They say that spring is a time of new beginnings. For me, the entire last year has been full of new beginnings.
Sneaky, undetectable veggies are my fave. As far as I can tell, most folks who like to eat healthy also like the taste and texture of all veggies and actually enjoy salad (shudder). It begs the question: why aren’t there more people like me who care about their health but are honest about hating healthy food most of the time? I would ALWAYS rather eat cheese and bread than, well, anything. But if I did, I’d feel like garbage 24/7. And I’m not trying to feel like garbage 24/7. Continue reading
What’s so great about eating local, seasonal produce? Oh, let me count the ways. Local means it hasn’t traveled as far which means less fuel and more nutrients. Did you know that fresh fruits and veggies start losing nutrients as soon as they are picked? Seasonal means that you can grow it naturally, outside. Less electricity, more nutrients. Finally, support your local farmers, man! Farming is a noble, intelligent, beautiful profession. Let’s keep it that way. Continue reading
Despite the fact that I’m not much of a dessert gal, I just can’t resist fresh foraged blackberries. Seattle summers are the best and blackberries are one reason why. This warm, homey dessert is a great way to enjoy some of the last fruits of the season. Continue reading
This is one installment in a series of posts about my attempt to curb my crazy grocery shopping habit. Click the link for The $50 a Week Grocery Challenge to read my other posts!
In which I,
- Break down and go to Trader Joe’s for wine and snacks! (BTW, I’m totally back on the coffee and wine train because, well, isn’t it obvious?)
- Grill stuff!
- Give you ideas!
- Come in under budget!
- Try a new cookbook!
- And, tell you everything I’ll be making this week!
Have you ever asked someone if they like running and gotten a lukewarm reply like, “it’s ok, I do it occasionally.” It seems people either HATE running or are somewhat obsessed with it. As with most things, I swing back and forth between the two extremes.
Grocery shopping has been, for me, an expensive and somewhat wasteful hobby. I will not tell you how much money I typically spend on groceries. It is too shameful, especially considering there are only two humans in this household. For awhile now, I have needed to get my “hobby” under control. Continue reading
In the spring of 2012, I was inspired by vegan friends and the film Forks Over Knives to eliminate all animal products from my diet. Writing eat food. began as a way to share my journey and hold myself accountable to the new choices I was making in my diet and life. To develop knowledge and skills, I completed a certificate in plant-based nutrition through Cornell University online and began assisting at vegan cooking classes through PCC Natural Markets. What my foray into veganism turned out to be, though, was the beginning of a much larger journey. Continue reading
I’ll get to the recipe in a minute but first I have an important announcement: I’ve given up coffee. Yes, you heard me, I, Sara Hendrickson, coffee drinker of nearly 15 years (and I’m only 27) is coffee-free going on 3 DAYS. I can’t believe I’m actually doing it but I must say that I feel excellent. I haven’t had any alcohol either and my goals are to stay off the coffee forever (tea instead–I’m doing the green tea thing now) and wait till I get to Paris on October 4th before I have any wine or other booze. Continue reading
It’s hard to argue with a dinner that takes 20 minutes from start to finish. Light and barely requiring any heat application whatsoever, this couscous dish is perfect for summer.