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Continuing my efforts to eat healthier for my big day, I followed another recipe from Food and Wine’s 30 day healthy eating menus. Today I picked a soba noodle dish served with grilled shrimp and cilantro. This dish packed in little bits of fried garlic and shallots for punches of flavor, and crushed peanuts for texture, it’s almost unbelievable how simple it is to make, and how delicious and healthy it is.

Soba is the Japanese word for buckwheat, also synonymous with the thin noodles made out of buckwheat flour. Buckwheat is naturally gluten free, Read the rest of this entry »

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I’m getting married in about 6 weeks, and like almost all brides before me, I’m trying hard to look good for the wedding. I figure the fiancĂ© and myself can indulge a little on the weekends, but during the week, we have to be more careful about what we consume.

While looking for healthy dinners on Foodandwine.com, I came across their 30 day healthy eating plan. The menus that they offer, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, do not look like diet foods at all. The common theme is fish, chicken, and vegetables with healthy grains. If I did not work, I’d absolutely want to follow every single one of their meals because they all look sooooooo tasty! But with my more and more hectic schedule, the only meal I can really plan and have time to cook is dinner.

The recipe I picked to start my healthy weekday cooking plan is a Chinese style spicy green bean and tofu stir fry. Read the rest of this entry »

When grocery shopping at Whole Foods, I saw that they had some great whole Spanish Mackerels for $6.99 a LB. A lot of recipes from Ferran Adria’s family style cookbook uses whole fish and specially Spanish Mackerel, and I had wondered when I would be able to get some so I can try his recipes. I thought whole fishes would be expensive, but one fish turned out to be exactly one pound, and my whole meal for 2 was less than $10! Imagine a Ferran Adria dish for 2 for $10…. Read the rest of this entry »