10 August 2010

Some Pics, etc.

Been getting back into making some solid meals - or rather taking some pics of the more interesting ones.

Found these softball-sized, round green squash at a local farm stand. Stuffed them with browned grass-fed ground meat, onions and topped with a bit of cheese. Into the oven at 350 for about 20 minutes or so and POW - dinner.
One of our favorite grass-fed sources has outstanding strip steak. I think this one is a T-bone, but it was outstanding also. Topped with sauteed onions, shrooms plus steamed brocoli.
Near-perfect 4-egg omelette stuffed with pico de gallo and a bit of american cheese.

The farm that has the grass-fed beef also had a few real-free-range chicken broilers. Roasted that with some veggies on the side. What was surpising was how small the bird was when it's not raised on growth hormones. Managed to be a decent size for two. Seems like Cornish game hens are a little chunkier. But about 1 hour at 325 and it was super moist. Coated beforehand with butter, salt, pepper. Shot of lemon juice into the cavity. Skin was more browned on the far side since the bird tended to list to port.
In other news, MRI confirms my knee is messed up for sure. Follow up appointment with orthopedic surgeon later this week. What will be interesting will be to see if I can get my body fat back to the normal range without humpin on the treadmill. The last two months of humpin on the computer at work have certainly taken their toll on pushing that BF% up a few points.