Tag: Vegetables

Budgeted Eats Recipe: Shakshuka

Reading Time: 5 minutes A couple of years ago I had brunch with a friend on Newbury Street. I’m a big proponent of trying new things when dining out because the hope is that the chef knows the perfect preparation and that it’s something I can try to recreate on my own. I tried Shakshuka, also spelled shakshouka at […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Traditional or Organic? You should wash your produce regardless.

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’ve talked before about the purpose of organic – it’s about community health, not consumer health. However, lower pesticide use or utilization of different pesticides doesn’t mean that bacteria is non-existent.

Rinsing can help eliminate debris from produce and some bacteria, but a vinegar solution may be more effective for certain kinds of bacteria.

Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Spread (~4 servings)

Reading Time: 3 minutes A friend of mine is doing Whole 30 because she has some concerns digestively. I have nothing against an elimination diet when used appropriately. There are other diets like FODMAP that eliminate a kind of food and have an introductory period to help the individual determine what foods may or may not be leading to […]

Recipe: Squash Soup

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last December, I had been experimenting with soup because that’s comfort in winters in New England. I mean, really, soup is just comfort anyway. I had played with Broccoli Cheddar soup that had been inspired by Panera, except I was really trying to not give myself a stomach ache.  The recipe was a hit and […]

Recipe: Shredded Steak Tostadas

Reading Time: 3 minutes As warmer weather is approaching, we’re shifting how often we use the oven. It doesn’t matter if you have air conditioning, the oven turned on in the late spring and summer makes for a really warm kitchen. We cook a lot of things stove top, use our George Foreman or go outside and grill. For […]

A week in review – week 3 of the reverse diet

Reading Time: 8 minutes Yesterday marked the last day of my third week reversing my diet since the Cutler Classic. To say this week was easy would be a lie, but to say it was hard would be a stretch too. At the beginning of the week I was traveling for work. Just like prep, I researched what was […]

Recipe: sweet pumpkin spice butternut squash

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sweet potatoes, pumpkins and squash are essentially relatives, so why not treat them similarly? I understand that many squashes have distinct flavors such as acorn squash being a little more nutty, but butternut squash I believe has a lot of diversity. I’m going out on a limb to say that I think there are two […]