Real Food!

I don't do recipies much, becuase they sound like work to me.
But here are some really quick, easy and amazingly good things I've discovered to eat the last few years:

Lactobacillus Pickles

These delicious pickles are packed with lactobacillus, a healthy bacteria that your body needs for good digestion.  They are rich in minerals and all the goodies that the vegetables originally came with.  They are beyond easy to make:

Run some tap water into a bowl and let it sit on the counter for at least an hour, to let the chlorine evaporate. Or if you prefer you use bottled spring water.

Cut up some vegetables of your choice into bite-sized pieces.  Cauliflower, carrots and green beans work well.  Pack the veggies into a clean quart jar with a seal-able lid, like a mason jar.  Add kosher or pickling salt to the water, one tablespoon to a quart.  Pour the water over the vegetables in the jar, enough to cover them.

Seal up the jar.  Within 24 hours, you will see bubbles forming in the jar.  Be sure to open the jar for a moment every day; the fermentation process produces carbon dioxide, and it has to get out, or it will break the jar.  Within three or four days, depending on the temperature in your home, you will have crunchy, savory, tangy pickles!

Green Smoothie

One medium apple
Any other fruit you like
some apple juice
One large leaf of Kale
Puree in blender
Sprinkle with freshly ground flaxseed


Fresh ground flaxmeal:

Put seeds in grinder, grind.
Sprinkle over oatmeal, salads, in smoothies... just about anything.  So simple, so good.

Roasted Veggies

Cut thick slices of :
Brussels Sprouts
Or anything that sounds good to you
Put in a 400-degree oven for about 30 minutes
You can brush with olive oil before roasting if you like.

Roasted Garlic

Cut the very top off a head of garlic, brush with olive oil and place in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes.  You know it's done when the white, papery skin starts to turn brown, and the head is squishy to the touch.  Take it out of the oven, and squeeze over a thick slab of whole grain bread.  The garlic squishes out, and you can literally spread it with a knife.

Yam, Breakfast
Try building breakfast around a yam.  They are excellent fiber, and full of carotenes.  They digest slowly, unlike white potatoes, so will give you good fuel for the day.

Peel and dice a meduim sized yam.  Steam for about twenty minutes (you can do this the night before).  Then stir-fry in a little olive oil, maybe with some onion and greens, like spinach or kale.  Add these at the last minute, so they don't get overcooked.

Think of the yam as the base, and add whatever sounds good to you:  tofu, edamame.  Experiment!