Fried Eggs on Couscous.
Not much to add here since couscous preparation and egg frying are covered elsewhere. But the one important factor is that it was prepared in 4 minutes about an hour after drinking 2 glasses of water, plus one on my last time up before the final period of sleep during the night. See post on reducing heart attacks. Added a pad of butter on top of the couscous, and my choice of sauce on top, which in this case was chutney. Great start for the morning.
Base Chili Pepper Mix. This is dangerous stuff. One teaspoon will send your mouth seeking memories of happier times in the past. Ground hot chili pepper (2 tsp), 3 sliced garlic cloves, sliced mushrooms all boiled until mushrooms cooked.
Tofu pyramid on Sweet Potatoes.
Dice sweet potatoes, onions and stew in water until almost done. Pour off excess water and add brown sugar, butter, tsp ground ginger.
Soak slices of tofu in something sweet e.g. honey mixed with a small amount of water. Let them soak for a while (say 5 minutes). prepare flour water, egg, flour batter thick enough so that it will not just fall off the slices when dipped. Fry in a very thin layer of hot olive oil (this is not deep fry) until browned. Note: I really do not expect anyone to attempt to replicate this besides the fact that it was good and very healthy.
This you have to try. Even if you fail. Which you won’t, now matter how hard you try, unless you put in too much cayenne pepper. This is a masterpiece (I seldom say that). This is chunk veggie burger, champignon mushrooms in instant oatmeal with ketchup, soy sauce, oregano, coriander, basil, black pepper, and salt. Onions and garlic are optional but will add to the health impact of this piece. All stir fried in very little olive oil. When mushrooms are cooked, stir in one half cup of instant oatmeal. Add the ketchup and soy sauce which are one tablespoon each. And the cayenne pepper (whatever form it is) very, very little. Remember, you can always put in more but you can not take it out. Stirring, keep it cooking for another minute or two. Absolutely delicious.
This is a Real-Coffee Health Pancake
If you are my height or a sumo wrestler you can finish this in one sitting.
The healthy ingredients:
. walnuts for omega-3 – handful
. thin sliced apple – as much as you feel comfortable with or have left
. egg – 1
. cinnamon – 2 tsp anti-platelet clumping and anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, normalizing and controlling blood sugar levels, protects against certain forms of cancer and protects against heart disease http://whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=68
. coffee – 1 tsp heaping instant. And drinking a cup of coffee with the cake is even better for you http://men.webmd.com/features/coffee-new-health-food lots of health benefits from more than just one or two a day although article does advise “…most recent large studies show no significant adverse effects on most healthy people, although pregnant women, heart patients, and those at risk for osteoporosis may still be advised to limit or avoid coffee.”
To find out more and its possible effects of the following: Coffee and Cancer
Coffee and Diabetes
Coffee and Exercise Performance
Coffee and Hydration
Coffee and Liver Function
Coffee and Parkinson’s Disease
Coffee and Pregnancy
Coffee and Safer Driving
A positive but precautionary view is presented here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee
. water – the same stuff found on the moon. http://www.livescience.com/space/090614-moon-facts.html Top 10 Amazing Moon Facts aside from the fact that it has water.
. olive oil – 1 tsp Used olive oil both in addition to the mix and also in the baking/frying process.
Filler because I ran out of white flour
. whole wheat flour
. white flour
. corn starch – not much of this
. baking powder – 1 tsp
Sweet or taste
. vanilla – half tsp
. brown sugar – 1/4 cup
. maple syrup (fake) on finished cake
The mixture. Start with about 1/4 cup of water in the bowl. Add the portions of flour/couscous/starch desired, add egg, sugar, cinnamon, coffee, baking powder, vanilla, sugar, mix and add water as necessary to get a mixture which barely moves on its own when bowl turned on its side. This should be enough liquidity so that it will distribute itself with a little help over the bottom of the pan.
Heating of pan. This next part is crucial. Heat about 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil in the pan until it is smoking hot. Use olive oil because it has been shown to be the most healthy for you of the other commonly used oils. Tip the pan all around to be sure that the oil has covered more than half way up the sides of the pan unless you like eating out of the pan. Reduce flame to low or put the pan onto a small burner on low (best). Add mix and be sure that evenly spread across bottom of pan.
Baking. Do not put the walnuts on until top of cake has begun to congeal during the baking stage. Cover and cook. Put walnuts on. Continue to cook. If still not done (fork-comes-out-clean test), and the bottom of the cake is about to burn (or has already), slide the cake onto a plate and use the plate to flip it back into the pan upside down.
System concerns. Be aware that if you have a coffee with this, that will be two cups of coffee. But, be sure that you have already drunk 2 cups of water when you woke up to get everything running again after a night of dehydration. Very important (see piece on heart attack and condition of the body after sleep, this blog).
Vegetable Main Dish.
Contains 2 heaping tbsp couscous which gives it body. Ingredients: Frozen carrots and peas or just one of them, half an onion, 1 veggieburger, handful of crimini mushrooms (button, champignon or other but not ones you have gathered yourself unless you are a world authority on mushrooms (read mushroom warning at top), 2 cloves garlic (be sure to include this – I forgot). Boil in a small amount of water, adding 2 tbsp olive oil, a tsp soy sauce, lots of oregano, turmeric, thyme, coriander, and basil if you have it, plus a small amount of salt, pepper, and a very, very small amount of cayenne mix or powder. Add the couscous when you figure the dish is cooked, and let it sit for 4 minutes. This dish alone could sustain you until you are 100 if you ate it each day, drank 8 glasses of water per day starting with 2 when you get up – waiting for about 45 minutes before you eat anything, 2-3 cups of coffee per day with milk, some sesame seeds, almonds, or sunflower seeds and a yogurt. An egg and a piece of fruit 3-4 times a week would add edge to the above, plus some kind of bean 2-3 times a week, and a handful of walnuts every day giving essential omega-3. Do not forget to get direct sunlight on a significant portion of your body 10 minutes 4-5 times a week for the vitamin D – very essential. Check out http://tsingle.info/blog/2009/09/21/how-to-reduce-your-chances-of-a-heart-attack/ on the water issue. BUT, and particularly if you are vegetarian, there are certain vitamins and minerals which are not sufficient in the above and are probably lacking in your present diet, no matter what you eat. For a vegetarian, this probably includes zinc, vitamin e, most of the Bs including B12, and selenium. But do not take my word for it. Check yourself on a basic nutrition questionnaire “Food Advisor Helps You Find the Foods that are Right for You” at world’s Healthiest Foods http://whfoods.com/foodadvisor.php Note of clarification: You can click servings per day on one item, and servings per week on another item (instructions not clear).
This is about the croutons – not the salad. The croutons are chunks cut out of left over crusts of challa which I keep in my fridge just in case. This is the case. The trick here is the oil and the extra ingredients used to brown the croutons. 2 tbsp Olive oil, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp coriander, 1 tsp brown sugar, small amount of salt and pepper. Mixed in the pan and brought to smoking hot, then flame reduced. Croutons added stirring constantly until browned or at least browned enough. The salad is lettuce, carrots, chopped onion and anything else you have. I didn’t. Have not been to the store in a while.