Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2014’
There is no doubt sensationalism sells, just check out the latest cover of Time Magazine. Unfortunately what does not sell is sound science and simple explanations of how to interpret this science. If you believe all the hype, one would think that eating butter (and other animal fats) to our heart desires would not lead to any ill consequences.
However, there is little doubt that both fat & sugar contribute to obesity, which in turn are contributing to our epidemic of type 2 diabetes (hence heart disease). The solution to this problem has not changed, all things in moderation, which unfortunately is not a word that most Americans find exciting. What exactly is moderation? Moderation is “the avoidance of excess or extremes”, pretty simple stuff really.
It was the middle of winter when summer squash was only a dream, but when the ad from William Sonoma popped up in my Inbox I knew I was about to make a purchase. Although I am not a huge kitchen gadget junkie, there are certain items that I cannot live without (my Kitchen Aid Mixer & Vitamix to name a few). Although I knew I certainly couldn’t classify the Paderno spiralizer as a necessity, this blog sealed the deal for me and the spiralizer has become my newest kitchen gadget. I think this is the best way to avoid burn out with one of my favorite summer vegetables, after all variety is key.
2 ripe peaches, diced to ½”
1 english cucumber,thinly sliced or julienne
8 radishes, quartered or thinly sliced
coarse sea salt
1T grated lime zest
2T fresh lime juice
2T olive oil
1. Arrange peach, cucumber & radishes on platter
2. Season with sea salt
3. Whisk together lime zest & juice, oil & honey
4. Drizzle dressing over salad