Monday, May 4, 2015

SAILING THE LOOP:  A Pressure Cooker!

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Your stomach shouldn't be a waist basket!

No, no!  I'm not in a Pressure Cooker over my plans to commence sailing the Great Loop on July 18th.  I mean, that is still 75 days away.  Sorry to say, I have not been down to the summer lake site where the Christy Anne awaits a lot of attention.  My van needed a lot of attention and has been with the mechanic for a couple of weeks now.  No pressure although the weather has "finally" warmed up.

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand!

Julie has ordered me a pressure cooker for my cruise.  It is a Prestige Deluxe Stainless Steel cooker.  It is quite small.  The maximum size pot for my gimbal cooker is 8 inches.  This pot's dimension is 13" x 8" x 6", the eight inches is the width and will just fit on my cooker.

Square meals tend to make round people

Annie Hill, who along with her husband, has sailed the world in their home made sail boat, wrote one of my favorite guide books, Voyaging on a Small Income, recommends the use of a pressure cooker.  The food cooks 70% faster, a real consideration fuel-wise.  The food is safer, the high temperature reducing the chance of germs or bacteria.  She points out that pressure cooked food also retains more of it's nutrients, much of which is lost otherwise.

Avoid any diet that discourages hot fudge!

Oprah Winfrey said her idea of heaven is "A great big baked potato and someone to share it with"

While at home I tend to eat from all the food groups, Fast, Frozen, Canned and Microwaveable.  While sailing I tend to eat very healthy.  On my six week sail down the Ohio River a few years ago, however,  I lost 33 pounds.  I ate well, a lot, and often, but one is in constant motion when sailing.

I keep trying to lose weight but it keeps finding me

Remembering from my canoe expeditions, healthy eating gets old.  The first thing we did coming out of the wilderness was head for the Dairy Queen for hot dogs and a milk shake. Only being able to eat fast food a few times a week will make it taste even better.

Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year!



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