Real Food for Real Life

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A lost day...

Today has been a lost day, something that has been happening more frequently of late. About five years ago I started having migraine headaches, so frequently at first (several a week), that there were many lost days. After visits to a neurologist, an MRI, and various different drug therapies (topomax made me feel so slow and stupid that the side effect was worse than the affliction), the headaches were manageable and fairly infrequent. Lately however, I have been having headaches, that while not as severe, are happening with more frequency, and with the interesting additions of the aura and vertigo. The vertigo is the culprit today and just about has me whoopped. I am also bored, so here I sit in the recliner in the family room, computer propped up on my knees and my head firmly planted in place (pretty picture, I know). Needless to say, there was not much cooking going on here today (Ben did make a wonderful breakfast). Thank goodness for leftovers is all I can say. The boy wanted the the Asian pork from earlier in the week, so between the microwave and my no-fuss rice cooker, dinner was swerved.

One of the reasons I started writing this blog was the frustration I was feeling from Facebook losing so many of the pretty food pictures I was sharing. With that in mind, I am going to re-post some of them now, and I'll try to do so with the original captions included. I hope you enjoy these photos, and if any pique your interest and you want to know more, just say so.

The very first picture...

Low Country Boil

And more followed...
Phyllo with Feta and Dill

The Bacon Explosion, a 2 lb. concoction of bacon and sausage that Ben found a recipe for.

Greek Risotto
Torta con puerco y queso cotija

Picadillo cubano con frijoles negros y arroz ammarillo.

Shrimp and Grits, southern comfort food.

Panznella (Italian Bread Salad)

Southwest Buffalo Chicken Salad

The taco salad improved.
No iveberg here, the greenery is provided by shredded romaine. The "taco meat" is spicy chorizosauteed with fresh corn, tomato, and onion, with a few sliced green onions thrown in. Super yum!

Baked eggs, breakfast decadence.

There are still quite a few more single photos like these, and I also did a couple of series (Zucchini Challenge and Discount Dining), but I'm going to need to call it a night. I'll share more on another day that might otherwise be a complete wash. I hope you enjoyed these and good night.

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