Sauteed Spinach Meal

To stay with the theme of easy and quick, here’s a sauteed spinach meal if you will.

Grab yourself a large skillet and with your kitchen scissors or sharp knife cut two strips of bacon into smaller pieces. On low heat, once the bacon’s oil has been released ad 2-3 cloves of chopped garlic. Stir a bit and then add about 1/5 of a red onion cut into small pieces. Again stir a bit, now add about a 1/4 of a chopped jalapeno. You can de-seed or not depending how hot you like it. Saute all together. Next I added a spinach and feta chicken sausage, that I also cut up into small pieces before adding to the pan. (you can buy them at many healthfood stores. The Aidelle brand is pretty good too, and they sell it at Costco) Stir all together.

Add in about three (3) or four handfuls of fresh spinach. Let it wilt a bit and then and sprinkle with some feta cheese. I’ve noticed that a lot of feta in the stores is NOT from sheep’s milk but from regular milk. I think there’s a big difference in flavor. Costco sells a Greek brand called Kolios that is tasty and affordable.

Not too much feta, perhaps 2 small tablespoons. Stir together well and enjoy. Give the feta a little time to melt..see the sauce it creates?

No condiments needed. Salt is plentiful from the bacon, sausage and feta and pepper is naturally in there from the jalapeno. Glass of red wine (Shiraz if you have it) rounds out your dinner really well.

“The invisible reality where all physical life originates, is more powerful and significant than the tiny parenthesis in eternity that you call “life”, or what becomes between birth and death”

Don’t take it all too seriously…don’t sweat it, enjoy your day, be nice, smile a lot and eat well 🙂

Without a Doubt and Crockpot Recipe

Years ago I used to read Art Devany’s blog like it was a bible. Re-reading his articles constantly. He made some “philosophical points” if you will, that made a deep impact on me back then. One particular point that he still talks about today,quickly mentioned again during a fairly recent video posted by Chris at Conditioning Research, is that once you have collected your information and decide to put it to use, you MUST JUST LET IT HAPPEN. Forget about the outcome, be involved in the process and forget about it.

This is something that for me and my studies of “life” resonates very deeply. For the “things” in life to happen the way you want, you must allow it to happen by steadfastly believing it. Many people I know just don’t allow “things” to take their course and stop themselves short getting where they want to get: because they “believe” that they can’t, more so, than “believe” that they CAN and will get what they are after. My observation that the reason behind this is that at some point during the journey, doubt creeps in, naysayers speak up, friends have better advice, etc etc etc. And just like that, people “turn back”.

Let me give you a little analogy;

When you get in your car to go somewhere, do you ever question your starting point?? You leave home or work but there is NO doubt about where your starting point is right? At the same time…are you ever in doubt or perhaps not convinced about where you are going?? Now here’s the kicker, you completely understand that you can not get there instantly! Your whole being accepts the fact that you will travel the road and in time you will get to your destination. Now while there maybe some blocked roads or accidents along the way, perhaps even a flat tire and you might get really tired from the long drive, you don’t at any point turn your car around and go back to your starting place right? You never really question your trip, you accept the fact that there is a travel distance from the place you started to where you want to go. This “thought” if you will, applies to everything you undertake in life.Where you are now and what or where you want to be in life…is just like this simple car ride.

You want to get in better shape? Eat right? Become more financially well off? Don’t turn your car around in the middle of your journey. Keep going, know where you want to go and you WILL GET THERE!

Thank you Art for sparking the thought. Next post, I will give you some thoughts about how we are all different yet the same and how that applies to what YOU should be eating.

Let’s cook;

Grab your crock pot.

1 pork tenderloin (about 2 pounds) 1 large onion, i can salsa verde, 4 large chopped tomatoes or a can of chopped tomatoes, 1 yellow bell pepper, 1 small hot pepper, sea salt and about 2 tblspoons olive oil. If you have my favorite condiment on hand add 4 heaping tbspoons to it as well.

Lay the pork tenderoin in the crockpot, chop all your veggies, add on top. drizzle with olive oil and some sea salt, cover and let it to it’s thing for 6-8 hours on low temp. Careful not to eat all 2 pound by yourself….it’s easy to do.

You can also add some sausage to it if you like.

Enjoy your day and be nice….