Whole Grains

Sustainability revisited

Posted by on September 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Sustainability is one of those  words that invites discussion. I’m not thinking about environmental policy or continuous business improvement. Or even the source of our seafood. What I’m playing around with these days is how to sustain the commitment to healthy eating day by day while juggling the realities of work and family. We got off […]

A lose-lose proposition, resolved

Posted by on October 23, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I’ve been away for a while. You see, my husband and I decided to take a class in anti-inflammatory nutrition back in June. Little did we know it would be a LIFE-CHANGING experience. Beyond the fact that I dropped 11 pounds and my husband lost 20, we’ve been looking at our dinner plate in a […]

Shifting into better health with an anti-inflammatory eating plan

Posted by on June 18, 2011 at 10:21 pm
50/50 = Frittata & berries

I’ve been MIA on the blog but it doesn’t mean I haven’t been cooking.  First I drifted away because I simply was bored with food.  I started relying on Everyday Food, the monthly Martha Stewart magazine, to do the thinking for me. Meals were just okay , not much to report. Then, I heard about […]

Redemption through mac ‘n cheese

Posted by on May 9, 2011 at 10:10 pm

I’ve skipped posting our eats here for two weeks. The kitchen scene honestly has been challenging, due to busy schedules, and I’ve been well … bored culinarily (what a concept!). It’s not that I ducked out the kitchen entirely. I tried to motivate myself. Explorations included: Ginger lime cod in a bowl — a twist on […]

Tofu takes a turn on the rim

Posted by on April 6, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Sneaking tofu into Whole Grain Wednesday’s warm quinoa salad with shrimp and asparagus didn’t work out so well. “Mom, here’s the thing.  It has no taste.” Son #1 was carefully parking the fried tofu squares along the rim of his plate. “Don’t listen to him. It’s delicious!” declared my husband, ever the supportive voice at […]

Whole grain intentions fall flat

Posted by on March 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm
Pork loin w/mustard seed crust

Last fall I came up with the idea of a theme for each weeknight meal to help inspire creativity in meal planning.  Overall, the plan works but some weeks it’s just too much effort to get inspired on Whole Grain Wednesday. I actually soaked a cup of wheat berries with the goal of working them […]

A kid-pleasing meal plan derailment

Posted by on March 17, 2011 at 8:23 am
Enchiladas w/bulgur salad

Just as I was feeling so proud of a grief-free Meatless Monday, we fell off the meal plan on Tuesday. A poor night’s sleep the night before drove me to Costco in search of  new pillows. There we stood at 6 p.m., cart loaded with memory foam and synthetic down options plus red microfiber for […]

Easy posole for hump day

Posted by on February 7, 2011 at 11:05 pm

In my college days Wednesday was routinely observed as Hump Day — as if life was so challenging that we had to celebrate the week’s mid-point. Most weeks Hump Day was a reason to leave campus for an all-u-can-eat spaghetti feed at a local tavern.  Just the change of scenery made the trip to town […]

Quarrels over quinoa

Posted by on January 19, 2011 at 9:46 pm

“I can’t eat that.” Son #1 stared at his plate, outright defiant. “But it’s an ancient grain grown 12,000 feet above sea level!” I explained, relishing every bite of the quinoa with grilled zucchini, red peppers, garbanzo beans and cumin. “No. You keep making all these meals from other places. South Korea, Antarctica, the Andes.”  […]

JIT cooking serves up mixed results

Posted by on January 16, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Searching for a recipe on my iPhone is a culinary gamble. I’m always delighted to find an appealing recipe while standing in the grocery aisle. Those apps for Epicurious, Whole Foods and Big Oven can be just the ticket when time is short. (As in last week when I scored with a quick artichoke and […]