There really isn’t anything quite as comforting as a hot, creamy porridge for breakfast. In our house, making this with real oats is a rare treat. Most often, we’ll make grain-free versions. Here, I’ll cover the healthiest and yummiest ways to make both.
Frittata is a real-food version of a pantry-meal. It takes no planning if you have a well stocked freezer and a dozen eggs. It’s delicious, nutritious, and you can really put in whatever you have handy. It works for dinner (nice paired with an easy green salad), or is a great lunch, brunch or breakfast. (I’m actually snacking on leftover frittata as I type this.) And it’s especially good with mimosas, right CrossFit Woodbridge Ladies?! Read the rest of this entry »
Don’t you love summer veggies? If you garden or belong to a CSA, or even shop at a Farmer’s Market and can’t resist a good deal, your kitchen may be overflowing with some of summer’s most prolific producers. Here are some new ways to prepare them.
Joel Salatin once said something to the effect of, “The only reason we lock our cars in the summer is to keep our neighbors from putting their overabundance of zucchini squash in there.”
Yes, when it rains, it pours – especially when it comes to zucchini production. Zucchini season is a kind of shock and awe growing season. It seems each morning you step out to find a full-grown squash where one did not exist the day before. And should you not check for a few days… well, then you come out to find smooth, green baseball bats or bowling pins in your garden. Read the rest of this entry »
Hopefully you remember when we began talking about anti-nutrients. Today we’ll continue that discussion by focusing on how you can overcome the anti-nutrients in one of our favorite breakfast foods: Oats.
Oats, or Avena sativa, are a hardy cereal grain and are a concentrated source of fiber (in fact, they have the most soluble fiber of any grain) and nutrients such as manganese, selenium, tryptophan, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin B1 (thiamin), magnesium, protein, vitamin E, zinc, copper and iron. Read the rest of this entry »
This week has NOT gone as planned. I mean, they never do, but this week is really off. It’s Thursday, and I haven’t done a meal plan at all this week (usually done on Sunday nights), AND I haven’t been to the grocery store this week (good thing we don’t get much there anymore). So, we’ve been living out of our pantry and freezer, and I’ve been coming up with meals as I go. Last night we had a family favorite that you should always have at the ready for days when things don’t go as planned: Quiche! Read the rest of this entry »
Nothing beats a fresh, juicy orange. My wonderful neighbor, Kerry, recently brought me back some fresh Florida oranges. Although we’re just beginning our real growing season up here in Virginia, did you know that we’re closer to the end of Florida’s orange growing season? In fact, peak production is in December!
Why They Are So Good
I thought I’d share a couple of things that have been cookin’ over at our house lately. Of course, it takes more time to write out my own recipes, so today I’ll just share some things I’ve borrowed from others, with comments, of course. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »