Sunday, February 27, 2011

What's Cooking?

This Oscar evening turned into a couple hours of cooking up a storm in this kitchen.  At times it was two chefs jockeying for a spot at the cutting board and spice rack, but we have come a long way in cooking together in one kitchen.  On my agenda:  Borscht Soup (In honor of Oscar Red), Cucumber Soup, and Salmon.  On the hubby's agenda:  Organic Whole Chicken Barbeque, Grass Fed Steak, and Steel Cut Oatmeal.  In addition, I made a couple very colorful salads, packaged ingredients for Turkey/Cucumber/Tzatziki wraps and packed our bags full for lunches for a few days ths week.

Our new food scale, so when a recipe says 5 lbs of beets I can figure out what the mean~

Cut the greens off, rinse and scrub

Peel Boiled Beets.  Notice I am wearing an (old) apron because beets bleed!

Aren't they gorgeous!

I had two soups going at one time, a first for me.

My work space, looks chaotic in this snap, but you will see the recipe stand, cutting board and knifes which all get a lot of use these days.
Hard to get an in pot action shot because of the steam.

Serious Cook and Freeze Session in the works

Lunches will be healthy this week ~  (The right is cucumber soup)


Saturday, February 26, 2011

First Post

Aah the pressure of the first post ~
I've been putting this blog together in my head for about a month, and now that I have it all set up, it is time get rolling.  I think I will start of with an exerpt from the introduction in "Power Foods;"  which i have only read the first few pages of, and can't wait to dive into the recipes. 

The foods we eat have an enormous impact on our health, our well-being, and even our mood.  In that sense, food has incredible power: the power to increase and sustain energy; the power to heal.

But health food has gotten a bad rap.  People tend to think of it as bland and boring. A lot of people don't realize that Delicous and Nutritous can actually go together, and that healthy eating doesn't have to be challenging.  Simply centering your diet around seasonal prduce, lean proteins, and whole grains will boost your vitality, change your body, and improve your well-being.  Healthy eating should become less about rules and restrictions and more about learning to approach cooking in a new way, so that you feel nourished and recharged.  (Power Foods, 150 delicious recipes with the 38 healthiest ingredients from the editors of whole living magazine, foreword by Martha Stewart)

Well those weren't my words but they strike me as very profound.  I have really come to love eating healthy and can't wait to share tips and tricks with you.

Remember, if You Eat Well, You will Feel Well, and You will Play Well ~