Thursday, April 28, 2011

Too pretty to eat? Nah!

Lisa and Meg are still at a dance festival so I had to fend for myself for dinner (and Mackenzie, too, but that's another story). This is what I came up with for my dinner. It took me about 10 minutes. Poached sockeye salmon, some greens (spinach, mixed, celery), onions, avocado with extra virgin olive oil and Balsamic vinegar. There might be something to this Paleo/Primal thing...

Monday, April 25, 2011

What to do with leftovers?

We had a nice turkey dinner yesterday with plenty of leftovers for today. One option would be to eat the turkey in the same manner as yesterday. Another option would be to turn them into Turkey Madras (pictured below).
I sauteed the turkey and 3 green onions in some coconut oil, added some curry powder and water and let it simmer (covered) a while (5 minutes or so) then added the chard and spinach and covered it again for about 5 minutes to steam the greens. I added a dash of freshly ground sea salt and then enjoyed. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Stand UP!

Here's my most recent "invention" - a stand-up workstation in my departmental office. I have been using this for about a month and really enjoy it. I encourage all to give this a whirl. There have been recent studies related to the perils of all the sitting we do each day (see Mark Sisson's post here, for instance), so, I got off my keester, literally, and did something about it.
 I finally got around to posting this after seeing similar posts on Richard Nikoley's blog on John Durant's blog and with some prodding from one of my students (thanks to AM for that!).

Get cracking!

This tasted as good as it looked so I had to share! Big Coulee Farms eggs (of course) fried in triple-smoked European bacon grease from the Grapevine Deli. (Blog post borrowed from an Egg Farmers of Ontario slogan I remember from when I was a kid.)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ethical livestock: Big Coulee Farms

This is the brochure for the family who raises our eggs and meat. Click on the following images for details of pricing and products available. You can check them out at the St. Albert Farmer's Market Starting in June. They also have bi-weekly deliveries available to St. Albert and also to Edmonton. Call Vicky for details.