Pad Thai

Pad Thai

When I saw the recipe for Vegetarian Pad Thai on Frugal Feeding, the first thing I thought was, “that would be great with some steak!” I finally got a chance to make this last night, and I had enough ingredients to make it again for lunch today. I made a few modifications, and here is my resulting version. I am not a huge fan of the peanut butter, so I skipped that, although I’m sure it’s delicious. There were a few other changes, most notably using coconut oil to fry instead of sesame oil, which i added as a flavoring at the end. I apologize for the blurry pictures; all I had was my cell phone. Continue reading


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!