There are a lot of different nutrition ideas rolling around. One of the more popular now is the anti grain movement, where folks shun things like wheat and rice even when a medical condition isn’t in play. I’m not necessarily a member of this camp, but I am a firm believer in getting more cruciferous veggies into my diet, so the idea of cauliflower fried rice was appealing.… Continue reading
If you’re plant based or vegan, the one excuse that you hear all the time from people for not being plant based is “bacon”. Typically the conversation is, “plants are nutritious, and meet all the requirements for maintaining the health of your body”, the response to which is “But bacon”. For some reason people love their bacon. Well, let me assure you, you can go vegan and still get your bacon fix with options like this tempeh bacon. I’ve done and seen many other types of vegan bacon, but this one is pretty easy and hits all the notes for smokey and savory. So the next time bacon is the response, hit’em with a piece of this tempeh (not literally of course). The piggies will thank you.
I didn’t know about it until recently, but apparently black eyed peas are the beans of the New Year season. Rumor has it the peas represent pennies or coins, and are served with collard greens to represent money and cornbread to represent gold.… Continue reading
If you like aromatic dishes, then this recipe is for you. For me, there’s something comforting when you cook with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom. They make the house smell “healthy”, for lack of a better word. Of course these spices are chock full of anti-oxidents, so their aroma fits, and the olfactory sense is a big player in the way things taste.… Continue reading
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Everyone’s probably heard the phrase “go with your gut feeling”. I don’t think you can watch any cop show produced in the past 20 years and not hear this, or some similar phrase. It’s usually meant to indicate using intuition to get to an answer you couldn’t logically reason out.
While shopping in one of the Indian Markets the other day, the proprietor of the store gave me a samosa he had made for folks to sample. Let me say, that was one yummy potato and pea pie. The cinnamon, cumin, curry, chili, ginger, and all the other spices were incredible.… Continue reading
My back yard is a mountain. Well, I guess technically not a mountain, but it’s a big hill. Well, not big, but definitely steep. Going up it is a chore, and mowing it is a struggle. But I’m not complaining, because first, it gives the back yard character; second, when you get to the top you have an amazing view; and third, my husband usually mows it, not me (he needs the exercise anyway, ;)).… Continue reading
They say when the only tool you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail. Yesterday I posted a recipe for a vegan smokey coconut bacon, and I had a little extra left over. Since I’d already done the traditional BLT thing, the next obvious most common use for ‘bacon’ is on baked potatoes.… Continue reading
I eat a lot of garlic. I probably go through a full garlic head every 4 to 6 days, and that doesn’t include garlic powder. I love raw garlic the best. At this point you’re probably saying “I’m glad we met over the internet.” Most people don’t know that garlic is the strongest anti-cancer food you can eat (source).… Continue reading