Today was a lesson in how to practice sustainability and healthy eating while still enjoying your treats. It was a special occasion for my CrossFit gym. The old owners are moving to New Orleans and wanted to have a going away party. We all wanted our new lords and masters to feel welcome with pomp and circumstance.
So, we held a huge party with the entire membership. And there was a pie contest. Continue reading 30 Days of ZooFit: Day 13- Save Room for Pie
I’ve been on the fence about how to present this seemingly delicate subject matter, and the most comfortable platform is obviously writing on my blog where only a small limited number of people will actually see it to dispute or argue with me. For some reason, the topic of sugar versus honey is very touchy. Continue reading Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth the ZooFit Way
To answer the main question Why “Poach Eggs Not Rhinos”?, I have started writing what I hope will be my introduction to my conservation cookbook. Here is one draft. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 95: Why Poach Eggs, Not Rhinos?
I’m reading a great and helpful book to get me revved up to write my cookbook. It’s called “The Joy of Writing a Great Cookbook” by Kimberly Yorio, who has been Jamie Oliver’s, Julia Child’s, and Emeril Lagasse’s publicist. She has seen thousands of cookbook proposals, and her book has helped me hone my craft a little, while taking some of the incredibly valuable lessons I learned in my Social Media workshop with Tom Trimbath. In a nutshell, I want to ask a poignant question to cooks, readers, food enthusiasts, and people who like to eat- “What if we poached eggs instead of rhinos?” Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 94: What If We Poached Eggs Instead of Rhinos?
Within 24 hours, I have visited the Beer Bar in Bayview Corner called the Taproom twice already and have had a wonderful experience both times. However, both times had nothing to do with the food or drinks consumed. It was the atmosphere and feelings afterward that made the Taproom so memorable. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 86: Tales From the Taproom
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
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
I had a great day with the hubby exploring Portland one last time before we move next Sunday. It was one last chance to experience some of the things we have enjoyed about living in Oregon, and either can’t or won’t have the opportunities to experience once we are on Whidbey Island. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit-Day 42: Last Chance in Portland
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
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