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February 2011

McDonalds-Big-Mac
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Or, more to the point, “How can you eat that stuff?!” That’s the question I “asked” a friend the other day. (“Asked” doesn’t do justice to the amount of eye-rolling that accompanied the “question”).  He watches the Food Network regularly, enjoys fine dining, and loves to cook. Yet he also craves and perhaps more importantly, claims to thoroughly enjoy the occasional McDonald’s Big Mac. Keep reading…

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Primal on a Budget: 10 Tips

February 25, 2011

piggy-bank
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Eating primal / paleo doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are 10 ways to save money: Keep reading…

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Honey-and-vinegar-braised-short-ribs

I’m always doing something while I eat – reading, watching a movie, etc. (Yah I know, spare me the lecture). While eating these ribs, I literally wasn’t able to focus on anything else – they were that good. The ribs were fatty and gooey, and the flavors were very rich. Anyways, that’s what was on the paleo / primal  batch cooking menu last week.

The recipe is from Epicurious: Honey and Vinegar-Braised Short Ribs with Spinach, with some modifications. It was served over a celery root puree. I couldn’t find a recipe that I liked, so I modified a few and ended up with the one below.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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Five-Spice-Maple-Chicken-Braised-Cabbage-and-Salad-with-Steak

One of the best ways to take charge of your health is to prepare your own food. I happen to really enjoy cooking, but in the grand scheme of things, I don’t spend all that much time in the kitchen. That’s because for the past couple of years, I’ve been batch cooking the majority of my meals once a week. This approach has worked so well for me that I have a hard time imagining going back to cooking daily. Here are 5 reasons why I think you’ll love batch cooking as much as I do:

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kerrygold-butter

There are many great things about living in Vancouver. One that’s often overlooked is its proximity to the US border. Cross-border shopping isn’t new to me, but it was only recently that I actually stepped foot inside an American Whole Foods and a Trader Joe’s. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly jealous. Keep reading…

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