Peripatetic philomaths…focusing on what's really important, eating ethically and cleanly, fermenting, foraging/wildcrafting, practicing herbalism, and being responsible stewards of our land. Sharing our photos, musings, and learnings. Still seeking our tribe.
Do you like pumpkin seeds? Seeds that are crispy with a touch of savory saltiness on the outside and meaty on the inside? I do, too. I’ve tried making my own roasted pumpkin seeds in the past and the results were not what I had hoped…but now I know the secret to getting them just right.
What part of the chicken, exactly, does the “tender” come from? Yeah, I don’t know, either; I don’t eat factory-farmed chicken, so when I process a chicken I’ve raised, I’m eating the whole bird. Choosing to eat plant-based meals, though, allows me additional choices for occasional convenience foods, like chick’n tenders. This time, it’s Gardein’s Seven Grain Crispy Tenders.
In my flexitarian pursuits, I’m always on the lookout for a really good meat analog: something that really reminds me of a burger, but is plant-based. I think I may have found my new favorite: the Ultimate Beefless Burger!
As we’ve shared previously, we’re big fans of eating locally. We like getting to know the farmers that provide the food we buy (because we can’t produce everything ourselves), and also like knowing that these dollars will stay in the local community. Local farmer’s markets have been good sources for vegetables like tomatoes and squash, but now that we’re in October, those markets are ending for the season. So what will we do in the “off” season?
I recently waxed rhapsodic about one bowl meals, but they really do deserve to be lauded! Another favorite quick meal of mine is tofu scramble. Easy, flexible, and nutritious, it’s a meal I enjoy on a regular basis.
While we aren’t vegetarians, we definitely enjoy meat-free meals, especially when they’re easy, quick, and delicious – like these BBQ (jackfruit) sammies on homemade sourdough biscuits, topped with spiralized carrot slaw!