Here’s how I navigate the intersectionality of my desire to eat Healthy-available/affordable-delicious/comforting foods: GF Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberry-Maple-Chia Compote I got a bag of Gluten Free pancake mix from the food pantry. that’s certainly better for me than if it was wheat based, but pre-prepared ones are full of ridiculously refined ingredients like tapioca starch, and are a blood sugar nightmare, not to mention devoid … Continue reading Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberry-Chia-Maple Compote- a Teaching Recipe to Improve the Nutritional Profile of Your Meals
I don’t just not follow recipes because of laziness or whatever; I am radically *anti*recipe. I’m anti-recipe b/c following recipes disconnects us from our knowing, or even the possibility of knowing. Preparing foodstuffs is a relationship like any other; you must ask the ingredient how much of it is needed, etc. It is your partner, learn how to please your partner and what it likes … Continue reading Don’t Follow Recipes!
In Praise of Real Food~ I remember once at a professional training, a colleague who came from a lower socio-economic background, took a bite of an organic, local apple slice from the snack table and proclaimed, “damn! this is what an apple is supposed to taste like? I didn’t even think I liked apples!” He had grown up on cheap, mass-produced apples– you know the … Continue reading The Highs and Lows of Food Bank Eating and the Synergistic Benefits of Feeding the Poor Well
People of the Pacific NW, White Salmon edition~ Why It’s Important to Give Your Neighbors Baskets of Garden Tomatoes With Red Checkered Cloths- Molly is barking her head off at someone I can’t see past the tall fence and plants. I tell her, “No es bueno!” and whoever is passing by gives a little laugh. A few seconds later the person calls at the gate … Continue reading Why It’s Important to Give Your Neighbors Baskets of Garden Tomatoes With Red Checkered Cloths
RASPBERRY CHIA OAT BARS I’ve been craving sweets lately. I miss being able to go to a coffee shop a few times a week and order a fancy coffee drink and nibble a decadent bakery treat. But my days of being able to plunk down $10 for an afternoon treat are long gone, and even if I could still afford it, as my health requires … Continue reading Raspberry Chia Oat Bars- recipe