Burnt Chicken

Another healthy meal.  Once I peeled off the skin this chicken was great.  I know that chicken breast is better for you(less fat), but these legs are only $1 per pound.  Veggies are never too expensive, but the protein source kills me.  Luckily I am discovering that Tofu is a great source of lean protein and it is about $2 a pound.


Cubed Tofu w/ Cabbage, Broccoli, and Cauliflower

Today I experimented further with cubed tofu.  I diced up some firm tofu up and marinated it in ranch powder, pepper and liquid smoke.  I baked it at 350 for almost an hour, turning halfway thru.  They came out delicious!  Liquid smoke was the secret.  What a great healthy meal, now if I can just do this more regularly I will be be in better shape.  Tofu continues to amaze me.


Maritime Refuse

Every time I go to the beach (Matagorda, TX) I find another odd piece of maritime refuse that has washed up on the beach.  I always wonder where the heck this stuff comes from and what it is...

Tofu #2

My second attempt at cooking tofu was a success!  I experimented with two different marinades, one with Ranch powder and the other was heavy with Chacheres.  Both versions were tasty.  I think the grill is the key to good tofu.  Next attempt I will use the oven and see what happens.  Broccoli, green beans, and tofu squares...A healthy lunch!

The Burrito Challenge!

So I stopped into Rosa Ritas in Needville, TX yesterday afternoon with a craving for a burrito.  I sat down at the bar and without using a menu asked for a tortilla wrapped delicacy to quench my hunger.  The waiter asked me if I wanted the big burrito, I asked how much it was and after learning it was $10.99 I said why not.  As I was munching on some chips and salsa the waiter brought out a timer with my silverware, I asked what it was for and he said the challenge you just accepted!  "The Big Burrito Challenge!" He then explained if I ate the entire burrito and sides, in any amount of time, I would gain instant fame with a picture on the wall.  My immediate thought was of the Man vs. Food episodes.  With only eight pictures adorning the burrito wall, I was excited to see what I had gotten into.  Then they brought out the Monstrosity!  It must have weighed 4 pounds! My tail instantly curled between my legs when I realized what I was against.  I almost immediately decided today would not be the day to conquer the burrito!  I know that's weak, but I was just not in the mindset for conquering the Mexican Sequoia Trunk that laid before me.  I ate what I could comfortably and managed to take down a third of the beast.  I left feeling defeated and in a state of awe after encountering the mythical burrito.  I will return!  This is not over!


Chorizo and Eggs

Doesn't look that good, but combined with a tortilla and some cheese it is right on time.  Viva La Mexico!  Next couple meals need to be healthier than this.


Grilled Tofu

Tonight I tried to grill some Tofu.  I used the extra firm and marinated it for four hours.  It was good!..A little bland in the middle, but good overall...Cheap and healthy!  Will try again.  I need to work on my marinade.


Combo Time!

The Shipley's in Bay City has some bad ass "Combo's". Sausage, egg and cheese inside a hunk of fresh baked bread. 

Salad Staging Area!

The key to success! Raw, healthy, nutritious