Bad times, good food

5 11 2008

Just came back not too long ago casting my vote in this historic election, now looking forward to dinner…

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sardines w/ oinons and mustard, basil rice, salad, red wine

As with many folks these days money is tight in the Zen home. We are keeping a watch on the food cost. that is one of the few things that can be controlled. It has certain advantages to this type eating, one is the weight loss. I’m on the Dash diet program, anyway to handle blood pressure and cholesterol. So the reduction of food intake and having good quality is a good thing. Just because there is less does not mean it has to be low quality or tasteless.

Noodles, Salad with mahi mahi, Dikon & sake

Noodles, Salad with mahi mahi, Dikon & sake

When I was a kid in Philly, good food was all about Hamburger, Steak, Hoggies, Southern fried Chicken, and the like, things that I have not touched in years. Which, in my older years has payed off, by avoiding in some cases, and in others lessening traditional family health issues. Food is one of our greatest medicine the other two being, exercise and meditation. Maintaining our greatest treasure is not expensive. In bad times even more important with the stress of life.

Mackerel, Tofu, Dikon, salad, Red wine

Mackerel, Tofu, Dikon, salad, Red wine

LZ is a great cook, and the Japanese dishes she has been whipping are wonderful and inexpensive.

One of the great Japanese dishes she prepared are some cold noodles with sauce and veggies. The noodles came form Japan as a gift from sis. They are hand made udon noodles, wonderful!

Noodles, Veggie & Calamari Tempura, Red wine

Noodles, Veggie & Calamari Tempura, Red wine

Congrats President Obama, we hope you are the food to heal America!!