Creative Food Combinations, Side Dishes, vegetables

Sautéed red cabbage and carrots with white vinegar

Hey everyone, So some of my posts are admittedly not the most in-depth but this was a modification to a HelloFresh meal that worked well for me, so I wanted to remember it for future reference. Just sautéed up some shredded red cabbage and chopped carrot in olive oil. Then, once it was soft, I… Continue reading Sautéed red cabbage and carrots with white vinegar

Cooking Tips

Better than Bouillon: great clarification!

Hey everyone, So I am (sort of) still running this blog... it's that I have so many other areas of life and health that I need to write about! But I am still, also, continuing my quest to be a more knowledgeable cook. I've recently discovered Better than Bouillon, and it certainly makes things easier… Continue reading Better than Bouillon: great clarification!

Nutrition Advice

Fascinating Guardian article on the drawbacks of the “clean eating” movement

I have wondered about some of the things the article mentions for a long time. The link Some quotes I liked: "Clean eating – whether it is called that or not – is perhaps best seen as a dysfunctional response to a still more dysfunctional food supply: a dream of purity in a toxic world.… Continue reading Fascinating Guardian article on the drawbacks of the “clean eating” movement

Nutrition Advice

New study finds that extra-virgin olive oil can help preserve memory and prevent dementia

In a study published online June 21 in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, the researchers show that the consumption of extra-virgin olive oil protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain -- classic markers of Alzheimer's disease. The Temple team also identified the mechanisms… Continue reading New study finds that extra-virgin olive oil can help preserve memory and prevent dementia

Creative Food Combinations, Cultural Cuisines, Dinner, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Dishes

Homemade Peanut Sauce

This is a peanut sauce recipe that I modified, after following the recipe that came in this Hello Fresh kit.  (It goes over a great lime-marinated beef and broccoli stir fry).  I thought their version came out a little too thin and heavy on the soy sauce flavor, so here how I'll make it if and… Continue reading Homemade Peanut Sauce

Side Dishes, Vegetarian Dishes, Veggies

Zucchini, Onion & Chickpea Side Salad with Arugula (Hello Fresh)

I thought this was a creative little side salad idea from Hello Fresh.  It actually came out super tasty. I can't give you the whole recipe here, but just so you get the idea: You start out by sauteeing the chopped onion and zucchini in olive oil, because they take the longest to cook: Then… Continue reading Zucchini, Onion & Chickpea Side Salad with Arugula (Hello Fresh)