Dinner for two. So one of my big issues is portion control. This is two fold - portion control in terms of how much I eat, as well as portion control when it comes to my cooking quantities. What can I say, I love food! And to be honest, you never know when your secretly going to have to feed an army, so better to be prepared, right? But really, this tendency of mine to over indulge and over prepare doesn’t play too well into my hope of becoming a conscious consumer. Meditation for the week - I must focus on reducing waste. I must focus on not being a piglet.
The truth of spring gardening in Colorado, my yard doesn't look pretty because it is all covered in plastic 🤣. . These beds already contain greens (green and lactino kale, mizuna, swiss chard, spinach, and an unknown Japanese green), peas, beets, edible flowers, and soon squash and cucumbers. . It actually snowed on Monday night/Tuesday morning which meant the tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and basils still aren't out in the beds yet. I might plant them tomorrow. It also meant we lost a big limb off the backyard tree 😭. . I could actually cover the pepper bed in plastic and should have just planted them but I got cold (har har) feet. I grow all but four tomato plants - which I use to try new heirloom varieties - every year and I have a mini freak out at the thought of loosing them to snow or hail in May.
On eating the R A I N B O W.🌈 # The advice to “eat the rainbow” is often used with kids. And while kids especially need a variety of foods in their diets, so do adults. # Fact. One of the simplest ways to ensure your body gets all of the nutrients it needs is to eat fruits and vegetables in the full spectrum of colors. Mother Nature has her own color-coding system, with different compounds creating different shades in our foods. For example, orange-hued fruits and veggies offer plenty of beta-carotene (a powerful antioxidant), plus vitamin A and often vitamin C. These nutrients support a host of body functions to help eyesight, immune function and healthy skin.🥕 # Keep a mental checklist, tracking how much red, orange, yellow, green, purple, and white plants you’ve eaten throughout the day, and choose accordingly at mealtime. Haven’t had any red yet? Opt for chicken salad on a bed of greens with fresh tomatoes, apples, and walnuts at lunch. Still running short on the entire spectrum by dinner-time? Throw together a stir fry that includes a vegetable of each color with a sustainably sourced protein of your choice. # Experimenting and trying different foods is essential to the creation of healthy habits, like cooking and being conscious of what you choose to put in your body. Reminding yourself to “eat the rainbow” can serve as a useful reminder to do just that. # Photo compliments of this weeks @misfitsmarket delivery. Ain’t it pretty? #eattherainbow#phytonutrients#healthyliving
Early summer eating. Trying to add more greens to everything to alkalise the body. Tonight was hot smoked salmon nicoise with spinach, steamed asparagus, new potatoes and an apple cider vinegar Dijon dressing. Was very tasty and hopefully brings me back to neutral after the cheeky glass of white wine and chocolate I ate after it 😂 It’s all about balance! #musttryharder#seasonalfood#earlysummer#seasonalyoga
Day 211 ⭐️ Make something 🥬 My daughter made rhubarb lemonade today. I am really trying to get some old ways of cooking back in the kitchen...this one was easy and recommendable. She (we) boiled 1 kg of rhubarb in two liters of water, with 300 grams of sugar. For five minutes. Turned the heat off, waited 25 minutes, then poured it into two bottles. We helped eachother, and she took the picture. It was nice...🧝♀️ #lowimpactmovement#makesomething#rhubarb#lemonade#children#time#localfood#seasonalfood
Great Taste ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Gorgeous day at the @guildoffinefood today judging with @ajsharpflavourfanatic, @thefoodmarketingexpert, @camden_grocer & Toby Hampton + meeting @ec_food_retail. As always, it was a great pleasure tasting so many new things and a few big winners ⭐️ A tip off from AJ was 1/2 off burrata @boroughmarket👍🏻brought back to thank my lovely friend @luciemorse with a quick salad of yellow tomatoes + flat peaches from @chegworthvalley. A drizzle of olive oil lemon sea salt. Summer feels like it is on it’s way ☀️
What makes us happy? Seeing a big stack of hot, fresh, gluten-free arepas on our plate, straight from the griddle. How can you tell if you’re biting into a good arepa? If it’s good enough to eat on its own, with nothing inside. ❤️ #costasarepas#arepas#glutenfree#nyceats
First of all, I will like to thanks my amazing team from the #gardentoplateproject @toms.taste @emilyreneeweiss and Carmen, you did an AMAZING JOB ❤️. Thank you so much, also to the Kansas University in Orvieto @serena.croce and to Graziella . At Last but not list to ALL the students. Grazie for the fun day xxx
C A C A O S U P P E R S .. 🍫 the first nomadic plant-based, raw cacao themed pop up is finally coming to London in collaboration with culinary school @plantacademyuk and restaurant @planthubuk ..🍫 we have 2 dates and 2 different EVENTS in Central London! Small intimate atmosphere, limited seats so make sure to check info & tickets on my BIO. Pss: these are one off events in London as the supperclub travels all over the world so make sure to grab tickets cos it's UNIQUE & won't be back soon! ..🍫Friday JUNE 21, 7pm @planthubuk @cacaosuppers Dining Experience:: 5 course meail ＋ elixir, sample menu is on my BIO (link) ..🍫 Saturday JUNE 22, 10.30- 3.30PM @plantacademyuk WORKSHOP:: Intro to cacao in sweet and savoury dishes .. 🍫 Curius about @cacaosuppers or want to collaborate? Check our website page on my BIO!
Curious about @cacaosuppers? . we have events coming up in Mallorca this Sunday and in London June 21 with culinary academy @plantacademy & plant-based restaurant @planthub - head over to cacaosupper's new website page to find out more . we are looking for collaborators for our next event in London so if you are a cacao supplier based in the UK and wants to be part of something awesome send me a DM and lets start a conversation!
Did you know? In Germany, eleven million tons of food get thrown away every year! Ethically as well as ecologically and economically this is a disturbingly high number. By reflecting what I buy and what I eat, I try to do my part in reducing that number. And besides meal planning and a conscious mind while grocery shopping, I also try to buy seasonal food from local farms and producers. And there are several reasons to consider buying local and seasonal: 1️⃣ the food is riper when it‘s harvested. I can usually taste this because the fruits and veggies have a richer smell and taste than the ones that came a long way. 2️⃣ more time to ripe also means more sun and therefore more nutrients (for example antioxidants). 3️⃣ seasonal products grow without fancy techniques and are cheaper than exotic fruits and veggies that come from far away. 4️⃣ the carbon dioxide footprint is smaller with regional and seasonal products because transport is short and easy. 5️⃣ I get to cook fresh instead of relying on fast food and pre cooked meals. It‘s also a meal plan full of variety because of the different seasonal groceries. I love getting my groceries at @marktschwaermer_kiel because I can pre-order online and still get to talk to the farmers and producers. I also love the variety I can choose from and knowing how fruits and veggies were produced and where the meat comes from. This week I ordered spinach, asparagus, salad, radish, yoghurt, eggs and meat and am really looking forward to great and (mostly) green meals 🥗 #phdlife#phdjourney#scienceeducation#naturelover#seasonalfood#regionalfood#buyregional#freshveggies#lesswaste#eathealthy#healthyfood#eatwell#mothernature
In memory of my dear friend Joanne Jemison Gallinghouse. You taught me so much. How to stand strong and handle adversity and pain with grace, how to laugh out loud with total abandon, and how to cook, create and and move freely and with confidence in the kitchen as a gracious hostess. I loved sharing and preparing beautiful food together with you and have many fond memories of traveling, eating and planning when and what our next meal would be. Even though your beloved brownies were from a box, (Ha! fooled us) today, and in your memory, I will spend time in my kitchen, thinking of you as I lovingly stir the chocolatey batter and make a batch of my favorite brownies in your honor. Mom's brownies for our Jo.