Tim

Tim

Tim is a health researcher and educator based out of Nashville, TN. Connect with him on Instagram @eattodaytolivetomorrow.

Cookies. This is a first.

Cookies? On this blog? Shocking, shocking, shocking, I know. I don’t make cookies very often but since I made some for Christmas recently I thought I would post them. Of the cookies I made, these were my favorite: Apricot coconut cookies.

These cookies were regulars in my family’s celebrations whether it be Thanksgiving or Christmas. For some reason, I have the hardest time remembering exactly what they looked like or how they tasted. As I was looking through recipes, they caught my eye… and I am glad they did.

The recipe is adapted from my mom and my aunt. I modified it a bit (of course, I do that with everything). And I am sure they could just as easily be made gluten-free and casein-free (ahem) using ghee or coconut oil instead of butter and using buckwheat flour instead of spelt. In fact, all of those would be better options, I just used what I had and was acceptable to me.

For some strange reason I enjoy trying different flours and different brands of the same flour. This time I used spelt flour from Vita-Spelt. I had only used it once before and I am not sure what I think of it. Hey, I’m honest. I really don’t know. I was not particularly impressed. But it was fine and I was not disappointed either. Also, usually I would use a whole grain spelt flour but for these I used white spelt flour. It was Christmas.

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I do not live to eat

So. It is January 2, 2010. I usually take time to review my year in my head and think through what I am doing and where I am going. I have not really done that yet. I have thought through this blog a bit though. That last sentence seems funny to me cause I said “thought’, ‘through’, and ‘though’. Do not get tripped up.

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Yeah… I am a fan of smoothies

Yeah, I am a big fan of smoothies. I like to blend things in the blender almost everyday. I particularly like real milk, berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries), banana, cocoa, and eggs. That is probably my favorite combination. This particular morning I thought I would mix it up a bit with an avocado since I was all out of bananas. For those who know me, they know how much of an avocado fan I am too.

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Eczema and Probiotics

Hm. Interesting study done in the Netherlands that showed a 58 percent reduction in eczema during the first three months of life (since a lot of newborns and pregnant women get eczema). Also after three months of life no difference in the incidence or severity was noted. Hm. I wonder why… I don’t know.

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Food and Common Sense… numero dos

It’s time to talk about food and common sense again. Well, I am not sure how much I will actually talk about common sense but that’s what I want to call it. So buck up! Gear up! Get ready to pay attention!

What’s the point of writing about food? What’s the point about caring about what we eat?

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Fish Getting More Toxic

It’s a real bummer that fish is getting more contaminated. Especially since wild caught fish is so healthy otherwise. A new study by the US

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mmm… green beans

Let’s talk about green beans. I am a huge fan of green beans… especially Italian style. Almost every time I go to visit my grandma she makes green beans cause she knows how much I like them. She knows I like them with some extra virgin olive oil, sauteed garlic, and tomatoes and then cooked down till tender.

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Foods For Weight Loss – Part 5

Well, this part is actually about water. Yeah, I know, I know the title says “Foods For Weight Loss”… I just like keeping it a part of the same series even though we should call it Water For Weight Loss…

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Foods For Weight Loss – Part 4

Part 4 is here and we are going to talk about meat. Yeah, now we are getting to the meat of it. I did talk a little bit about meat in Part 1 when referencing fats. Remember how we talked about omega-3 fatty acids being very important in weight loss?

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Foods For Weight Loss – Part 3

Part 3 is about grains, carbs, and starches. In general. Of course, if you ever read this blog you already know that I am already referring to whole foods and not processed and refined foods. So, if you are on a mission to lose weight and are wondering what grains or carbs you should eat to help your mission, then you are in the right place.

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