Tag: cooking

Physician Heal Thyself

After Obama nominated a tax cheat to run the United States Treasury, who could have imagined that we’d get a more ironic nomination. The new Surgeon General is Regina Benjamin and her prime health mission is tackling obesity. She is … [continue reading]

Hungry Monkey

This book set a record for the longest I have ever had to wait for an on-hold item at the Seattle Library. Was the 4.5 months wait worth it?

Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater
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Thai Cooking Class – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Besides riding elephants and playing with big cats, the other cool thing I did in Chiang Mai was take an all day Thai cooking class. I’ve been cooking Thai food pretty much every week for the past 18 … [continue reading]

Why So Many Vegetables?

I made another dish where the goal was vegetable variety.


  1. garlic *
  2. red onion
  3. red pepper
  4. green chili pepper
  5. yellow pepper
  6. kale, both steam and leaf *
  7. green beans
  8. celery

* were purchased at the farmers market hours before cooking[continue reading]

Poached Eggs – Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory

Recently, I was reading about how the body treats oxidized cholesterol differently from regular cholesterol. The oxidized stuff is what you want to minimize. US News and World Reports put out Oxidized LDL Cholesterol Linked to Metabolic Syndrome last year … [continue reading]

Sushi Freedom

I love sushi, but I am not a fan of sushi restaurants. They tend to be expensive and slow. And if they aren’t expensive, the word gets out and lines start forming. Sushi Deli in San Diego is affordable, but … [continue reading]