You are so busy, I know. We value healthy food, we value shopping local and organic, we value our families, but we have no damn time. Ever. So because of this, I am basically in a love affair with my Instant Pot. You should know this about me by now. It is an
Unless you have lived under a rock for the last decade, you are fully aware of the diet super-fad "gluten free". I think one of the only good things to come out of this way of eating is the resurrection of the spaghetti squash, now available anywhere, and more or less year round.
Everyone loves salty, smokey goodness. Everyone… even vegans. This is why tempeh bacon and soy ham exist. However, these are not soy, no sir. These are pastured ham hocks. Cured, smoked, and perfect. They actually remind me of babi guling that I ended up needing to eat far too many times in Bali. I
We live in a beautiful day in age where we have the technology to coax nutrition from Central Oregon soil year round, and Rainshadow Organics has become so good at reading the ground and finding what it will produce. This intuition has led to a winter bounty of roots and hearty greens. One of
There are so many vegetables that get overpowered so easily. Delicate in texture, flavor, or both, it can be challenging to let them stand up and sing. To me, fennel bulb is one of those things. Fragrant and formidable in its raw state gives way to a lightly flavored complexity with toothsome texture that
Thanksgiving is always so fun! Family comes together which makes us equally elated and ready to pull our hair out, the air is crisp, and we are primed and ready to pack on the pounds.... Or we're about to, so we might as well embrace it. I mean, we don't even have to think
I love that Rainshadow had so many squash growing in so many places on the farm that they had to conduct The Great Squash Tasting. This may be helpful next year, but for now, I ended up with something oddly gorgeous; dark green with white speckles and stripes and deeply orange flesh. I was
When the days are long and warm, it is nice to have something cool and refreshing. And who doesn't love sushi? You? I don't believe it. Well, for you, we can add grilled steak or chicken. It's still awesome. I started making these poke style burritos when I lived on Maui, and
Comfort food can truly be a labor of love! Sometimes you get this wild idea that your Primal French Onion Soup really will be WAY better with traditional sourdough croutons... Aaaand you decide this at 6 pm. I'm actually laughing as I type this. My college finals brain is firing on
I am always cold. All year. I wear a jacket in July. Did I mention I really miss living in Hawaii? I even ordered Beef Bourgoignon in 80 degree heat over there all the time. So, it goes without saying, I need warm hearty comfort food this time of year or I'll die. Truly.