March 12th Show
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On today's show:
St. Patrick's Day
March Spring Clean part deux
The Kitchen Pantry
Guest, Chef Johan of Cider Press Cafe
St. Patrick's Day is coming on March 17th and apparently everyone's Irish... so it's time to get planning!
With all the festivity options available it's a good idea to plan ahead. Are you a party animal? It's time to get your friends organized. Do you plan on eating at your favorite pub...? You're going to wish you had reservations, so do it now! Huge crowds not for you...? Why not plan a Feast of St. Patrick for family or friends?
Here's a link to some great very traditional Irish celebratory menu items.
For a healthier take, check out these great vegetarian ideas.
Healthiest vegan version... check here! It even includes Irish Whiskey Cake!
Special Guest, Chef Johan of
Cider Press Cafe
Chef Johan, former financial advisor turned modernist raw vegan chef, is an artist and inspiration for moxie living. We discussed his journey to clean food that was triggered by his dog, Jack, being poisoned by dog food from China that had melamine (plastic) added to it. They started making his food from scratch and witnessed a nearly miraculous recovery... this lead to the ah-ha moment of what they were eating, processed foods, etc. (keeping in mind that this has been found in processed foods for humans as well) and the loads of fillers and unknowns that are added, and this was the seed that launched his journey.
Today, Cider Press Cafe has two locations, One in North Naples at the intersection of Airport and Immokalee and in St. Petersburg on Central Avenue. They are creating Florida inspired, plant based, modernist cuisine and with a huge coolness factor with tools like a Cryovac to make some of the components, who could resist...?
Cider Press Cafe is
Gluten free, soy free, peanut free, MSG free, dairy free,
trans fat free and sugar free
March Spring Clean #2
This week we are cleaning out the kitchen pantry!
Clean out the Pantry. Empty the entire pantry out, give it a hot soapy wipe down. Go through every item and either toss (open chip bag from a month ago), donate (gingerbread mix you're never going to make) or acknowledge that the item will contribute to your health and put aside.
Now go through what you kept, read each ingredient panel and look for these 7 badditives. If they are included, you need to reconsider donating them and going forward, not buying.
hydrolyzed, trans and synthetic fats
MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
HFCS (High Fructore Corn Syrup)
If you're REALLY serious about getting the badditives out, click here for a more thorough list of dangerous ingredients.
With what remains, sort into grains and pastas, beans, vegetables, baking products, etc., all like things together.
Breakfast-only things get their own space and single-serve things get a square container for quick retrieval. If you're not a baker and have a ton of baking supplies, consider giving it to a friend so it's not wasted.
For additional ideas on Moxifying your kitchen, click through the buttons below.