My 10th WIAW – A Special Father’s Day Edition

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on June 20, 2012



To change things up bit, this WIAW JenmiJenmi is featuring what my husband ate on Father’s Day. Thank to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

Hi, I am Fred (Jennifer the student’s husband). This has been a fun experience for me, thank you JenmiJenmi for featuring me on Father’s day. I started out with a quick latte and off I went to the beach for a long Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) session and built quite an appetite that only a few meals would satisfy. Hope you enjoy my adventure!

This is what Fred ate:

Breakfast (7:00am)

A quick soy latte before an early morning stand-up paddle session.

AM Snack (9:30am)

Fresh watermelon at home.

Lunch (11:00am)

A special Father’s Day treat, lunch at Unami Burger started with iced green tea.

A truffle burger.

Smashed potatoes.

Dinner (4:00pm)

Early dinner with Jennifer’s Dad at the Grand Oak Steakhouse started with a Blue Moon Beer.

A portabella burger with fries.

A green salad with lavender vinaigrette.

Dessert (7:30pm)

At home again, Sea Salt Carmel Chocolate Cake from the Gypsy Den.

Thank you for stopping by! We hope your day was full of healthy meals.

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Cilantro Rice

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on June 20, 2012

This is a recipe my mom gave me years ago.  It is really easy to prepare and is a great departure from plain old rice.  🙂

3 1/2 C. loosely packed cilantro leaves

3 medium garlic cloves

1 medium jalapeno, seeded and halved

3 1/3 C. low sodium chicken broth

1 T. vegetable oil

1/2 C. minced yellow onion

2 C. whole grain white rice

1 T. kosher salt

Combine cilantro, garlic, pepper, and 2 cups of broth in a blender and process until smooth.

Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat.  When it shimmers, add onion and cook until softened, about 2 minutes.  Add rice and salt; stir to coat in oil and cook until rice becomes opaque, about 2 minutes.  Carefully pour the cilantro mixture and the remaining 1 1/3 cups broth into the rice and stir to combine.  Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low so rice is at a simmer.  Cover and cook until rice is tender, about 15 minutes.  Turn off heat and let rice rest, covered for 5 minutes.  Fluff with fork and serve.

Serves 6-8

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