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Five Phrases That Should Be Banished For Our Food Talk

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We are food bloggers. We get it. Sometimes it can become challenging to find just the right words to describe the amazing deliciousness of a recipe you’ve tried or created.  I mean, you really want people to take your word for it and try it for themselves.  Amid all the food talk online you don’t want your pasta a’la fromage to be white noise. But, here’s the thing….well….things are getting out of hand.  It’s time we had a talk. There are a few phrases, turned hashtags, that we really have had enough of. Read More

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We are food bloggers. We get it. Sometimes it can become challenging to find just the right words to describe the amazing deliciousness of a recipe you’ve tried or created.  I mean, you really want people to take your word for it and try it for themselves.  Amid all the food talk online you don’t […]

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Living in Peace With Nature (Thoughts for Earth Day from Israel, age 12)

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Besides Earth Day, when do you ever think about the earth?  And maybe that’s just another weird thing that people do. Maybe the world’s not important, its not like we need it to survive or anything.   Saint Francis didn’t think so. He knew the importance of what God gave us, so here’s a view of the earth from Saint Francis:

Saint Francis is the patron saint of the ecosystem. Why? Because he not only knew how important nature is but he knew how to co-abide with it.  Okay, here is a question for you: are you afraid of spiders? No? Maybe a little? Yes?  Crazy scared of them?  If your answer was anything but no than you’d definitely be scared of wolves! But when Francis heard about a wolf who was eating people and their livestock in the city of Gubbio, and while others ran, he hiked up the mountain to find the wolf! As soon as he saw the wolf he made the Sign of the Cross and commanded the wolf to come and lay at his feet! The wolf obeyed! Then Francis told the wolf that even though he did it out of hunger, eating people was still evil.  He led the wolf down into the city and told the amazed people that if they just fed the wolf  he would stop eating people and livestock.  What?! I know amazing right.

Francis knew that GOD doesn’t do things for no reason but that He always has a plan. Imagine if Francis had had the wolf killed? Would that have shown the citizens the power of GOD? No, it wouldn’t.  Only by understanding what the wolf needed, being at peace with the animal showed the citizens the power of GOD.

So this Earth Day take time to thank God for nature and think about how important and wondrous nature is.

(By Daja’s son Israel, age 12)

Family Time Ideas For Earth Day:

Movies to Watch:

Activities:

  • Pick up trash at the park or beach
  • Memorize the Prayer of St. Francis
  • Recycle
  • Work together in your garden
  • Visit a Farmer’s Market, Farm Stand or local farm
  • Make dinner from scratch as a family
  • Take the 30-Day Fast Food Free Challenge

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Earth Day

Besides Earth Day, when do you ever think about the earth?  And maybe that’s just another weird thing that people do. Maybe the world’s not important, its not like we need it to survive or anything.   Saint Francis didn’t think so. He knew the importance of what God gave us, so here’s a view […]

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In Defense of Emotional Eating

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“Our relationship with nourishment started in the womb where our needs were consistently met. We were neither hungry nor thirsty nor cold nor in want.  Our relationship with hunger arrived at the same time as our relationship with separation and need.  The need for nourishment and comfort was met the same way: breastfeeding.  A baby’s social interaction and psychological development cannot be separated from his food supply.  That right there is the foundation of each and every  individual’s relationship with food.”

In Defense of Emotional EatingWe are honored and excited to be guest posting today over at Nourished Kitchen!  We are talking about our emotional attachments to foods and why we believe that comfort foods are a good thing!  Come on over and get a little encouragement to eat for emotional reasons and to eat well!  For those of us who want our cake and to eat it, too, it’s the best news you’ll read all day! Read More

In Defense of Emotional Eating

“Our relationship with nourishment started in the womb where our needs were consistently met. We were neither hungry nor thirsty nor cold nor in want.  Our relationship with hunger arrived at the same time as our relationship with separation and need.  The need for nourishment and comfort was met the same way: breastfeeding.  A baby’s […]

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Food Revolution Day Recap

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This is our third year celebrating Food Revolution Day!  Read More

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This is our third year celebrating Food Revolution Day! 

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Food Revolution Day Lunch with Daja & Kristina!

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Here is your chance to have Daja and Kristina cook for you!

In honor of Food Revolution Day we are hosting a farm-to-table lunch at the Urban Homestead!

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We will be highlighting the bounty of our local farmers using the freshest organic produce and eggs right out of the Urban Homestead garden.  If you have never been to Urban Homestead in Pasadena this is your chance!

Lunch will include:

First Course
Fresh Green Salad with Edible Flowers and Alyssa’s Homemade Dressing

Second Course
Super Tasty Tomato Soup with Poached Duck Egg on Sourdough Toast

Third Course
Lamb Kofta, Pistachio & Spicy Salad Wrap with Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries served with the Provision Room’s Fermented Ketchup

Dessert
Jordanne’s Lovely Scones, Urban Homestead Fruit Preserves & Fresh Whipped Cream

Farm-to-Table Lunch price $45pp, $80p couple (2-hour seating.)  $75 for our ‘Getting Kids Excited About Cooking’ class and lunch combo if you book at the same time!

FRD Appetizer Table

Here is your chance to have Daja and Kristina cook for you! In honor of Food Revolution Day we are hosting a farm-to-table lunch at the Urban Homestead! We will be highlighting the bounty of our local farmers using the freshest organic produce and eggs right out of the Urban Homestead garden.  If you have […]

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Food Revolution Day Cooking Class

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the Provision Room and Urban Homestead are teaming up for a cooking class for moms, dads, and kids!!

“Getting Kids Excited About Food” 

If you struggle with picky eaters and children who don’t want to be involved in the kitchen, then this class is for you!!  We, Daja (mom to eight) and Kristina (personal chef and mom of two,) will share some of our tried and true ways of getting kids excited about cooking real food from scratch. We’ll share ways to get kids “food smart” and make cooking fun for everyone. We hope this class will inspire a love of food that will last a lifetime!

The class will include a discussion on unhealthy convenience foods and the ties to childhood obesity.  We’ll compare typical off-the-shelf convenience food with our kicked-up-nutrition food.  (Have you looked at food labels lately?  ‘All Natural’ doesn’t mean anything and how do you find those pesky GMO corn and soy derivatives?)

We’ll share easy ways to get kids in the kitchen and get them cooking from scratch. As a bonus our daughters will be there to share their favorite recipes including mac-n-cheese, chicken tacos and pizza.

 

 

FRD 2014

In honor of, the Provision Room and Urban Homestead are teaming up for a cooking class for moms, dads, and kids!! “Getting Kids Excited About Food”  If you struggle with picky eaters and children who don’t want to be involved in the kitchen, then this class is for you!!  We, Daja (mom to eight) and […]

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Food Revolution Day 2014

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Each year Daja and I get pretty excited to celebrate Food Revolution Day, a campaign by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation in the UK and USA, and The Good Foundation in Australia.  The day is about celebrating cooking good food from scratch and especially focuses on getting children involved by inspiring them to get in the kitchen! Read More

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Each year Daja and I get pretty excited to celebrate Food Revolution Day, a campaign by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation in the UK and USA, and The Good Foundation in Australia.  The day is about celebrating cooking good food from scratch and especially focuses on getting children involved by inspiring them to get in the […]

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Planting Seeds

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How are you planting seeds today? Anna, Kristina’s daughter, shares her thoughts on getting inspired and planting seeds. Read More

How are you planting seeds today? Anna, Kristina’s daughter, shares her thoughts on getting inspired and planting seeds.

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Food: Perhaps the most important social justice issue of our time…

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(Forgive us as we get a bit passionate about something we eat at least three times a day and think about more often than that: FOOD.)

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know we are foodies.  We have a disdain for fast food and fake food and anything Michael Pollan would call “edible food-like substances.”  Our catch phrases are organic, sustainable, intentional, real and frugal.  (Just take a look at our About page and you’ll see.)  From a Christian perspective, the more I explore the Scripture the more I find that God really does care about our food choices and the whole food supply.  It’s everywhere–from Genesis to Revelation!  From a completely practical perspective, the more I learn about health and wellness, the more I find that you cannot divorce physical health from nutrition.  We are attached to the earth (including our food, which comes from the earth) and our environment’s health is our health.  Plain and simple.

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(Forgive us as we get a bit passionate about something we eat at least three times a day and think about more often than that: FOOD.) If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know we are foodies.  We have a disdain for fast food and fake food and anything Michael Pollan […]

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Veggie Tasting Party Winners!

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Sorry to keep you all in such suspense!  We have reviewed the scores and are ready to announce the winners of our Veggie Tasting Party!!!!

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For those just joining us, back in April we were asked by a reader, ““Would you write a series about vegetables? A ‘How to cook them so people will eat them’ type of series.”  

Rather than just answering with our families’ recipes, we put the question to all of you!  Throughout the month of April y’all submitted your very own, family-tested-and-loved, favorite veg forward recipes.  Our agreement was that we would cook them all, have our husbands, children, and friends taste and judge in a blind taste-test.  You were so generous with your culinary delights that we had one day, in fact, just a few hours, actually, to cook 26 veggie recipes!  Everything from Brussels Sprouts to Turnips!  From Tomatoes to Carrots!  From Kale to Okra!  Add a few bottles of lovely wine and a some locally brewed beer and we had a true foodie party on our hands!

It took two tables to hold everything!

It took two tables to hold everything!

But what fun!  You can see more pictures of the food and mayhem here: Food Revolution Day Tasting Party!

From the 26 recipes we have chosen the 10 that were rated the yummiest by our panel of critics.  (And let me tell you, you don’t know a food critic until you’ve met our children.  Ever heard a child say, “This would be perfect it was baked off, instead of steamed and if you added a bit of acid, like maybe a balsamic reduction.”)  These 10 will be included in a Veggie Cookbook to be released next month!  Along with those 10 we are going to add 10 Provision Room fool-proof favorites, for a Veggie Cookbook for real people! You’re gonna love it!

WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, HERE ARE THE WINNERS:

Kale Chips, submitted by Rebecca of Food, Laughter and Love

Fresh Ginger Roasted Yams, submitted by Karen of Only Sometimes Clever

Summer Salsa, submitted by Jada of Jada Swanson

Creamy Lemon-Honey Slaw, submitted by Karen of Only Sometimes Clever

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, submitted by Barb at SFO Mom

Roasted Vegetables, submitted by Sara at June Cleaver In Yoga Pants

Tomato Confit, submitted by Karen of Only Sometimes Clever

Vegan Ceviche, submitted by Nadia

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Blue Cheese, submitted by Jada of Jada Swanson

and finally, in what perhaps was the biggest surprise hit of the night:

Baked Okra, submitted by Rebecca of Food, Laughter and Love

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  For contributing to our cookbook (and to a very successful FOOD REVOLUTION DAY!) you will receive a FREE copy of the cookbook when it is released and full credit in the book, along with links to your blog or website!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

Cooking away!

Daja, our good friend KayLee, and Kristina

(Linked to Tasty Traditions, Fantastic Thursdays at Five Little Chefs, and Homemaking Party at Hope In Every Season and Small Footprint Fridays)

Sorry to keep you all in such suspense!  We have reviewed the scores and are ready to announce the winners of our Veggie Tasting Party!!!! For those just joining us, back in April we were asked by a reader, ““Would you write a series about vegetables? A ‘How to cook them so people will eat […]