Monday, March 3, 2008

ride snacks and a recipe

tri bloggers don't just ride, they eat and ride and tell you about it. personally, i like to hear about the snacks even more than the rides.
here's some of the latest:

paul's been cooking up some red potatoes in la jolla for his long rides. i guess if you live in la jolla you are spending all your money on your house (or diapers :)...just kidding. i am totally trying this soon.

james brought along a smuckers whole wheat peanut butter 'n honey on his last ride. i stole a bite, it was amazing. throw that thing in the freezer and stick it in the jersey pocket...210 calories with 26 grams of carbs...perfect

i tried to bring some sweet and salty chex mix with me on my last long ride. bad call. it was like sand when i pulled it out. not sure how i crushed it, but i managed somehow. if i could have a ride snack fairy to bring me something special, i would request that she make me a couple of these rice krispie sushi wonders by kerrie (see pictures 3&4)

oh and to drink, i have been loving putting Gatorade G2 in my bottles. electrolyte love. and has anyone tried that new propel with caffeine? it's goooooood (just what i need for my sleep problem, right?)

last week, when i rode with bethany, she ate a homemade gluten free PB&J, half a snicker's charged and a ring pop and then pulled the group for 40 miles....hmmm...maybe she's onto something.

and before his rides, moonpie cooks up some steel cut oats n nuts n berries that put our frozen trader joe's version to shame. if you click on his blo, please disregard the trans-fat-a-licious confection decorating the upper right corner of his page.
any other favorites out there?

now the recipe...

this one comes as a guest post from my way-cooler-than-a-step-mom-step-mom marsha. she is the best cook around and specialized in "three pile meals" (meat, starch, veg), anything barefoot contessa or jamie oliver, and soup soup soup. i steal all of her recipes and tell james i made them up. as for soup, she makes killer turkey chili, potato leek, butternut squash, carrot curry, and like this chicken chili she made while i was home....yum...
but this recipe is not about chicken chili, its CIOPPINO! fish soup....protein power so we can swim like fishees! click on that cioppino link for the history of the stuff. interesting. i like how it was originally just a pot of whatever remained from the catch of the day. that's like most soup thouh i guess. i think one day i want to do an unannounced soup challenge and get people to make a soup from ONLY what is in their house at that moment, especially things that need to be used up. could get some interesting recipes

okay, from the kitchen of marsha gerdes:
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 large shallots, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
4 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes,
¼ tomato paste
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes in juice
1 ½ dry white wine
5 cups of fish stock or combination fish stock and vegetable stock
1 bay leaf
1 pound manila clams
1 pound mussels,
1 pound uncooked large shrimp
1 ½ pound assorted firm fleshed fish fillets such as halibut

Heat oil in a very large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, shallots, and salt and sauté until the onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and ¾ teaspoon of red pepper flakes and sauté 2 minutes, Stir in the tomato paste. Add tomatoes with their juices, wine, stock and bay leaf. Cover and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium low. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.

Add the clams and mussels to the cooking liquid. Cover and cook until the clams and mussels begin to open about 5 minutes. Add the shrimp and fish. Simmer gently until the fish and shrimp are just cooked through, and the clams are completely open. (Discard any clams and mussels that do not open). Remove bay leaf. Season the soup to taste.

and here's her photo! (i love it, the fam is now "into" the food picture things and she sends me meal pics from her iphone)

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