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Cook a Meal – Garlic, Olives, and Anchovies on Penne

Not too long ago I had a great lunch at La Mediterranée I decided to get Orrecchiette Al Torchio which translates roughly to “Torched Little Ears.”  Orrecchiette is a type of pasta.

Anyway, I really really enjoyed it.  So the other night I got home and remembered that the day before I saw a tin of anchovies in the pantry and BAM, I decided to see if I could replicate the tasty lunch I had.

I remembered that the dish had olives in it – though I forgot that it had onions – and I remembered that I had some kalamata olives in the fridge.  So I had everything I needed.  Except for the orrecchiette.  So I used some penne instead.  Here’s what I did:

  1. Boil Water and add pasta.
  2. Mince two cloves garlic.
  3. Heat maybe 1 or 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
  4. Sauté garlic, anchovies, and olives.
  5. Drain pasta and add to the pan  – to “torch” it I guess. A few minutes moving it around constantly.
  6. Put in a bowl and throw on some grated parmesan cheese.
  7. Eat.  Damn.  That was tasty and quick to make. Maybe 20 minutes.

And that’s it.  Another quick and easy and probably healthy Blog Diet recipe.

And if you’re in the neighbourhood you should totally check out La Mediterranée.

La Mediterranée French Bistro
947 2nd Ave
New York NY


Blog Diet Tip # 1: Fat People

They come in many shapes and many sizes. You probably know a few of them. You might even be friends with them. But there is one thing you don’t want to become: one of them.

Being fat sucks. I don’t care if they supersize the world by making seats bigger, deodorant stronger, and distances shorter. It will always suck to be fat and no matter how “fattist” that is, it’s true and there’s no way around it.

“But she’s so nice!” or “He’s so funny!” There’s always the “*” the indirect object of the sentence. The “you understood” that is a “fat understood.”

Ok, I get it. Sometimes it’s hard. You get a job where you sit at a desk or you drive a truck or whatever – basically you don’t move a lot. But you know what, you don’t have to eat that bag of chips. And low fat or 0 calorie snacks are lies, lies! Stop snacking! Take up smoking or chew nicotine gum instead. You don’t constantly need to be stuffing your face with “comfort food” to help you through your lamentable situation/life. That’s what is making you fat and making things worse for you anyway so drink some water instead.

And why are there so many fat sports fans?

Athletic ability and toned bodies can’t be achieved through osmosis. If that were the case I would tell every fat person to glue themselves to the TV this summer for the Olympics. Unfortunately, to lose weight and/or not gain it, people need to move about.

The point is, there is no greater motivator for losing weight or maintaining your weight than looking at those who have for whatever reason failed miserably at maintaining a healthy weight. And guess what, America (and surprise contender Australia) aren’t alone here. That’s right Europe. I’m talking to you.

Please leave all negative and “you’re a mean nasty anti-fat-ite” comments in , well, the comments.

Extra: George Carlin (R.I.P.) on Fat People