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Dad’s Recipe Box is for fun…

…and better living through flavor!

We hear all the time about how much of the food we eat is bad for us…but the food that’s recommended instead is boring or bland! Well, the heck with that. Let’s enjoy getting healthy!

I’ve been cooking at home with a purpose for about 25 years. I’ve gotten better over time mainly because of the positive reinforcement that comes from cooking something that really tastes great. And it really helps when your significant others think it’s great, too.

So, at Dad’s Recipe Box, we’re all about flavor…and getting great flavor while saving time and money and getting healthy. Make sense to you? Then, welcome aboard!

See you in the Kitchen!, Dad

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Dad's Recipe Box is for fun…

…and better living through flavor!

We hear all the time about how much of the food we eat is bad for us…but the food that’s recommended instead is boring or bland! Well, the heck with that. Let’s enjoy getting healthy!

I’ve been cooking at home with a purpose for about 25 years. I’ve gotten better over time mainly because of the positive reinforcement that comes from cooking something that really tastes great. And it really helps when your significant others think it’s great, too.

So, at Dad’s Recipe Box, we’re all about flavor…and getting great flavor while saving time and money and getting healthy. Make sense to you? Then, welcome aboard!

See you in the Kitchen!, Dad

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So what???

Ten months ago, I started eating healthier. Organic, natural, humane…yada, yada. I also started taking a daily multivitamin.

So what?! Has it made any difference whatsoever in my healthiness?

Don’t know for sure. But no colds, feel pretty darn good, generally. Lots of achey joints, but I’m an old guy and don’t get much exercise. (That’s another story.) But I do travel on airplanes quite a but and meet strange people…I mean strangers. So, if history is any judge, I should probably have had a cold or two this year so far, but so far, nothing.

How do I know for sure whether this healthy (expensive) food is doing me any good? Any ideas?

Dad

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Welcome…again!

My former theme, Better Living through Flavor is still and will always be true, but now, Dad’s gone natural, too. And local. And sustainable. Etc.

Don’t know about you, but once you get into this stuff, it’s hard to stop!

The whole movement is kind of a movement of movements, if you know what I mean. For me, it all started way back in June when I read The Omnivore’s Dilemma. I became a devotee overnight practically. Started growing herbs, buying organic, and thinking seasonal…that’s seasonal on top of “seasonings!” (Remember better living through flavor?)

Anyway, looking forward to headin’ down this new path with you. I’ll be reviewing and recommending books, local food growers and vendors, new and old gadgets, and of course, recipes.

Bye y’all.

Dad

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma

I’ve just finished reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan and its sequel, In Defense of Food.  It’s been a long time since I’ve read anything so inspiring and, in my opinion, a must-read for anyone who cares about food, cooking, nutrition, or contributing to a better world.

This will come through loud and clear on DRB starting with this post. I’ll talk about our attempts to try container gardening,  buy from farmers markets and other whole/clean/local food sources, and cook toward a safer and saner planet.

Looking forward to your feedback and your own experiences.

Dad

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Why?

Dad’s Recipe Box is dedicated to all of you who would like to be able to cook, but haven’t tkaen the time or the plunge. I started DRB for my kids, now in their 20s. I have very gradually become more skilled at cooking since they were in junior high. Now, I’d like to help others create great tasting food without making a huge commitment of time or money. Come to DRB to share recipes and cooking stories, learn a new technique, or just for fun. Thanks for stopping by!

Dad