Yummy Fixins

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

Jul 28
america-wakiewakie:

(Photo Credit: US Uncut)

I’m just wondering if anyone has ever googled “Federal Aid to Detroit,” because this meme is just wrong. Absolutely incorrect. We have google, people.  Let’s use it!

america-wakiewakie:

(Photo Credit: US Uncut)

I’m just wondering if anyone has ever googled “Federal Aid to Detroit,” because this meme is just wrong. Absolutely incorrect. We have google, people.  Let’s use it!

(via pedanticromantic)


Jul 25

I love the books on my gym’s sharing shelf.


Raw coconut lime mousse (Vitamixed coconut meat, coconut water, dates, salt, maple syrup and a whole, peeled lime) topped with Mountain Sweet Berry Farm strawberries and blueberries, and black raspberries (forget name of farm but they’re in the northwestern most corner of Union Square on Wednesdays, and they have the best black raspberries I’ve had at the market this year).

Raw coconut lime mousse (Vitamixed coconut meat, coconut water, dates, salt, maple syrup and a whole, peeled lime) topped with Mountain Sweet Berry Farm strawberries and blueberries, and black raspberries (forget name of farm but they’re in the northwestern most corner of Union Square on Wednesdays, and they have the best black raspberries I’ve had at the market this year).


Jul 23

Jay Kordich

I don’t know if any of you guys are on Facebook, but if you are, I hope you follow Jay Kordich (the Juiceman).  He doesn’t put links to the stuff he posts, so I think it’s just stuff he writes for his FB feed (he really doesn’t update his site, but posts to FB a lot).  I always find his stuff really helpful (and he answers questions!), and today he posted something about daily juicing reducing risk of Alzheimer’s by greater than 70%.  I know a lot of people who like my tumblr are concerned about that, so I’d suggest you read his stuff.  Also, it was pretty inspiring hearing about his knee surgery at 85, and recovering from a brain injury, and the fact that he’s still totally going strong at 90!  


Jul 21
Crisis!!!  Can’t find Vader, Stormtrooper, or Boba cookie cutters!

Crisis!!! Can’t find Vader, Stormtrooper, or Boba cookie cutters!


peroxidecomics:

Joey Ramone says “wanna” the way _____ says _____.

My friend Woody is a genius.


Jul 17

Starring Weird Al as Sir Isaac Newton.

Sorry, I’m just full of Weird Al love today.  (Plus, I’m procrastinating!  I’ve posted about Weird Al on my Facebook, my company’s twitter (it is a marketing blog), and here.  I hope I can stop…)


I love Weird Al, and yes, he’s a genius, he’s funny, he’s smart.  But I really saw in this video (and others like it) just how internally peaceful he must be.  Stuart Varney is a jerk, but Al just goes with it, happily, peacefully, perfectly.  And, you know that’s just the way he is.  It’s not an act.  He’s not going back to the green room cursing under his breath, yelling at his manager.  He is just perfectly himself, having a genuinely good time.  I am loving this one-video-a-day marketing thing he is doing, and he makes me laugh, but I seriously think he is a role model spiritually.  His effortless comfort and ceaselessly positive attitude is definitely one to emulate (not to mention that “aging backward” thing he seems to be doing).  I am so glad I live in a world where Weird Al exists.  The world is a good place.  


Jul 16
NYC 

The prominent building toward the center of the photo is throwing the Dio horns, and I love it for that.

NYC

The prominent building toward the center of the photo is throwing the Dio horns, and I love it for that.


Sweet plantains (maduros) make a great carby side dish for an SCD diet (less ripe, starchy plantains such as those made into tostones, are not SCD legal - it’s the difference between poly- and monosaccharides).

These plantains tasted like salted caramel after I sautéed them in butter (because I waited for maximum ripeness - almost 2 weeks on my countertop).


How to Pick a Peach. 

I’m on my way home from the farmers market and thought I would sit and reflect on peach selection for a moment. 

Don’t squeeze peaches at the farmers market. Peaches re usually not truly “tree-ripened,” no matter what the sign says. If the farmer allows them to get color before picking, that’s good enough. If they were truly ripened on the tree, they would be an ungodly mess by the time they got to market. If somehow, they were individually packed and gently displayed for sale, they’d be a mess in 5 minutes from all the assholes squeezing them. 

Peaches should fully ripen on your counter, just like avocados and bananas should. Don’t expect to buy them already ripe. 

Pick a peach that is more red than yellow around the stem dimple (like the ones pictured above), heavy for its size, and smoothly round (flattened parts, even if firm, will be bruises when the peach is ripe).  

To ripen them, stand them stem-side-down on a folded, very dry towel on your counter and move them around (still stem side down) on the towel (or on another towel) so no moisture builds up under them.  You don’t need to put them in a paper bag. That is supposed to make them ripen faster, but I don’t feel like it helps. 

I wait until the skins almost start to wrinkle because that is when thy are juiciest inside AND when they are easiest to peel (the husband and the kid love peaches, but not peach skin).  This usually takes 2-3 days in my boiling hot apartment. 

And don’t eat peaches (or apples, pears, or berries) out of season because they will suck.

How to Pick a Peach.

I’m on my way home from the farmers market and thought I would sit and reflect on peach selection for a moment.

Don’t squeeze peaches at the farmers market. Peaches re usually not truly “tree-ripened,” no matter what the sign says. If the farmer allows them to get color before picking, that’s good enough. If they were truly ripened on the tree, they would be an ungodly mess by the time they got to market. If somehow, they were individually packed and gently displayed for sale, they’d be a mess in 5 minutes from all the assholes squeezing them.

Peaches should fully ripen on your counter, just like avocados and bananas should. Don’t expect to buy them already ripe.

Pick a peach that is more red than yellow around the stem dimple (like the ones pictured above), heavy for its size, and smoothly round (flattened parts, even if firm, will be bruises when the peach is ripe).

To ripen them, stand them stem-side-down on a folded, very dry towel on your counter and move them around (still stem side down) on the towel (or on another towel) so no moisture builds up under them. You don’t need to put them in a paper bag. That is supposed to make them ripen faster, but I don’t feel like it helps.

I wait until the skins almost start to wrinkle because that is when thy are juiciest inside AND when they are easiest to peel (the husband and the kid love peaches, but not peach skin). This usually takes 2-3 days in my boiling hot apartment.

And don’t eat peaches (or apples, pears, or berries) out of season because they will suck.


Jul 15

Thankful

The new Weird Al videos are making me so happy.  I am also very happy because sauerkraut juice exists.  Life is just wonderful!


erikonymous said: Thanks! I actually found a few sites that reference that book/NASA study, and they'd pulled lists of non-toxic (for pets) species from there. I have some good ideas now! Plants!

Awesome!  I read How to Grow Fresh Air years ago, and really found it useful.  I have the same plant you do (dieffenbachia, but I have no cats), and I’ve made SO MANY plants propagating it.  Also, I’ve pretty much covered the house with philodendrons, all from one tiny plant from the farmer’s market.  Whoops!  That won’t work for you, either.  Poison to cats & dogs!  Sheesh!


Jul 12
Oh, hello perfect breakfast. 

I’m walking home from the farmers market and decided to rest my weary backpack at City Bakery

Oh, hello perfect breakfast.

I’m walking home from the farmers market and decided to rest my weary backpack at City Bakery


Jul 11
I will never have this organized of a fridge, or this many prepped items again,  so I had to document it. I didn’t have work today, so I decided to spend my entire day cleaning, cooking, baking, and prepping.

I will never have this organized of a fridge, or this many prepped items again, so I had to document it. I didn’t have work today, so I decided to spend my entire day cleaning, cooking, baking, and prepping.


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