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When eating healthy goes awry!

Friday, November 23, 2012



You might ask yourself, what on earth is wrong with a meal of salmon, broccoli, tomato, cheese and sweet potato fries?

Well, let me tell you. I burnt the fries.

So while I’m trying to get my healthy does of vitamin A in, I’m also getting an unwanted dose of carcinogens! Yuck!

I guess that’s what happens when you cook and exercise at the same time!

Oh well. I guess this is one example of when multitasking is better left undone.

And well, there’s my salmon. I cooked that the other day and reheated this one in the microwave. It’s chewier than the rubber of a car’s tire! Oops!

I didn’t mean to do that.

It makes me think that maybe I should be looking for some cooking classes.

It’s no wonder that not long ago my main source of nutrients was the drive-thru window or the convenience store food counter.

Don’t worry, I’m not upset about burnt fries and rubbery salmon. Actually I smell an opportunity here, and that’s simply to ramp up my cooking skills. Maybe that will take the form of a cooking class, or maybe it won’t.

But one thing is for sure, I’m not going back to relying on drive-thrus or convenience stores for my body’s fuel, so I better do something because the flavor of char is only good on foods like grilled chicken or marshmallows and there’s a reason that car tires aren’t meant to be eaten!

In any case, I think maybe now’s the time I should start watching more of Chef Meg’s cooking videos! I think they just might come in handy!

At least I learned one thing today. If you chop a tomato and put it on top of plain broccoli, you can completely skip salting the vegetables and they still get a small amount of a salty flavor to them because of the tomato. I just added the cheese because it’s more interesting that way, and it’s healthier than cheese sauce which has the potential of being a sodium disaster.

So anyway, I guess today’s dinner turned out to be a learning opportunity. I love it when I get to learn something new, but then of course my palate doesn’t always agree. Today’s burnt fries, they could be better!
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  • TEADYBEAR77
    I have made a few mistakes cooking as well. Every mistake is a lesson in how not to do it. Keep up the good work my friend.
    1642 days ago
  • 3016DEBRA
    It's ok....we all gotta start somewhere! emoticon
    1643 days ago
  • THOMASINA57
    What a great attitude! Your blog made me laugh and smile.. my husband challenged me to make curry from scratch a few years ago and I didn't know anything at all about it.. you buy curry powder and throw it iinto something right? Well, boy did I learn alot about spices and how to blend them. The first curry I made was so hot it could have burned down a house.. back to the drawiing board.. I did finally learn and it was a great experience but way to much work, so now it's only an occasional treat..

    Keep up your awesome blogs and your good attitude and you'll join the winners club! emoticon
    1643 days ago
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