1. Which class was the hardest in high school?
French, I stopped after one year. I did continue with German and English, next to Dutch of course.
2. Which is harder – house work or yard work (pretend you have a yard if you have to)?
House work, working the yard is easy in my case… all the plants are made of silk and/or plastic.
3. Which is the hardest household chore?
Cleaning up after oneself.
4. Which is harder, eating right or exercising?
Exercising is harder, my feet don’t co-operate with the rest of the body.
5. Which is harder, waking up early or staying up late?
Depends how the night was before. I’ve got intestine problems which can keep me up during the night, or I sleep like a log.
6. Do you have a hard time deciding what to wear?
No, I worked in this business so I only have good stuff which will go with many other outfits.
7. Which is harder, your ass or your abs? Which would you rather?
After all the weight loss my ass is much smaller and softer [!] My abs… are sagging too.
8. Is it harder to wade slowly into a body of water or to just jump in?
Haven’t jumped or waded in a body of water in a long time… a jump is quicker, wading gives more resistance if I remember biology 101 well.
9. How hard is it for you to make decisions?
It’s not the decision that is hard, you can do that in a split second, it’s the consequences which makes it sometimes hard.
10. What’s the hardest decision you ever had to make?
Giving up my business when I heard I would never walk again, in the mean time we’re 12.5 years further and I can walk short distances again without crutches.
Have you ever taken Viagra or similar drug when you didn’t need it? Details please.
NO, but I’ve stopped taking some pills while I really needed them at that time. I didn’t care what was going on with my body at the time.
Stir Fried Asparagus
Makes 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
- 15 gr or 1 tablespoon butter
- ¼ sweet onion, chopped
- 450 gr or 1 pound fresh green asparagus*, trimmed
- 3 gr or 1 teaspoon chopped roasted garlic
- 10 ml or 2 teaspoons teriyaki sauce
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Saute onions until tender.
- Stir in asparagus and garlic; saute for 3 to 5 minutes, or until slightly cooked and heated through.
- Drizzle with teriyaki sauce and serve immediately.
Note: Add fresh, not roasted, garlic, and you can use also olive oil rather than butter.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 3.1g
Saturated Fat: 1.9g
Total Carbohydrates: 5.5g
Dietary Fiber: 2.2g
Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band [WLS] persons can eat a serving max !
* In the Netherlands we have seasonal white asparagus as well.
PDF of this recipe: 20140306-StirFried-Asparagus
Stir fry is one of the easiest meals to cook, and it is great fun to do as well.
Cook your rice or noodles first.
- Prepare meat. Cut it into thin strips.
- Prepare your vegetables as needed. Peppers should be cut into thin slices, onions chopped, etc.
- Heat up your wok. Usually a wok is at temperature when it starts smoking.
- Put a small amount of oil (1-2 tablespoons) in your wok. If you want more flavor in the meat, you can add a small amount of soy sauce to the oil.
- Add your meat, constantly stirring it until it is just cooked through (this requires about 5 minutes).
- Add the flavoring additions like onions and garlic next.
- Add any vegetables you want (for example, bean sprouts or vegetables from a ready-made packet). If you are adding fresh vegetables, add the ones that require the least cooking (like mushrooms) last.
- Add any stir fry sauce you are using at the very end. It is best not to add too much sauce at once, as too much can make the vegetables soggy in addition to lowering the heat of the wok.
- Wait about 3-4 minutes, the vegetables and sauce should be done, and you can serve.
Tomorrow we start stir frying.
No-one can hear you scream!
Just saw the movie Gravity and I can imagine why they have 10 nominations for an Oscar. A good cast of two persons, amazing effects while the debris passes you from all sides. Let’s see how many they bring home.