In my forthcoming book, Eat Less Water, I list the top five action steps to initiate in your kitchen to save water. Cooking meals at home as much as possible is one of them. When you cook meals, you control the source of your ingredients. Only then can you ensure the food you eat is water sustainable. Water … Continue reading Why Homemade Food is Better
Food is a delicious gift from planet earth. Celebrate Earth Day with a feast of flavor. I offer you links to four recipes to eat your way through your Earth Day, including chocolate cake for dessert. But these recipes are a bit different than the standard. These recipes are designed to be action steps to … Continue reading 4 Tasty Earth Day Recipes to Save the Planet
"Is this slave chocolate?" my son Joaquin asked after he swallowed a big piece. Seventy percent of the world's cocoa beans are grown in West Africa, much of it produced using enslaved child labor. An estimated 1.8 million children are involved in cocoa production in West Africa according to a Tulane University report . This disturbing child slave/chocolate … Continue reading Why give fair-trade chocolate to your valentine: A recipe for chocolate cake
Half the world population will experience freshwater shortages, referred to as water scarcity by 2030. Water scarcity is at our shore now. Supply and quality are the two leading causes of water scarcity according to the United Nations. Ask the people in Central Valley California who don't have running water today. Or the people of Flint, Michigan who … Continue reading What Does An Omelette Have To Do With Clean Water?
Announcing the launch of a Drought-Friendly cooking channel on YouTube. Learn a simple Stir-Fry Vegetables with Baked Tofu Recipe and how to save water where it matters most--in the kitchen.
One pound of beef = 1,851 gallons of water One quarter pound burger (only the meat)= 462 gallons of water One year of beef for the average American = 118,464 gallons of water The smell of hand-shaped beef patties on the backyard grill brings forth happiness from my husband and three children. My husband mans … Continue reading Grilled Pasture Raised Burgers on Homemade Buns (Hamburger Buns and Burger Recipe)
Eggs abound. The colored plastic kind, the chocolate kind and the eggs in my chicken coop. My chickens taught me that eggs have a season. The natural production of eggs depends on the length of light in a day. The short days of winter nearly shut down egg production in my backyard coop. But the … Continue reading Eggs, Eggs Everywhere (Hard-Boiled Egg Recipe)
"I'm going to make pancakes from scratch for breakfast," said my husband. A moment straight from the book Porn for Women, where fully clothed men say things like, "honey, relax while I change the baby's diaper," or "let me fold all the laundry;" but better because they were organic, water-sustainable pancakes! Ingredients matter to water … Continue reading HUSBANDmade Organic Pancakes From Scratch (Pancake Recipe)
It takes 29 ingredients to make mole, the thick chocolaty, spicy sauce that drowns moist chicken. Mole (pronounced moe-lay) is a recipe reserved for birthdays, baptisms, weddings...I personally have yet to attempt the recipe, the long list of ingredients overwhelms. I prefer the uncomplicated recipe that is both fast and tasty. Each food ingredient has … Continue reading Eat Less Ingredients…as easy as 1, 2, 3 (Roasted Butternut Squash, Fresh Beans, Steel-Cut Blueberry Oatmeal Recipes)
Thanksgiving preparations are well underway in my kitchen. Tis the season to cook what's in season and from scratch. I started with bread. Bread is great to make ahead of time because it can be frozen and baked right before you serve your meal. I slightly under-bake the bread so when it's out of the … Continue reading Thanksgiving Preparations…Cook From Scratch (French-Style Bread Recipe)