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Espillette Sweet Potato Frites

The French have an affinity for many flavors, but spicy isn't one of them.  Eating my way through Southwestern France, I was shocked by the mild flavor of "spicy sausage" made from ground veal and the signature French pepper, espillette.  My central cost California palette was sorely disappointed by the lack of heat, but the flavor of this Basque pepper left me ready for more.  


Turmeric Zucchini Hash

A take on traditional hash, I give you Turm-Zuc Hash.

I'm obsessed with turmeric.  The so yellow it stains all the things in the kitchen cousin of the ginger root, turmeric is herbal gold.  Praised in Ayurvedic medicine, and increasingly in western medicine for its high levels of anti-inflammatory curcumin, turmeric decreases inflammation throughout the body, reduces histamine reaction, and warms the blood.  And if you fry is just right, it crisps up like little potato chips. Yes. You heard me. 

The Last Diet You'll Ever Go On

I started my diet experiment with the simple task of muscle testing whether I was hungry or not.  Muscle testing is the principle of tapping into the subconscious through the electrical current running through our bodies.  By stating a "true" or "false" statement, muscles display strength or weakness depending on your subconscious answer.  I say "I am hungry," while standing vertical with my eyes closed.  If my body needs food, it agrees with this statement, and I sway forward.  If it's a "no," I sway backwards, all without conscious intention.  

After a few weeks of this mindful eating, I started to recognize patterns, and actual signs and symptoms of hunger I never knew how to identify.  Most importantly, I learned I need a lot less food than I ever thought.  This may seem like an extreme or "woo-woo" tactic, but it is just one method of listening to your body's true need for food.