McNugget of Contradiction?

Mark Sisson, of Mark’s Daily Apple, linked to this article “4 Shocking Secrets About Fast Food” that lists some information (what most of us already assumed) about fast food and in which they also lambast the Chicken McNugget, saying: The “meat” in the McNugget alone contains seven ingredients, some of which are made up of…

Simple Meatballs

I tried something spontaneous tonight with my ground beef.  I looked in my Joy of Cooking book for some ideas and found recipes for German Meatballs, Italian Meatballs, and Swedish Meatballs.  I was on the phone with my mother and I asked her if only three countries ever made meatballs. She thought that was hilarious. …

Boiled Dinner and Collard Greens

Tonight tasted like Newfoundland. Growing up, Momma used to make Roast Dinner on Sundays.  And often we’d have greens on the table with turkey dinner (or any other dinner) when we had fresh greens in the house from the farm. The farm. My grandfather was a veggie farmer.  And we’d have fresh veggies from the…

The Signs of the Times

In 2008, I took an 8-month-long screenwriting course from the Act One Program.  Every Saturday, I would drive up Beechwood Canyon toward the Act One offices at the base of the Hollywood Hills and look at the Hollywood sign on my way up.  It was inspiring. Even now, years later, when I see it, I’m…

Nourishing Food Foundations e-Course

UPDATE (2010-02-12): Wardeh posted a sneak-peak of her e-course here – Basic Soaked Muffins! Have you been hearing about the Weston A Price Foundation and wondered what they’re about?  Have you been getting recipes from Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions and wondering why she recommends soaking, fermenting or sprouting grains?  Have you been hearing about lacto-fermented…

Almond Butter No-Bake Cheesecake w/ Brazil Nut Crust

Last night I made this little 7″ cheesecake.  It’s an Almond Butter No-Bake Cheesecake with Brazil Nut Crust.  And it’s super simple. I used the recipe from Cottage Magpie as my base recipe and added to it.  I used the nut crust recipe from Nourishing Traditions but modified it. 

Wet Grass

I went down to the Rose Bowl for my sprints this morning.  The grass had received a buzz-cut and it was rather wet. My vibrams ended up looking like this! It was a good workout.  I ran further and faster than ever and felt great afterwards.

Writing As A Director

I’ve been working on a short film script, as a writer. But the objective for this short film has been for me to direct it. Ryan has been gunning to produce again and it’s time for me to direct. So instead of attacking this most recent rewriting period like a writer, I attacked it like…