THE DISHLIST (a monthly compendium of food-related greatness)- 8.1.15

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Happy New Year, y’all!

I’m starting with the best- not just of this list, but of any article on food/nutrition that I’ve read this year (calendar year- not just the last week, ya smart alec).  It is longer, but worth the read.  In it, Bee Wilson  gives brilliant insight into what healthy eating actually means and what takes us there.

No diet, no detox: how to relearn the art of eating by Bee Wilson

In Defence of Food is a program based off of the book (also In Defence of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto)by Michael Pollan.  The book was huge in helping me put into more concise terms for my patients how to get to a healthier place… Eat food.  Not too much.  Mostly plants.  We would start with that, and during our sessions unpack each phrase in relation to where they stood with food.  If you are a reader, get the book!  If you are not a reader (or like me, are too much of a reader and already have five books going) watch this show – it’s a perfect summary.

In Defence of Food on PBS or get the book…


Good news, folks!  Buckwheat might be the answer to the steel-cut-oats-shaped hole in my life since moving to Northern Ireland.  Here is hoping!  I tried the recipe in the article and didn’t love it but could see potential, so I’ve been experimenting like crazy with the grain.  Should be posting soon what I’ve found that works.

Bye Oatmeal:  You Should be Making Buckwheat Porridge for Breakfast

Another good article from Bon Apetit magazine.  If you’ve ever been dismayed by a tasteless result from trying your hand at healthier cooking, this article will show you what you likely did wrong and how to fix it.

‘It’s Just a Bunch of Salads’ and Other Healthy-Cooking Common Mistakes

Oh, and this cutting board…if anyone wants to buy it for me, you can be my guest…



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