“Eat big to lift big,” my weight trainer said to me in 2003. That year I radically changed my diet and went from eating a pasta and bread rich diet twice a day to eating a meat and nuts rich diet five to nine times a day. I adjusted my diet and eating practices again [...]
I frequently make Greek yogurt at home. It’s a pretty simple process, but there are two moments where temperatures are critical. One is when the milk is heated to 180°F, and the other when it is cooled to 105°F. You add the starter culture at the latter temperature. Too hot and the culture doesn’t grow [...]
We’ve owned our STX Dehydra 600 food dehydrator for just over two months now. My model came with a plastic window that could be used for taller objects, like glass mason canning jars. I had read about people making yogurt in their dehydrators, and I was interested to see what it would be like compared [...]
We buy a lot of our food from Costco, and the majority of what we buy is Costco’s in-house “Kirkland” brand. The Kirkland products offer a very good value, especially for pecans, walnuts, dog food (before we switched to a raw diet) and peanut butter. Unfortunately, we received a recall notice from Costco about the [...]
Several years ago I started home canning. I have a pressure canner, which allows me to can the things I like to eat safely, like chili . As the years passed on I started canning less and less. The biggest reason is that most of the food best suited for canning wasn’t food I ate [...]
My middle child Rosie is seven this year! Holy crap! The biggest change for Rosie this year is that she’s getting more used to change. We changed rental homes this December. We changed her food bowl, which she’d eaten from since puppyhood. We changed her diet (all the dogs are on a raw diet now). [...]
We have been concentrating on reducing our household waste for the last two months. There wasn’t a particular event that sparked our desire to be more “green,” although a conversation with my friend BigDubb about one-use plastic bags was definitely a big part of developing our household challenge: throw away only one bag of trash [...]
We were envious of the wall-mounted cereal dispenser featured on Big Bang Theory. We found it, and the Zevro WM300 is a fun way to save space in your kitchen.
I’m a big believer in eating small amounts of food frequently throughout the day. These “eating events” help keep my blood sugar level even and my metabolism going. In the last six months or so I’ve tried to eat more fruits and vegetables. Unlike the South Beach / Snackwell’s protein bars or almonds I normally [...]
Sometimes simple pleasures go a long way in making me smile. Propane tank home delivery from The Propane Express is inexpensive, convenient, and helps Joe Bob at Wal-Mart keep his junk intact.