100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 77: Something Fishy About Dinner

I continuously brag about my good fortune of living in the Pacific Northwest where great food is always at my fingertips.  The seafood choices are no exception, especially the beautiful “steak of the sea”, salmon!   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 77: Something Fishy About Dinner

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 76: Best Health Insurance is Eating Green

I sometimes struggle with trying to stay within a strict monetary budget, eating healthy food, and eating “green”.  It’s feasible to achieve, I am living proof of that, but it’s challenging.   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 76: Best Health Insurance is Eating Green

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 71: Meatless Monday Goes Vegan

I am a strong supporter of healthy food challenges with alliteration-style names, so obviously, I am a big fan of Meatless Monday.  In fact, Meatless Monday had started a bit of a craze for me.  If I could, I would try to pair each day of the week with a different Eating Green challenge. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 71: Meatless Monday Goes Vegan

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 43: Happy Pi Day

Sine Cosine! Cosine Sine! 3.14159!  March 14th isn’t a national holiday, but how fun would it be if it were?!  I love nerdy celebratory days, like Star Wars Day (May the 4th) and Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th).  I am particularly fond of Pi Day, as it is a great opportunity to inspire interest in math and can even inspire creativity in the culinary arts. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 43: Happy Pi Day

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