This is one of those meals that can be pulled together from leftovers, and will always taste new and different. Try our vegetarian version with tofu, or start with fresh cooked chicken, which naturally lends itself to this succulent stew. Serves 4 or more 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 4 tablespoons butter or safflower oil […]
This Indian-Thai fusion dish uses coconut oil, one of the most beneficial overall fats, according to Kripalu Healthy Living faculty member John Bagnulo. Coconut oil is known for improving heart health, boosting metabolism, promoting weight loss, and supporting the immune system. Chickpeas offer a combination of protein and fiber that seems to be a natural […]
A Bowlful of Digestive Health The flavor profile of our Kitchen-Sink Curry is the taste of digestive health. Let’s begin with cumin, a spice traditionally associated with healthy digestion: Research now suggests that cumin stimulates the pancreas to secrete digestive enzymes. A teaspoon of cumin has 15 percent of your daily iron needs, along with […]
“That’s it—I’ve had enough! I, of all people, should not be doing it this way!”
Ever have one of those enough-is-enough moments? As I was once again staring at my refrigerator with its combination of very fresh, slightly worn, and “what-are-you-still-doing-in here?” produce, leftovers, and half-eater jars of miscellaneous mayhem, I hit the turning point.
“OK, family,” I announced. “I will not be buying one more ounce of food until we have eaten every single morsel of what we already have.”
My rant was spurred by my newly instituted budget austerities, and the obvious yet uncalculated cost of what I was about to throw in the garbage. I heard a staggering statistic once that something like 15 to 30 percent of our food budget goes in the trash: sporadically used condiments and half-eaten canned goods; good-intentioned yet left-to-rot produce; the two pounds of this or that “wonder food” that were purchased after reading about its healthful properties in O magazine.