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Kitchen tools

July 1, 2015

tools

In the three years that this blog has been alive, I haven’t once divulged what tools you need to make all of the things I share with you. How rude.

I don’t feel that bad, though. Because to tell you the truth, you don’t need much. You’ve been told you do, but you don’t. Promise me you won’t get sucked under the tsunami of kitchen gadgets at Bed Bath & Beyond or Williams-Sonoma. Don’t fall for the gimmicks of the single-use item. I’m looking at you, egg slicer, strawberry huller, avocado slicer, banana slicer. How about…. just using a good knife? In my opinion, these aforementioned tools are ridiculous and a giant waste of money. I don’t believe you need them.

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Videos

VIDEO: How to sear fish

June 16, 2015

Hey everyone! So.  I have started a YouTube channel. I am beginning with very general how-to videos and I’ll progress to more involved topics as time goes on. In the meantime, check this one out!

Gluten free, Healthy, Mains - Meat, Paleo

Teriyaki poached salmon

May 21, 2015

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During my miniscule existence on this earth, I’ve learned that when I proclaim love for anything, there is only one prerequisite: that it loves me back. It can mean a partner, a friend, a couch, an action, a book. Food. Especially food. Food you eat should love you back, hard.

Most people don’t know what food loves them back. {Unless it’s obvious like eating a jar of nutella, then you will know immediately that it DOESN’T}. Figuring out which foods feel good for your body can be dumbfounding. Because books can’t answer that question. Most doctors can’t, either. The entire internet can’t. Trust me, I’ve searched. It’s not some buried treasure Agatha Christie-style mystery. It doesn’t live in the clusterfudge of differing opinions of the media and nutritionists. No one can answer this question for you.

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Gluten free, Healthy, Paleo

My favorite easy bolognese sauce

May 8, 2015

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I hesitated to call this the “best” bolognese sauce, because bolognese is a loaded word. Swoop over regions of Italy and kitchens of cooks and restaurants of chefs and you’ll get a clustereff of opinions and ingredients. This thick, meaty sauce is typically made from a variety of meats, aromatics, maybe some garlic, maybe some herbs, maybe some extra cured pig product, maybe a little white or red wine. It can be fussy and take becoming a slave to the pot on your stove. There is a time and place for this, of course. It’s crazy traditional to do so. But frankly, sometimes I’m not in the mood. What I’m always in the mood for is easy and good.

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Lifestyle

Hey, I’m here to inhabit space

December 17, 2014
space

Everyone on this planet has a calling.

Everyone. That means you, too.

Everyone is destined for something. Everyone is given a talent: a unique way to move and speak and think and feel as you navigate through the world. You do things in a way that no one else can.

No one.

No one can make other people feel the way that you make them feel.

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Lifestyle

What is healthy?

December 10, 2014
carrots

“Healthy” no longer holds meaning in my world. How can it when it’s thrown around haphazardly like a hacky sack? It’s been hard for me to break up with it. Everyday I get asked: “But is it healthy? Can I eat it all the time? What about just a tiny portion? What about just for breakfast? Or for dinner? Four hours before dinner? What if I eat it in secret, does it count? What about only on my cheat day? Can I have a cheat day?”

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Lifestyle

Raise your hand if you’re an emotional eater

November 4, 2014
strawberry

Mostly everyone on this planet enjoys food. “Mostly” because we all know that one insipid person who doesn’t. Who “just eats to survive.” Um. Yeah, gross. I’m familiar with this fact because one of these people is my ex-boyfriend. Obviously, I was doomed from the get-go.

Among the actual fun camp are the people who adore food and the experience of eating but can stop when they’ve had enough. They’re capable of leaving delicious food on plates and forks and bowls and it’s forgotten into oblivion. They recognize when they deem they’re good and immediately get back to doing whatever else they’re doing that has nothing to do with eating. Talking, engaging, picking stuff up on the floor, doing dishes, watching TV, working. Food and thoughts of it have left the building. Good for them.

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