I’ve been slowly working on a gardening project the last few months involving building a 6’ x 4’ garden bed with a Subpod in it. The Subpod is a worm composter that actually goes inside the garden bed and has holes in the sides so the worms can move between the compost and the garden […]Read More Building a Composting Garden Bed
I thought, based on the one kohlrabi I’d eaten, that kohlrabi was a small little baseball-sized vegetable with far too much skin to be worth all the peeling, especially when it only tasted like broccoli stem in the first place. I was wrong. Turns out kohlrabi can be nearly as big as your head. And […]Read More Kohlrabi is better bigger
I’ve officially eaten 200 different paleo foods in the last few months! Ultimately it’s pretty cool to be able to look at a long list of food and see all the raw ingredients of everything you’ve eaten for months. My final list includes: 48 types of fruit, 68 types of vegetable, 32 types of meat […]Read More 200 paleo foods win!
Already at food number 154 on my 200 paleo foods challenge! So far it’s been easy, not sure if this means it’s actually a pretty achievable goal or if it’s going to suddenly get a lot harder now that I’ve eaten my way through most of the odd fruits and vegetables at the grocery store […]Read More 150+ paleo foods (some very odd roots)
As I was first starting the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol I found the food pyramid below to be a helpful visual reminder of just what I’m supposed to be eating. (Curtesy of A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, by Eileen Laird, a nice basic starting guide to the AIP.) In a nutshell I would say […]Read More What does it mean to completely follow the AIP?
Worth trying for the name alone, I think. Also one of the best new foods I’ve tried: this one I highly recommend. The malanga blanca is a potato-like (very potato-like) root vegetable with white innards and scaly brown skin. It’s creamier, richer and nuttier than a potato though… it’s actually possibly better than a potato? […]Read More Food #118: The Malanga Blanca
First attempt at homemade sauerkraut! Fermented foods are an important part of the AIP (or really any healthy diet, yay probiotics), but it seems ridiculous to pay $7 a pop for tiny jars of organic cabbage that probably have 80% of their goodness pasteurized out anyway. Plus more projects! I bought a few tools via […]Read More Making Sauerkraut
Current grand total: 219 This is certainly going to be a challenge but I’m going to see if, like the ancient hunter-gatherer cavemen types, I can eat 200 different types of food in the next six months of very healthful dieting. That’s really a lot of variety inside a limited paleo spectrum. I’ll add to […]Read More Eating two hundred different foods challenge
I would never have guessed I would be someone who would want one of these. Though I would also never have guessed I would someday be cooking super meaty meat things like pot roast! But when you are doing all your cooking all the time from scratch and the cornerstone of your diet is 6+ […]Read More The greatness of a food processor
In the past I’ve really grudged time spent in the kitchen. I don’t like preparing food to cook, I don’t particularly enjoy cooking it, and if I only have to wash up two dishes afterwards that’s a win. I mostly ate things like avocado toast, stir-fries, salads, anything healthy but no muss no fuss. Well, […]Read More Cooking for real