The Fundamentals

Written by Paul Rinehart

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Sweatrepparttar mire poix (this means cooking on low heat untilrepparttar 150505 vegetables are translucent). Toss in your bouquet garni and season a little being careful not to over salt it. De-glaze (this gets any caramelized yummy goodness offrepparttar 150506 bottom ofrepparttar 150507 pan) with a little white wine and cook it down.

This next step is optional, but I think it adds a little flare. Cutrepparttar 150508 tops ofrepparttar 150509 spears of asparagus off and set them aside. Blanch these in a bit of hot salted water until they turn bright green. Quickly remove them fromrepparttar 150510 heat and run cold water over them. This is going to be your garnish.

Cutrepparttar 150511 stalks ofrepparttar 150512 asparagus andrepparttar 150513 potatoes into manageable pieces and toss them on top of your mire poix. Pour in enough stock to cover your ingredients by at least an inch. Bring it to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook untilrepparttar 150514 potato and asparagus are both tender. Removerepparttar 150515 bouquet garni!

Next step: Puree. I find that it is easiest to do this in installments. Add a bunch ofrepparttar 150516 vegetables into a blender or, even better, a food processor, and then add a bit of stock. Take your pureed soup and run it through a strainer into another pot, this takes out any ofrepparttar 150517 overly fibrous material.

Return your pureed soup torepparttar 150518 stove and bring it to a gentle simmer. Add a little cream and stir it in. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Don’t forget your garnish! Ladle some ofrepparttar 150519 soup out and put a few ofrepparttar 150520 spear tops on top ofrepparttar 150521 soup.

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How Fast is Fast Food? The Race is On!

Written by Carole Pagan

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A McChicken and a Large Coke is 730 calories. No Fries. Can you Imagine?

A 6 oz. filet, baked potato- with butter, tossed salad with dressing, and cantaloupe comes in at about 560 calories.

My dinner was hot and fresh in about 20 minutes.

She took 40 minutes to get back to eat cold food.

Her “dinner” cost about 5 bucks.

My dinner cost about 6 bucks per person. (I only buy filets when they’re on sale) Plus, I didn’t use any gas.

She had no dishes.

My dishes were minimal.

I’m a size 4.

She’s a size 28 and growing.

Which fast food would your prefer? -----------------------------------------------------------------------

Carole says Diet, Schmiet. Thin People Don’t Diet. If you want to be thin and healthy, think and eat like a thin and healthy person. Get a Thin Attitude here >>>

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