Today and Every Day.
A Peck of Picked Peppers. Pizza
Wednesday August 31, 2011
When your CSA farmer picks all the peppers before the hurricane blows them into another county, you gotta do your part. You can pickle them, roast them, freeze them or make a Pepper Harvest Pizza.
Airline Blues, Hurricane Edition
Tuesday August 30, 2011
Seven Slower Stretches to maintain your comfort, flexibility and sanity when you're spending way too much time crammed into airplane seats and standing around airport counters hoping for a better way home.
Monday August 29, 2011
Seems like morning's the good time to exercise. The best time. Now there are some interesting clinical and survey results that explain the benefits. Especially if you exercise to lose weight and, specifically, to burn fat.
Slower Sunday: Sittin' on the dock
August 28, 2011
Me and the pelican, we were both watchin' the tide roll away. Wastin' time. I remember it. Clearly. Must have been a Sunday. Press Play. You have a minute to waste. C'mon, it's Sunday.
Melon-Prosciutto Salad. Melon two Ways.
Saturday August 27, 2011
It's a salad. It's a prosciutto and melon course. It's a fruit salad. It's a first course. It's a side course. It's a main course. Whichever Way you go, you'll put it together in less than 10 minutes.
The Walk That Ate The Alhambra
Friday August 26, 2011
See all the Granada countryside from this 14th century hilltop fortress. And see it from everywhere along your 13-mile Walk. Burn about 2,200 calories in a beautiful day.
Summer in Spain Tomato Soup
Thursday August 25, 2011
80 cents for the best bowl of tomato soup you've ever had. A bowl that's got 43% of your day's Vitamin C and 82% of your Vitamin A. A low, low, low Glycemic Load of 2.5. Zero sugar. Nothing but fresh, ripe vegetables.
Is chard the new tortilla?
Wednesday August 24, 2011
These big, substantial leaves make a great wrapper. You just have to steam them first so they're flexible and durable. Like tortillas. Delicious, easy and calorie-free. Especially with swordfish and salsa verde inside.
Banana & Strawberry. Soda. No sodium.
Tuesday August 23, 2011
Back in the BCS Soda Lab again. Looking for a delicious all-natural soda with no sodium. And a lot of potassium. For Julia's niece. Because her medical condition requires this. Here it is. If your only requirement is great flavor, this one's for you, too.
I got your back again. Now squeeze.
Monday August 22, 2011
If you sit in front of a computer or TV, chances are pretty good you're leaning forward. Hunching. Letting your shoulders go round. So here's something you can do right at your desk or on your couch to fix that bad posture habit.
Slower Sunday: Big Bamboo
August 21, 2011
The biggest grasses on earth. They can grow a meter a day. A yard in one day. They can go from zero to full height in three or four months. You can grow a whole new forest in a few months. For now, just take a minute. Press Play.
Waste not, want not. Pickle your rind.
Saturday August 20, 2011
I'd eat watermelon all Summer even if it wasn't the Cheapest fruit around. Which leaves me with a lot of watermelon rind. Perfect for pickling. Intense, crunchy sweet-sour pickles that elevate the flavor status of all sorts of meats, salads and cocktails.
The Walk That Ate Boston
Friday August 19, 2011
Paul Revere covered 18 miles. On horseback. Take this 11-mile footpath. Places to go. Things to eat. Four or five hours. 1,500 calories to burn. My Google Mappinpoints 12 great places to eat Better and Cheaper. No baked beans.
Lemony farro salad. I shoulda told you.
Thursday August 18, 2011
The light and lemony dressing is great with the nutty and kinda rich, high-protein whole grain. And that's all terrific with the slightly bitter salad greens. And all that's made even Better by the slightly salty and deeply flavorful cheese.
Wednesday August 17, 2011
$1 for a plate of fried zucchini that's enough to start for a table of four. Crispy outside. Soft and warm inside. Not oily. Delicious. Gone in seconds.
Steep. Get used to it.
Monday August 15, 2011
Condition yourself for steep uphill hiking. And for carrying your water and your backpack. It's pretty simple: just walk around with your full pack. In a park. On a treadmill. Up stairs. You'll feel much better on your first day out on the trail.
Slower Sunday: Bark up the right tree
August 14, 2011
It's nice just to sit down next to it. Or lie down. All the Way. And just look up. And up. Let your eyes do the climbing. Just Press Play. You'll see.
Saturday August 13, 2011
Really ripe peaches. So sweet you won't even think about adding sugar. A deeply sweet and wonderfully refreshing Way to end a meal on a hot day. Or to start a hot Summer day. Lick your breakfast.
The Walk That Ate Chicago
Friday August 12, 2011
The 12.5-mile Loop. Five or six hours. You set the Walking pace. Either Way, you'll burn about 2,000 calories. So the big question is where to eat. I point out some favorites along the Way that are great values.
Bring your own.
Thursday August 11, 2011
Problem's always how to pack and carry something you'd really like to eat on a plane or in a car. And not make a mess of it. Then I found the Lunch Pot. Same idea as your old lunchbox. Or lunch pail. But much cooler. And neater.
Eggplant Caponata. Really big flavor.
Wednesday August 10, 2011
I thought this would be a great Summer vegetable dish to have with grilled chicken or tuna. Or hot dogs. And it is. But it's so flavorful you can build a meal around it. Have it with a simple salad. Toss it with pasta. Spread it on grilled bread.
Looks too good to eat. For two seconds.
Tuesday August 09, 2011
Summer squash and tomatoes on a big, crisp pizza crust. Looks beautiful. Tastes even Better. Maybe the best good lookin' pizza ever. For $2. Required kitchen skills: stirring, slicing.
Dance Party! You're inviting.
Monday August 08, 2011
The Dance That Ate. And Ate. And danced it all off with this 90-minute playlist. From soup to pizza to BLTs, dessert and sangria - for less than $9 per dancin' fool. Get to work on your guest list.
Slower Sunday: Inhale
August 07, 2011
Intoxicating. Makes you want more. Press Play and take a very deep breath. All the Way in. All the Way out. Good practice. Lots of things blooming out there right now that are worth a sniff.
Watermelon Gazpacho. Before or after.
Saturday August 06, 2011
Could be your first course. Or your dessert. It's a cool, refreshing, flavorful way to start or finish a Summer meal. Preparation's a 10-minute job, start to finish. $1 serves 4.
Truckin': The Walk That Ate Portland
Friday August 05, 2011
Great town for walking. Great town for eating. And now the food truck capital of the world. 8.5 miles. 4 hours. 1,000 burned calories. Let's go.
A vegan walks into a sushi bar.
Thursday August 04, 2011
Quick and simple to make. Less than $2 per person. Every bite's a little party in your mouth. Light, fun, interesting, beautiful. Almost fat-free. Want to come back as grilled vegetable sushi in your next life?
Baba Ghanoush. Or ghannouj. Or ganush.
Wednesday August 03, 2011
This stuff is addictive. And Cheap. Rich and luscious. Deep eggplant and sesame flavors. A little brightness and tang from the lemon and garlic. With pita bread or a warm, soft fresh corn tortilla. Or straight from a spoon.
Radicchio Gremolata Pizza
Tuesday August 02, 2011
A big salad posing as a pizza. A huge mound of exceptionally fresh, dark red, flash-baked radicchio on a hot, fresh pizza crust. Delicious. Another example of pizza crust as the perfect platform for almost everything fresh and tasty. Dinner for two for $2.
I got your back
Monday August 01, 2011
Ways to feel no pain back there. Exercises that might prevent future back pain. Things to know about current back pain. Better Cheaper pain relief. Comfort. Ease. Stand Better. Move Better.
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