Yummy Fixins

Paleo, no gluten, no sugar, no nightshades. Oh, and I make music.

Aug 21
The kid feels “antsy” and a little tired and headachy, so I went with my good for anything drink of fresh mint and ginger tea. Good thing both are locally in season right now!

The kid feels “antsy” and a little tired and headachy, so I went with my good for anything drink of fresh mint and ginger tea. Good thing both are locally in season right now!


Lucky

My work got so very interesting this week, that it was genuinely a struggle to choose between making music and working on my job during my “off-time.”  I did a little bit of both.  I feel really, really lucky to have chosen the right business to start, and I feel unbelievably blessed to have such amazing clients.  I’m not making big money right now, but I have work, and most of all, I have passion for it.  YAY.  

(For those keeping track at home - the new goal for the EP release is end of September, but — shhhhhh! — I have been sending out rough mixes to highly interested parties…. Ahem…)


Aug 19

Fasting improves creativity (so does green juice).

No fasting studies to share right now, just my own experience.  

We’re meeting with the guy who is on the short list to mix our record.  

My goal was to get out our EP by the end of summer.  For me, summer ends Labor Day weekend, but the official end this year is 9/22 10:28 p.m., so…


Aug 15
Mad Yacht Rock weather in NYC, yo.

Mad Yacht Rock weather in NYC, yo.


Aug 14
Sorry to brag (not sorry), but my Greencaccino (neologism coined before your very eyes!) is the best damn tasting green juice ever.

Sorry to brag (not sorry), but my Greencaccino (neologism coined before your very eyes!) is the best damn tasting green juice ever.


Aug 13
Rainy August day, W.13th St.

Rainy August day, W.13th St.


Aug 10

Grain-free plantain garam masala ginger pancakes with berries. Oh, what? Covered in coconut butter and Rawtella! Funny how some people view my diet as “limited.” Ha ha ha.


Aug 9

Gorzynski Ornery Farm delights from this morning’s trip: shiso, new seckel pears, red amaranth, two kinds of dill (the one I discovered as an adult on the left, and the one I ate all through my childhood on the right), and lastly, FRESH CORIANDER (what the what?!!!).


Aug 7

My kid is totally into Minecraft, especially the CTF (Capture the Flag) variety.  He makes a lot of MCCTF videos, but he just posted his first one in Chinese.  If you dig Chinese Minecraft videos, check it out.  I’m so proud!  


I didn’t stick around to find out what “Face Eat” juice was!  — as seen on E 32nd St., between 5th and Madison.

I didn’t stick around to find out what “Face Eat” juice was! — as seen on E 32nd St., between 5th and Madison.


I just got a new shipment of tea from Arbor Teas and today I brewed up a cup of Hawaii Premium organic green tea. I had no idea that there even was green tea from Hawaii.

I tend to brew hotter than recommendations, because I like to bring out a little bitterness and astringency. This tea has very little. It is incredibly smooth with a clean finish, and tastes a bit vegetal.

The leaves unroll and fan out whole. Most of the leaves are about an inch to an inch and a quarter long when fully extended (which gives you an idea of maturity, and also the delicate way they must be harvested and packaged).

This tea is very expensive, and I only purchased a sample size, which looks to be good for about 4 cups, the way I brew (which is strong). So, I won’t be drinking this every day (sadly), but this is an amazing tea for special occasions and gifts.

(NOTE: At 110° F, I do detect some wonderful astringency that didn’t seem to be there when I was drinking it at a hotter temperature - the flavor is much stronger.  Again, I brew a much stronger cup of tea than most people would brew - probably equivalent to 2 - 2 1/2 teabags worth per 12 oz., and I brew much hotter than recommendations - I tend to brew around 180°-190°, which I know is positively blasphemous to other serious tea people out there.  So, given those paramaters, I loved this tea at 160° F drinking temp, and I absolutely freaking ADORE it at 110°!!!)


Aug 2
Delicious grain-free lemon turmeric cookie with ridick delish, healthy icing!  

(For the icing, I just spoon-mixed Artisana coconut butter, fresh lemon juice, an a small bit of honey.  It’s AWESOME!)

Delicious grain-free lemon turmeric cookie with ridick delish, healthy icing!

(For the icing, I just spoon-mixed Artisana coconut butter, fresh lemon juice, an a small bit of honey. It’s AWESOME!)


Aug 1
Marinating the beef for wine braised short ribs. The high is supposed to be 72°F tomorrow - chilly for an August day - so I figured it will be “cold” enough to have the oven on at 275°F for 5-7 hours. 

I had to watch a YouTube video to see how to make the ° on an iPhone. Hold down the zero until it pops up. You are welcome!

Marinating the beef for wine braised short ribs. The high is supposed to be 72°F tomorrow - chilly for an August day - so I figured it will be “cold” enough to have the oven on at 275°F for 5-7 hours.

I had to watch a YouTube video to see how to make the ° on an iPhone. Hold down the zero until it pops up. You are welcome!


Jul 31
How to keep sane eating SCD and cooking for a house full of grain-eaters:

Sautée twice as many vegetables as you will need for risotto. Take out your portion and THEN add the rice. Proceed.

How to keep sane eating SCD and cooking for a house full of grain-eaters:

Sautée twice as many vegetables as you will need for risotto. Take out your portion and THEN add the rice. Proceed.


Mirepoix for today’s bone stock.
In addition to the classic ingredients of onion, carrot and celery, I added fresh ginger, and baby leeks (white and green parts).

Mirepoix for today’s bone stock.

In addition to the classic ingredients of onion, carrot and celery, I added fresh ginger, and baby leeks (white and green parts).


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