100 Ways of EarthFit-Day 42: Last Chance in Portland

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

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 34: All or Nothing

I recently finished a book called “Veganist” by Kathy Freston, and I felt the urge to share some of my insights while listening to the book.  The subtitle of “Veganist” is”Lose Weight, Get Healthy, and Change the World”.  Wow, it sounds like this book is right up my alley!  I was very open minded about the idea of going vegan, and even agree with the author’s philosophy of “leaning” into the new lifestyle.   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 34: All or Nothing

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 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

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

Thug Kitchen- Eat Like You Give a Frack!

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.well educated sailor

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!

Take a Stand: Bluefin Tuna Edition

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