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Something about Food and Me and Getting Older

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You know how most people bitch about getting older and stuff like getting fat or body parts aching? Sorry about the language, but you do know, right? Well, I am 40 and yes I do have to watch what I eat or I will become very fat. My left knee and right shoulder hurt regularly. But you know what, I can deal with that. I really can.

What I can not deal with are these new food allergies I seem to have developed. One of them is wheat. Okay, it is not an allergy but a food intolerance. Bread causes heartburn, acid reflux. Bread. I love bread. My mother bakes this swiss cheese, bear bread and it is delicious. It is salty and savory, my mouth waters just thinking about it. Not just bread but brownies, cake, pasta, pizza. If it has wheat in it, I get acid reflux.

But that is not all. I may be allergic to dairy too, or  oil. I am thinking it is dairy but right now I have none to test it with. But yeah dairy. You see for a while when I ate out or had some fast food my sinuses would stop up, totally. I thought it was fried food, so much fried food out there. Then I noticed something. I have cheese with everything. I like cheese a lot. Cheese Burgers, alfredo pastas, grilled cheese sandwiches, breakfast cereal, ice cream. Dairy and bread go together.

Bread and cheese. Isn’t that the food of life?

Okay, I do like asian foods and I have had no issues with rice. All proteins seem to be okay and that is good. So no more wheat and no more dairy. I have tried soy cheese and, no, it is not a substitute. I am not much a fan of soy milk either. I have heard that corn can be as bad as wheat so I need to test some corn bread and corn tortillas.


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July 23, 2010 at 11:12 pm

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Spaghetti Sandwich

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I love Spaghetti, I eat it at least once a month. Really, it is good stuff. I would say my spaghetti is not like yours. I am not trying to be elitist or anything, but long ago I gave up on bottled spaghetti sauce and spice packets. I also gave up on ground beef too. It is too bland. I use Italian Sausage.  If I was crazy I would use fresh tomatoes too, but I never have that much time. You see, time is always a factor and that is where the Spaghetti Sandwich came from. It takes at least 20 minutes to cook pasta, 2 minutes to make toast.  Read the rest of this entry »

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June 22, 2010 at 12:35 am

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Something about food

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Do you like salmon patties? Yes? Okay, if you do then keep on reading, if not, oh well.

First off, no pictures, I already ate it. Sorry.

Salmon patties are pretty easy and very common. Most everyone I know has eaten them. The recipe is pretty easy too. A can of Salmon, an egg, a cup or so of bread crumbs, some salt, pepper, spices. That’s it. I like to add 1/2 an onion finely diced, some add a little relish.  Pack them together, lightly,  fry them in a little oil. Dip in some sweet chili sauce , or ketchup.

But, what if you changed one ingredient. Take that canned salmon and put it back on the shelf. Check out the frozen salmon in the bags. Usually four in a bag, and it is about equal to one can. Only problem is the bag runs about $4.00 vs $2.00 for the canned. Is that really a problem?  Other problem, you have to thaw and cook the frozen salmon, do that a day in advance. You can broil it if you want, I’ve got one of those infer red grills, works wonders.

Is it really worth the hassle? Hell Yeah! After cooking I thought of taking some photos, but I wanted to try one first….. forgot to get the camera. It was that good. Oh, and I am taking about the cheap frozen salmon, don’t buy the big steaks and turn them into patties unless you have leftovers. They are too good as they are.


BTW, created something quite by accident, on purpose. Playing around with some filters.

Ha, that turned out cool

Neon version, rotated

Original Blooms

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April 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm

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Food Addiction

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So with all the news channels SCREAMING that fatty and sugary food is as addictive as Crack! Okay, not crack but cocaine! Really? Well it is for mice and rats so I guess that is good enough. I guess everyone is an addict in one way or another.

So, I quit my last addiction (nicotine) with the patch, where is my Chocolate Eclair patch?

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March 29, 2010 at 12:22 pm

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