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Night Shift and Food Fatigue
Monday, February 09, 2009      0 comments

Ugh. This has been a bad few days for eating clean. Part of it was definitely making brownies with my 4-year-old. Although that was some great daddy-daughter bonding time. Most of it has been working night shifts, sleeping poorly during the ... Read more
Outrageous Brownies
Wednesday, February 04, 2009      1 comments

This is an Ina Garten recipe (_The Barefoot Contessa_) that I'm making this afteroon with my 4-year-old. Granted, it is not particularly healthy, but I've been wanting to try it for some time, and today is my last day off before 5 night shifts ... Read more
New Mexican Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Bourbon-Ancho Sauce
Tuesday, February 03, 2009      0 comments

This is the recipe for tonight. I tried toasting my dried pasilla peppers under the broiler before grinding them. That was a bad idea. Burned half of what I'd bought. Luckily I saved the other half and just ground them without toasting them.... Read more
Gourmet Sleuth
Monday, February 02, 2009      0 comments is a wonderful resource for those hard-to-find spices. I spent almost $40 there today ordering some seasonings that I've not been able to find anywhere else. I'm excited for them to arrive--but will have to make it throu... Read more
Difficulty in Finding Spices
Sunday, February 01, 2009      0 comments

My enthusiasm for my new Bobby Flay cookbook, _Mesa Grill Cookbook_ has been somewhat tempered by my inability to find some of the spices. I have found them online, but I would rather find a local supplier where presumably they would be much ch... Read more
Coffee-Rubbed Filets Mignons with Ancho-Mushroom Sauce
Saturday, January 31, 2009      0 comments

This was quite tasty. The ancho-mushroom sauce was HOT! I would probably use half as muuch ancho chiles next time. Very good overall. Looking forward to my next Bobby Flay adventure....... Read more
Shepherd's Pie
Friday, January 30, 2009      0 comments

First recipe was from Rachel. Too strong of a blue cheese flavor, and way too much beef broth. Bobby Flay is up tomorrow--hopefully that will go better.... Read more
Cooking with My Kids
Thursday, January 29, 2009      0 comments

My wife is taking a trip this weekend to visit relatives and so the girls and I are at home together. I've invited my 12-year-old to pick out two recipes, one from Rachel Ray's _Big Orange Cookbook_ and Bobby Flay's _Mesa Grill Cookbook_ to mak... Read more
Food and Fatigue
Wednesday, January 28, 2009      0 comments

With consecutive night shifts, my energy level continues to slowly decline. And with that, my diet also tends to be in decline. I eat for energy, which is often more carbohydrates (percentage-wise) than I should. I also tend to snack more. I... Read more
Round 2 of P90X
Tuesday, January 27, 2009      0 comments

I started Round 2 of P90X today. A recovery week is a good and necessary thing, but it is tough to return to strength training after a week off. My push-ups are getting stronger...I hope that my pull-ups on Friday will be as well. My ninety d... Read more
Does Anyone Else Have This at His/Her Job?
Monday, January 26, 2009      1 comments

I work in the emergency department. Routinely patients will curse me and my staff, threaten us, and occasionally even physical violence occurs. I realize that police / security personnel probably deal with this as well? Are there other jobs w... Read more
Sunday, January 25, 2009      1 comments

I continue to substitute other food-related activities for eating whenever I can. The Food Network is an excellent source for this. I recently have purchased three cookbooks: Rachel Ray's _The Big Orange Cookbook_, Bobby Flay's _Mesa Grill Coo... Read more
Night Shifts
Friday, January 23, 2009      0 comments

I'm at the beginning of six night shifts in a row. Eating for energy is my struggle on night shifts. I'm hoping to do better than I have before over these next several days.... Read more
Eating Enough
Thursday, January 22, 2009      0 comments

I find a struggle between cutting calories during the day and "bonking" or "crashing" during my morning workout the following morning. I've helped this to some degree by eating a small snack before working out, but I still notice a distinct dif... Read more
Turbo Jam
Wednesday, January 21, 2009      0 comments

I just started this today. I'm trying to increase the amount of cardio I do. I'm very pleased with my strength training results, but I would like my overall body fat percentage to be lower, hence the increased cardio. This is tough! I am rea... Read more

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