How I learned to cook whole fish, Sicilian style (and how you can, too)

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This week, I was over at Simple Bites, discussing the open-air markets, which I love, and how I braved the fresh fish markets here in Italy. I also shared a recipe detailing how to cook whole fish, Sicilian style, which I learned to do while here. I’ve arrived in the land of open-air markets, and I’m not quite sure how my husband is going to drag me onto the airplane that will take me away from this wondrous place. For those blessed with access to […]

Don’t Like Fish? I Bet You’ll Like These Salmon Cakes

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My salmon cakes have always been a hit with our family, but when a good friend’s daughter had them with us and raved about them to her mom, I knew it was a “must share”. (And now you have the recipe, sweet Reese, so your mommy can make them.) Even those who don’t care for fish might be happily surprised to find that these don’t taste all that fishy. They are well-seasoned, and frying anything in good fats can only make them taste even better. As […]

Risotto with White Fish and Orange

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Guest Post by Therese of Artistta This is one of my family’s favorite meals, especially my children. It’s packed full of nutrients with the homemade fish stock I use as a base and has the extra benefit of a wonderful, flaky fish that is often palatable for even those picky eaters. I most often use halibut or cod for my fish of choice, but any white fish, with a mild flavor will do. Fresh risotto is easy to make, but does require you to stand […]

The Nitty-Gritty on The Real Food I Buy and Where I Buy It

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Today and tomorrow, I simply want to share where I buy what, the best prices I’ve found, and some of the excellent deals that help our family to be able to eat plenty of wholesome, real foods on a tight budget. This isn’t a “how-to” post necessarily, because most of you don’t live where I live or even eat all of the same things that we eat. Rather, I thought that by sharing some of the details of where and how I shop, it may […]

Adding Seafoods to Your Diet

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer When Dr. Weston A. Price traveled the world examining primitive cultures, one of the first things he noticed was the great lengths the people went to in finding nutrient dense foods.  One of the most desired of these nutrient dense foods were sea foods. Dr. Price noted that those who consumed seafood had the thickest skulls and the best bone structure of all the populations he studied. Sea foods aren’t just fish – they can include roe (fish eggs), […]

Eating More Nutrient-Dense Foods (Yes, I Really Tried Fish Eggs)

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It’s difficult to read Weston A. Price’s book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, without having a sudden urge to bolt to the store for some fish eggs and liver. No, really. It is. You think I’m kidding, but I’m not. After spending more than a week devouring this fascinating book full of Dr. Price’s nutritional research and investigations into exactly what it was that made native, isolated populations eating traditional foods so very healthy, I was inspired. These traditional people valued fish eggs (among many other […]

Valuing the Nutritional Wisdom of Past Generations

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Image by Beverly & Pack One of my sets of grandparents hails from Newfoundland, Canada (that’s on the East coast, in the Maritimes). This particular Papa used to work on a fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean after they moved to the Vancouver, BC area, many years ago. Though many of the things that I grew up on were not so healthy, one of the nutritional highlights of my childhood was a whole lot of fish. Fresh fish. Amazing fish. And thankfully, I became a […]

Simple Dinners: Making Meals that Work Together

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I am all about simplicity in the kitchen. If there is a way that I can make my meals work together and save myself time, effort and dishes, I am all over it! One of my favorite ways to do this lately has been to coordinate the meals within my weekly meal plan. By this, I mean that I try to think of dishes that will work together to create leftovers and/or other elements that will lend themselves to different dishes that same week. The […]