This is how I really feel about carbs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/19/best-good-carbs-eat-more_n_5773480.html?cps=gravity

NOT ALL CARBS ARE BAD!  Whew….there, I said it!  Our brains need a particular form of energy to function properly.  A form of energy that can only come from carbohydrates.  And no, the 100oz jug of soda on your desk is not it.  I’m talking about complex carbohydrates like fiber, whole grains and natural sugars in fruits and vegetables.  And it’s not just our brains that function better on carbs.  There are other important bodily functions that work better with carbs too.  Check out this article from the Huffington Post for some great examples of where to find ‘em.  And stop drinking all of that soda!

Friend That Cooks personal chefs in Wichita and Kansas City offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies or special diets. Learn more at http://www.friendthatcooks.com.

How Dirty Are Your Dishtowels…. Really?

We’ve all read the articles and seen the stories on the news.  Your kitchen sponge is full of bacteria!  And not the good kind.  But what about your kitchen towels?  Check out this article about how dirty your kitchen towels really are.  And then do some laundry!

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/16/kitchen-rag-bacteria_n_5960786.html

Friend That Cooks personal chefs in Wichita and Kansas City offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies or special diets. Learn more at http://www.friendthatcooks.com.

To Paleo or Not

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Whether or not you follow a Paleo diet, we can all agree we need to eat more vegetables.  As fall sets in, our vegetable choices here in the Midwest will change.  Don’t like Brussels sprouts?  Maybe not the way your mom over steamed them when you were a kid!  Try roasting them with garlic and bacon!  Always wanted to try spaghetti squash?  It’s super simple, and a great substitute for noodles!  There are as many ways to prepare as there are choices out there.  Pick a new one to try this season.  And don’t forget to call Friend that Cooks if you need some help! 

Friend That Cooks personal chefs in Wichita and Kansas City offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies or special diets. Learn more at http://www.friendthatcooks.com.

Going Out This Weekend?

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The weekend is finally here!  For some of you that means lots to do and not enough time.  For others, so much to eat…!  I fall into the latter category.

During the week I try to stay conservative and “healthy”.  I watch my calorie intake, eat my vegetables, and try to stay away from sweets.  But when Friday comes, it’s ON!  My weekends, especially non-tailgating Saturdays, are all about what awesome restaurant I can go to in KC.  My list is always longer than there are meals to eat, but that’s what makes it exciting! 

We have some of the best chefs in the country right here in our own backyard producing some of the most brilliant food anywhere.  I admit my number one reason for going is because…well…..I like food and I love to eat.  But its also a way for me to get inspired.  Autumn is in full effect and that means most independent restaurants in town will have changed their menus to match. Try someplace new this weekend.  Or better yet, click on the link above for the Pitch’s Best Of list and hit up the city’s favorites.  After all, we do have a lot to celebrate….Go Royals! 

I can’t wait to get started! 

Friend That Cooks personal chefs in Wichita and Kansas City offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies or special diets. Learn more at http://www.friendthatcooks.com.

The Benefits Of Eating Oatmeal Every Morning? | LIVESTRONG.COM

http://www.livestrong.com/article/494189-what-are-the-benefits-of-eating-oatmeal-every-morning/#page=1

What’s in your breakfast?  Does it have protein, whole grains, fiber, antioxidants?  Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.  Don’t skip out.  Start your day off with a delicious and nutritious choice.  And have fun with it by mixing in…well…..whatever you want! 

Check out this baked oatmeal with blueberries, pecans, and zucchini.  Yes you read that right!  Zucchini is a great vegetable to add to your oatmeal.  Its loaded with vitamins and fiber and it doesn’t have a lot of flavor on it’s own.  So it won’t compete with the blueberries and honey! 

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Click on the link at the top for a great article on the benefits of eating oatmeal every day! 

Friend That Cooks personal chefs in Wichita and Kansas City offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies or special diets. Learn more at http://www.friendthatcooks.com.

What Does Heaven Taste Like?

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How can something so ordinary, so generic, so forbidden by modern diet standards (the potato) turn into something so……..heavenly?  Add some egg yolk and parmesan cheese…that’s how!  Today I made gnocchi from scratch with braised sun dried tomato beef, roasted Brussels’s sprouts and cauliflower.  If Heaven has a taste, it’s gnocchi. 

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Gluten free meal prep | blog.friendthatcooks.com

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Weekly meal prep for four

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Gluten free beef Bourgignon and noodles

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Rosemary salmon with kale

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Garam masala chicken and chick pea curry

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Coriander crusted pork

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Chick pea and leek curry

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Roasted purple sweet potatoes

Gluten free healthy prepared meals for a family in Olathe, KS.

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