Posted in August 2012

Wrap It Up!

Wrap It Up!

One of the things I noticed in giving up breads and grains was that most food you order out or make from recipes requires a “vessel”, or something to carry the food to your mouth.  Whether it’s a piece of bread or a pile of rice, most of us are use to eating something that … Continue reading

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Cooking with Sole!

Cooking with Sole!

I love Mondays because Sundays are market days and that means a lot of fresh food to cook with.  Here in Los Angeles, our farmers’ markets bring fresh and organic foods to neighborhood communities.  This weekend, I visited the fish monger and jumped on the Sole for $7.95 a pound.  A hearty portion set me … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Breakfast!

Happy Birthday Breakfast!

One of the greatest parts about turning my diet around was ditching those boring breads and trading them in for all the exciting foods I’ve ever wanted.  Today is my birthday and I celebrated first thing in the morning with a 6 mile run on the beach.  I never did that before on my birthday.  … Continue reading

Memories for Breakfast!

Memories for Breakfast!

Did you ever have that perfect dinner, with that perfect dish, and that perfect person to share it with?  And then, you even got to take a doggie bag home with just the right amount left for a snack?  I had a superb piece of salmon yesterday.  It was fresh, it was perfectly cooked and … Continue reading

Boil it!

Boil it!

Boiling is a great way to cook your veggies without too much effort.  Steaming is very similar but sometimes intimidates at-home cooks because it may require a different pot or insert.  Do not fret.  You can steam very easily without buying anything and using the pots you already have.  The difference between boiling and steaming … Continue reading

The Other RED Meat!

The Other RED Meat!

I believe the trick to maintaining a healthy diet is to keep changing your meals.  If you find yourself eating the same thing day after day, meal after meal, it can get boring and you will be more apt to go back to bad habits.  Let’s talk about your everyday choices for protein.  Under paleo, … Continue reading

Big Pile of Greens

Big Pile of Greens

Pick a green, any green, then eat a big pile of it.  Most of us reserve our salads for sides and lunches and I’ve met many that just don’t eat them at all.  My favorites are arugula and spinach, just for their versatility alone.  Pre-washed greens are available in most markets and are inexpensive enough … Continue reading

Mix and Match

Mix and Match

You’ve seen a lot of my food choices:  eggs, chicken, turkey, beef, shrimp, fish, spinach, arugula, okra, squash, beets, parsnips.  Now it is time to mix and match.  Try different combinations.  Most of my meals have less than 5 ingredients.  This morning, turkey breast tenders – sliced, okra – diced, garlic – minced, olive oil. … Continue reading

Bacon!

Bacon!

We all love bacon, but truthfully we eat too much of it.  Like prosciuto and other dried or cured meats, bacon contains loads of salt and sugar.  If it’s a non-negotiable thing for you or you indulge every once in a while, here are a few things to consider.  Under the paleo diet, you strive … Continue reading

High Heat!

High Heat!

A friend recently commented how great my photographs have been coming out, going as far to ask what kind of camera I’ve been using (iPhone).  He even said, “My food never looks like that.  How do you get everything so perfectly brown”?  My answer: high heat.  I find the most common practice among at-home cooks … Continue reading