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Recently I’ve felt as though I w... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Recently I’ve felt as though I was neglecting fermentation. I’ve been making sure to get quality pasture-raised meat, quality fats (i.e. butter, coconut oil, lard, oliv ... Read on »
While this is a blog mostly abou... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking While this is a blog mostly about food, it is also a blog about tradition. While traditional foods and preparation methods are important to me, traditions unrelated to f ... Read on »
We just got back from vacation a... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We just got back from vacation and didn’t have much in the house to eat. I made do with what I had and here is the result. I found it quite tasty. It has a unique combi ... Read on »
I’m not Catholic, Lutheran, Epis... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’m not Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopalian, or Orthodox. I have never observed Lent in my life and had to look it up to find out what it was. In my quest to understand tra ... Read on »
I was faced with a meal I hadn’t... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I was faced with a meal I hadn’t planned for. I almost caved and just took the kids out to a restaurant, but we had just been out the previous day. I decided to go hom ... Read on »
If you want your kids to eat you... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking If you want your kids to eat your cooking, sometimes you have to make the food fun. For breakfast this morning we had fried leftover mashed potatoes, turkey bacon, scra ... Read on »
Every few weeks I make what we c... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Every few weeks I make what we call Dad’s Stuff and Junk for Saturday breakfast. It varies from week to week depending on what I have on hand, but usually goes somethin ... Read on »
No, I’m not talking about keepin... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking No, I’m not talking about keeping food fresh. For me, staying interested in something can sometimes be a struggle. For me it is important to keep things fresh and new ... Read on »
I’ve been meaning to post about ... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ve been meaning to post about life expectancy since a friend asked me about it recently. Now I don’t have to. Bryan has posted an excellent analysis of the situation. ... Read on »
I recently picked up a book call... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I recently picked up a book called ChiRunning at my local bookstore. I have been practicing Taiji for several years now, though I haven’t attended classes in several ye ... Read on »
My son came home from a field tr... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My son came home from a field trip and told us that he learned that you are supposed to plant corn, beans, and squash together. Being curious, I Googled it. It turns ou ... Read on »
My wife Shari recently twittered... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My wife Shari recently twittered that at this year’s visit to her eye doctor her prescription actually decreased for the first time in 30 years of steady increase. I gue ... Read on »
Here is an update on my marathon... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here is an update on my marathon training. Last Sunday I ran 10 miles with a pace of 9:57 minutes per mile. That’s certainly not going to break any records, but not b ... Read on »
I’ve been trying to perfect a he... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ve been trying to perfect a healthy pizza for quite some time now. This is by no means perfect, but it is by far the best pizza I have ever made. I actually liked thi ... Read on »
My kids had one of those marshma... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My kids had one of those marshmallow/rice-crispy dessert thingies this morning at church. I got to thinking about those. Basically what those are is melted marshmallo ... Read on »
Here’s my developing pot pie rec... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here’s my developing pot pie recipe. This is the second time I’ve made it and I’ve added a few tweaks. I used a 9×13 inch glass pan. I quartered a couple handfuls of ... Read on »
It’s real close now. You can see... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It’s real close now. You can see the results of my windowpane test here. The main difference is that I extended the autolyse to 30 minutes. It was completely unintenti ... Read on »
I found this technique in Weight... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I found this technique in Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook a while back. It was used in a recipe for something called tzatziki. My extended family raved about it wh ... Read on »
I’ve been using Sue Gregg ’s Bre... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ve been using Sue Gregg ’s Breakfasts cookbook for a couple months now and I love it. Every recipe I’ve tried has been great. I recently decided to try modifying o ... Read on »