Category Archive for 'Cooking'

Fave Green Reads

Episode 8: Careful what you bite into… NYC lady bites a bus driver because the bus wasn’t a hybrid. Ummm, wow. High fructose corn syrup (a highly processed sweetener which can be labeled as ‘natural’ on products) contains mercury.  Yes, the FDA had known since 2005. No, they didn’t do anything about it.  Via Green [...]

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Simple Summer Salad

I brought this salad to a summer solstice party that I threw with my buds Traci and Siel.  It was super easy to make and is refreshingly yummy. Two cut up organic cantaloupes (don’t forget to wash the outside before cutting). 3-4 sprigs of porch-garden-fresh-mint, finely chopped.  If you aren’t growing your own mint yet, [...]

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The mom-in-law emailed me this Risotto recipe a couple weeks ago and I finally tried it out today on the hub and BTC Elements’ lovely Customer Care rep, Hannah (below). I served it for lunch with a side of baked tofu and a spinach salad. Reviews? Hannah thought it was great. The hub loved it [...]

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Yes, yesterday I had a root canal. In Hollywood. I didn’t really think anything of it, but when I walked into the waiting room there were headshots everywhere. It was actually comforting to see these movie stars smiling down on me from the wall, thanking my new endodontist for his “kindness” “painlessness” and other affirmative [...]

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I love to spend some good quality time on cooking great grub. But I’m not okay with spending 30 minutes every morning babysitting oatmeal. Hellooooo! These are precious moments that I should be spending drinking delicious hot coffee and reading the news. The prob is the hub and I are on a steel cut oats [...]

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Last Year I had two eco-resolutions 1) Waste less food 2) Try to green my camping. Both went pretty well. 1) Though I don’t have cold hard facts, I do feel like I wasted a lot less food this year. How? -I relied on the porch garden for a lot of my salads (old lettuce [...]

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You know those days where you look at something and say…. how did that get so dirty? Well, that was me, and my apartment’s filthy windows. Honestly it’s hard to keep things like that clean in LA… especially with the recent fires – they’ve left a thin film over nearly everything. But! All that grime [...]

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From Wasty to Tasty

In my dream green world, I’d rig it so all of the relatively clean water that goes down the drain would be reclaimed and reused on landscaping … but in the real world, my apartment manager would flip out if I started tinkering with the pipes. A while back, I started collecting water in a [...]

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My favorite meal of the week, every week. SCENARIO I had to miss by girlfriend Elizabeth’s (second from the left) b-day last month, so I decided to have a little mini birthday dinner party of 5 for her. Elizabeth is a pescatarian – a vegetarian who eats seafood. So I decided to make Triple Seafood [...]

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Even though my porch garden got attacked by Santa Monica pests, I was still able to supplement my cooking with a small tasty yield. My favorite creation so far is this yummy Summer Garden Omelette: Ingredients from the garden: tomatoes and basil (tip: I got a great basil yield this season – pinched the tips [...]

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