Almond Crusted Snapper

There are very few foods that I associate with summer more than fish and chips. It’s a bit messy but it was always our go to choice for picnics on the beach when I was growing up. Having to fend off the seagulls and getting sand in some bites was all part of the fun. The downside is that fried, processed flour (used in the outside breading) is one of the worst things we can put in our bodies from a nutritional point of view. Continue Reading →

Grilled Ginger Lime Halibut

I like cooking with halibut because it is a really dense, heavy fish in texture but the flavor is so light that it completely takes on whatever marinade or sauces you put with it. It is a more expensive fish but it is very nutritious, being high in B vitamins (including the hard to get B12), vitamin A, and the minerals phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Continue Reading →

Greek Salad Skewers

I love Greek salad, it is one of my favorite dishes on a warm evening but it can be kind of awkward to eat, especially in restaurants when they leave huge cuts of vegetables to be fancy… although I think it is secret laziness at the root of that trend. I needed some snacky food for a girls evening and I wanted something that would be easy to eat but was still healthy and fresh. When you skewer a salad it turns into easily controllable finger food, Continue Reading →

Slow Cooker Bone Broth

This stuff is liquid gold for our insides. I like to make it in a slow cooker instead of on the stove because I find that less evaporates and you end up with more broth at the end. The bones add high levels of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, protein and collagen- all essential for our own bone, joint, skin and hair strength. The particular protein it contains is in the form of amino acids called proline and glycene. Continue Reading →

Guerrilla Gardening

I think that one of the root causes of the obesity epidemic and skyrocketing rates of diseases caused by poor lifestyles (like diabetes and cardiovascular disease) is our general disconnection from the food we eat. We go to the store and it is all packaged very prettily, the vegetables have little to no dirt, the meats are quite indistinguishable from their original forms, free of feathers and all their other parts, nuts and seeds are already shelled and beans are free from their husks. Continue Reading →