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Bone Broth 101

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Bone Broth

DETAILS: Come learn to make this traditional food treasure in the next Provision Room class. Bone broth is one of the most inexpensive recipes you can make while providing your family with the dense nutrients needed for optimal health. Learn the basics of making bone broth and learn ways to include it in some delicious recipes.

TAKE HOME will include 1 quart of beef broth and 1 quart of chicken broth.

COST: $65 in person / $35 online *Register by 12/1 receive $10 discount 12/2 – 12/8 receive $5 discount 12/9 thru day of class full price so register early!
Bone Broth

DETAILS: Come learn to make this traditional food treasure in the next Provision Room class. Bone broth is one of the most inexpensive recipes you can make while providing your family with the dense nutrients needed for optimal health. Learn the basics of making bone broth and learn ways to include it in some delicious […]

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Avocado Fries with Spicy Dipping Sauce

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I made these last night for Girls Night Out. My oh my! Were they ever delicious! I think they will get e repeat performance on Thanksgiving! I mean what could be better when everyone is sitting around, watching the game (I’m assuming there will be a game on somewhere at some point…..I’m not wrong am I?) than creamy avocado slices, with a crispy outer layer, and dipped in a not-too-spicy kimchi dip? Now that is something for which to be thankful!

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Avo Fries

I made these last night for Girls Night Out. My oh my! Were they ever delicious! I think they will get e repeat performance on Thanksgiving! I mean what could be better when everyone is sitting around, watching the game (I’m assuming there will be a game on somewhere at some point…..I’m not wrong am […]

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Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Lavender Butter Sauce

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I love our CSA. The Urban Homestead has a weekly pick-up of their Farmbox that is just FULL of goodness. It makes me happy every single week.  Local. Organic. Fresh. **swoon**

It’s always fun, too, to find new ways to use the produce.  Rather than buying food to match the meal plan, with the Farmbox, we are challenged with making meal plans to match the food!

When I get the box home, I see what I have to work with and see what I can come up with, letting nothing go to waste! Last week we were blessed with some delicious butternut squash and some lovely herbs, among other things.  Time for a Fall favorite: butternut squash gnocchi!  Served that up with some of the fresh yellow beans and it was delicious! The kids were licking the plates.  No really.  They were.  It wasn’t pretty.

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Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Lavender Butter Sauce

I love our CSA. The Urban Homestead has a weekly pick-up of their Farmbox that is just FULL of goodness. It makes me happy every single week.  Local. Organic. Fresh. **swoon** It’s always fun, too, to find new ways to use the produce.  Rather than buying food to match the meal plan, with the Farmbox, […]

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The Best Salmon Burgers Ever!

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Salmon Burgers

We are blessed to have a year-round Saturday farmer’s market.  It is one of the perks of living in Southern California.  I do my very best to go every week, because the produce I can get there is so much better than in the stores even if I buy organic.  In addition to great farms we also have a really good fish monger who starts his day at about 3:00 in the morning down at the docks buying and processing fish, literally right out of the water.

I recently got inspired to recreate a salmon burger I saw on television.  It looked so good and if it worked, I might even be able to get my dear hubby and girls to like another fish recipe.  (It’s been a long road getting my husband to like fish.)

There are a number of ingredients in this list, but don’t let that deter you.  You probably have most of them around the house.  This recipe packs a huge nutritional punch and if your kids are picky about their vegetables you might be able to sneak these in.

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½ Red Onion, grated
½ Red Bell Pepper, small chop
½ Celery Rib, small chop
1 Green Onion, chopped green parts only
1 Lemon, zest only
4-5 Sprigs Fresh, Flat Leaf Parsley, rough chopped
¼ cup Teff Flour, (any flour can be substituted)
½ cup Bread Crumbs
2 Eggs, beaten
1 lb Fresh, Wild Caught Salmon
½ tsp Dill
½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
Several Turns Black Pepper from grinder
½ cup Panko Bread Crumbs
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil

In a small bowl, beat eggs; add breadcrumbs.  Allow the breadcrumbs to soak up the egg while you chop the vegetables, approximately 5-10 minutes.

Remove skin from salmon and cut into small pieces.

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Combine red onion, red bell pepper, celery, green onion, lemon zest, parsley, and teff flour in a large bowl, stir to combine.  Stir in soaked breadcrumbs, dill, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper.  Once the ingredients are combined, gently stir in salmon.

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Pour the panko on to a separate plate or shallow bowl.  As you make each burger gently place patties into the panko and cover all sides.  (Note:  These will not be “tight” burgers like you would get from ground meat, so handle them gently.)

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Heat a skillet (I like to use cast iron) over medium-high heat; add olive oil.  Fry each pattie for approximately 4 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.

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I served these with my favorite jalapeno tarter sauce and a side of broccoli.  A bun would be good here too, so let your imagination and taste buds run wild!

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These turned out better than I had even hoped!  Dear hubby and both girls really liked these and have asked for them several times!  I call that a success!!

Note:  This was originally posted on Kristina’s family blog, but we just couldn’t resist sharing it with you, our Provision Room readers!

Salmon Burgers

We are blessed to have a year-round Saturday farmer’s market.  It is one of the perks of living in Southern California.  I do my very best to go every week, because the produce I can get there is so much better than in the stores even if I buy organic.  In addition to great farms […]

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What’s That Smell? (Dealing with body odor, naturally)

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[We’ve been writing and sharing a lot lately about raising our children into adulthood.  This post is part of that series. You can find all those posts here: Young Adults.]

I have been away from home for about a month.  And our diet has been….well, let’s just say, less than stellar.  No, we didn’t eat a bunch of Micky-D, but we did eat our fair share of junk.  We’ve just driven from Los Angeles to Maine, spent over two weeks working like mad, then drove back to Los Angeles.  So….there have been some chips, cookies, a few sodas, and other such things I’d rather not ‘fess up to.  To add insult to injury, we also haven’t been drinking our kombucha and kefir, eating our fermented veg or organ meats.  Let’s just sum it up to say it hasn’t been clean eating and there have been some nutritional deficiencies.

Guess where all this is leading? Body Odor. (Keepin’ it real, folks.  Just keepin’ it real.)

Body Odor

In our culture we have come to expect body odor as a non-negotiable.  We assume that every young person who hits puberty must start using antiperspirant and their parents better buy stock in the company, because they’ll be using a lot.  They must, as a matter of course, start showering more often, use cologne and generally do everything possible suppress that nasty-mustiness. Read More

Body Odor

[We’ve been writing and sharing a lot lately about raising our children into adulthood.  This post is part of that series. You can find all those posts here: Young Adults.] I have been away from home for about a month.  And our diet has been….well, let’s just say, less than stellar.  No, we didn’t eat […]

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Best Ways to Increase Protein for Growing Bodies

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[We’ve been writing and sharing a lot lately about raising our children into adulthood.  This post is part of that series. You can find all those posts here: Young Adults.]

Muscles need protein to grow and brains need protein and fat to function properly.  In an age of carbohydrate-riddled and overly processed foods, it takes savvy planning to make sure our kids are getting enough protein to keep them growing and going strong! Read More

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[We’ve been writing and sharing a lot lately about raising our children into adulthood.  This post is part of that series. You can find all those posts here: Young Adults.] Muscles need protein to grow and brains need protein and fat to function properly.  In an age of carbohydrate-riddled and overly processed foods, it takes […]

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Ferment Yer Food!

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Ferment Yer FoodReal Food for Real Families

Learn how to turn the everyday stuff in your kitchen into nutritional powerhouses that nourish body and soul, help heal the gut, ease digestive concerns and boost your immune system. Learn the basics of fermenting and pickling veggies that your whole family will love, no fancy equipment required!

The class will include hands-on method!

At the end of the night you will get to take home:

Dilly Beans & Mixed Vegetables
Cultured Berries
& Lacto-Fermented Pickles

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A collection of recipes that includes all the recipes we demonstrate at the workshop along with their variations.

We had such a blast with this class last month, we are doing it again! These are our new favorite AND SEASONAL ferments! Get in on the fun and learn how to ferment the summer harvest! Lots of hands-on and lots to take home to share with your family!

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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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Shall We Drink To That?

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If you’ve been around The Provision Room with us, you might have noticed that Kristina and I enjoy a few things: our families, theology, hospitality.  And chocolate, cheese and wine.  We won’t be shy about recommending a good rosé to go with our favorite salad or sharing our pics going picnicking and wine-tasting.  You may see our husbands brewing beer or a recipe for our favorite cocktail.  Occasionally, we get comments from readers asking, in essence, Are you Christians? How can you be drinking wine?  While we could (and sometimes do) give a nugget answer, we thought the topic merited a longer and more in-depth response.

Shall We Drink To That

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Shall We Drink To That

If you’ve been around The Provision Room with us, you might have noticed that Kristina and I enjoy a few things: our families, theology, hospitality.  And chocolate, cheese and wine.  We won’t be shy about recommending a good rosé to go with our favorite salad or sharing our pics going picnicking and wine-tasting.  You may […]

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The Dirty Ingredients Hiding In Your Clean Eating

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If you follow healthy foodies on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter you’ll see a lot of #cleaneating or #cleaneats.  Some of those dishes are downright gorgeous and inspiring.  But sometimes, we get tricked.  We click on a beautiful photo and then read the recipe and uh, what’s that? The clean recipe isn’t exactly clean.  Like when my kids say the room is clean but they really just shoved the dirty socks under the bed.

We hate to burst your bubbles.  And we loathe being the bearer of bad news, but we feel compelled to expose those dirty socks unclean ingredients.

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Clean Eating2

(This post contains affiliate links. Purchases made through affiliate links helps support the two families who write and love this blog.) If you follow healthy foodies on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter you’ll see a lot of #cleaneating or #cleaneats.  Some of those dishes are downright gorgeous and inspiring.  But sometimes, we get tricked.  We click […]