I am fully on board with the four-part docuseries, Cooked, from Michael Pollan on Netflix.

In my own experience, taking control of the food I make is empowering–not only for my health but overall wellbeing. As Pollan eloquently shows, cooking has a hand in so many parts of life. I feel it in everything from my mood, to my creativity, generosity and even financial health.

Awhile back I went to hear a talk given by Mark Bittman. The state of our country’s food system/politics/policy is deeply disturbing/infuriating/depressing. His advice? Create your own personal food policy. What is food to you? And do your best to eat whatever that is with the resources you have.



Spaghetti with tuna and caper sauce | super easy weeknight meal, also great with zucchini noodles

GP’s favorite chicken salad | yummy snack or light dinner with my favorite crackers

Raw almond pulp fudge | good way to use leftover nut pulp from making milk; instead of pressing it into brownies, I just roll them into balls and freeze for easier eating.

Coconut water kefir | I’m experimenting with homemade kefir, using this starter, Waiola coconut water, raspberry puree and lemon juice–so good.

More recipes here.

Categories: art, food

1 comment

  1. Wow. That looks interesting. I love cooking and cooking is indeed an expressionif love. I once lost my patience with my children because they needed so much attention that I had no time left for cooking the meal I had in mind. We ended up eating grilled cheese sandwiches with some salad. I clearly remember feeling like I was robbed of something and the loss of not eating the meal I had made up really made me sad.
    What I see in a lot of parent/ child relations is the loss of the idea that we need to teach our children how to eat. How to enjoy food. How to appreciate taste and texture. How to take your time with food. We need to sit down with them and eat and make them taste food. A lot of parents nowadays seem to think that children know how to eat food and that when they don’t like it that’s that, but we have to help them learn how to eat and to trust and appreciate food.
    My 9 year old was a difficult eater when she was younger. Now often she will ask what is for dinner and then she’ll say: “O well I love everything you cook so it doesn’t really matter.”