The Power of Protein
The series is not just an average 'How To' cooking program. Instead, it's more a 'Why To' series emphasizing the importance of a nutritious and health-sustaining diet as we age. This episode advances this philosophy, while balancing good nutrition with abundant flavor, thanks to three disparate but delectable recipes. First, host David Jackson creates a trio of "devilish" eggs in the kitchen. Instead of traditionally deviled yolks, David stuffs the high protein egg whites with enticing and surprising low fat fillings like zesty guacamole and curried squash. Ounce for ounce, lobster has as much protein as beefsteak, but a fraction of the saturated fat. So, David travels to his seaside hideaway in Scotland to catch and cook a luscious 'lobbie' right on the beach. Then it's back to his desert kitchen for Spanish arroz and frijoles pintos picantes. In other words, good old rice and beans, which together provide a super low fat protein, source, but masses of flavor thanks to garlic, chili and a decadent culinary twist. The episode finishes with the dietary pros and cons of protein in the "Second Helpings" segment. Then another visit to Scotland has David showing that hauling a heavy lobster creel from the depths, with a slippery line, is a very taxing way to "Earn What You Eat!"