It’s Too Darn Hot


More Proof For Eating Protein


meat steakRegular readers here know that I am big on high protein diets. That means I believe that red meat and other high protein foods are best for overall health.

This belief though is counter to what much of the food and health industry believe.

I have written several posts on this topic the most recent being a little less than a year ago in We’ve Got It Bass-Ackwards.

Now there is even more research that says that a high protein diet boosts cardiovascular health (lowers blood pressure) as much as quitting smoking or getting more exercise.



We studied seven amino acids — arginine, cysteine, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, leucine, and tyrosine. Glutamic acid, leucine, and tyrosine are found in animal sources, and a higher intake was associated with lower levels of arterial stiffness.

“All seven amino acids, and particularly those from plant-based sources, were associated with lower blood pressure.


A higher intake of protein from animal sources was linked with lower levels of arterial stiffness.



The types of food that might be on such a diet include: a 75 gram portion of steak, a 100 gram salmon fillet, or a 500ml glass of skimmed milk.


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Some vegetables that are high in protein include: mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, artichokes, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, and corn.

You can read the entire article by clicking this link: High Protein Foods.



Featured Recipe        Sausage with Peaches





It’s Too Darn Hot

The last couple of weeks have been hot and humid. In other words, it is too darn hot for me.

Therefore, I have not been inclined to slave or even work over a hot stove. So I have been eating a lot of charcuterie or cold dishes like sandwiches and cold cuts.

Charcuterie is just a very fancy French way to say, ‘I don’t have to cook!!!’ Joking aside, charcuterie is basically eating cold cuts.

But I get tired of cold cuts for dinner every night. Sooooooooo………….

I peeked into my fridge and saw some Bob Evans sausage patties and some peaches. So I thought, ‘What the heck! Let’s see what I can do with these ingredients.’

I live dangerously like that all the time.

I looked in the pantry and saw cinnamon and brown sugar too and a recipe was born.

Let me know what you think.

This is what you need for 2 people:

6 sausage patties*

2 peaches

2-3 tablespoons brown sugar

Dash or two or three cinnamon

A bit of EVOO

A bit of butter

*You could use maple syrup sausage. I think that would be heavenly!



Here Is What You Do:

Wash and slice the peaches.


Heat the olive oil and butter till hot.


Add the sausage patties and brown on both sides.


Push the sausages to one side of the skillet to keep warm. Stack them on top of each other for more room if necessary.

Add the peaches and sauté until warm and just browning on the edges.


Sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Heat until the brown sugar begins to melt and becomes syrupy. Add a bit more butter if necessary.



Place the sausages on a plate and spoon peaches any syrup on top.

Serve with a salad.


Bon Appétite

6 sausage patties                  $3.22

2 peaches                             $0.84

2-3 tbspns brown sugar         $0.15

Dash cinnamon                     $0.10

A bit of EVOO                       $0.26

A bit of butter                       $0.13

Total cost = $4.60
Cost per person = $2.30

Quote of the Day

Dear Weather: Stop showing off! We know u’re HOT!



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5 comments to It’s Too Darn Hot

  • Saw that article about steak! Love it! Love the recipe too. In answer to your question – I tend to either grill or make a salad. Hate cooking when it’s hot because we don’t have air conditioning.

  • That looks an interesting, simple and appetising meal.

    I don’t cook much in summer or any season, mainly because Sue says I cannot be trusted in the kitchen.

    In the past, I have produced some elaborate meals and once won a pie baking contest. Now, the art of appearing a useless male when expected to cook or do housework which I have been practicing for 50 years is paying dividends.

    It’s a generational thing I think!

  • I look at your sausage patties with such envy I’m embarrassed. There is no such thing here so I have to make my own. It’s good but it’s never been perfect. Once I make biscuits and add cheese, I convince myself it’s like being back in the states. It almost is. Your sausage and peaches would make me very happy.

    • Roberta

      Oh Maureen, Maureen, Maureen!!!!!!!!! I am so happy to see you. I have been worried since I had not heard from you or seen a post on your blog it seems like in an age. I thought I had an email address for you but I do not. 🙁 I hope you were only on vacation and not under the weather. Take care.