Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam

The Joy of Cooking

Tonight is pork & beans with added drained slow-cooked bacon and olives, with some extra lean (98%!) ground beef cooked in a little pinot grigio (with a glass for the chef as well).

It may not sound like much, but for bachelor chow, it's doggone nice, low-carb, and relatively healthy. And chock full of muscle-building protien.

Some cooking with wine tips:

Generally, if you like the taste of the wine when you drink it, you will like the taste when you cook with it.

Don't worry about red/white wine choices with meat; either one works.

If you go with a sweeter wine, try adding a little bit of fresh-squeezed fruit juice as well. For instance, this chardonnay would be excellent with a little bit of orange. Don't use frozen concentrate.

A tiny bit of celebration: on the bike tonight I was focusing on some upper body work because my arms are much less muscular than my legs. I was also focusing on a smoother leg motion, which if you bike a lot you will understand-- working on the forward stroke as well as the down stroke-- and I broke 300 calories in 25 minutes. It's the first milestone: I've actually increased my caloric burn by half again from what I originally started with.

I'm bumping up to 30 minutes next week.

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