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We are what we eat:

Garbage in; garbage out.

If you put low-grade fuel into a high-performance machine, it’ll run like a low-grade machine… if at all. The bottom line is that our bodies run on the fuel we give them. If you can provide better fuel, your body will perform at a higher level.

 

Let’s eat better.

Macadamia Nut Butter

Macadamia Nut Butter

Without a doubt, macadamia nuts are my favorite nut. Maybe even my favorite snack food. And we go through a lot of Almond butter, so it seemed like a natural next step to try and make a butter from Macadamia nuts.

Avocado Shrimp for One

Avocado Shrimp for One

This is actually a dish I came up with on my own! It’s super-simple and relatively light, so you can probably double the recipe and not stuff yourself. This recipe is “for one” because Tammy doesn’t like shrimp. Yet.

Making Food Prep Easy (or Easier, anyway)

Making Food Prep Easy (or Easier, anyway)

 One of the challenges of giving up pre-packaged foods is the effort it takes to make everything. The harder a change is to make, the less likely you are to do it. So we wanted to share some of the things we do to make food prep easy (and therefore possible!).

Mashed Cauliflower

As we try and eat better, we are always looking for meals that are healthy, but also quick and relatively easy. Nothing beats instant mashed potatoes for easy, but that is a great example of an over-processed food.

We don’t have anything against potatoes specifically, but it isn’t a vegetable per se and we all need to eat more veggies. When done right, cauliflower makes a great mash.

Cashew Sour Cream

Cashew Sour Cream

If you’re trying to avoid dairy products, sour cream can be tough to give up. I won’t claim that this sour cream is indistinguishable from real sour cream, it does add a similar taste and it’s super easy to make.