Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"Bridges"


"Bridges", all of our lives we have come into contact with these structures. They have enabled us to cross waters and obstacles which have seemed to block our way.

In the last few years I have had a few of these tough waters to cross and for the most part have been successful at it. Early this year I was given a choice to build a bridge across a lifetime of doing things which now seem to be not the best of choices, and start to help correct those not so good ones.
It's going to be tough, believe me, but with the support of Jeanette and my family I'll be just fine. "Hell I want to be chasing brookies around for several years".




My widest bridge will be the gap of fried, high fat useless calories in my meal planning, and cooking.


This has to be eliminated and replaced by much better choices.


This is a better choice, fresh escarole washed and seasoned and eaten raw.


That same escarole sauteed in a touch of olive oil, garlic and lemon juice.


Stuffed cabbage. Instead of using beef, I used ground chicken, brown rice.

As I learn to tighten the wraps on these new choices and finally finish putting in the the last planks of yet another bridge of life.


34 comments:

  1. Looks great!

    What time is dinner? :)

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  2. Hi Brk Trt!

    Nice to see that you're up and around again. Yes, we've all past a lot of bridges. Some special ones stay in our memory.

    Have fun enjoying the meal,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      Yes and sure feels good.

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  3. love stuffed cabbage but never tried it with ground chicken or turkey for that matter. Might have to give that one a try.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Passinthru Outdoors,
      Thanks.
      Both work very well, and I know you'll like it.

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  4. Having been through two heart surgeries and two heart attacks I'm with you on the new menu. I can count, on one hand,the times we've eaten red meat in the last month. Chicken is good, pork is good, and fish is best, but then you're Brk Trt, you know that.

    Mark

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    1. Shoreman,
      Thanks.
      All said is the truth. To bad we wait to long to follow the advice.

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  5. Good luck with the meal planning. My wife and i are trying to plan meals better as well. Hey the bridge in the first pic looks like a pretty good fishing spot.

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    1. Savage,
      Thanks.
      Reading some of your posts I see that you to love food, so changing is going to be tough. I wish you the best in your choices.
      And that spot is a place for wonderful surprises.

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  6. Man , those first two entrees may not be the best for ya but dang they sure look good. I've been down the same road myself due to chronic health issues , although I'm sure you wouldn't guess it from some of my fishing posts!! Beleive it or not I don't eat like that very often. Several years ago I managed to lose over 100 pounds by changing my diet and I've been able to keep it off as well. The real key is moderation...totally giving up the things you love is simply a recipe for failure down the road at some point. Good luck with it.....

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      Wow, that's quite an achievement. I have to take on that moderation concept.

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  7. We all have are bridges to build as do I so I am glad to see your outlook is positive.

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    1. Rick Kratzke,
      Thanks.
      Got to keep it positive.

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  8. looks a lot better than what i had for dinner! I hope you keep your health for years to come, so we can enjoy reading of those adventures that involve catching those beautiful brookies that you have an uncanny knack of catching!

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    1. Col,
      Thanks.
      Your a power booster. I appreciate it.

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  9. Dang, your food looks almost better than the water you fish. I'm always hungry after reading.

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    1. Kevin Frank,
      Thanks.
      I'm fortunate to be able to have both, and it's my pleasure to show both.

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  10. All the best on crossing this new bridge. Good cooks can make almost anything taste great.

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
      Thanks.
      Your right Jim.

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  11. If you can catch wild trout on a dry fly in January, then you can certainly eat wholesome food to keep you in fishing trim year round. I'm unsure of the connection in the first sentence, but I am sure that you and Jeanette are very creative with food and you'll still eat better than I do.

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    1. RKM,
      Thanks.
      Kirk your right. Most of us can achieve what we put our minds to.
      Wine tastings, roast turkey, sounds pretty good.

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  12. Great post, hope your dieting goes good....

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    1. Devin Angleberger,
      Thanks.
      I'm sure I'll do OK. Just have to stick with it.

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  13. I am with everyone else. That food all looks pretty damn good. Hindsight is a hard one to deal with so thanks for some great advice. Hope you can still post some yummy healthy meals. Maybe something with mushrooms :) Tight LInes.

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    1. Trout MaGee,
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      Mushrooms are on the top of my list. They're great.

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  14. Brk
    I can say one thing, you know how to plate an outstanding meal, weather it is high calorie or healthy. In other words it all looks beyond good. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      I appreciate your compliments.

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  15. We want you around for a long time Brk Trt so you can continue to inspire..Healthy and Tasty aren't exclusive to one another..Keep up the good work my friend.

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      Some of that super fresh Maine seafood would make for wonderful fare.

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  16. Hey Alan....with so many options today it is easy to make even the least appealing food tastier. I visit Lance Armstrong's website (www.livestrong.com) all the time and there are great ideas about food, exercise, etc. there.

    Best wishes.

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      I'll give that site a look.
      It's true about options, just choose the right ones.

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  17. Your BLOG is a favorite on my computer, one of the first I check quite often. Thank you for postings, I truly enjoy your material. The current picture of the Orvis superfine is well done. I'm an owner of the 7'- 4wt. "trout bum" of that series and will be packing that rod to Colorado in May for some small stream fun. Best wishes for the future, looking forward to your next post.

    Mike Gomez

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    1. Anonymous,
      Thanks.
      I do appreciate your comments. The Superfine is an outstanding small stream rod, as is the "Trout Bum" I hope your small stream outing in Colorado is well, and would love a report.

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