Whereever I go, whenever I speak about ancient grains, inevitably someone will raise a hand and confess, with a sigh, “I’d love to eat better but I’m afraid whole grains take too much time to cook. I am too busy.” You know the feeling, don’t you?
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Jory brought her daughter into the kitchen as a way to keep her cuddly baby close while she went about her day, but it morphed into a fun way to spend time with her and introduce her to real, healthy food. Here are five unprocessed recipes that they now love to cook together.
Cooking for one doesn’t have to suck, and with the plan I’m showing you today you’ll be able to have fun in the kitchen while making easy, unprocessed meals. (These tips will help when planning for more people, too!)
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.
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.
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 wonderful 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…