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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
WARNING!!!!!! INCREDIBLY OFFENSIVE AND EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AHEAD!
This should be the only time I use this type of language on here, but I truly cannot help it.
Truth be told, I myself actually have quite a colorful language in daily life. But I recognize it as unprofessional in many instances, and try to not let the cursing flood out of me when I first meet a new friend or colleague.
But this isn’t about me anyways. This is about the Thug Kitchen Cookbook, and their motto, or tagline, is actually “Eat like you give a f*ck”, so with that phrase in mind, I am pretty sure you are aware this post is going straight to hell in a hand-basket. Continue reading Thug Kitchen- Eat Like You Give a Frack!
In the Harry Potter series, Dumbledore explains to Harry that there comes a time when you must choose between what is right, and what is easy. For me, the choice is most difficult when I must either publicly take a stand or keep my convictions to myself. Even when I know I’m right, it’s not easy. Far too often I worry about embarrassing myself, or my friends and family, or getting my facts twisted around and not making my point clear. Sometimes when I am definitely in the minority, I fear maybe I’m NOT right. Continue reading Take a Stand: Bluefin Tuna Edition