Cooking in Combination

Cooking for yourself may not be essential to achieve actual fitness, but it sure does help. Cooking at home is economical, fun, and can give you a sense of accomplishment. Sure it takes a little time, but with practice and a little help you can prepare gourmet meals in less time than it takes to drive to a restaurant and place an order.

This morning Mark’s Daily Apple provided a tip with the potential to save a huge amount of time, and give your weekly meals some variety. The article, Comfort Food Three Ways: How to Turn One Roast into Several Amazing Meals, details the preparation of 2 full meals: Pot Roast with Potatoes and Shepherd’s Pie, as well as some fast meatballs. This coming Tuesday I will attempt to follow the recipes, and I will document what will hopefully be a success. I am already planning some slight alterations, but you’ll have to watch for my post to see what those are.

If all goes well, I will be looking to create similar recipe combinations in the future. Have you ever tried something similar? Do you have any ideas for meals that can be made together from similar ingredients? If you follow Mark’s 3 comfort food recipes, let us know how they turn out!


Heartburn a la Mark’s Daily Apple

GERD: Symptoms, Causes and Remedies | Mark’s Daily Apple.

Struggling with heartburn? Give this post from MDA a read. Here’s a preview:

What is GERD anyway? What causes – or at least contributes to it? How do everyday lifestyle choices influence the condition, and what measures – beyond the CW pharmaceutical schtick (e.g. the happy, ubiquitous “purple pill”) – can we employ in treating, let alone curing the condition. (While the establishment might be content with taming the reflux beast, most folks I know who have GERD would rather beat it to death with a stick.)

After trying some of Mark’s suggestions, which do you find to work the best? Which are the easiest to start using?