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Chia Seed Pudding

How to make Chia Seed Pudding the Bite Kitchen way: Bite Kitchen is a FOOD education cooperative that works with teens and young adults to establish and nourish healthy relationships with body and...

RECIPE | LEMON COCONUT OVERNIGHT OATS

I just got back from a trip to South America and came home to an empty fridge!!  This gave me the perfect excuse to experiment with something I have been wanting to try for a while. Overnight (soaked) Oats!!! Oats are heart healthy carbohydrates, great for the coming...

2 INGREDIENT FIG ICE CREAM

I have been on a detox for two straight weeks. It's Sunday and I am feeling like I want to indulge... I wanted something sweet. No sugar (only fruit) on a detox. I remembered I had bought a [easyazon_link asin="B00MMPGMOO" locale="US" new_window="default"...

Local Spring Water

I don't like tap water. Most tap water in the US is chlorinated and fluoridated (fluoride). Although these processes have their benefits they make me uneasy. The chlorine irritates me and I'm weary of fluoridation (this link explains a little about the problems with...

Making Medicine – St. John’s Wort

It's high summer and many weeds aka medicinal plants are at their prime. I've been collecting St. John's Wort flowers for a couple weeks and leaving them to dry. Yesterday I put them in a jar and infused them in 40% vodka. I'll press out the medicine in about 2 weeks...

RECIPE | PULPO A LA PLANCHA

By: Bettina Oh pulpo... how I love thee? Let me count the ways!  Octopus isn't the most common food in North America though I do see it popping up on menus in big cities.  As you guys likely know by now, my family is Cuban, of (very) Spanish origin.  My Mom even lived...

KIDS CAN COOK

By Bettina - Palos Verdes, CA I will say it over and over again... Kids Can Cook.  Our parents did us the grand favor of obligating us to help them prepare our dinners as a form of "entertainment".  From the beginning of our lives, they gave us the tools to be able to...

SACRED FOODS

By: Bettina & Mau The food philosophy that most jives with both myself and Mau is that of the Weston A. Price Foundation - though we eat less meat than his Foundation currently recommends.  The studies of Weston A. Price make lots of sense to us. Price was...

QUICK RECIPE | STEAMED LEEKS

By: Bettina - Miami Beach, FL I saw a recipe for one of my favorite alliums in the world, Leeks, in Clotilde Dusoutier's The French Market Cookbook the other day that inspired me to make this super simple dish.  Took ten minutes start to finish and would be a...

HEALTHY BREAKFASTS

By: Bettina - Miami, FL I always document my breakfasts for various reasons. I am usually home for breakfast I can't believe I used to skip this amazing meal. Creating a balanced, bright, colorful breakfast is the easiest way to get your nutrition up front in the day...

HEALTHY BREAKFAST | FIGS & YOGURT

By: Bettina - Venice Beach, CA Absolutely nothing left in the fridge except (thank god), some organic Greek yogurt by Wallaby and some almost over ripened fresh figs.  Its is California after all, where one can get such things at the various Farmer's Markets.  Such...

QUICK EASY DINNER | STIR FRY

By: Bettina - Venice Beach, CA I am leaving Venice today, so I gave away all the food and sauces and spices I had left to a friend and last night came home to an almost completely empty fridge.  All I had was: a half head of broccoli, a half a leek, some fresh garlic...

FRESH FOOD, REAL FOOD

By Bettina: Venice Beach, CA I thought I'd be blogging a hell of a lot more while I was in California... but life happens.  While I have been working pretty long hours, I have also found that the West Coast lifestyle of early rising and early resting sits very well...

Quitting Sugar

By Mau The single most dramatic change I have made in my life in recent years has been the reduction of sugar in my diet. I usually shy away from making gloating statements like that but the benefits I've enjoyed from this simple change afford such promotion. I...

EASY SNACKS | ROASTED TOMATOES

Tomatoes glorious tomatoes.  They aren't for everyone, some people with sensitive stomachs don't fare so well with them.  But you can adapt this idea with almost any veggie: asparagus, canned beans, squash.  I am going for a run in a bit so grabbed these local...

KIDS | INTERNATIONAL FOOD REVOLUTION DAY

By Bettina - Venice, CA One of the main reasons I became a nutrition chef is due to the influence of Jamie Oliver and his Food Revolution.  Watching his short-lived show made me sign up as a volunteer chef in a Washington Heights, NY after school program teaching kids...

30 MORE DAYS | POST-RUN BREAKFAST

By Bettina - Venice Canals, CA Just arrived in Venice Beach to a beautiful little house on The Venice Canals.  (If you aren't familiar with the area, you can check them out here on a website I like).  This trip has changed a bit from what I originally thought it would...

BREAKFAST | HABITS

By: Bettina - Miami, FL Ok so maybe I am not what you would call a morning person (hence the mug which was a gift). But a healthy breakfast like this can make anyone more of a morning person. So many of us don't have breakfast at all. When I was at my sickest and...

Raw Honey and Allergies

By: Mau - Northampton, MA Many of us suffer from allergies, especially at this time of year. It is believed that eating a bit of local raw (uncooked, unpasteurized) honey can alleviate nasty allergy symptoms. Often allergies are caused by seasonal pollen. Spring is...

EASY FOOD ADD-ONS

By: Bettina - Miami, FL I am an onion fan, not going to lie.  But I know a lot of people who don't love the taste of raw onion as much as I do.  But I find that when I only have greens on hand and not much else, adding some sauteed or caramelized onions is a good...

ROASTING VEGGIES FOR FAMILY

By: Bettina - Miami, FL I have an Easter dinner tonight with my family (We are Latin, we celebrate everything at night).  I am making some roasted root vegetables that they like quite a bit because of the savory sweet mix that is very typical of the Cuban palette....

GOOD MORNING GREEN GOODNESS

By: Bettina - Miami Beach, FL Good morning carafe of green goodness! Reset and reboot week begins today! The next ten days tend to be the most stressful of the year for me so I have to be mindful to feed myself with nourishing and detoxifying foods. It will keep my...

PREP | Being ready

I got home from a 10.5 hour flight on Tuesday.  Straight off the plane to the market to get some ammo. I needed to reset my health in a very bad way.  So I got to my kitchen armed with lots of roast-able vegetables.  For what dishes? Who knows, I had no plan.  I only...

REBOOT!

Reboot Breakfast!!! Cabbage and quinoa with garlic tahini sauce and a side of kimchee. I ate deliciously in Spain. Food there is so delicious. They prepare everything simply and with fresh ingredients. That being said, I had dairy everyday (and not the raw food kind),...

OUR MOM & THE KALE MOVEMENT

By: Bettina - Madrid, Spain Kale has been a revolution in my life and in that of those who I love.  A little over 5 years ago, kale came on the scene and like a good health peddlers, Mau and I started introducing it to everyone we know, especially people that we love....

WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT SALAD?

A fresh green salad.  So plain I almost didn't post about it, but the truth is that I should post more of these staples that I make myself.  Why? Well, because a simple green salad is something we should all eat daily.  By now you all know I am kind of crazy and do...

RECIPE | SPAGHETTI SQUASH “SPAGHETTI”

By: Bettina - Madrid, Spain Spaghetti Squash is a gift on this earth.  Other than being delicious it's very light in calories and it absorbs sauces spectacularly.  I really do like it better than pasta. Procedure: Preheat oven to 375. Poke the spaghetti squash all...

TRAVEL | COOKING IN MADRID

By Bettina - Madrid, Spain We decided to tackle a super quick dinner tonight with my best friend.  It's been a long time since she and I cooked together.  There are few joys greater for me than food, a glass of wine, some good ingredients and great conversation, which...

FOOD Class: Reverse Tacos

By: Mau - Northampton MA We made reverse tacos in FOOD Class today. Polenta cooked in butter Sautéed red peppers Green onions Irish cheddar and lots of guacamole Wrapped up in a collards leaf. I wanted to put sardines but the kids were like, "hell no". I get it, fish...

Fish stock – How to

By: Mau - Northampton, MA Fish stock and bone broth are inexpensive and easy to make. They are one of the best immune-boosters and overall health tonics around. Here's a run from Bite Kitchen showing you how it's done. This is how it came...

Whole Food = Whole Teeth

By: Mau - Northampton, MA Ok, so this isn't entirely about your teeth. It's more about a dentist named Weston A. Price. You can read about him here but the quick/short: In 1939 he published a book called Nutrition and Physical Degeneration that compared primitive and...

RECIPE | QUICK VEGGIE “FETTUCCINE”

By: Bettina - Bolinas, CA Last night we wanted to eat something very light and uncomplicated.   We are winding down our 30 days here so want to use up what's in the fridge. Enter my favorite shaved vegetable dish. Grab a vegetable peeler and instead of just peeling...

RECIPE | ALMOST MELTED SQUASH

By: Bettina - Bolinas, CA Squash is one of those no brainers that you should always have lying around.  Squash doesn't need planning, has an awesome shelf life and is super delicious and comforting. We got back yesterday from Utah and had nothing in the refrigerator...