Last night’s chicken and dumplings were incredible. I used the America’s Test Kitchen recipe which thickens the sauce using rendered collagen instead of a roux or corn starch. The result is a much richer mouth feel.
Inspired, I decided to apply that technique to my chicken adobo to see if I could lighten the heavy Filipino dish.
It worked. Flavour is much sharper and the texture has improved. Going to do it this way from now on.
And Now It’s Time For A Stripdown!
The finale to this beefy strip-down is the Dylan Pose, and that sexy bodywear jock. (I looked it up, only $20 on amazon…totally getting it, maybe I’ll be as packagey as foxbear).
You flatter me, Sir :D
It’s Fall, which means homemade chicken and egg drop dumplings.
Chicken curry poutine with sweet potato fries tossed in wasabi dust and sea salt.
My blog is 50% food and 50% butt pics.
With all the bodybuilders in the house have you reached a spatial limit? Do you see yourself having to move to a larger space to give the pups more room and allow the relationships to develop?
Two bedrooms, one bath, four bodybuilders.
I’m looking for a bigger place, but San Francisco is so expensive that might not happen for a while.
The biggest constraint isn’t lack of living space, but our small kitchen. It’s impossible finding room for all our food, protein powder, and supplements.
What would I have to do to be one of your pups? Not now but maybe in the future? I really wanna better myself, you have "trained" multiple people and I really wanna be the next one. I wanna get buff but I'm incapable of doing it myself. You're amazing I gotta say. I did see you once I'm SF but I was to nervous to say anything. I also think that this new form that you could train me to he can help my confidence level.
You don’t want a Master, you want a personal trainer.
Telling me what I can do for you comes off as selfish and demanding…which is the opposite of submission.
Big news to be revealed soon. We’re celebrating and I made special dinner.
Three cheeses to start.
Prosecco sparkling wine.
Baked salmon, roast red pepper, maitake mushroom, avocado, rice wine marinated cucumber, ginger beer sour kraut, micro greens, over a bed of shallots and brown rice.
Big pup got a cheesecake for dessert, which I’m complimenting with a late harvest dessert wine.
Lilpup date night, continued.
Went to a chocolate factory and tried a selection of dark chocolates, had a flight of brownies, went to a street food fair farmers market, and ending the night at sf Buddhist center for guided meditation.
Date night with lilpup at Curry Up Now, Indian fusion restaurant.
Left to right: chicken tikka masala burrito with naan tortilla, fried ravioli with butter chicken dipping sauce, and chicken tikka masala poutine.
Possible Side Effects
My new cardiologist changed my heart medication last month.
I was pretty excited because the original medication made it difficult to lift weights and the new medication had fun off-label uses, like blocking the fight/flight response.
The first week was very nice. Finally able to lift weight without becoming quickly exhausted; I improved on all my lifts and am nearly where I was last year before the incident.
The blocking of fight/flight response was interesting. Things that would normally aggravate now made me shrug with indifference. Inversely, things that would normally make me excited or passionate didn’t seem to get that response anymore.
After two weeks this ennui has turned into an odd depression. I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m sad, but this lack of passion is making me unhappy.
Talked to my doc this morning and he’s taking me off and we’ll try something else later. :/
Capresse salad, pasta with red sauce, roast squash.
Today’s haul at the farmers market: basil, heirloom tomatoes, Thai chillies, fresh pasta, mozzarella, maittake mushrooms…some other goodies. Can’t remember. My bag is full.
Thinking pasta tonight with bison meatballs.
While certainly not appropriate at the office, why would "packagey" shorts be acceptable at the gym? Its great that you comfortable with your body but do you really think its appropriate to wear that kind of clothing when people are trying to work out?
I get the impression you’ve never worked out at a gay gym before.
I’m dressed modestly for a gay gym.
Since I can’t take photos, here is a list of things I have seen people wear at a gay gym: