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Well Fed 2: The Recommendation

Well Fed 2: The Recommendation

I started planning my first cookbook about the same time Melissa Joulwan was planning hers. She shared some of what she was doing to prepare and that convinced me to terminate my project. I was delighted when Well Fed 1 proved to be a truly great cookbook. The world did not need a bound collection of my “easy, healthy whole food recipes” but we did need Melissa’s recipes for people who love to eat. And I think she has surpassed...

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Hammered Turkey with Kale, Yellow Bell Peppers, and Mushrooms

Hammered Turkey with Kale, Yellow Bell Peppers, and Mushrooms

Hammered Turkey with Kale, Yellow Bell Peppers, and Mushrooms (Serves 1) You can cook fabulous food from scratch in less than 30 minutes. In fact, I can make Hammered Turkey with Kale, Yellow Bell Peppers, and Mushrooms in about 20 minutes, but I’ve been practicing. Here are some of the secrets of preparing fresh food from scratch fast. One, buy turkey breast cutlets that are ready to use right out of the package. I find 4 cutlets to...

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The Six Planks of Tom Denham’s Whole30 Meal Planning Table

Eat one serving of dark, leafy greens every day Eat two servings of fermented foods every day Eat at least three whole eggs every day Eat oily fish three or four times per week Eat beef or lamb five days per week Eat a serving of liver once per week These planks have not been a part of my table from the beginning, but after 3 years of Whole30-style eating and learning, these are the practices that guide my meal planning today. Dark leafy...

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Scrambled Eggs with Cold Sauerkraut

Scrambled Eggs with Cold Sauerkraut

Scrambled Eggs with Cold Sauerkraut (Serves 1) I tend to eat the same meal for breakfast every day for a few months and then all of a sudden want something new. This past week I stopped eating boiled eggs with store bought salsa and started eating scrambled eggs with cold Bubbie’s sauerkraut. I’ve been eating this meal for a week now and the only change I’ve made is to add Cholula hot sauce on the eggs. You might not want...

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Pressure Cooker Ginger Cauliflower and Chicken Soup

Pressure Cooker Ginger Cauliflower and Chicken Soup

Pressure Cooker Ginger Cauliflower and Chicken Soup (Serves 4-5) My wife was so sick with a bad cold that she took a day off work. She has taken a day off work sick only one other time in the past 20 years, so I took her sickness seriously and made Ginger Cauliflower and Chicken Soup. She got well within a few days. You have got to try this soup. Making soup is a two-step process. First make Pulled Chicken and Broth and then make...

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Skillet Roasted Duck Breast, Baby Cut Carrots, and Kale

Skillet Roasted Duck Breast, Baby Cut Carrots, and Kale

Skillet Roasted Duck Breast, Baby Cut Carrots, and Kale (Serves 1-2) Whole Foods sells duck breasts. I was in the mood for something different, so bought one. With no special knowledge of how to cook duck, I decided to use skillet roasting because everything tastes good roasted in a cast iron skillet with vegetables. I should probably have browned my duck several more minutes, but even though the breast in the picture looks pink, it was...

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Boiled Eggs with Hot Roasted Salsa

Boiled Eggs with Hot Roasted Salsa

Boiled Eggs with Hot Roasted Salsa (Serves 1-2) My latest trip to Whole Foods was the first in three weeks because my local farmer has been taking good care of me. I bought a few things that I had not tried before and the Roots Hot Roasted Salsa was amazing. In line with my style of easy, healthy whole food recipes, I came up with Boiled Eggs with Hot Roasted Salsa. I had it for supper the first time, but finished the carton of salsa eating...

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Chipotle Chicken, Peppers, and Onions in Coconut Milk over Wilted Greens

Chipotle Chicken, Peppers, and Onions in Coconut Milk over Wilted Greens

Chipotle Chicken, Peppers, and Onions in Coconut Milk over Wilted Greens (Serves 8-14) My wife bought me the Taste of Mexico collection from Penzeys Spices for Valentines Day. I decided to cook my way through a Mexican cookbook to celebrate. The first main dish in The Mexican Slow Cooker by Deborah Schneider is Pollo en Crema con Chipotles. I took inspiration from Chef Schneider to create my own Chipotle Chicken, Peppers, and Onions in...

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