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I wish it was Sunday... cause that's my fun day... my I don't have to run day...

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Okay, yep, quoting a Bangles song did make my day a little more interesting. Today has been about the most boring day in the history of boring days.

Check on 3 of my 4 goals:

1. Eat a healthy breakfast -- did it.
2. 5 servings of produce -- did it.
3. 8 glasses of water -- check, with 2 to spare
4. 20 mins walking -- Didn't happen.

I woke up this morning and found my foot was pretty painful. The tape came off, and I wasn't sure if I should still be walking on it when it's both painful and tapeless. I figured since I'm going to the doctor tomorrow anyway, I would just stay off it today and see what the doctor says tomorrow. I'm also hoping the medical assistant will teach me how to tape my foot so I can do it myself. She did it so fast that I can't remember all that she did. She put a crazy amount of tape on my foot. It really did help, though, so I'm gonna ask her to walk me through it tomorrow.

Since I didn't get to walk, I have done basically nothing today. I did make some dinner... not even from a box! I made grilled pork chops, mashed potatoes and some steamed veggies. These were basil butter veggies. The cauli and snow peas were good, but the carrots weren't cooked up enough. I'm a big baby about carrots. They have to be either fresh and eaten with hummus, or total mush. I cannot eat a carrot that is anything in between. So maybe the steamers with carrots aren't quite right for me.

And I have a request -- can anyone give me advice about cooking broccoli and cauliflower, in particular? I'm not sure if they're suitable for roasting/grilling/etc. I'm gonna get some summer squash {I think I can buy it now, right?} and some zucchini and try grilling those. I've baked them and they were yummy, so I'm gonna take the tip from a wonderful Sparker and try putting them on the George. I'd also be curious about what spices you use with broccoli and cauliflower.

And... I guess that's about it for today. Nothing exciting to report.

Hope everyone has had a great Sunday!


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    when your feet hurt your whole life is held at bay to be put on hold to wait for a better day . hope that you are on your way to better foot health . andy way of roasting cauliflower and broccoli is the way i prepare mine also . food tastes so good when you roast them .
    1896 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your foot issues; I have an ongoing foot injury I'm nursing too, so I have an idea about what you're going through.

    I'm not a cauliflower fan, but I broil broccoli to crunchy perfection. Toss the florets in a tsp of sunflower oil, a toss of sea salt and a sprinkle of pepper. Put them on a lined cookie sheed on low broil for 7-10 mins (till they are cooked but crunchy.) This is the only way my kids will eat broccoli! I also cook butternut squash, asparagus and various other veggies this way; just vary the cooking time to accomodate.
    1909 days ago
    I eat zucchini every way that it is possible to eat zucchini. My favorite is actually to use the cheese grater and turn it into strips, then use that in place of noodles. So, for example, I'll make meat balls for dinner one night, then pack some with the zucchini noodles for lunch the next day. I can just the whole bowl in the microwave for 1 - 2 minutes and that's plenty of time to cook the zucchini and the reheat the meat. Add some tomato sauce and it's awesome.

    That's a long way of saying that you can do anything to zucchini - including grill it. Olive oil & rosemary, basil and oregano, really any combination of spices you like, then fire up George and let him take care of it.

    Hubs steams broccoli with lime and cilantro in the water. (He uses our steamer basket, like this one :
    LbmiY6kirUCFRKmPAod2GwAWQ) It's an amazingly good way to get some flavor in the broccoli.
    1909 days ago
    Sorry to hear the foot is still bothering you, - I know you were looking forward to your walk today :-(

    We're having broccoli tonight, I just blanch it with carrots - but totally NOT the way you would like them. DH needs all his veggies either raw or barely cooked so they're still really crunchy. I've actually gotten used to it over the years and prefer it to the mush my mother used to make. Never trust a vegetable that's khaki, that's my motto :-)

    Cauliflower I prefer raw, in salads, or I will pickle it up - just boil with water, a little olive oil and vinegar and add some spices. Most times I'll use dill, tarragon, basil and a couple cloves of garlic. Cook them about 5 minutes and it makes a great side for steaks or pork.

    Hope things go well at the Dr. tomorrow!

    1909 days ago
    I like broccoli pretty much any way, even raw though one of my favorites is tossed with a little olive oil and garlic and roasted in the oven. That roasting really makes the broccoli sweeter.
    I sometimes add a little salt but honestly I have found I like less and less salt on my food.

    But often I just eat it steamed. We'll usually make 4-5 portions of it, put a pat of unsalted butter and a slice of Swiss cheese in the bowl with those 4-5 cups of cut up steamed broccoli and enjoy it. Yeah, I eat cheese and butter. It's totally OK.

    Make it a great day!
    1909 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    I like my broccoli steamed in the microwave for about 4 to 5 minutes. It is delicious with just a touch of salt freshly done.
    Sorry to hear your foot is still bothering you. I hope it feels better soon.
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    1909 days ago
  • JO88BAKO
    I love cauliflower and broccili. You can just cut it up, put it in a bowl with a couple tablespoons of water. Put on whatever spices you like. Cover with plastic wrap, vent. Cook it in your new microwave. I usually start with 4 minutes. If it's not done, 2 more minutes. You did have a good day. Hope they will teach you how to wrap your foot!
    1909 days ago
    I like roasted cauliflower or broccoli in the oven sprinkled with just about any variety of Mrs. Dash or parm cheese (but, I'm sure the Mrs. Dash is the smarter choice.) Cauliflower steamed and then mushed in the food processor with some milk, light butter, and seasoning makes a decent replacement for mashed potatoes too. Or...I'll take a bag of steamed broccoli (post-cooking) open it up just a little, put in a tbsp or two of kung pao sauce (Panda Express makes a not totally evil sauce) and shake it up. You can even stuff broccoli and cauliflower in the George with some zucchini, summer squash, yellow/red bell pepper, or just about any other veggie you wanna try that way (but, I recommend a slight spray of Pam because I've had it stick to mine before emoticon )

    I think I might be a broccoli addict......

    @AHTRAP Maybe if you can "oven fry" it it's a little less bad. emoticon
    1909 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/27/2013 7:23:16 PM
  • ANDY_54
    I roast cauliflower and broccoli all the time. Just cut them up into medium sized pieces--or can be large, too but will alter the cooking time. Throw a little olive oil and salt on them and put them in the oven on a foil covered cookie sheet. I usually let them cook around 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Just watch them, the broccoli may get a little toasty, but it tastes good that way. Good luck and despite the foot it sounds like you had a great day!
    1909 days ago
    If you like Indian food, look up potato/cauliflower concoctions. Turmeric is usually involved.

    Me, I like fried cauliflower, cut up thin, but it's not necessarily healthy. :)
    1909 days ago
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