These pics and meals come from dad’s cooking class. They are easy and absolutely delicious. It’s amazing how just getting used to and embracing the tastes of salt and fat makes a meal that much more enjoyable.
- Steak, thinly sliced
- Cabbage, shredded into long strips
- Carrots, shredded into long strips
- Celery, shredded into long strips
- Grass-Fed Butter
To Make Thinly slice meat. Shred the vegetables, this will make it easy to eat with chopsticks. Heat butter in a skillet on medium heat. Toss in the vegetables and toss. Lastly toss in the meat. Salt to taste. Serve, it is actually that easy and it was Continue reading
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I know who are wonderfully what these are and how do you pronounce this. They are pronounced, ‘gooey-duck’. They are a type of large clam. Naturally I saw them on a cooking show, and the name stuck in my head. My curiosity got the best of me so I decided to do some digging. I do have to admit I didn’t necessarily find the information I was looking for, but I realized I’d seen it on Anthony Bourdain and Bizarre Foods.
I know they don’t look that appealing, but supposedly they are quite delicious, Asian cultures have really taken a fancy with them (notably China and Japan). Here though they’re still a delicacy or a Northwest tradition. Oh yeah, that’s where they harvest geoduck, along the Northwest coast of Washington, Oregon, Alaska and British Columbia. There is also a lot of controversy surrounding this mollusk (think of it a large clam), from poaching to farming to sustainability. I however was Continue reading
This actually comes from my father (I think they may be one of the first if not the first things that he has written for the blog) with a little inspiration from Miguel Ruiz:
Food is love and when we enjoy our food, when we really taste it it and feel the texture, it is one of the most sensual experiences we can have. There is so much love in the action of eating, and if we use a new mantra every time we eat, we increase the pleasure. The mantra is just one sound: mmmm. If we practice loving our food every time we eat, soon it becomes a habit. It becomes a ritual that we use to give our thanks to express our love and to receive love without resistance.
This week we’ve started to doing kettlebells outside with mom’s classes (the Love My Kettlebells on the middle right side), but dad and I always did our kettlebells at the park in Colorado or we were hiking out in the wilderness somewhere. Besides it being absolutely gorgeous right now, there are some other benefits to going outside
- More workout in less time. Yep if you’re short on time you’re better to hit the pavement than the gym. You exert more. I hate running on treadmills to start, but I definitely get more out of my sprints if I’m outside. Plus you have to adapt more. Can you run downhill on a treadmill? This adaption let’s you work and strengthen more muscles, and your joints. Just think of it like vitamins or really anything synthetic or man-made, are you going to get as good a workout on a simulation or the real thing? I like to be outside I vote for real.
- More likely to stick to it. They show that those who exercise outdoors, exercise longer and more often. Continue reading
This beautiful lady is my dear friend Mary Auten. She recently completed the Mini in Indianapolis and I wanted to share her experience participating as a fat-burner versus competing as a sugar burner. Here are her own words:
My experiences this year at the 500 Mini Marathon as a Fat-Burner was like flying. Being a Fat-Burner gave me the ease and confidence of pacing myself and finishing strong with no fear of ever “hitting the wall.”
“Run with your Heart instead of your legs.” Inspirational quote from the bck of a T-shirt participating in the Mini.
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/8 tsp baking powder
- 4 egg whites
- 2 tbsp coconut milk
- coconut oil
To Make: Heat coconut oil on a medium heat in a large flat skillet. mix all the ingredients, I added parsley too. Pour into the skillet making sure it spreads out nice and thin. Flip very gently. Meanwhile cook eggs. Layer tortilla with eggs and homemade salsa. Go breakfast burrito!
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I confess I am a bit of a freak, I have been wanting to get my hands on some chicken’s feet. Hear me out on this one, I have good reasons. I regularly make bone broths. I believe they’re a great source of trace minerals, but also they are soothing and healing to the gut. The modern diet and gluten intolerance’s tears the gut up, literally they call it Leaky Gut. Do you want the stuff in your intestines squeezing out into the rest of your body? Gross. I believe my grandpa with his Celiac’s really should use more broths. I have only gotten one batch of really gelatinous broth (further testament to the freak I am is that I celebrated and showed everyone how proud and happy I was about my jiggly broth), and that was with oxtail (which of course my farmer didn’t have anymore of when I was ready for another batch). Cue in chicken feet and my eagerness to get my hands on some. They make a bomb gelatinous broth.
What does this mean for your health and why am I so excited about lumpy broth? Collagen is the key word here. Raise your hands if you want functioning joints and beautiful skin. Broth made with feet has the amino acids (proline, glycine and hydroxyproline) which are vital for collagen production. Gelatin is derived from Continue reading