Batch Cooking & Weekly Inspiration

Lemons. Prosciutto. Sweet potato skins. Chocolate-covered coconut oranges. These things are rockin’ my world right now.

They soon will be rocking yours.

I feel so much butter at life when I can perfectly toast coconut.

I feel so much butter at life when I can perfectly toast coconut.

In the mean time, my friend came over today and we had a great time batch cooking. Taking a page out of my homie the Primalist’s weekly food prep, here is what we made & shared together. Not only was it great to have someone to share the work, share conversation, and share dish duty, but I got to chat a lot with my friend about food preparation, how to eat more vegetables, and other ideas she was struggling with in the kitchen.

Here is the low-down:

This morning I started a batch of bone broth. Left to it’s own devices on the stove all day, it’s been simmering for 12 hours and all I have to do is click the gas off! Step 1: done.

Next, my friend and I made a double batch of the Urban Poser’s Cream of Mushroom soup. We didn’t add any meat, which we will cook & add throughout the week. We each took a portion home, and I’ll be freezing half of mine for a busy period later this month.

Then, she and I experimented with a new recipe: chocolate covered coconut orange slices. Working on a name, and recipe coming soon. I’ll be taking these to a pot luck tomorrow for final taste testing.

Orange du Michele

Then, THEN oh I made dinner! And oh lord, it was world rocking. Stuffed. Sweet potato. Skins. Two variations also coming soon. AND you only need 5 ingredients. Booyah! Bonus, the filling also works really well with happy cabbage.

IMG_9330

And now, now my kitchen is CLEAN, amazingly, and I even scrubbed my floors today. That never happens. See what magic batch cooking can bring?!

Maybe Saturday was so magical because I had such great inspiration this week:

Support America’s farming with the American Farm Academy

Weight Loss: four things that work and four things that don’t

a significant number of those who are trying to lose weight have a very interesting strategy – they take themselves out of the game. They stay on the sidelines of life. They’ve made the well-thought-out choice that if I can’t be at the weight I want, then I can’t possibly be the real me, which means my real life really hasn’t started yet, which means that I really can’t play with all the other kids in the game of life. Ouch. If this describes you, then the truth is, the sandbox isn’t as fun without you

Institute for the Psychology of Eating

Lebanese Style Pickled Turnips

5 Reasons Real Eggs Matter from Cave Girl Eats