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archive for January 2007

food overload

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

love your citrus

We had rib eye steaks a few nights ago because I got lazy and didn’t want to cook an elaborate meal. In my effort to cut down on beef consumption, we split a one-pound rib eye between the two of us and ended up saving half of it for leftovers. I found it in the fridge while rummaging around for something to make for lunch today.

slice beef, set atop swiss on buttered bread

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some soup

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

kitchen tutorial: chicken coconut soup (thom kha kai)
Another favorite Thai recipe from last night is Thom Kha Kai. I usually make this with shitake mushrooms, but had the notion to grab a can of straw mushrooms at the Asian market to use instead.

you’ll need mushrooms, chicken broth, sliced ginger (or galangal), sliced lemon grass, fish sauce, lemon juice, chicken, coconut milk, tamarind concentrate, and chili garlic paste

heat the broth, juice, fish sauce, ginger, and lemon grass in a pot until boiling
add sliced chicken

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feeling good

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

My back is nearly 100% recovered! I even did a little rowing on the machine today before biking and it didn’t seem to aggravate my back at all. I firmly believe that my daily hour of intense cardio has helped my mending process (in addition to a lot of ice). Thanks everyone, for your various forms of advice.

kitchen tutorial: pad thai
I spent a couple of hours cooking in the kitchen tonight without any back trouble, so I know things are nearly back to normal. I made Thai food. Here’s one of the dishes:

soak rice noodles in water until pliable
salted turnip can be bought in any asian grocery store

minced garlic, chili powder, green onions, eggs, ground dried shrimp, tamarind concentrate, lime juice, salted turnips, rice noodles, bean sprouts, unsalted peanuts, fish sauce
sauté garlic in hot oil until golden

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