DIARY OF A CHEF AT HOME
a collection of holistic nutrition tips & tricks, plus many of Food on the Table's favourite recipes
Ok, I know I’ve said this before but this dish is a serious winner with my 4 year old. It’s true, he does like a lot of different foods but sometimes I’ll get a prominent “mmm….yummy mommy, I like this. You should put it in your cookbook!”
The holidays can leave many of us feeling a bit off track when it comes to the foods we eat. With the onslaught of parties, dinners, late nights, excessive sweets and increased alcohol consumption, it might leave us feeling heavier, sluggish, lower energy and feeding into a sugar addiction.
Oh the humble and simple cabbage. One of my favourite vegetables on this planet! You will often find one kicking around my kitchen in the form of coleslaw, kimchi, sauerkraut, in soups, stews or in this case a warm salad. This dense and hearty ball of tightly packed leaves comes in a variety of colours (red, green and purple) with smooth or wrinkled leaves.
Meatballs are a staple dish I often have kicking around in my freezer. They're perfect for those busy nights when I don't have time to prepare a full meal from scratch and as my son gets older those nights seem to be more frequent. I'll often double up on this batch, cook what I need for the evening then freeze the rest for several more meals or snacks. My boys seem to love them and everyone that's tried them has given them 2 thumbs up!
I'm sad to say that I recently received my last CSA (community supported agriculture)
box of the season. Such a treat it was to pick up my goods every Monday evening at our farmer's house a few minutes away. This season was bountiful due to the hot weather and beautiful, mineral rich soil on their farm along the Fraser river.
Broccoli is hands down one of my favourite veggies. There are many ways to prepare this delicious and hearty cruciferous veg and this one is up there.
One of my great joys in life is cooking! As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) & food lover I continue to explore the balance between healthy, traditional food preparation and tasty dishes.
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