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?
Sometimes I come across “deals of a lifetime” and I get completely suckered in. I’d like to brush off my naive notions to “trying new things”, but the fact of the matter is when it comes to food and health products, I am one of the most gullible customers on earth. So, when I saw a deal of getting “farm fresh complete meals” (with protein, vegetables, and even spices included) advertised “for Freeland” I assumed it was a local company and I’d be getting a couple of awesome meals delivered to my door. I entered the coupon and got the large package (to feed a family of 4) because, well, some of you have met my husband. He’s not fat, not by any stretch of the imagination, but that boy can EAT. So I wanted to be sure I got a big enough meal to satisfy his appetite. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 91: Fresh Across the Country
Last year at this time, I was just getting ready to move to Oregon, but I was also planning for my container garden I wanted for out balcony. I had bought several seed packets of various spices, but also kale, green bell peppers, and of course, zucchini, because you can never go wrong with zucchini.
By June I had several small seedlings that were promising to be productive and prosperous. I had divided them into several larger pots, purchased plant food and kept my fingers crossed that I would soon be enjoying the fruits of my labor. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 83: Of Worms and Bees
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
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
Here on Whidbey Island, Earth Day isn’t just a day event, nor just a week event. On Whidbey Island, the whole month of April is dedicated to the earth and ocean, which explains the plethora of “green” and “environmental” activities and events taking place all over the island. One special event was a film series on environmental issues and the movie playing tonight sparked a great deal of interest in me. It was called “Global Meltdown” starring Bill Nye, but it didn’t just discuss the issue of Climate Change, it delved into the issue of Climate Change Grief. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 75: Climate Change Grief
I have personal feelings about the Oregon Zoo, I’m a little jilted if I can be honest. But putting personal frustrations aside, I love the zoo. I think a great amount of conservation and education happens at the zoo, and it’s where I was inspired to create EarthFit, so this being my last week in Oregon, I decided to have one last trip to the Oregon Zoo and check out all the aspects that correlate well with EarthFit. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 45: EarthFit at the Zoo
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 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
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