I have eaten my fair share of “local food”, meaning the multicultural food culture the diverse people of Hawaii have created and made uniquely their own, and includes influences from ethnic Hawaiian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Portugese, and Filipino food. When you eat “local food”, you’re eating from a cultural melting pot that has successfully married unlikely partners such as Spam and the sticky rice and nori from sushi. Don’t call it Spam sushi – it’s Spam musubi (pronounced “moo-soo-bee”, accent on the first syllable). It used to be a guilty pleasure, but I no longer eat it because it (1) contains factory farmed pork , (2) contains sodium nitrite, and (3) is high in sodium. Continue reading “Dinner For Breakfast: Loco Moco”
You’ve probably already read our post on the potent purple power of Beet Kvass (Ferment This: Beet Kvass). This one’s about reducing food waste and making something toothsome from the beets left after making kvass!
You may have seen an earlier post in which we discussed that we’re not vegetarians (No, We’re Not Vegetarians…), but still often choose to eat vegetarian or vegan meals – and how people seem to have difficulty wrapping their heads around the idea that we don’t eat just any meat: we’ve elected to only eat meat sourced from farms that value humane animal husbandry and processing of their animals’ meat. We often encounter people – in work settings, for example – who either look completely confounded or even annoyed by our explanation for why we won’t eat an item from a fast food place.
You know I like my slow cookers…and one staple in our household that we only make in our slow cooker is Spicy Beans. Inexpensive, nutritious, and very flexible, these beans are easy to make and even easier to enjoy!
I bought my 5th slow cooker recently. It’s a tiny 2 quart one that will be primarily for making candles, salves, and similar projects. Are you wondering about the other 4? Each has its purpose. And, no, I’m not a Crock Pot hoarder.
We’re still enjoying those sourdough pancakes for dinner – even more now that we make them with homemade milk kefir. They’re so fluffy, so delicious…honestly, we could eat them every day. Pancake perfection!