I have a rule about unprocessed food: Whatever I buy gets eaten twice. The ripe figs dazzle me in my yogurt this morning, topped with toasted walnuts and honey. The rest will appear as tomorrow’s appetizer, broiled with goat cheese. My roasted chicken makes an elegant dinner, and then I shred the remains for salad the next day. It sounds rather gourmet, doesn’t it? But I haven’t planned it that way.
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I don’t know about you guys, but for me, cutting back on my sugar consumption was a process. Here are my five favorite tips for curbing a wicked sweet tooth.
Get the Official Guide to October Unprocessed! It’s a free PDF download that answers many of the most common questions about the challenge. But more than that, it’s got lots of great information on how to help you get the most from the challenge, ways to avoid common “speed bumps,” advice for specific dietary restrictions, and tons of other unprocessed goodness.
Having a well-organized kitchen will help you sooooooo much in carrying out your challenge. Hopefully you’ll be spending a lot of time in your kitchen during the month, so let’s start by turning it into an organized space you’ll love.
I know, I know: Holiday gift guides are lurking in just about everywhere corner of the internet these days. I’m adding my own list because, well, I just can’t resist! I really enjoy seeking out new/interesting/useful/pretty kitchen and cooking items, so I hope you’ll find something worthy in this list for your loved ones (or for yourself!).
Before you can change your habits, it helps tremendously to understand how habits work. Charles Duhigg, in his terrific book, The Power of Habit, describes it as a cycle with three distinct steps: the Cue, the Routine, and the Reward.
When you open your mind to new ways of using food, you also open the possibility to making simple, quick meals. Here are some ideas on how to think about your veggies in new ways…
It is no secret that the food industry is a master of deceptive marketing. Its liberty with the term “natural” (largely due to the Food and Drug Administration’s refusal to come up with a strict definition) has been covered extensively, as have countless examples of “healthwashing” that try to pass off highly processed and minimally nutritious offerings as wholesome. This time, I want to bring your attention to the many ways in which Big Food likes to concoct a false […]