño potato chips.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet in Oneonta, NY, with Mom, Dad and my nephew.

What I ate: July 15, 2013

Breakfast: Egg, toast and bacon . With one organic egg, half a slice of Barowski's wheat bread with butter and 2 1/2 slices of bacon. Normally it's 3 slices, but these were unusually large.

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

Dinner: Pasta with zucchini, onion and meat sauce . And a half slice of home ciabatta bread with olive oil.

Fried zucchini

What I ate: July 16, 2013

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

Lunch: Jalapeño poppers and fried zucchini (new post). And a Saranac IPA to cut the heat from the jalapeños.

Dinner: Tingua poblana - pork with smoky tomato sauce and potatoes with a flour tortilla on the side.

CSA Week #6 (2013)

What I ate: July 17, 2013

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

Lunch: Veggie sausage and green pepper stir-fry .

Dinner: Mount Fuji Japanese Restaurant in Oneonta, NY, with my Mom and my nephew. Sushi regular platter.

Corn on the cob with tomato and mozarella salad

What I ate: July 18, 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 snow peas stir-fry and rice.

Dinner: Fresh sweet corn, first of the season, from Johnson's Covered Bridge Farm Market in Unadilla, NY. And a salad with tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese and homemade balsamic vinaigrette. New recipe .

What I ate: July 19, 2013

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

Lunch: The Depot restaurant in Oneonta, NY with Mom and my nephew. Cheesesteak and a Lake Placid Wolf Jaw Wit wheat beer. Very good!

Dinner: Having such a large and late lunch it completely confused my dinner schedule. I normally eat dinner at 4:00 PM, but I still wasn't hungry at 6:30 PM! I figured I ought to eat something, so I made bruschetta and it was delicious! Homemade ciabatta bread , olive oil, tomato, mozzarella, salt, and fresh basil. Delicious!

What I ate: July 20, 2013

Breakfast: Bagel, lox and cream cheese on a whole wheat bagel with tomato and red onion. And a mimosa. This is normally my Sunday morning breakfast, but I won't be home for breakfast tomorrow so I thought I'd have it a day early.

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

Dinner: Mom's barbecued pork at the lake with the family.

What I ate: July 21, 2013

Breakfast: Strawberries and 4 sausage links at the lake.

Lunch: Mom's fried rice with the family at the lake.

Dinner: Fried clams and French fries . I probably should have made a salad with this, but it was tasty and I was full, regardless.

Spicy kale chips #1

What I ate: July 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: Pork with scallion and broccoli stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Chicken fried steak , mashed potatoes and gravy.

Cheese hot dog #2

What I ate: July 23, 2013

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

Lunch: Grilled Hebrew National hot dog with Cabot cheddar cheese (new post) with pickled jalapeños, seasoned French fries and a Saranac pale ale. I had a hot dog not that long ago, but today is apparently "National Hot Dog Day" so I thought I'd celebrate and go all the way with cheese, French fries and a beer!

Dinner: Pasta with Italian sausage, summer squash and marinara sauce . With a slice of homemade ciabatta bread with olive oil.

Veggie and tempeh stir-fry with spicy garlic sauce

CSA Week #7 (2013)

What I ate: July 24, 2013

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

Lunch: Veggie and tempeh stir-fry with spicy garlic sauce (new post). With bok choy, carrots and broccoli and teriyaki marinated tempeh. It was delicious!

Dinner: Japanese-style beef curry with rice.

What I ate: July 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: Veggie sausage and green pepper stir-fry with rice.

Dinner: Grilled filet mignon steak and sweet corn.

What I ate: July 26, 2013

Breakfast: Toasted bagel with butter and a side of bacon.

Lunch: Green bean risotto (updated post). And a half glass of Pongo New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

Dinner: Braised beef short ribs with garlic mashed potatoes.

Grilled chicken quesadilla

What I ate: July 27, 2013

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

Lunch: Jalapeño poppers and fried zucchini . And a Saranac IPA. On one hand, it's a plate of fried food. Though one serving contains a half of a zucchini and 2 jalapeños, so, vegetables.

Dinner: Grilled chicken quesadilla (new recipe) with salsa fresca and tortilla chips. With a glass of Pongo New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

Potato salad #2 (experiment)

What I ate: July 28, 2013

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

Lunch: Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich (BLT) . This is a good lunch to have on a Sunday because I almost always cut a new tomato to make my bagel, lox and cream cheese. While I keep my whole tomatoes in the 55°F cooler where they stay fresh for weeks and taste much better than the refrigerator, I hesitate to keep a cut tomato in there for very long.

Dinner: Iron Chef Chinese buffet in Oneonta, NY, with Mom and Dad

What I ate: July 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: Tofu, broccoli and scallion stir-fry . Normally I make this with extra-firm (Chinese-style) tofu, but today I made it was Mom's silken (Japanese-style) soft tofu. It's a little unwieldy to work with!

Dinner: Homemade sausage and green pepper pizza . I made 2 small pizzas. I ate 3 slices, vacuum sealed and froze a package with 2 slices (lunch, or dinner with salad) and a package with 3 slices (dinner).

What I ate: July 30, 2013

Breakfast: Homemade Blueberry muffin and bacon, both previously frozen. The actual picture was a little out of focus so here's last week's.

Lunch: Grilled chicken Caesar salad with roll . I used lettuce from my CSA instead of Romaine. With Drew's Romano Caesar dressing. And a homemade whole wheat and oat roll (previously frozen) with butter.

Dinner: Bacon cheeseburger and potato salad . Grilled cheeseburger, reheated sous vide, Cabot cheddar cheese, bacon, homemade barbecue sauce and lettuce. That's the one serving of refrigerated potato salad that was good.

Grilled veggies and bread

CSA Week #8 (2013)

What I ate: July 31, 2013

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

Lunch: Grilled veggies and bread (new recipe).

Dinner: 2 beef tacos and 1.0 oz. tortilla chips and Green Mountain Gringo salsa (spicy).

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