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beans + rice: omega-3 revisited posted: Sun 2012-04-22 16:10:36 tags: what I'm eating
Success boil-in-bag whole grain brown rice The larger package size measures out at ~1.25 cups dry per bag, or 2.5 cups prepared. Mixed with a can of beans, this usually works out as 2 meals. Serving size as prepared is 1 cup, so the bag as prepared is also 2.5 servings for purposes of base nutrition reporting. 1 cup is 150 kcal, 7%DV fiber and 4g protein. So at a sitting, half a bag provides 188 kcal, 9%DV fiber, and 5g protein. Goya's website fails at actually providing any nutrition info for anything... (...more)
quinoa experiments posted: Sat 2012-04-21 09:11:44 tags: what I'm eating
For my first foray into cooking with quinoa, I tried a packaged mix: Pereg Gourmet brand "All' Italiana". This was pretty good, except for the sand. Yes, distinct grains of sand, which of course are indistinguishable from grains of quinoa, until you bite down on one. (Also, carrot was a major flavor, moreso than tomato; not bad, but carrot just isn't exactly what I think of when I think Italian.) At $4 for a 6-ounce package, this was a far cry from economical. Supposedly this package constituted 4 servi... (...more)
daylog posted: Thu 2012-04-19 12:43:55 tags: daylogs
Coming up on a week of runny/stuffy nose, post-nasal drip, watery eyes, sporadically itchy ears, mild chest congestion that threatened to turn into a cough Sunday into Monday and then receded. Dehydrated, I can feel and see it in my skin tone. Not sure what to make of it all, because pollen counts aren't drastic, but maybe it's the kind of pollen that's the problem, or maybe there's a mold spore factor.

dumbbells posted: Wed 2012-04-18 17:47:16 tags: fitness
Push-ups are unreasonably difficult, because my wrists are weak. I see my build type as mesomorph leaning to the ectomorph side of the spectrum, but I do have the classic ectomorph skinny wrists. There are exercises for that, the simplest of which is the dumbbell wrist curl. Dumbbells open up a whole new domain of other upper-body exercises as well, so I'd been considering getting a pair for a while. I love love love the concept of "speed adjustable" dumbbells, but for the price, I decided to just go with ... (...more)
Late last week and through the weekend I had a borderline scratchy throat, but I couldn't tell for sure if it was allergies or a looming cold or just an odball thing from an exceptional night of snoring. Yesterday it peaked and I was almost sure I was coming down with a cold. God bless prescient 2011 me for stocking some beef boullion, and March 2012 me for pulling that part of my kitchen kit out of storage, because a) drinking cold drinks on a sore throat is contraindicated and b) guzzling coffee all day ... (...more)