Friday, July 11, 2014

Spanish Tortilla

I made a Spanish Tortilla for dinner tonight.

1 Russet potato

1 small onion\

3 eggs

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

Pinch of red pepper flakes

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 Tablespoon olive oil


Preheat oven to 375F – I used 350F in a convection oven.

Small dice the potato. Small dice the onion. Heat an 8-inch cast iron (or non-stick) pan. Put oil in pan, then add the potatoes and onion. Cook over medium heat until the potatoes are soft. You may have to back off the heat in order to keep the onions from burning. I just kept the potatoes and onions moving.

While they’re cooking, mix up the three eggs in a bowl. Add the cheese to the eggs.

When the potatoes are about done, add the thyme, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder and mix up.

Pour eggs and cheese mixture into the pan. You don’t need to stir it up; I tamped it down with my spatula to make it level and push the eggs down.

Cook in the oven for 30 minutes.

Take out and let sit for 10 minutes.

You should then be able to carefully remove the tortilla from the pan and cut it on a cutting board.

I serve topped with plain yogurt, homemade salsa and hot sauce. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

31 Days, 31 Visions

I've decided on my next thought/life experiment.

For 31 days, I'm going to spend time every day meditating on visions of things I want to see come to pass in my life. Not just things as in material things, but also improvements in my personality or better health (i.e. losing body fat) or certain habits to drop or pick up, etc.

Of particular interest is a web site that I'm building and want to have launched by mid-August. So I'll spend time envision that being done and working well and drawing customers.

I'm not one to believe that merely *believing* something will make it come to pass. However, I'm anxious to see if the visioning process:

1. Gives me more motivation to act
2. Gives me better awareness of situations, people or things that can help me reach my goals

Those two points are what I actually think are the real "Secret", the real "Power of Intention" -- it merely dials you in to what you want, motivates you to move and act, and heightens your senses to be on the lookout for assistance.

My next blog post, in a few days, will list my Visions.

This should be pretty cool.