Sunday, April 18, 2010

Secret Ingredient Pizza

Can you guess what it is? Your first hint is that they are very good for you--high in Omega-3s.

You second hint is that they are low on the food chain, meaning they don't get a chance to take on a lot of contaminants.

So what are they?


Do you love them/hate them?

I was in the latter group, but then have read many positive things lately about their health benefits. Then I realized I don't think I've ever actually eaten them.
So tonight, I did. And they were good. Granted, I think I did a good job of masking their flavor, but I did eat them, they weren't fishy, and I liked what I ate.

I made Eating Well's whole wheat pizza crust, baked them sans toppings, then spread mashed avocado on top. The next layer was a mixture of the sardines (packed in olive oil), mashed with lemon zest, lemon juice, white balsamic, black pepper, crushed red pepper, Italian parsley, and mint.

This was very loosely based on
Alton Brown's Sardine-Avocado Sandwich.
Now I need to find some other ways to try them. I want to start eating more fish, and am shooting for 3-4 days a week (not just sardines).

And here's one of the supporting articles I read about the benefits of sardines.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I love spring! The colors, the flavors, the freshness, and the sunshine. Not the wind that we have so much of here in Oklahoma though.

Here are strawberries, blue cheese stuffed olives (they are like my crack), asparagus with avocado oil and white balsamic vinegar (raw), and chicken with brown rice, cheesy sauce, and roasted broccoli garnished with almond slivers.

Oh, and the color here is so much better than normal because it was taken at my desk at work and I have some natural sunlight.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Cool Bento

Cool as in I didn't have to use a microwave!

Raw asparagus with lemon juice/avocado oil/fresh black pepper, strawberries and grapes, Fage yogurt, a dried fig, and a two egg tamagoyaki. This was perfect for a night where I didn't cook, didn't have leftovers, but had odds and ends in the 'frig. The eggs take mere minutes to make. This is a very low effort, yet filling lunch.