I’ve made the move. I now am based in Portland, Oregon and I couldn’t love it more. It does rain though, nobody lied about that. It’s probably why there are delicious restaurants beyond counting on every street. Rain makes people gloomy, food makes people happy. You’ll see my point. People generally scitter about doing there day to day activities, not spending much time outside (although today the sky is quite blue and the sun is casting a glare on my laptop screen).
|Gorgeous day hike at Horsetail Falls. Hiking here (PNW) is like hiking in a fairytale.
The grayer days throughout the winter months give a fantastic opportunity to hone up on cooking skills. Today I bring you my top five favorite foodie blogs.
1. 100 Day of Real Food (website)
When I made the commitment to real food, this was my first source of information and inspiration. It has an unbelievable amount of resources available for anyone interested in starting a real food lifestyle.
2. Budget Bytes (website)
A very clever title for a wonderful blog about eating well without breaking the bank. She details the cost per total, per serving and per ingredient.
3. The Fit Cook (website)
This blog teaches about the nutrition involved in each of the recipes she shares. It’s a great read and easy to follow with step-by-step pictures.
4. Vegan Sparkles (website)
I am not vegan, but lots of people are, and I like to know a few recipes to make if I know they might be coming over. Because that is the nice thing to do. This is my most favoritest vegan blog. A pleasure to read. (BONUS: vegan recipes are also vegetarian.)
5. Gluten Free Goddess (website)
Gluten-free diets are popping up all over the place these days (celiac or intolerant or simply fad-followers). Regardless of the reason, I like to know some gluten-free recipes and this is the blog I like to read.
This will be a quick post for Food Fun Friday. If you’re trying to cut back on your meat consumption for whatever reason (you love animals, your health or the environment) you might want to know how to substitute tofu for ground beef or turkey in a recipe. Here’s how…
Freeze one package of firm tofu. Open package, dump block into a colander in the sink. Use you hand to crumble the tofu into pieces.
Heat two tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Add tofu crumbles. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of brewer’s yeast. Stir until heated through.
Use in any recipe as you would ground meat. Like in Chili