Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Detroit lives!

Underground Detroit

local goodies
Treat dreams

fancy libations

a southeast michigan restaurant gets national press:
in Clarkston,  Union Woodshop
I have not yet eaten at this establishment, but I get excited when I see Michigan companies in national publications.

Monday, November 21, 2011

a new favorite & easy salad

Raw Kale. 
I know you probably think this is crazy from the start, but trust me.  Raw Kale is the new romaine. ;)

Thai Peanut Kale Salad
Thinly slice (even, julienne) two heads of latin kale 
( -the flat leafed kale.  it would also work with curly, but the texture is better with "cavelo nero")

Add two large carrots, shredded and 1 cup shredded red cabbage 
(I had a bag of pre-shredded, although I generally advise against prepared veggies.  
This one makes adding extra fiber to your salads so very much easier .)

Combine one cup Annie Chung's Thai peanut sauce (or a different brand that you trust) with 1/4 cup cider vinegar.  Pour over veggies. Top with 1/2 cup chopped peanuts. 

Sometimes I would go to the trouble of making my own peanut dressing.  In this case I needed a quick salad and remembered that I had an open bottle of this in the fridge.  I literally threw this together for lunch today, and it was a huge hit.  It's a wonderful way to get your family to eat fresh raw veggies.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

a thanksgiving to-do list

An interesting appetizer idea:
Baked pumpkin fondue

Or a calorie free apertif?:
Food porn daily

Find more recipes here:
A turkey-free Thanksgiving from Saveur
A saveur Thanksgiving
An ultimate Thanksgiving from Food and Wine

Need something to read while you're digesting?: -- find a restaurant serving local foods from local farmers

Or need something to get fired up about besides the family who is driving you insane?:
McDonald's Cruelty to chickens
Think about this one next time you order an egg mcmuffin.  Mcdonald's is the largest egg producer in the world.  They've set the bar pretty pretty low.
your turkeys are pumped with hormones 
a secret farm bill in the works: read Bittman's opinion

Need to lighten the mood after all that? :
My drunk kitchen videos on YouTube
:here's a funny note about hygiene.  wash your f#@$ing hands.:

A non-eating food activity for the weekend:

Planning ahead a bit:
Detroit Holiday Food Bazaar
Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, 5pm-11pm, corner of Napoleon & Market St (adjacent to Eastern Market)