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Salad Of Mussels, Octopus, Sardines, Artichokes, Potatoes, Eggs & Greens

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Today  was “Fix and clean the computer day” at my house (re-installing all programs, etc), therefore there was no time for elaborate cooking (or anything else, for that matter).
So what better way to not cook but still eat a great meal than a large salad with veggies and canned seafood.
As I mentioned before, canned seafood can be great if you know what you are buying and forgo the cheaper, inferior brands.
Just experiment with different brands until you find the one that will ring your bells 🙂
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Link to  Cuban Crackers
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Salad Of Mussels, Octopus, Sardines, Artichokes, Potatoes, Eggs & Greens Salad

Salad Of Mussels, Octopus, Sardines, Artichokes, Potatoes, Eggs & Greens Salad

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Salad Of Mussels, Octopus, Sardines, Artichokes, Potatoes, Eggs & Greens Salad

Salad Of Mussels, Octopus, Sardines, Artichokes, Potatoes, Eggs & Greens Salad

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Preparation :
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Red Rubies Salad

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This  was all the food I consumed today (in two stages). I am surprised with how little food I get through the day sometimes without feeling hungry. Just a few short years ago, this would have been nothing but an appetizer for me 🙂
The great thing is that by eating a bit less quantity and a lot more health-conscious, I have stayed at the exact weight from February when I started with my “Hans’ Lighter, Healthier Comfort Food” Meal Plan, when I shed 28 lbs in one month.
It took me a while to get used to all those salad and fruits on a daily basis, but now I don’t want to miss them anymore. It also took a bit getting used to some of the other adjustments (mostly the absence of lots of refined sugar), but now I fully enjoy my way of healthier eating and therefore healthier living) 🙂
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Link to  “Hans’ Lighter, Healthier Comfort Food
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Red Rubies Salad

Red Rubies Salad

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Red Rubies Salad

Red Rubies Salad

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Preparation :
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“Canned” Dinner

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I am  a big fan of the notion that all food should be as fresh as possible and whenever it is practical, I try to go into that direction. But, alas, sometimes it is just NOT practical. I got home late today, Bella needed her walk right away and by the time I walked her and fed her, it was already 7.00pm. I get up at around 4.00am on weekday’s, so I was pretty beat by 7.00pm. Dinner had to be fast and furious.
Here is what I found in the cup board :
Canned tuna, canned artichokes, canned sun dried tomatoes, mascarpone, dried lasagna pasta, butter, heavy cream, roasted garlick paste  and chives. Add some salt and cayenne pepper and pronto, perfect dinner in ten minutes. 🙂

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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canned dinner

canned dinner

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mise en place

mise en place

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saute garlic and tomatoes in butter, add cooked pasta, cream, artichokes, tuna and seasoning.

saute garlic and tomatoes in butter, add cooked pasta, cream, artichokes, tuna and seasoning.

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simmer one minute, add mascarpone and chives, check/adjust seasoning

simmer one minute, add mascarpone and chives, check/adjust seasoning

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to serve, sprinkle with more chives and grated pecorino romano

to serve, sprinkle with more chives and grated pecorino romano


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canned dinner

canned dinner

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canned dinner

canned dinner

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Canapés



Tv  snacks at 4.00 pm.
Seafood & artichoke – canapés, iced tea and “The Great Gatsby” on the screen.
Toasted bread, garlic & herb butter, “Iberia” octopus, “Iberia” marinated mussels,
“Vigo” artichokes, “Vigo anchovies with capers and “Beach Cliff” spicy sardines.
– Sometimes, a simple sandwich just won’t do 🙂

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !

Canapés

Canapés



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