So, turns out you guys are pretty indecisive… Everyone voted for more than one recipe, and in the end I was left with a seven-way tie! Oh, well… it’s really not such a bad problem to have. Here’s the first of the “winners.”
Okonomiyaki is a Japanese dish. From what I understand it has regional variations, and traditional Japanese cooks have their own special methods and additions. I will share what works for us, but feel free to be creative with this; the name literally means “as you like it!” It is basically a big pancake with meat and a delicious sauce – lots of room for adjustments! Read the rest of this entry »
This is one of my absolute favorite spring and summer meals. It is based on a recipe found here at Divine Health.
Now, why can’t I just leave well enough alone? Well, one, that’s not how I roll. But reason number two is a goodie: You may remember us talking about how certain vegetables should not be consumed raw. As a crucifer, cabbage is one of those veggies. Making a raw slaw would mean that the cabbage would still contain goitrogenic chemicals (chemicals that block the production of thyroid hormones in your body). Thyroid issues are becoming more and more prevalent, and the thyroid, once damaged, can be very difficult to repair. I really don’t want to mess with it. Read the rest of this entry »
Canned Salmon: Why and How to Buy
Canned salmon is the ultimate convenient nutritional powerhouse. It is full of vitamins and minerals, along with wonderful Omega 3 fatty acids. There are many kinds of salmon; the most often canned are pink and red sockeye. Both are excellent choices. Read the rest of this entry »
Who doesn’t love stir-fry? No, really, who? Because that would be insane. Thinly sliced pieces of meat, lots of veggies, yummy sauce… Stir-fry can be a fancy romantic meal for two, a great last-minute weeknight dinner, or just a way to use up random things in the your fridge.
The secret to making great stir-fry out of just about anything you have on hand is to understand the method first. Read the rest of this entry »
One thing I’m always looking to add to my kitchen repertoire is a good fish recipe. I think most fish is delicious when ordered in a restaurant; At home it’s more like… edible.
But here’s a recipe, adapted from Organic Gardening magazine, that tastes (and presents) like a fine-dining special. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »