One of the best ways to ensure success with your grain-free meal planning is to learn a few key substitutions. This is especially important for those of you doing the Whole Life Challenge. You may find you like these replacements even better than the originals! 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.
One of my favorite childhood memories is of our first crop of corn. We had just moved from Queens, a borough of New York City, out to Long Island. We had this gigantic yard – the kind only millionaires have on Long Island nowadays – and the back fifth or so my parents made into a vegetable garden. We grew carrots and radishes, pumpkins and spaghetti squash, tomatoes and green beans. But the darling of the garden was the corn, and nothing could compare to that very first crop.
Knowing a bit more about gardening now, I realize what corn does to the soil, and how you have to amend it. I know subsequent crops are never going to provide you with the richness and health of that first year on virgin soil, full of nitrogen and healthy microbes.
But corn robbing the soil of nutrients isn’t the only problem with which organic gardeners and farmers need to contend. Read on to learn about the challenges – and IMPORTANCE – of growing organic corn, along with some yummy recipes! Read the rest of this entry »
Oh, delicious asparagus. Those of you who grow your own know that it’s worth the multi-year investment to get those freshly picked, delicious young shoots. (As a perennial, asparagus will return each year but for it’s first two, or usually three, years cannot be harvested.)
Health Benefits of Asparagus
The nutritional benefits are almost too many to list. Read the rest of this entry »
As promised, I’m going to provide you with some delicious dressing recipes for the gorgeous salad you are now growing. (You did plant your lettuce seeds, right?)
But first, let’s talk about…
Why Salad is So Good for Us
Most of us know that veggies and leafy greens do our bodies good. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve begun moving the site to my 0wn domain! I’m very excited about this change but, like any change, it is hard, and overwhelming. But hopefully after vacation I will return with a clear head and then all of this code will suddenly make sense to me.
Please be on the lookout for an update after Thanksgiving!
Speaking of Thanksgiving, have a great one! If you don’t yet know what you’re bringing to the holiday feast, let me leave you with this simple and delicious recipe. It is a crowd pleaser! Read the rest of this entry »
Thank you for joining me for day three of the giveaway for Kate Tietje’s e-book In the Kitchen – Real Food Basics. And again, welcome to all of my new subscribers! I am so glad to have you all!
Do you know anybody who doesn’t like french fries? Me neither. In fact, making this one food at home could probably get your kids to throw their full support behind your Real Food lifestyle (at least for a day). Read the rest of this entry »
Kate Tietje’s In the Kitchen – Real Food Basics is a must-have, for both beginning and experienced Real Foodies. The first section explains the hows and whys, and is understandable and persuasive. (Hm… it would make a great gift for those friends and family members who can’t seem to be convinced of the need for a Real Food lifestyle!) The best thing is, it teaches you to make REAL, recognizable foods. Do you think you’ll have trouble convincing your kids to try pizza, ice cream or french fries? Of course not! And you can rest easy knowing that having prepared them yourself with Kate’s easy-to-follow recipes, you’re actually giving them healthy, nourishing food. Sounds like a win-win to me. Read the rest of this entry »