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Jon Burr Patient Expert

Yonkers, New York
I'm a musician and health nut, and I like to write about food. You can find me in my other life at http://jonburr.com   
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“Spices?” yes, but also – naturopathy! by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As part of my high fiber “thing,” I’ve been eating a lot of seeds – putting them in the cooked grains, on salads, etc. I googled up a few of them today – started w ... Read on »
“The Improvising Chef-Making Healthy Food Tasty” Available now! by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's Out! Download $18 The Improvising Chef – Making Healthy Food Tasty Bassist/author/chef Jon Burr lays out a sustainable, enjoyable path to optimum nutrition, ... Read on »
Acorn Squash Seeds by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Saved from organic Acorn Squash, left on a plate to dry, then pan-roasted in a little sesame oil, sprinkled with ancho chile powder, and finished with a drizzle of ... Read on »
Amazing Condiment by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Umami Sauce Fans of Thai food might have seen a condiment rack or tray on the table in some Thai restaurants with pepper powders and pastes, sometimes with a ... Read on »
Amazing healthy dessert by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Cocodatenut Surprise The very sound of the word “dessert” can be alarming to those of us watching what we eat. Carbs and sweets have become a big no-no.   ... Read on »
Anecdotal but surprising- Saturated Fats and Body Mass Plateau by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Having cooked a goose for Christmas, and having almost drowned in the resulting rendered fat, we googled “goose fat, health” and found some astounding things.   The T ... Read on »
Another tasty Japanese vegan dinner! by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This is a relatively quick dinner, very tasty, vegan-Japanese. Who doesn’t like eggplant? This is braised with no oil, flavored with leeks, ... Read on »
Basic Cooking techniques #1 by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Caramelizing This is an essential fundamental technique, and very simple in principle. There’s a desirable savory effect that occurs when proteins – like anchovie ... Read on »
Bonito Flakes are the New Bacon! by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Taming the Raw! Here we go. Raw is good, but let’s face it, not easy. Broccoli, carrots, kale and chard are tough to chew and can be unpl ... Read on »
Chicharrones De Pollo, Black Beans with Yellow Rice, Mustard Green, Avocado and Onion Salad by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Chicharrones 1/2 Chicken, on the bone, cut up  - the quarters are cut up into chunks, using a heavy knife and a hammer to get it through the bone - or else a cleav ... Read on »
Coconut Fried Chilean Sea Bass with Ancho Paste by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Ingredients: 2 1/2 lb Chilean Sea Bass steaks 1/4 Cup Shredded Coconut 1/2 Lime 4 Garlic cloves, cut into 1/4″ pieces 1 tbsp coconut oil Ancho Paste: ... Read on »
Collards with Neck Bones by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Collards with neck bones is a classic southern Soul Food dish, and maybe healthier than you think. The collards are highly nutritious, high in ir ... Read on »
Crazy Tasty- better than a steak! by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Eggplant dusted in rice flour, fried in coconut oil, finished with caramelized Tamari…this is so tasty I feel guilty! So, I’m sharing it instead. Read on »
Eggs with pan-browned chickpeas by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking In the grocery the other day, I saw a bag of dried Goya chickpeas, and thought about all the canned chickpeas I had to throw out—I’d use some and forget about them a ... Read on »
Fantastic Chili by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking 1 can black beans 1 can red beans 1 can white beans I link sausage, or one ¾ inch slice of Pancetta, or ham, or a ham hock, or turkey or chicken, cubed ... Read on »
Fat is GOOD for you by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking There is actually an INVERSE relationship between dietary intake of saturated fat & cholesterol – and serum cholesterol levels! The so-called “lipid hypothesis” ... Read on »
Flavor Balance and the Elements of Taste by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Fig & Shrimp Salad with Quinoa Balance The success of any dish depends on a balance of the elements; and as in a piece of music, the elements s ... Read on »
Giant Cicada EP Release Date June 1; Metro dates by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here’s our press blast for our upcoming musical dates in June in NYC! The Giant Cicada, led by bassist Jon Burr, has an EP release on June 1. Metro NY dates in sup ... Read on »
Gorami chips? Different! Fish and Chips without the “and”! by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking These are amazing. Deep-fried in palm oil and salted, they’re simple yet tasty. Similar to potato chips, but very low in simple carbohydrates a ... Read on »
Here’s the research “Smoking Gun” to support our lifestyle approach! by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This research shows definitively that eating legumes (beans!) and whole cereal grains controls blood sugar and helps prevent the onset of di ... Read on »