Well, it certainly has been a long time since I posted! Life has been good, but crazy busy… as usual! This post is not food related… but it’s important and I want to share it with you.
I am fighting in a 3-round sanctioned boxing match on May 19, 2016 at the House of Blues in Boston, to raise money for cancer research, through an amazing organization called Haymaker’s for Hope. This is an amateur event, which I (and about 30 other people) have been training insanely for since January 11th, 2016, when we got picked. It is HARD and it SUCKS at times — Bad. But it comes nowhere near the pain and trauma families go through after a cancer diagnosis (or worse, loss)… so I know I can do this with the support and encouragement of my friends and family.
All ticket sales and monetary donations go directly to my $5000 required fundraising goal… (which I just recently met!) The highest contributor gets to pick the order in which their match occurs...
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on Jan 15th, 2015 | No Comments
It’s January, so I’m doing the Whole30 again. One thing that is challenging about the Whole30, is that it’s very easy to fall into the routine of just making the same things over and over and over again. I wanted to mix things up a bit, so some girlfriends and I talked about making a bunch of Whole30 / Paleo friendly sauces and dressings to share, thinking it would be nice to have these on hand to add a punch of flavor to salads, veggies and meats.
I decided to make this green goddess dressing for one of mine and holy hell, it was delicious!!! TOO delicious not to share… Enjoy!
Dairy Free Green Goddess Dressing
Taken from Healthy Sauces, Dressings & Toppings, by Mark Sisson (of Primal Blueprint)
1/4 c (60ml) coconut milk
3 tbsp (45ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice (I use Meyer lemons)
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 anchovy fillets, chopped
1/2 c (125ml) coarsely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 c (60ml) coarsely chopped fresh basil
1 tbsp (15ml) coarsely chopped...
The original blog post for this recipe was written back in 2008, but I still refer back to it regularly. It’s time for a redo and some basic edits to include photos. I actually cooked a roast chicken last night, so what better time to do an update?! Last night’s ingredients are below, as well as directions and photos…. However, I’ve included the original blog post at the end, in case you like that combination of ingredients better!
BFW’s Herb Roasted Chicken 2014
1 3lb pasture raised (and/or organic) roasting chicken
6 tbsp grass fed butter, melted or very soft
1 generous handful (about a cup, loosely packed) chopped fresh herbs — I used rosemary, thyme and sage
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 c chicken broth (or white wine)
Salt & freshly ground black pepper (I used both regular sea salt and also rosemary-flavored sea salt flakes)
1 bag of mixed baby potatoes (about 1.8 lbs), cut into large chunks
1lb bag of brussels sprouts, halved
6 oz (about 8-10...
By Tammy on Nov 11th | No Comments
A few weeks ago we got lucky and stumbled upon Jalapeño’s Grill in Walpole. What a hidden gem and a great little Mexican restaurant!!! I found them on Open Table and decided to blindly give them a shot. I love Mexican food and there tends to be plenty of choices for me (which can sometimes be a challenge). I eat mostly paleo… but specifically focus on avoiding gluten/wheat and most dairy...
By Tammy on Nov 10th | 1 Comment
What is Kombucha?
I think by now, most people have at least heard of kombucha or have seen it for sale in WholeFoods and other natural markets… but have no idea what it is or made of. Kombucha is an tart/vinegary ancient beverage made from fermented sweetened black or green tea. It has a natural effervescence and is full of probiotics, antioxidants, B vitamins and much more. The tea is fermented...
By Tammy on Nov 2nd | 1 Comment
At my final Powisset Farm CSA share pick up this year, we got a boat load of white yams (bottom of picture) and a few orange-flesh sweet potatoes (not pictured). I was going to just bake them, as we love roasted sweet potatoes (both whole and chopped)… but it was a ‘soup kind of day’ a couple of weekends ago, so I decided to try a new soup recipe.
I have a great cookbook (put out...
By Tammy on Nov 2nd | 3 Comments
I think it was last summer when I first saw the YouTube video floating around Facebook. It showed a way to microwave your corn-on-the-cob, in the husks and then easily remove the corn from the husk with ABSOLUTELY NO SILK. No silk you say? I’ll believe it when I see it… So I gave it a try.
Put the entire, un-shucked, ear of corn in the microwave.
Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes per...
By Tammy on Oct 24th | No Comments
The weather has been miserable this week and even though I didn’t feel like going *anywhere* I had things to do and people to see. One of which was a good friend with whom I made lunch plans. We met up on Thursday (in the pouring rain) at The Farmhouse in Needham, MA.
The Farmhouse has been been open for about a year and a half (since March 2013) and I’ve been wanting to try it out for...
By Tammy on Oct 19th | 3 Comments
A while back, while perusing Pinterest for Paleo-friendly recipes… I happened upon THIS photo… How cute are these???
Gummy bears made with nothing more than fruit juice, gelatin and lemon juice! Well, technically her version has stevia in it too, but I chose to omit it. The recipe is located on a gluten free blog I enjoy… Elana’s Pantry. She also has a great little paleo cookbook that...
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