Weekend Meal Prep Ideas for Sarah

My friend Sarah is joining the Whole30 bandwagon! I have put together some new links for easy recipes and added a few of my quick tricks. Slow Cooker Spicy Braised Beef: To simplify this even more, skip the dried spices and even the Worcestershire if you don’t have any on hand. Don’t skip the jalapeno, canned tomatoes,…

Quick ‘n’ Dirty Recipe Ideas for Cindy

Some of my go-to recipes and cheap tricks. Proteins  Cheap chicken drumsticks – rub turmeric, cayenne pepper and maybe some curry powder under the skin. Drop drumsticks in the slow cooker on high for 2-3 hours and then low for 2 hours. Serve with steamed or sauteed broccoli, onions, tomatoes or whatever vegetable you have…

The Sugar Plague in America

The Journal of the American Medical Association has recognized that the sugar industry, along with some morally corrupt Harvard researchers, misled the American public about the dangers of sugar vs fat in the 1960s. They essentially launched the obesity epidemic in America with this misinformation. Evidence of this trickery has been in documentaries and blogs in health-conscious circles…

Leisurely Sunday Breakfast

On Sundays I like a leisurely breakfast and lots of black coffee. The best plan of action is to keep the “Dirt Smoothie” routine and add a tasty brunch option that is still on plan. Sweet Potato Toast (Whole 30 Recipe) organic sweet potato, sliced length-wise about 1/8 inch olive oil Preheat oven to 375. Toss sweet…

Turmeric For Taste

I tend to tune out the hype about specific nutrients, especially in the mass media. I first heard about turmeric when I was doing a lot of long-distance running in Tucson. It was being touted by athletes as a supplement to decrease joint pain and inflammation associated with running injuries.  (No, we never stopped to consider that maybe…

I had heard it. But then I started listening.

Michael Pollan may have said it best: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly Plants. Paleo. Whole 30. Whole 9. Dairy-free. Gluten-free. Grain-free. Low FODMAP. There’s a basic truth somewhere in all of these “diets”: eating whole, unprocessed, unadulterated food is nutritious. And nutrition, not calorie consumption, fuels your mind and body. Unfortunately, that basic truth has…

Why Food? Day One and Counting

I have annoyed my friends and colleagues with food photos long enough! This is the new home of my exploration with food as a health enthusiast, amateur cook and former restaurateur. There will probably be cocktails at some point. Why food? It’s not just that we are what we eat. We are WHY we eat. Survival, of…