Food for Thought #4

If there were hundreds of hours in the day, I would grow all of my own vegetables, raise my own chickens, and zealously climb up the coconut tree to pick my own coconuts before milling them into coconut flour.

Unfortunately, time is limited, and to-do lists seem to expand beyond limitations. That’s why convenience foods definitely hold their place in one’s culinary arsenal, especially during the busy holiday season.

So, for all of you pie-lovers…

 

 

 

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Bento #9

With the holidays right around the corner, this party in Bento-ville is inspired by one of my favorite entertaining appetizers: the classic shrimp cocktail. These small but mighty protein powerhouses aren’t the only ones invited, however. Also on the guest list are glucomannan noodles (which I absolutely love for their numerous health benefits) along with a simple and easy homemade cocktail sauce. After inviting a few extra accompaniments, the result is another wholesome, fun, and delicious meal that is well worth celebrating!

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Food for Thought #3

 

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Bento #8

If you aren’t already bento-ing, it’s time to take a dip into the world of organized eating! I love to combine homemade elements with convenience foods to create a meal that is as tasty to the eyes as it is to the palate. This edition features a high-volume dip that is protein-packed, vegetarian, and gluten-free. Continue reading

Food for Thought #2

Are the food police going to break down my door and arrest me for using my lemon press on a lime, then proceeding to store the other half of it in my lemon saver?

Hopefully not. As far as food and recipe conventionalism goes, however, I certainly don’t mind breaking the rules!

If you want to break the rules with some cool kitchen gadgets too, check out where you can get this lemon press and this lemon saver pod.

Cheers, my friends!

So Good it Hurts

Oh, why must homemade chocolate ice cream be so delicious? I just can’t help but devour this ticking time bomb of a brain freeze faster than I can dish it. The bottom of the bowl is nearly seen even before the top of the thick, fudgy glisten of the chocolate peanut butter sauce. Continue reading

Meat-less, Eat More

While I do enjoy a primarily omnivorous diet, I do occasionally partake in Meatless Monday. I admit, I did not start doing so as much for health and environmental reasons as I did for the “cool” factor of it. Nonetheless, I have come to realize that it reminds me to take the opportunity to focus more on plant-based, minimally processed foods.

Not only are these types of foods particularly nutrient rich, but also “calorie poor,” meaning you can eat them in high-volumeand that is always good news for those of us with Bottomless Stomachs who enjoy large portions!! Continue reading