Today and Every Day.
Popcorn of Champions
Tuesday January 31, 2012
Two Ways to fill that bowl with tons of flavor. But very light on the calories. The snack of choice when you expect to spend a few hours on the couch watching TV. Two versions: grated parmigiano and gremolata.
Train for skiing. Even if you don't ski.
Monday January 30, 2012
Skiing's all about balance, flexibility, strength and stamina. Just like life. This is the Way to remain upright whether or not you're on skis. A 7-minute daily routine to improve it all - right where it counts.
Slower Sunday: Time Zones
January 29, 2012
What a difference a flight makes. A few days ago, my walk in the park looked like this. Winter time. Today, it looks like rain forest time. In Costa Rica.
A Month's Worth. In the pantry.
Saturday January 28, 2012
What it costs to eat Better and Cheaper on a moment's notice. For a month. About $100 per person. Ladies and gentlemen, stock your pantries.
The Walk That Skates Ottawa
Friday January 27, 2012
A great day-hike. 18 miles. 6 to 8 hours with three river crossings, two canal crossings and one waterfall crossing. Burn almost 2,500 calories. More than you'll consume trying to sample all the cuisines in the Byward Market district.
Egg Foo Yung. Chinese New Year Omelet
Thursday January 26, 2012
A perfect meal in a pan. A great Way to use the always seasonal, local and same-day fresh eggs from the Farmers Market. A few minutes of chopping and stirring. Five minutes of tending. One suspenseful second of flipping.
Egg Drop Soup. Remember?
Wednesday January 25, 2012
A wonderful winter soup you make in a few minutes. Rich but light. Nourishing and deeply flavorful. Less than $1 for two servings. Your Chinese New Year resolution.
Egg UnRolled: Chinese New Year Pizza
Tuesday January 24, 2012
It's not authentic anything, but it tastes great. A soy-sesame cabbage slaw with ham and spicy mustard on a pizza crust. $1.50 for the whole thing. Happy New Year.
Skinny is not the same thing as Healthy
Monday January 23, 2012
And heavy doesn't have to mean unhealthy. Improving your CardioRespiratory Fitness through exercise may be the most important health intervention available. Even if that exercise doesn't result in big weight loss.
Slower Sunday: What's that sound?
January 22, 2012
Take a 90-second vacation. Sounds like a faster vacation, not a Slower one. But it's a nice, slow minute and a half. A good Sunday pace. Listen with me. Just Press Play.
Hazelnut-Chocolate Pie: A Nutella Pizza
Saturday January 21, 2012
An outside-in dessert pizza that's an instant legend. A huge cookie to share. Light and crisp. Only as sweet as you choose to make it. Makes 8 people extremely happy for $2.
Upstream. To Hanakapi'ai Falls.
Friday January 20, 2012
But first you have to stroll across Ke'e Beach. And then you have to hike the Kalalau Trail, hanging 200' above the brilliant blue Pacific. It's tough hiking here on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i.
Onion Panade: Soup & Sandwich-In-One
Thursday January 19, 2012
Put this on your Top Ten list of winter dinners. Warms your mouth, your stomach and your heart. Luscious, hearty and satisfying. Thoroughly pleasing to eat. Slowly. Less than $1 per serving.
Wednesday January 18, 2012
There are dozens of regional versions of potato pizza in Italy. So it's strange that you never see it here in the U.S. Especially when potatoes are one of the few "seasonal" vegetables available. Not just a great $2 pizza. A great pizza, period.
Before you know it, it's time to plant.
Tuesday January 17, 2012
Time for your inner farmer. Time to decide what you're planting and growing this Spring. And time to make the big mid-Winter decision. Start from seed? Or wait for a jump-started little plant from the local nursery or Farmers Market?
Don't Just Sit There: Shoulder Stretch
Monday January 16, 2012
Even if you exercise vigorously for an hour every day - too much sitting significantly increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity. So when you're in front of your TV or computer, do this - or something like it - for a minute, every hour or two.
Slower Sunday: Both sides now.
January 15, 2012
I know I shouldn't get too close to the edge up here. But that's where the view is. You don't really get to see down the canyon unless you go over to the edge. Press Play. Have a slowly exciting Sunday.
Tomato Swirl Cornbread
Saturday January 14, 2012
Could be winter's solution to the corn and tomato problem. When you can't get the sweet, fresh stuff, use the sweet preserved stuff. Great versions of cornmeal and canned tomatoes.
Wide-eyed in Waimea
Friday January 13, 2012
Kauai's Waimea Canyon is one of the reasons you want to be a good walker. It's worth getting in shape for. There's only one Way in and out of here. And it's on your feet. It's a part of that spectacular world that's for hikers only. Join the club.
Meet your farmer
Thursday January 12, 2012
Not your inner farmer. A real farmer. Who grows dozens of great crops so you - yeah, you - can eat Better and Cheaper. Now's the time to find a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) group near you. The best deal in the universe of Eating.
Ham & Cheese-Stuffed Pizza
Wednesday January 11, 2012
An outside-in pizza. A pizza sandwich. Use your hands or a fork and knife. A great prosciutto-mozzarella-parmigiano pizza for $2. Delicious. Easy to make. Easy to handle. Perfect for a party. Way to be.
Winter Vegetable Risotto
Tuesday January 10, 2012
Luscious, creamy rice with two wonderful seasonal vegetables. Parsnips and kale. Roasting in the oven while you're stirring on the stovetop. Sweet roasted parsnips and smoky flash-roasted kale. Elegant and hearty.
Naked Exercise #10: Reverse Planks
Monday January 09, 2012
Stripped down. No equipment. No exercise balls, no balance boards, no weights. Not just Better and Cheaper. Better and Free. Strengthen your shoulders, triceps, quadriceps and back and abdominal muscles. Press Play.
Slower Sunday: Off the hook
January 08, 2012
No cell phone service out here. No internet. No email or Facebook. Imagine. The big disconnect. You're off the hook. Can't send a cell phone picture of this. Not right now. Not even a tweet. So just be here. Now. Press Play.
Saturday January 07, 2012
The scent of bread baking in your oven. The sense of something great happening right in your own kitchen. Like this wildly fragrant and puffy Indian bread, naan. Soft, chewy, buttery. Twenty cents to make one that serves two.
The Walk That Ate Quebec City
Friday January 06, 2012
If it's not cold enough where you live, give Quebec City a try. Right now or next month during Winter Carnival. 4 hours and 10 miles to burn more than 1,000 calories. More than you'll consume in a half-day tour of the monuments, bistros and bakeries.
Buckwheat Cakes float above the griddle
Thursday January 05, 2012
The lightest, airiest pancakes I've ever had. 75 cents for a stack of deeply delicious, whole grain buckwheat pancakes. Or a basket of blini. Depends if you're serving maple syrup or caviar.
Cauliflower & Olive Pizza
Wednesday January 04, 2012
This classic flavor combination on a pizza crust is a perfect example of Better being Cheaper. Not just a great $2 pizza. A great pizza, period.
Hoppin' Gianni. New Year's Rice & Beans
Tuesday January 03, 2012
In South Carolina, USA, they eat a lot of Hoppin' John this week. Rice and black-eyed peas. Brings good luck for the New Year. In this version, American Southern cooking meets Italian cuisine. I feel lucky already.
Naked Exercise #9: Bridge-Ups
Monday January 02, 2012
Stripped down. No equipment. No exercise balls, no balance boards, no weights. Not just Better and Cheaper. Better and Free. Strengthen your shoulders. Your lower back. Your abdominal muscles. Press Play.
January 01, 2012
Slower resolutions. Think about years. Think about a year ago. If you started then, you'd be there now. Wherever your there is. So take this year to do something you'd really like to do. No rush.
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