Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Spicy Herbed Chicken Thighs and Homemade Extra-Creamy Creamed Spinach

It's about 6:00 pm on the West Coast and I'm in the kitchen causing a fire-hazard (cooking). On the menu tonight is spicy herbed chicken thighs and homemade creamed spinach. I'm a little concerned about how things will turn out because I accidentally bought the chicken "naked" - no bones, no skin. I thought it looked a little strange when I bought it. The thighs were extra expensive too. Oh well, that mystery is solved.

Starting tomorrow I plan on listing my daily exercise (or lack thereof). I've decided to shame myself into being less sloth-like. Feel free to flame me on my inactive days.

I may also start to list my meditation time. I haven't been doing that as consistently as I should. I'm not sure what the punishment should be if I fall short in that department. Maybe you can all repeatedly type a mantra at me instead of typing a message?

Tuesday - January 13, 2009

10:30 am

+ a cup of "choco-coffee" - (2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of instant coffee, 1 packet of Also Salt and stevia + FOS and hot water)

1:00 pm

+ homemade vegetable soup - (ultra-fatty pork broth, a few ounces of stewed pork and a cup of broccoli florets). I blended these ingredients into a smooth consistency, using my handy-dandy immersion blender.

4:00 pm

+ a cup of "choco-coffee" - (2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of instant coffee, 1 packet of Also Salt and stevia + FOS and hot water)

7:45 pm (pictured above)

+ spicy herbed chicken thighs - (marinated with extra virgin olive oil, a purple onion, sea salt, fresh cracked pepper, red pepper flakes and a natural poultry herb blend)

+ homemade creamed spinach - (made with frozen spinach, butter sauteed garlic, grilled onions, cream cheese, Also Salt, sea salt and provolone cheese)

+ a glass of red wine

note: My concern was unwarranted. The chicken turned out really well - if I do say so myself. Actually (and more importantly), my wife really liked it too. It was juicy, flavorful and nicely accompanied by the extra-creamy, creamed spinach. :)

More to come ... I hope!


NewVision said...

Since you picture is gonna be posted over on Jimmy's site, how about posting it here as well. Hmmmmm? just a thought.
Your doing great!

Harry said...

Howdy, NewVision.

I guess there's no reason not to post it.

In fact, I was thinking of sending Jimmy a new picture - closer to the April post date. I'll hopefully lose more weight prior to the posting. :)

Thank you for your kindness and all your encouragement. I really appreciate it.

Vadim said...

I love your food pictures! I love chicken thies too! But I am so pressed for time to cookm them! AAAAaaAa, I need to start cooking more, thats my biggest problem.

Harry said...

I here you, Vadim. Time can be a problem.

I'm trying to learn how to streamline my routine. Planning ahead is a big part of that.

You'll get there. Little by little, you're going to figure out ways to make things work within your schedule. If you hit a roadblock, let us know and maybe we can help try to find a solution.

If you lived closer, I'd offer to deliver some of this food! :)

Oct said...

I may just have to move to the west coast to take Harry up on the LC home cooking delivery. You are an inspiring LC chef, Harry!

Harry said...

Thanks, October!

I'm still pretty much of a novice in the kitchen. But, I'm trying to expand my horizons. :)