I have been on a potato kick lately.
Sweet potatoes, yellow potatoes, red potatoes, purple potatoes....fried, baked, boiled, mashed...hashbrowns, fries, and pureed. ENDLESS VERSIONS AND COLORS AND SHAPES!
Part of the reason I have been part of the potato party was because I wanted to semi partake in the "potato challenge". The other reason is that I am Russian and I LOVE potatoes!!!
I wanted to make the ultimate potato casserole that was hearty, cheesy, creamy and used ...
Although I love creating a fancy shmancy hard to prepare meals, most of my go-to meals are quick, simple and consist of ingredients that are always in my pantry.
Buckwheat is a staple in the Russian household. It is definitely our go to "grain". I forgot about how much I loved Buckwheat when I was away at college but I reconciled my relationship a couple of years ago. It isn't very calorie dense but it is packed full of nutrition.
The other brother in this recipe is the highly sought a...
After a delightful volunteer trip to Costa Rica, I am back and ready to be dry and not wet, do physical exercise instead of manual labor and of course COOK FOR MYSELF!! Although, I loved spending my days feeding monkeys, birds and pigs, I was SOOOOO over cleaning up bird, monkey and pig poop. HEHE!
The food in Costa Rica was very vegan friendly. I mean...you really can't go wrong with rice, beans and plantains. Plus.....all the bananas and papayas my stomach can handle!!! ...
Bananas are basically life for any vegan. They are versatile and packed full of nutrition.
Plantains....are bananas super hot and exotic cousin that is admired but no one really speaks to. What I mean is that they are really similar in shape and color but cooking with them is still new for most Americans.
My first encounter with plantains was at a Cuban restaurant where caramelized some yellow plantains with a side of black beans. SOOOOO FRICKEN GOOOD!!! I could have just eaten ...
Yes....that needed to be screamed...lol.
All nuts are healthy but these guys.....are super duper special.
Lowers Cancer Risks
Improves Male Fertility
Treats Iodine Deficiency
Improves cardiovascular health
But....let me explore that last one a little bit. It is actually the reason I chose to include these nuts in a recipe.
Dr. Michael ...