Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Beef Cheeks

Beef cheeks are my new favourite cut. I made this delicious Beef Cheek Stew tonight and I gotta say, this is the only cut I'll be using for my beef stews from now on. Amazing!

I don't have a recipe at the moment.  Most of the time when I cook I'm just randomly grabbing ingredients and tossing them in without measuring.  But, if you have a good stew recipe you can replace your regular stewing beef with some cheeks.  You won't regret it!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday Night Ramblings

  • Breakfast?  Lunch?  Dinner?  As long as you're eating fresh whole foods, either raw, steamed or cooked in delicious healthy fats, it really doesn't matter what time of day it enters your stomach.  Leftover wild sockeye salmon for breakfast with a side salad?  Sounds great!  Bacon, eggs and sauerkraut for dinner?  Yes please! 
  • Don't worry about meal time stigmas and enjoy a variety of foods any time of day.  If you're hungry, eat!  Not Hungry?  Don't eat!
  • If you ever find yourself opening the fridge, looking at all your fresh pickings but nothing particular interests you, try having a glass of water.  Your trigger for thirst can sometimes be mistaken for hunger, so take a moment to think about what you really want before you start shoving food in your face.  You might just be thirsty!
  • Sometimes when we're stressed, it can trigger cravings for things we wouldn't normally eat.  I fully admit to having these cravings from time to time and indulging as well (with full regret, bloating and/or headaches shortly after) .  Food is a great distraction for people and it's no wonder why the snacking industry does so well.  Sugary and salty fried treats hit those pleasure receptors in our brain making us feel good for the moment.  In the end, thinking about what the specific stressor is and dealing with the emotion or issue can help you take control of your cravings.