100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 29: Preparing for Success

One of the good things about not having any commitments on Mondays is it allows me to plan ahead and prepare some of the more time consuming recipes. This is all part of my fitness routine.  You know what they say – “Fail to plan, then plan to fail.”  When I do my week’s food prep, I am preparing for success. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 29: Preparing for Success

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 27: Healthy and Sustainable on a Budget

The biggest complaint and criticism of healthy eating lifestyles is the cost.  The claim that you physically cannot afford to eat healthy and sustainable foods on a budget is something even I struggle with on a weekly basis.  It is one of the things I have to practice practice practice at each and every day.  But with practice, I’ve discovered some great secrets and tips that at least help when trying to eat healthy and sustainable on a budget. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 27: Healthy and Sustainable on a Budget

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 20: Farmers Market Blues

Oh, Winter.  You double-edged sword.  I appreciate the months without the glaring heat.  I understand the necessity of the cycle to allow for new growth.  But you took my farmers market away for three whole months!  I haven’t liked many things about Oregon, but I will say this, I have come to adore the farmers market.  And being without my local eggs, grass-fed and free range meat, fresh honey, and locally grown, organic vegetables has been difficult this year. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 20: Farmers Market Blues

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 14: Happy Heart Day

Most couples celebrate February 14 as Valentine’s Day and surprise each other with chocolates, flowers, and expensive dinners.  While I understand this particular “holiday” is to celebrate love, I tend to call it Happy Heart Day, and do things that feel good for the heart, mind, and soul. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 14: Happy Heart Day

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 11: Tuna recipes

Whenever I’m cooking, I have several questions in mind.  First, is the food healthy?  Can I make the recipe healthier?  Can I substitute something with less saturated fat or fewer calories?  Second, is the food sustainable?  Is eating this food contributing to the decline of certain species?  Is it farmed, caught, killed, harvested, or produced in sustainable ways?  And lastly, is the recipe flexible?  If I didn’t come up with the recipe myself, I tweak it a bit until I have a recipe I created on my own.  Can I change the flavors without losing the taste?  Will my picky husband eat it?   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 11: Tuna recipes

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 5: Healthy Cuppa

Considering my background with Asian animals, it’s little wonder I have something of an obsession with discovering simple ways to protect their homes in the rainforests.  But I’m not just concerned for orangutans, hornbills, elephant, and tigers.  I worry about sloths, tapirs, toucans, and jaguars in South America as well.  I worry about all the animals, as we are making the world increasingly smaller.   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 5: Healthy Cuppa

100 Days of EarthFit- Day 3: Playing with Flavors

Already I am deviating from what I intended to discuss on this day.  But as I was cooking lunch, and came across an interesting “dilemma”.  I was making a favorite bulk recipe for Quinoa and Chicken Salad, and I was trying different flavors to see how I could change the recipe up a little. Continue reading 100 Days of EarthFit- Day 3: Playing with Flavors

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Part 2

I’m experiencing an influx of inspiration due to what I believe is the truly most wonderful time of the year.  It’s not just pumpkin season, although pumpkins are certainly the kings of the gourds.  It’s winter season, when many of our favorite fruits and vegetables have gone dormant and won’t sprout again until April or even later.  So, having food that is as versatile as pumpkin available in the winter time is a blessing. Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Part 2

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I am very late on the writing of the post, but I think it’s better late than never.  And we’re still in the midst of what I think is the most wonderful time of the year.  However, I have to admit, that commercialization of this season is really starting to get to me, and I almost faltered, not doing ANY pumpkin flavored recipes until this past week.   Continue reading It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Have my Cheese and Eat it, too

I have been looking for a way to eat more animal friendly lately.  I have a few issues with cheese, but for the most part, I actually really love it!  Cottage cheese, cream cheese, cheddar, mozzarella.  But the more I learn about our food industry, particularly hear in the United States, the more I am realizing that I should say farewell.  That is, until I borrowed a book from the library that may have actually changed the way I cook. And now I can have my cheese AND eat it too! Continue reading Have my Cheese and Eat it, too