Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Easy Acorn Squash in the Slow Cooker

by Kristen Suzanne in recipe, slow cooker

Dear beloved slow cooker, I hope every home has at least one of you.

Organic acorn squash ready to be cooked in my slow cooker.

Organic acorn squash ready to be cooked in my slow cooker.

It doesn’t get any easier than this, except for maybe slow cooking sweet potatoes or yams taught here.

Easy Acorn Squash in the Slow Cooker

Yield 3 to 4

  1. Trim off the ends of the acorn squash.
  2. Split your acorn squash in half. You need a sharp knife for this.
  3. Scoop out the seeds.
  4. Put your acorn squash inside the slow cooker with the skin side down. They can be stacked if needed.
  5. Add 1/2 cup filtered water to the bottom of your slow cooker, but don’t get it in the squash.
  6. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  7. Scoop out the cooked flesh and transfer to a bowl where you can smash it up with grass fed butter, organic coconut oil, sea salt, and any other seasoning you want. It’s especially yummy with a little homemade broth mashed in. Or, make a soup out of it by adding coconut milk (or broth) and seasonings.

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Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Recipe Basil Tomatoes Provencal (Vegan Gluten Free Paleo)

by Kristen Suzanne in gluten free, recipe, vegan

I’ve always had a thing for cooked tomatoes. Raw tomatoes? Not so much… but cooked tomatoes I enjoy. The thing is that I usually serve them (cooked) in some sort of sauce where they share center stage with a protein and / or other vegetables.

Basil Tomatoes Provecal

Basil Tomatoes Provecal

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Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Omnivore Food Journal

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal

Omnivore Foodie Journal

Cinnamon Sugar Paleo Bread. Mint Avocado Cucumber Salad. Slow Cooker Buttered Cabbage. Sous Vide Eggs.

Dinner: Cinnamon Sugar Paleo Bread. Mint Avocado Cucumber Salad. Slow Cooker Buttered Cabbage. Sous Vide Eggs.

Mini Breakfast #1

  • Pint Norwalk Pressed Organic Green Juice (cucumbers, romaine, cilantro, mint, celery)
  • Raw Organic Macadamia nuts (I now consume fat with my green juice to better absorb some nutrients from the juice. I used to drink it on an empty stomach and I think I was wrong doing that.)
  • Kamea had organic dried blueberries, raw organic cashews, Cinnamon Sugar Paleo Bread, and she nursed.

Mini Breakfast #2

Lunch

Fresh Norwalk Pressed Juice

Fresh Norwalk Pressed Juice

Snack

  • 1 cup Norwalk Pressed Organic Green Juice (same as above)
  • a few macadamia nuts
  • Kamea scarfed down a bunch of dried organic blueberries and raw organic cashews along with a few bites of grass fed braunschweiger

Dinner

  • Sous Vide Eggs
  • Slow Cooker purple cabbage (serving the eggs on the cabbage pictured above like my Carrot Nested Poached Eggs)
  • Cucumber Avocado Salad
  • Kamea shared this

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Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Recipe Rosemary Lime Wild Caught Salmon

by Kristen Suzanne in fish, ghee, gluten free

Wild caught salmon is a staple in our diet now, and it is soooo good. As most of you know, salmon provides anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids as well as a number of other key nutrients for a healthy body (protein, phosphorous, vitamins D, B12, B3, and selenium). If you missed my last post on how to thaw and properly store fish, check it out.

Wild Caught King Salmon

Wild Caught King Salmon

When we were vegan, the one thing Greg really missed was fish, so as you can imagine… when we went to a high quality omnivore diet, he was stoked to eat fish again. However, we don’t eat just any salmon. It must be wild caught or we’ll have nothing to do with it. Wild caught fish is healthier for the environment and for us. Oh, Kamea loves when I make wild caught salmon, too.

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Thursday, September 5th, 2013

How To Thaw And Store Fish

by Kristen Suzanne in fish, wild caught salmon

I buy my fish from two sources in most cases: 1) the farmer market and 2) online through Vital Choice. In either case, it means that my fish arrives frozen.

Vital Choice Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon

Vital Choice Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon

I was watching Alton Brown one night and he was doing a whole show on the importance of “wild caught” fish like salmon (better for the environment, better for the fish, and better for you). During the show he demonstrated a great way to thaw fish (or store your fresh fish). Here’s the gist of it…

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Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Recipe Nourishing Chocolate Pudding (Gluten Free)

 

Nourishing Chocolate Pudding

Nourishing Chocolate Pudding

I’m fond of chocolate, and I’m sure my long time readers know that. It’s not often that a day goes by where I don’t have some rich, super dark, organic (and fair trade, of course) chocolate. My chocolate-loving sista, Lauren, is my kindred spirit in all things chocolate.

I’ve made a number of raw vegan chocolate recipes in the past, but it was time to change it. Nowadays, I find myself looking for ways to get pastured organic eggs in my diet as well as grass fed butter (I’ve come a long way). I figured chocolate pudding would be the ideal way to add them.

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Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Omnivore Food Journal

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal

Omnivore Food Journal

Cinnamon Sugar Bread

Cinnamon Sugar Paleo Bread

Mini Breakfast #1

Mini Breakfast #2 

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Recipe Carrot Nested Poached Eggs

by Kristen Suzanne in carrots, eggs, gluten free, paleo, recipe

 

Carrot Nest Poached Eggs

Carrot Nested Poached Eggs

It’s no surprise that I love pastured eggs, in all ways. To keep them as healthy as possible though, we usually prepare them in the sous vide under low temperature (by far the easiest), poached on the stove, or maybe gently scrambled using the double boiler method. My preferred experience is to have more yolks than whites and I want my yolks runny.

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Monday, August 26th, 2013

Recipe Six-Minutes Lasagna Stack (Raw Vegan Paleo Gluten Free)

by Kristen Suzanne in gluten free, paleo, raw, recipe, tomato, vegan
Six-Minutes Lasagna Stack

Six-Minutes Lasagna Stack

My Six-Minutes Lasagna Stack recipe can be made as a lovely appetizer before dinner or alongside your next lunch. The nice thing (apart from it taking only minutes to prepare) is that it will please both raw vegans and paleo people.

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Saturday, August 24th, 2013

EASY Beauty Routine – Oil Cleansing

I’ve mentioned on a few occasions about one of the biggest and quickest improvements I experienced going from decade-long-vegan to omnivore was improvement in the condition and aging of my skin. I also mentioned a few times about how ridiculously easy (and can be inexpensive) my beauty routine is. Well, as you might imagine, a lot of ladies wanted to know what I do for skin care.

Beauty Routine Oils

Beauty Routine Oils: Coconut Oil, Sea Buckthorn, High Vitamin Butter Oil / Coconut Oil Blend

So… apart from eating a skin loving diet high in skin enhancing nutrients (retinol, collagen, essential fatty acids just to name a few), I have a simple skin care routine.

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