Saturday, March 27, 2010

Birthday & Death

Well... Happy Birthday Dad... but...

Rest in Peace Cody! I love you so so so so so much!

(October 26, 1998 - March 27, 2010)
You were a trooper Girlie! Balooga! Gimpy!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"A state of total awareness" - PAH!


And no I am not talking about the "concept"... mentioned by Ross on Friends (season 6, ep. 17) that Unagi is, "a state of total awareness... being prepared for any danger that may be-fall you."

No, I am siding with Rachel and Pheobe in that... Unagi is a type of sushi... and a DELICIOUS SUSHI at that!!!

Unfortunately Unagi is typically DOUSED in a sugary-sweet sauce that really ruins all nutritional benefits of the fish... but I have come up with a very good solution to this problem which has enabled me to SCARF this eel down without a guilt in the world... (although I have heard it's on the Do Not Eat list... but I am going to pretend as though I never heard/read that!)

(Stupid sweet-ass sauce ruining my delicious EEL)

When I buy it from the store in the pre-BBQed package... I open up the package and WASH the fillet off... then I take about 1/2 a roll of paper towel and remove all the rest of the disgustingly sweet sauce... and let me tell you, naked eel is definitely NOT naked in flavor!!!

When I go to sushi restaurants and order eel sashimi, I will ALWAYS ask/write down that there is to be no extra eel sauce slopped on top, that way I am not bombarded with sugar calories that are simply NOT NEEDED!

So you're either now thinking...

A. She is a complete nut job of caring about sugar

B. Ew, eel, that's disgusting, I hate raw fish...

C. Whoa, good idea, although I probably won't go nuts with the paper towels

D. Tell me about the damn nutritional benefits!

And let me just make it clear that...

A. Yes I am completely nuts about avoiding sugar

B. Eel is ABSOLUTELY delicious and should NOT be avoided (out of fear that it's slimy and "yucky") and it is a COOKED fish (if you'd call it a fish)

C. Yes yes, I know I am so smart... and in my mind, every little bit of sauce that comes off is a little less calories & sugar! (but I am aware I probably won't be able to get ALL of the sauce off)

D. I was just about to come to that!

So here you are all you letter D thinkers... EEL'S ROSTER OF HEALTH BENEFITS:
  1. Full of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  2. High in Protein
  3. Very High in Vitamin A & B1 & B2
  4. High in Vitamin D & E
  5. Rich in Phosphorus
  6. And did I mention... SCRUMPTIOUS!

While eel is a bit on the caloric side, it's oh so worth it... So don't shy away from it! Go nuts and order a sushi roll or better yet eel sashimi the next time you visit your sushi restaurant... Or if you're lucky like me and you have a Whole Foods near by, go and pick up a package or two and simply toast it in the oven until perfection! Seriously, you will have a mouthgasum and then thank me when you're done! Ha Ha Ha!

PS: There is another kind of eel served at Sushi Restaurants called Anago which is SEA EEL and also very tasty... but it's not as popular as Unagi. If you do get the chance, sample both and let me know which one you think is better!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I Sprung Forward...

All I have to say is... I went to bed last night at around 11 (or I guess it was midnight) and I woke up this morning @ 3:30 (although the clock now says 4:30)... I had to go intern at ABC DENVER - Now I enjoy interning a great deal but MAN WAS WAKING UP EARLY THIS MORNING BRUTAL... Oh well, at least I can come home and NAP after wards!

So yea, Happy Springing Peoples!!

Get to bed early tonight! I just read that the most accidents occur the Monday after the Spring time change because we are not adjusted to the one less hour of sleep!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Boner-ific Foods! Ha Ha!

How sad is this... I have osteoporosis. No, I didn't just find out, in fact I have had this debilitating bone disease since I was 17 years old!

So what categories do I fall under when it comes to who is susceptible to getting this disease?

- Well I am a female
- I am a small person
- My mother & grandmother have osteoporosis (THANKS GUYS!)
- I am Caucasian

... But yea, that's it! I don't smoke, I work out every day, I eat right and take LOTS of calcium and vitamin D... SO WTF GIVES! Eh, probably a majority has to do with the fact that it's in my genes but you know what... I AM GOING TO FIGHT IT... And what better way to do that then by... EATING FOR MY BONES!

Wonder what his bone density scan looks like!

So you're probably ALL thinking, go grab a damn carton of milk and down that bad boy, STAT! But hold on! I don't drink or eat dairy! I do not digest it well... I guess you could call me lactose-intolerant! PLUS... I am completely against all dairy so even if I could drink it, I probably wouldn't, bah!

Recently a friend of mine was talking about calcium and all it's "wonderfulness" and it got me thinking about the different foods (other than dairy) that are chock full... so I did a bit of research and here is what I discovered!

- Sardines, Mackerel, Tuna & Salmon WITH BONES
- Sesame Seeds
- Collard Greens
- Broccoli
- Tofu
- Turnip Greens
- Brussels Sprouts
- Almonds
- Bok Choy
- Peas
- Spinach
- Kale
- Parsley
- Sea Vegetables
- Shrimp
- Raw Oysters

Ah Ha! See, I don't need to rush to the fridge for a gallon of milk... Instead I can go get a salmon sashimi salad with sea vegetables and a side of sauteed kale... Or I can get all "aphrodisiac" and down some raw oysters! But seriously, if you don't eat dairy and are concerned about your calcium levels, pounce on these foods! Plus, they're good for you!

(why thank you food-4-thot)

Alright, now I am hungry... I am going to go eat my favorite snack of all time... Spinach with Sugar-free Heinz Ketchup all wrapped up in NORI SHEETS! ha ha! Sounds delicious right?

FYI: You need about 1500 mg of calcium a day... taken in divided doses of 500 mg at a time because your body cannot absorb more at a time!

calcium carbonate : highest amount of calcium per pill but may cause intestinal gas and/or constipation, and is poorly absorbed

calcium citrate: less calcium per pill but better absorbed than carbonate. No known side effects

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

WTF was he thinking? Ah I know!


IS AN IDIOT (and that's me being clean & nice*...)

*What he really is, is a slut bag who just wants some hot and heavy sex... Granted, I don't BLAME HIM... but if he wants marriage, he DEFINITELY chose the wrong one... but if he wants a stripper-esque type who seems pretty unreliable... then he chose wonderfully!