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26 Jan

LEARN TO COOK

My friend Erin of Well in LA was nice enough to teach me a recipe for 365 til 30. I love everything about her company especially the motto, “Life is short. Live WELL”…now doesn’t that say it all? Well In LA is a full service shop for wellness coaching, eating, cleanses and consultation. I find her approach toward a healthy lifestyle very inspiring and her easy attitude about it all, refreshing. You can’t even fault her for being so cute and healthy and fit and…and.. and…because she is so nice!

Days before our cooking date Erin sent me a list of ingredients and after reading it I knew I was in for a healthy afternoon considering I didn’t know what half of them were. I also noticed that it was a Martha Stewart recipe. We all know how I feel about Martha Stewart after cooking a stew from her book last month. I think she’s a liar. Plain and simple. I think she makes things seem easier than they are and lies about the timing of things. Although I will say this, I now know what a parsnip looks like after tackling the stew- this time I walked straight over to them at the market with confidence. Progress! I hit a wall with a rutabaga though. Do you know what they look like? I didn’t. I roamed the aisles again until I found a helpful produce man to point the way for me.

Erin taught me a whole days menu! : a juice for breakfast  (carrot, beet, apple and fresh mint), salad for lunch (raw kale with cranberries, sauteed onions and toasted walnuts) and vegetables for dinner (brussels sprouts, sweet potato, parsnips, carrots, rutabaga). I’m sure many of you just read that and thought –there is no way in hell that these meals were tasty and I am here to tell you that they were seriously yummy. The kale salad was my favorite and it wasn’t because I had to massage the Kale either (Although that was a highlight from the afternoon) When I got the direction to “massage the kale”…it took all my might not to laugh. Did you know you are supposed to massage kale with olive oil before eating it to make it taste better? News to me!

As I left Erin gave me a book called Revive by Frank Lipman that she thought I would like. I have been reading it the last two nights and love it. I am up for more vegetarian cooking after reading it!

THE JUICE

Ingredients:1 small beet, chopped-5 carrots, chopped -1 apple, cored and chopped-1/4 fresh mint springs

Directions:blend

THE SALAD AND VEGGIES

Click HERE for salad (#4 (subbed cranberries for pom seeds) and roasted veggie recipe (#6)

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4 Responses to “163”

  1. Campbell Whitman January 26, 2012 at 7:28 am #

    I really love that you call Martha a liar……it makes me laugh out loud, really!

    • katemcclafferty January 26, 2012 at 7:31 am #

      Ha! I hate Martha! Do you have any easy fabulous recipe’s for me?? Easy being the key word…
      xo

    • WELL in L.A. March 7, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

      Oh my gosh! I have a very funny story re: Martha Stewart! I made some stupidly-complicated cake for my father’s birthday one year (a chocolate layer cake with caramel ganache frosting). It was an utter fail. I started scribbling “Martha is a liar” on the printed recipe as a source of therapy. My grandma stole the paper when I wasn’t looking and in the following week gifted me with a Martha Stewart cookbook… with the failed recipe and “Martha is a liar” scribbled recipe taped inside. She found the whole scene rather amusing and still teases me about it to this day.

      • katemcclafferty March 8, 2012 at 7:26 am #

        OMG Erin I’m dying over that story!!!! Hysterical. Writing “Martha is a lair” for therapy. hahahah

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