April 4, 2010


I believe that every child in America has the right to fresh, nutritious school meals, and that every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food.

Too many people are being affected by what they eat. It’s time for a national revolution. America needs to stand up for better food!

You live in an amazing country full of inspirational people and you have the power to change things.

With your help, we can get better food into homes, schools and communities all over America and give your kids a better future.

Sign the petition to save America’s cooking skills and improve school food. It could be the most important thing you ever do for your family. America’s health needs you now!

Jamie’s Food Revolution USA | Campaign for healthy eating | Jamie Oliver

You can sign Jamie’s petition here.

Please take a moment to do so, it’s important.

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April 2, 2010


Jamie was on Oprah promoting his food revolution last Friday.  In case you missed it, you can see the episode here. 

Personally, I’d like to say that I am proud of Jamie and everything he’s ever done with food but this is going the extra mile.  I’ve been a fan of his since 2003 and even though I haven’t been able to see all his shows or eat at his restaurants yet, I know a good thing when I see one.  And Jamie, is definitely a good thing. 

Nice one!

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It’s Friday!  You know what that means!  Jamie’s Food Revolution and, consequently, a Jamie food post!
This is Evolution Carrot Salad (Jamie’s Food Rev, pg. 116)
Ingredients: 
4-5 large carrots
fresh cilantro
s&p
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
mixed and chopped nuts
clementines
To make:
Modified: It says to grate carrots but I used a potato peeler and shaved them in nice long strips.  It looks a lot more elegant this way and it’s easier to eat.
Finely chop in cilantro
Drizzle over with olive oil and lemon juice
Season with s&p
Mix in chopped nuts
Toss in small wedges of clementines
Toss everything together nicely and serve
This salad is really fresh and light.  It’s so easy to make, about 10 minutes altogether.  My family couldn’t get enough of it!  Enjoy!

It’s Friday!  You know what that means!  Jamie’s Food Revolution and, consequently, a Jamie food post!

This is Evolution Carrot Salad (Jamie’s Food Rev, pg. 116)

Ingredients: 

  • 4-5 large carrots
  • fresh cilantro
  • s&p
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • mixed and chopped nuts
  • clementines

To make:

  1. Modified: It says to grate carrots but I used a potato peeler and shaved them in nice long strips.  It looks a lot more elegant this way and it’s easier to eat.
  2. Finely chop in cilantro
  3. Drizzle over with olive oil and lemon juice
  4. Season with s&p
  5. Mix in chopped nuts
  6. Toss in small wedges of clementines
  7. Toss everything together nicely and serve

This salad is really fresh and light.  It’s so easy to make, about 10 minutes altogether.  My family couldn’t get enough of it!  Enjoy!

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March 26, 2010


March 24, 2010


If you haven’t yet watched or heard Jamie speak about his TED wish, here’s your chance.  His goal is to teach every child about food.  It goes hand in hand with the work he’s done in England with the educational system on school lunches as well as his food revolution that he’s starting here in the US.  All the more power to you, Jamie!  I wish him every success. 

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March 21, 2010


It’s Sunday, March 21st!  Jamie’s new show, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution on ABC airs next Friday, the 26th.  But, today we get a one hour sneak preview!!  So head on over to ABC and get in on the revolution!
My thoughts: 
I can’t believe how the people of Huntington are treating Jamie.  They have this amazing person trying to help them, willing to spend time with them, wanting to cook for them, and they don’t even care.  Somewhere in the middle of the epi, Jamie is talking to this fat kid about food and the kid says he’s interested in learning some recipes.  Jamie says that he would love to teach him one on one and maybe he’d even hire him to come work with him in England.  WTF???  That would be like I died and gone to heaven if I ever had that kind of opportunity.  Maybe I should become the size of a belluga whale and Jamie will invite me…
hmm… 

It’s Sunday, March 21st!  Jamie’s new show, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution on ABC airs next Friday, the 26th.  But, today we get a one hour sneak preview!!  So head on over to ABC and get in on the revolution!

My thoughts: 

I can’t believe how the people of Huntington are treating Jamie.  They have this amazing person trying to help them, willing to spend time with them, wanting to cook for them, and they don’t even care.  Somewhere in the middle of the epi, Jamie is talking to this fat kid about food and the kid says he’s interested in learning some recipes.  Jamie says that he would love to teach him one on one and maybe he’d even hire him to come work with him in England.  WTF???  That would be like I died and gone to heaven if I ever had that kind of opportunity.  Maybe I should become the size of a belluga whale and Jamie will invite me…

hmm… 

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March 19, 2010


Chicken Fajitas! (page 38, Food Revolution by Jamie Oliver)
Serves 2
This recipe goes really fast so be sure to have everything ready to go!
Ingredients:
1 red pepper
 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
 modified: 1/2 large regular onion because I didn’t have 1 medium red onion
 1 teaspoon paprika
 pinch ground cumin
 modified: 1 lemon because I had no limes
 olive oil
 modified: pita bread because I had no tortilla 
 sour cream
 modified: homemade salsa = 1 tomato, bunch fresh parsley because I had no cilantro, juice of lemon, teeny tiny bit of olive oil, chili flakes because I didn’t have fresh chili.)
To Make:
Marinate chicken, peppers, onion in paprika, cumin, salt and pepper, with good squeeze of lemon/lime and lug of olive oil for five mins.  Everything is sliced into strips.  (Very easy.  In fact, I was watching Cities of the Underworld while I made this.)
Heat pan on high until it’s very hot. 
Drop in marinated mix.  It starts sizzling really loud. Sounds like a proper kitchen.  Do not add any oil or butter. 
Stir a lot so nothing sticks.  It’s done in about five-ten minutes, when chicken is cooked through and peppers are softer. 
Heat up tortillas or pita bread and serve. 
I also chopped up the ingredients of the salsa, and mixed a bunch of fresh avocado for make-shift guacamole.  Perfect.  :)
Side note:  Don’t forget to season everything.  Salt and pepper in the chicken mixture, s&p in the salsa, and s&p in the guac.  Just don’t forget or it’ll be strangely bland.  :)

Chicken Fajitas! (page 38, Food Revolution by Jamie Oliver)

Serves 2

This recipe goes really fast so be sure to have everything ready to go!

Ingredients:

  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • modified: 1/2 large regular onion because I didn’t have 1 medium red onion
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • pinch ground cumin
  • modified: 1 lemon because I had no limes
  • olive oil
  • modified: pita bread because I had no tortilla
  • sour cream
  • modified: homemade salsa = 1 tomato, bunch fresh parsley because I had no cilantro, juice of lemon, teeny tiny bit of olive oil, chili flakes because I didn’t have fresh chili.)

To Make:

    1. Marinate chicken, peppers, onion in paprika, cumin, salt and pepper, with good squeeze of lemon/lime and lug of olive oil for five mins. Everything is sliced into strips. (Very easy. In fact, I was watching Cities of the Underworld while I made this.)
    2. Heat pan on high until it’s very hot.
    3. Drop in marinated mix. It starts sizzling really loud. Sounds like a proper kitchen. Do not add any oil or butter.
    4. Stir a lot so nothing sticks. It’s done in about five-ten minutes, when chicken is cooked through and peppers are softer.
    5. Heat up tortillas or pita bread and serve.
    6. I also chopped up the ingredients of the salsa, and mixed a bunch of fresh avocado for make-shift guacamole. Perfect. :)

    Side note:  Don’t forget to season everything.  Salt and pepper in the chicken mixture, s&p in the salsa, and s&p in the guac.  Just don’t forget or it’ll be strangely bland.  :)

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    March 18, 2010


    I have conversations about this topic frequently with my parents and friends and let me tell you, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

    You are what you eat.  Period. 

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    March 17, 2010


    March 15, 2010


    I got Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution as a holiday gift in 2009.  Needless to say, this one joined my growing collection of his books already inspiring me to cook delicious food in creative ways.  In Food Revolution, Jamie makes it a point to get a simple message across; It’s time to bring eating back to the kitchen.  Not restaurant kitchens, OURS!  With growing numbers of people suffering from poor health and nasty obesity dilhemmas, it’s no wonder he has become so passionate about this cause that he’s devoted entire branches of his business to battling this epidemic. 
The beginning pages of Food Revolution hold a contract that states that whatever recipes I make, I have to pass on to at least three people.  I decided to take it one step further by passing them on to whoever reads this blog. 
The majority of my cooking attempts will be based on his recipes.  I will post his methods here but I will also tell you what I did differently and if it worked.  To me, cooking is a creative process so I want to have a say in how it turns out.  Following recipes is chemistry, cooking is art.  :)
So now, I say, it’s time we stand up to obesity and health problems.  It’s time we get back in the kitchen and COOK!

    I got Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution as a holiday gift in 2009.  Needless to say, this one joined my growing collection of his books already inspiring me to cook delicious food in creative ways.  In Food Revolution, Jamie makes it a point to get a simple message across; It’s time to bring eating back to the kitchen.  Not restaurant kitchens, OURS!  With growing numbers of people suffering from poor health and nasty obesity dilhemmas, it’s no wonder he has become so passionate about this cause that he’s devoted entire branches of his business to battling this epidemic. 

    The beginning pages of Food Revolution hold a contract that states that whatever recipes I make, I have to pass on to at least three people.  I decided to take it one step further by passing them on to whoever reads this blog. 

    The majority of my cooking attempts will be based on his recipes.  I will post his methods here but I will also tell you what I did differently and if it worked.  To me, cooking is a creative process so I want to have a say in how it turns out.  Following recipes is chemistry, cooking is art.  :)

    So now, I say, it’s time we stand up to obesity and health problems.  It’s time we get back in the kitchen and COOK!

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