Noodle-less Stroganoff-ish

This was a delightful dish that was super easy. I started with two slices of grass-fed flap meat, cut into slices (about 0.75 lbs).  They went into a cast iron skillet and browned and cooked.  While they cooked, I sliced up four zucchinis into quartered slices.  Once the meat was browned and cooked, I added…

Tea or Tisane?

Herbal tea – aka tisane – is a joy to me. Ima coffee-in-the-morning* and tea-in the-evening gal and one of my favourite teas is Good Earth (thanks to Amy Mac for introducing me to it!). But I’ve been troubled by the number of boxes and teabags that I find myself recycling and tossing, respectively. Even…

CANADIANS AREN’T ALL LAW-ABIDING!

Here’s a report from the Atlantic about some Canadian’s who are bucking the law for the sake of their health and/or their pocketbook!  Well, I suppose I can’t say why they’re doing it.  But I know why I would! First of all, as fellow Canadian Meghan points out (in this excellent little blog post), good eggs…

Primal Blueprint Recipe: Homemade Nutella

As you know, I’m participating in the Primal Health Challenge hosted by Mark Sisson and his Worker Bees over at Mark’s Daily Apple.  The challenge has daily contests from big prizes to little ones.  One of his contests is the Primal Blueprint Recipe Video contest. So I shot a quick ‘n’ dirty little recipe video for my homemade nutella….

I’LL SHOW YOU MINE

Wednesday is grocery day.  Depending on the week, I get up early (earlier than normal) and trot to Trader Joe’s.  Sometimes I head to Whole Foods or Ralph’s if necessary.  If I’m really good, I’ll make it to my local farmers’ market.  At Trader Joe’s, I typically purchase organic and local (if available).  I also…

FOOD BLOGS

I have a blogroll of food blogs (and healthy living) that I check daily.  I love the ideas and encouragement as well as challenges that that I get from the women (and men) that host these blogs.  Here’s the list: GNOWFGLINS™ The Nourishing Gourmet Keeper of the Home (Vancouverites will love the hints from this…

Film Friends: The Garden

This past Saturday night Ryan and I attended the opening weekend of the oscar-nominated film (that Ryan worked on as the online editor and trailer editor), The Garden, at the NuArt Theatre. In this first photo, the man standing beneath the marquee is actually Scott Hamilton Kennedy, the director.  He’d stopped to wave at us so I took his…

Happy T-Day Canada!

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. I got in my head that I wanted to cook a turkey dinner! I’ve got two under my belt. One of them without my mother’s supervision! So I thought I’d give ‘er a try. But there were no appropriately sized turkeys to be had! Whole Foods and Gelson’s both…