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I love the Internet, and yet I hate it, too, because I find you're setting yourself up for a lot of scrutiny... even when you're trying to do something positive.
The whole point of "minimalism" is not about deprivation, but living more purposefully and intentionally. It's about simplifying your life and doing more with less.
My own take on minimalism goes a step further: Doing the best you can within your means — and that's what ...
I will never understand why people forsake the potato. No, a potato isn't "fattening" — it's a vegetable! The "problem" is the company Mr. Potato sometimes hangs around with. It's not the potato in the french fry that's fattening, it's the oil the potato was fried in and is dripping with. It's not the baked potato that's unhealthy, it's the bacon, cheese and sour cream plopped on top of it.
Potatoes are wonderfully ...
Cooking (and baking!) without oil is easy.
Here's a quick video (below) of how to cook and saute without oil. My secret? vegetable broth! However, you can also use water (but broth is better!)
You can find my DIY recipe for vegetable broth in any of my cookbooks.
If you're using store-bought vegetable, look for low sodium varieties and make sure there are no oils in the ingredients. Even some of the advertised "fat-free" broths contain oil. A ...
BIG NEWS first!
Allow me to introduce you to my latest cookbook: Happy Herbivore Light & Fit.
I've been DYING to tell you about my new book and I'll give details (and recipe previews!) in the coming months — but for now, here's the cover!!!
Reserve your copy now (and read more about it on Amazon).
Now back to our regularly scheduled programming:
Spring is here and that means Farmers' Markets are back in full swing ...
Every time I hear the EPA policy "reduce, reuse, recycle," minimalism comes to mind.
Being a minimalist is all about reduction (living with less), reuse (doing more with less), and recycling (finding multiple uses for the things you have).
Turning old socks and shirts into rags for cleaning, using household items for multiple purposes (i.e., using a dry piece of spaghetti to light candles) and so on.
But what about vegetable scraps? All that discard from your cooking adventures ...