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I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!


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best burger at my house … and I didn’t even make it!!

… ok, ok, MAYBE not numero uno, but def in contention … we’ve (I, I folks, lol) made many a great burger through the years, this ranks right at the top. It’s Whole Foods ultimate burger … they have a gazillion to choose from, and I was being lazy (and running late), so I went old school basic (good quality beef, with 80/20 lean/fat ratio – minimum) and dressed it up myself … cremini mushrooms, jalapeño jack cheese, vidalia onion … w/ my homemade bomber sauce (low-fat mayo, mustard, bbq sauce, horseradish) … check out the pics, y’all!

look at the amount of fat …

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doing their thang on the grill …

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served w/ homecut fries (look at that OOZING cheese) …

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pink, pink, and more pink … PERFECT

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healthy lifestylin’

Boy, so much is happening, trying many different things, so much I wanna say about it all, but I know my laziness won’t allow that, lol! First thing I will say is that when I woke-up, I had a lightbulb moment … since we went out and bought protein powder (more Tiff’s thing at the time than mine), and listening to her educate me on protein … decided I was gonna have a protein smoothie/shake BEFORE my run … prior to that, I woke up had a glass of water, a cup of joe and was out the door, on my way (I know, how fucking retarded, eh, lol?), and it musta worked, came home 8K later in a record 39 minutes … 39:00 EXACTLY … so I was happy about that, but not only that, spent lots of time learning more about protein powders (so much out there folks, it’ll make your head spin), and quickly joined the mindset of those who eschew powders (with ingredients you can’t pronounce), and instead prefer raw hemp seeds as an alternative … I LOVE that thought, all natural (organic too), and ONLY one ingredient, AND I know my Vitamix will pulverize the shit outta it when making smoothies – so excited for tomorrow’s run, lol … AND, Tiff  on her Harley-health-kick, had me buy edamame (dry roasted, for snacks) as well … like I said, trying new shit … lol, had to laugh as I was putting it into my basket, no fucking way she’s wasabi-ing it … them’s for me, LOL!!

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bespoke potato chips

Specifically and intentionally titled my post what I did ’cause they’re from England (and if you have to ask … well PLEASE don’t, lol). I bought these the other day while shopping at Whole Foods Market!! They weren’t on my shopping list and I seldom succumb to impulsive purchases, musta been the big beautiful display they had strategically positioned in the store, and that quirky packaging  … ok, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it, lol. Never thought much of them, that I even bought them … was only later lounging watching HD boobtube that I was craving a snack and I remembered having these, why not give them a go I figured? WOW, unbelievably good. Was immediately impressed with the flavour, taste … the texture and crunch, started reading the back of the bag learning more … and became even more impressed… hand cooked … product of England … variety of potato: Lady Claire … even where they were grown: Herefordshire, I didn’t even have a clue what I paid, and mid-munching went to check my receipt that I conveniently left on the counter for referance purposes if needed (ingenious … brilliant, lol), checked the price – $2.50 … well, they ain’t cheap, but they’re VERY VERY good!! And today being a man about town, popped in for four bags more … yessir yessir!!

My original purchase …

And moments later, lol … oink oink

And today’s haul y’all … even went with a Sweet Chili & Red Pepper

Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar (the Whole bag, YIKES, lol!!) …

… oh, and today was paying attention, that two fifty is a two week sale price (ongoing), regular price – four bucks … yep, made off like a spud bandit, lol!! 😉


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my skirt

… steaks!! Skirt steak y’all!! It’s the quintessential cut of meat for many Tex-Mex style types of food. I’m talking eating with your hands food … tightly wrapped in a fajita while you fight a losing battle trying to eat it without it bursting, or any juices dripping down your chin … good luck!! These bad boys (surprisingly, finding these ain’t as easy as you’d think, but as always is the case … perseverance pays off) came courtesy (not implying they were free … I paid, lol) my local Whole Foods Market. And the beauty is once you grill the steaks, there aren’t any rules … make the fajitas as you wish, use anything/whatever tickles your palate. Today, went with my grilled poblano and sweet onion relish, shredded Queso panela, a bit of lettuce, and a dollop (or 2) of sour cream (fat-free) smeared on the shell. Wrap ‘n tuck the sucker and have at ‘er … served with my black bean, peaches & cream corn, tomato, jalapeño salad … well, life ain’t too bad!! 😉

tortillas, fajitas … tomato, tomahto … AND straight from Mexico, how authentic is that? …

even more authenticity …

my fave: poblano & onion relish …

beans ‘n corn salad …

flames and smoke … my little bit of hardwood charcoal heaven …

took the pic, grabbed my plate and bbq tongs  … we’re done folks …

2 steaks – 1 mouth …joshing Tiffany K … JUST joshing, lol …

and finally … voilà …