If you’re reading this, I’d like to thank you for following along for the last few months as I cooked, ate, explored and wrote about my experiences pursuing my passion for food and health. It’s nice to take note of the little accomplishments along the way so that you can one day appreciate the grand view. Enjoy this weekend doing what you love to do!
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August 9, 2012 – 3:00 pm
Looking for a bright yet satisfying salad for a summer lunch or dinner? Try this combination of fresh herbs over chicory.
August 8, 2012 – 2:00 pm
Here’s a cultured condiment that compliments just about anything, both savory and sweet. You’ll be surprised by how simple it can be to make your own.
Makes 1 Pint
August 7, 2012 – 2:00 pm
Here’s to a sweet summer treat: an exotic fruit salad that uses this season’s best.
August 6, 2012 – 3:54 pm
Heat up your food with homemade hot sauce! This very simple preparation requires no cooking and yields a bright spicy sauce for your meals.
August 3, 2012 – 3:00 pm
Meatloaf may sound old-fashioned to you, but this Paleo / Perfect Health Diet version packs in a lot of taste with buffalo meat and a mirepoix combination. You can usually find buffalo meat at specialty butcher shops and at Whole Foods on occasion.
August 2, 2012 – 2:00 pm
Throwing together a satisfying rice-based salad could not be easier, and there are endless tasty combinations to try. This version plays off Thai mango sticky rice and incorporates cashews for some meaty crunch, cilantro and green onion for freshness and toasted sesame oil for a deep nutty flavor.
August 1, 2012 – 8:39 pm
Did you know that you can use the same technique used for ceviche to prepare vegetables? In this recipe, vinegar essentially “cooks” cauliflower, mushrooms and onion. Great for a quick veggie side with dinner.
July 31, 2012 – 6:40 pm
Hooked on those expensive kale chips in small bags on the shelves of health food stores? Making your own is easier than you think. So pick up a few bunches of the greens next time you’re at the market and try this recipe. Warning: you may have trouble keeping this snack stocked in your home.
July 30, 2012 – 3:00 pm
After receiving possibly the best gift ever: a kit that allows me to simply grow my own mushrooms at home, I’ve been following the successes of the pair behind Back to the Roots. Their business is local and clever, and admirably supports sustainability as well as a way for children to learn about nature and food. I urge you to check out their site and grow your own oyster mushrooms from a box. Here are a couple pics from the beginning of my mushroom growing adventure, plus simple directions as found inside the kit or online.
Grows up to 1.5 lbs