Guest: Chef Pete Evans
I’ve been on quite the Facebook tear these past couple days, airing my thoughts about where my head is at right now.
I think somewhere during my 6-week hiatus from the podcast this summer, I started questioning the way I had been doing things … wondering if the podcast and newsletter were doing more harm than good.
It kinda reminds me of way back in 2011 when I got fed up with foodie bloggers beefing with other foodie bloggers and I wrote this blog post about Just Eating Real Food.
Does being healthy really have to be this complicated?
Should we just accept every charismatic health expert’s word as gospel and shut out all opposing views?
Is letting someone else decide what’s right for you and me really the path we want to take?
Or might we be better off considering all sides, listening to our own bodies and intuitions, and deciding what makes sense for who we are and where we are in our lives.
This morning, I posted the following to Facebook:
I like gluten-free beer.
So, every so often I’ll mosey down the road to the local health food store and score myself a six-pack before the big game.
A couple months ago, while swiping my debit card to complete my purchase, the guy bagging my brewskies initiated an awkward discourse. It went like this…
Bagger: Do you have celiac?
Me: No, I don’t.
Bagger: Then why are you buying gluten-free beer?
He had that I-should-be-rolling-my-eyes-but-I’m-at-work look on his face, as if I were some dunce just following the gluten-free crowd.
If I had the time I would have broken into full YouTube video mode and dropped some truth bombs on him, but the checker was already handing me my receipt.
So I replied…
by Sean Croxton
Thai food just isn’t my thing.
Every time I’m forced to visit a Thai restaurant I end up staring at the menu for fifteen minutes hoping that something somewhat appetizing will magically appear.
So I just grin and bear it, wishing we met up at the Japanese spot.
A couple of weeks ago I found myself in a similar predicament — filming an impromptu cooking video in Dr. Sara’s kitchen. But this time I was more concerned about spitting out my heaping spoonful of Thai Coconut Soup during the “taste test” scene.
Click the video below to find out how our Thai Coconut Soup turned out!
And don’t miss Dr. Sara on Underground Wellness Radio LIVE tonight at 5pm PT/8pm ET.
If you missed her two previous appearances on the show, they were the most downloaded episodes of 2013. She’s a riot!
Here’s THE LINK to listen in.
Enjoy your soup!
by Sean Croxton
I love me some kombucha.
Aside from the detox and digestive benefits, a cold bottle of “the booch” just makes me feel good.
BUT, my obsession with Mystic Mango and Strawberry Serenity has its fair share of critics, especially when it comes to the sugar content, alcohol volume, acidity, cost, and safety.
This week on the podcast I was more than happy to to help set the record straight with the help of kombucha aficionado Hannah Crum of Kombucha Kamp.
Here are my bullets:
7:55 – Love at First Sip: How Hannah and Kombucha met.
10:44 – Is kombucha just another passing fad?
13:17 – Five health benefits of kombucha — digestion, detox, immunity, blood sugar, and mood.
14:45 – How kombucha helped Mr. Crum lose 40 pounds and heal his acid reflux.
17:24 – Why the specific acids in kombucha actually KILL candida overgrowth.
19:55 – Why’s it so darn expensive?
by Sean Croxton
Her name was Mary.
Pretty girl with a great smile and magnetic personality…
And she’s likes to JERF. (That’s hot.)
I always say that the way to my heart is through my stomach, so I was intrigued by her self-professed confidence in the kitchen.
Could this be love?
She invited me over to her place, but not without texting me a list of items — prosciutto, pistachios, and an orange — to pick up on the way.
Hmmm…I buy it, she cooks it. I can get used to this.
She asked if I could bring my video camera along.
Well, this is…different, I thought.
But instead of getting all judge-y, I said to myself…
Just go with it, Sean.
Go with it.
THIS could get interesting…
So how’d it go? Well…click the video below and find out for yourself.
Easily the best DATE I’ve ever had.
Love at first bite.
Host, Real Food Con