Everyone knows broccoli is healthy. It’s basically the old school poster child for “superfoods” before kale and everything else trendy came on to the scene. Vitamins, minerals, tons of fiber, yes, that’s obvious, but what else is so special about broccoli that should make you put down the kale and reach for it more often ? I recently came upon an article that addressed this. The answer is that it contains an extremely potent anticancer, and anti-neurodegenerative compound called Sulforaphane.
SWEET + SAVORY CHERRY CHICKEN
Man oh man, I’ve sure let time get away from me and neglected this here site! I’ve been back in New York City (from my trip to Thailand) for about 6 weeks now, and I just haven’t been able to get back into the right head space to start developing recipes, or really doing all that much cooking at all for that matter. Being in the kitchen and cooking is something relatively new in my life, and when I fall out of habit, it takes me a bit of time to jump back into creating new things. Moreover, I feel like I’m more inclined to be a fall and winter cook. There’s just too many great eating out options in NYC during the summer (especially with Restaurant Week !). And the last thing I feel like doing is testing out recipes in 90 degree heat. But let me stop my bitchin and get to what finally managed to break my blogging sabbatical!
Tropical Fruit Smoothie Bowl
Hey Everyone! a few days ago I added a photo of a tropical fruit smoothie bowl to my Instagram, something I threw together from purchases at my trip to the Thai farmers market. Now I’ve finally gotten around to the recipe! The high cost of tropical fruit in the west is something we consider a “treat” because of paying a premium for it. But here, there’s mango trees on every damn corner.
Paleo dining in Phuket
Thai food works really well with the Paleo and gluten free belly. Yes, rice is everything to Thai’s but I find myself enjoying meals just as much with out it while I’m here. I love love love me some authentic southern Thai eating the majority of the time, but when I saw the menu for a new fusion restaurant called Surf n Turf by Soul Kitchen which opened up last December, I knew I had to check it out immediately.
A look into a traditional Thai farmer’s market
As I mentioned in my previous post, I used to live here in Phuket Town Thailand back in 2011, for about 8 months. This was a transformative time for me because it was at that point in my life, I really started the ritual of cooking for myself on a daily basis and actually enjoying it. Read More
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE IN PHUKET THAILAND
Here I am, back in Phuket Thailand. Those familiar with Thailand and it’s locales probably have very strong images that come to mind when they think “Phuket”. Touristy. Mass resort-devolopments. Euro trash tourist groups. Sleazy night life. Sex workers. Endangered animals on parade. Hedonism at it’s worst. All these things are true, but make up a very small portion of this very large, very diverse island. Read More
Going Green in Bangkok!
Hey there folks! It’s been a while, and there’s been some big changes over here. I’m currently in Thailand, and will be until May. For those who don’t know me personally, I spent 2009-2011 traveling around South East Asia whilist spending the majority of my time living here, in this wonderful country. Why Thailand? Man oh man, how much time do you have?Read More
Arugula Pesto + White Sweet Potato Linguine & Clams
Is winter over yet? Anyone? Anyone? (Buller?). Ugh. Dreaming of warmer days over here, which inspired this summery dish. Usually I’m all about cooking with whats in season but sometimes you have to transport yourself to a warmer climate via a good meal. Read More
Matcha Green Tea + Peppermint Latte
Ever since I was diagnosed with chronic migraines, I’ve banished my beloved daily cup of coffee as to not trigger any horrendous episodes (caffeine is a trigger). However, I do still indulge in green tea. At about 35 mg’s of caffeine per cup, that small amount doesn’t seem to be bothersome just yet….knock on wood! What I’ve been loving lately is an almond milk matcha green tea latte as a energy boost in the late afternoon. Read More
Roasted Sunchoke + Fennel Soup
Well, the snow came and went here in NYC, and now it’s coming again so I thought I’d cook up a huge batch of soup to last through the week. I’ve been wanting to experiment with sunchokes (or Jerusalem artichokes) for a while now, and luckily they’ve been plentiful at my neighborhood Whole Foods all winter. Read More