Eat Well, Be Happy – Episode 224

Episode 224

with Debra Stark & Robin Johnston

  • Lentil bulgar with goat cheese
  • Heirloom tomatoes pomegranate molasses, sumac
  • Berries with hibiscus kanten

Eat Well, Be Happy – Episode 223

Episode 223

with Debra Stark & Robin Johnston

  • Stuffed peppers with meat, sausage
  • Garlicky greens with goji and avocado
  • Black bean dip with jicama

Eat Well, Be Happy – Episode 222

Episode 222

with Debra Stark & Jeff McDonough

  • Charred corn purple potato with herbs
  • Thai emmer farro salad
  • Summer chocolate peach cake

Eat Well, Be Happy – Episode 221

Episode 221

with Debra Stark & Tom Yates

  • Cabbage shrimp walnut salad
  • Grilled eggplant caponata
  • Peach and berry

Eat Well, Be Happy – Episode 220

Episode 220

with Debra Stark & Jeff McDonough

  • Mom's good seed bread
  • Moroccan squash salad with harissar
  • Houmous withi tahini
  • Radishes with dukkah

Eat Well, Be Happy – Episode 219

Episode 219

with Debra Stark & Jeff McDonough

  • Roasted garlic chicken
  • Salad Oliver
  • Pink stevia lemonade
  • Hazelnut honey ganache

Eat Well, Be Happy – Episode 218

Episode 218

with Debra Stark & Aya Alexander.

  • All things red salad
  • Greek Shrimp potato salad a la Pappas
  • Grapefruit Granita
  • Garden greens salad dressing

Eat Well, Be Happy – Episode 217

Episode 217

with Debra Stark & Robin Johnston.

  • Colorful yellow salad with citrus date vinaigrette
  • Ratatouille Stuffed Baguettes
  • Quinoa teff pilaf with garden pesto

Thai Farro Salad

Thai-emmer-farro-saladFarro is said to be the first grain ever domesticated by humans, and it was grown in what was called “The Fertile Crescent” of the Middle East. The Fertile Crescent, in case you didn’t know, is the location of the biblical “Garden of Eden!” And farro fed the Roman legions on their marches too.

As new varieties of wheat were created through hybridization, farro somehow lost its favorite status.Today, however, farro is one of several ancient whole grains that we are bringing back. Yeah!

What are Healthy Fats / What Fats are Healthy? (Part 1 of 3)

I recently had the opportunity to cook for a small group of relatives. Like you, I’ve got all kinds of relatives. This night, some were strictly avoiding meat, dairy, and refined carbs; others, not so much. So I tried to make everyone happy with a sort of a hash – carrots, red bell pepper, chick peas, onions and garlic, fresh parsley and thyme, all browned and softened in a cast-iron skillet with plenty of olive oil.

As I brought it to the table, I could not imagine a possible objection. 

“Wait – you cooked that in olive oil?” asked one young man, incredulously. “Didn’t you know it’s unhealthy? It’s okay to eat, but not to cook with.”

“Actually,” said his girlfriend, “all oil is bad for you. It doesn’t matter if you cook in it. Even nuts are unhealthy, because they contain oil. I read this in a book.” 

And that is when my head exploded.