Today and Every Day.
Feast of 7 Vegetables: Pan Tomate
Wednesday November 30, 2011
The way most tapas binges begin in Spain. Simple, sweet, sharp, crunchy and soft in each bite. A great Way to start any party or feast for 5 or 10 cents per person. 10 minutes to walk off the 60 calories in one thick, satisfying slice.
Slower Sunday: You can't hurry love.
November 27, 2011
Or eggs. Why don't you try this. No rush. Whenever you get around to it. Could be breakfast or lunch or dinner. Keep the heat low. And keep the eggs moving. The slow cooking, it cooks them perfectly. No wet spots. No dry spots. Everything's just right.
Rustic Apple Tart
Saturday November 26, 2011
I didn't go for "neat" during my first attempt at pie crust. I just hoped for something crust-like that would taste pretty good and not fall apart. What I got was much, much Better than what I hoped for. And quick and easy, too.
The Walking That Eats Thanksgiving
Friday November 25, 2011
Press Play and take a little video walk with me. And think about this: if you run or walk a lot, you're less likely to gain weight from holiday meat-eating extravaganzas. I'll tell you about this new research while we're walking.
Thursday November 24, 2011
Before cameras, making a picture of something - a turkey, for example - was slow going. If you wanted to show the detail of a feather, you had to draw every one of its hundreds of filaments. Tens of thousands of them for the whole bird. Press Play. Watch Slowly. Carefully. It'll only take a minute.
Sweet Potato Pie. Pizza Style.
Wednesday November 23, 2011
Warms the heart and eases the mind of the tradition-seeking guest. Gets a smile and a sigh of relief from the one who can't bear the thought of another marshmallow-covered candied yam casserole.
Tuesday November 22, 2011
A light, bright, crunchy salad to balance your Thanksgiving turkey. 40 cents per serving of sweet, aromatic and spicy salad. Totally refreshing.
The Thanksgiving Stretch
Monday November 21, 2011
If you're traveling, you'll have enough on your mind. So give your body a break. Because something ought to be relaxed when you arrive. Some stretches for the car, the plane and the rest stop. Have a Slower Saner holiday.
Slower Sunday: For You
November 20, 2011
Take a minute to take a break from ... you. It's refreshing. Relaxing. Rejuvenating. Really. Just a minute. Just Press Play.
Saturday November 19, 2011
Granita is what the Italians call it. You might call it a slushy or shave ice. It's frozen fruit juice. No equipment needed. This flavor's a wake-up call for your mouth before dessert. Or for dessert. Could come in handy on Thanksgiving.
The Walk That Ate Philadelphia
Friday November 18, 2011
It's all right here. Independence Hall. The Liberty Bell. The "Rocky" Steps. Roast pork. Have a blast, burn 2,000 calories in 45 hours along the 12.5-mile Way. Eat and drink Way less than 2,000 calories of great stuff. Click for the map and menu.
Shanksgiving: Osso Buco
Thursday November 17, 2011
Deeply, profoundly delicious. You'd never choose a turkey over something this tender and tasty. It's easy. Foolproof. You can make it in advance. $5 - $15 per person for a memorable meal. Cost depends on the shank: veal, lamb or pork.
Upside Down Green Tomato Corncake
Wednesday November 16, 2011
Yes, it's a mouthful in every Way. A new comfort food. A big slice is a small meal in itself. Slightly tart and very sweet at the same time. The cornbread is rich but light. Breakfast, lunch or dinner for $1.
Coconut. Curry. Butternut Squash. Soup.
Tuesday November 15, 2011
This is what I want the day after Thanksgiving. It's easy. It's mouth-and-soul-warming. It's got exotic flavors and aromas laced through a sweetly familiar, comfortable squash soup.
Naked Exercise #8: Swimming
Monday November 14, 2011
Stripped down. No equipment. Swimming without a pool. Without water. But with a lot of the exercise benefits of real swimming. Just you and the floor. Great for strengthening your lower back. Not just Better and Cheaper. Better and Free.
Slower Sunday: Bobbing
November 13, 2011
What a crazy way this is to eat an apple. But, then, what's it like to be the apple? This'll slow you down. Whether you're an apple or a human. Just Press Play.
Pear Gruyere Gratin
Saturday November 12, 2011
This could be your Thanksgiving dessert. Rich but not heavy. Satisfying and seductive, not Spartan. A fill-the-mouth and warm-the-soul fruit and cheese course.
The Walk That Ate Washington
Friday November 11, 2011
A great Way to burn more calories than you swallow in a full day of sightseeing. More than 2,000 calories burned. In 8 hours or less. About 17 miles. And 3 great meals.
Sweet Potato Gratin
Thursday November 10, 2011
Delicious and beautiful. 50 cents per serving. If a gratin sounds like something you shouldn't try to do at home by yourself, the sound's deceiving. Click. Tasting is believing.
Roasted Garlic & Kale Bread Pudding
Wednesday November 09, 2011
For dinner. Shockingly delicious. The roasted garlic is a big part of it. But it's the combination with the dark, herbaceous kale that really surprised me. I don't know why this isn't a national dish somewhere. $3. Serves 6.
Double-Smoked Bacon Bread. Wow.
Tuesday November 08, 2011
This is profoundly great bread. Without kneading dough. Really. No kneading. Just 30 seconds of stirring.
Naked Exercise #7: Skating
Monday November 07, 2011
Stripped down. No equipment. No skates. No ice. Great for lower body strength and muscle tone. And a terrific balance exercise, too. Not just Better and Cheaper. Better and Free. All you need's a floor.
Slower Sunday: Happy Trails
November 06, 2011
You're on foot, but you feel like you should be on your trusty old horse. Sagebrush is blowin' in the wind. Everything slows down. Press Play. Just take a minute. For a magic trail.
Bread & Breakfast: Savory & Sweet
Saturday November 05, 2011
Apple-Cheddar-Bacon Bread Pudding. The perfect breakfast for a Slower Fall Saturday or Sunday. Smells as great as it tastes. Turns you whole home into an aromatherapy clinic while it's in the oven. $4. Serves 8 - 12.
The Walk That Ate Malibu
Friday November 04, 2011
Backbone Trail up to Castro Peak. Back down to the Malibu beaches. Walk 15 miles. Burn 1,800 calories - Way more than you (should) eat at Coogie's and Duke's.
What we learn from chicken soup
Thursday November 03, 2011
There's a lesson here. The best homemade soup you can imagine. Best, not just Better. Seems like it's free. Cheaper than cheap. Five minutes to "make" it. Plenty of time to eat Slower tonight.
15-minute (Almost) Barbecued Chicken
Wednesday November 02, 2011
A really tasty, really aromatic 15-minute chicken dish. Five minutes of preparation. Six to eight minutes on the grill or in a grill pan. A minute or two to let things settle before slicing and eating. Better and Cheaper than KFC.
Autumn Farro Salad
Tuesday November 01, 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 roasted greens: kale and Brussels sprouts. And all that's made even Better by the slightly salty and deeply flavorful cheese.
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