Gone Fishin’

by | Jun 2, 2014
That time I caught a 40lbs king salmon

That time I caught a 40lbs king salmon

Ahoy foodists,

In case you hadn’t noticed, last month was pretty intense for me. I’m currently traveling in Europe, and am taking the rest of this week off of ye ol’ blog.

If you can’t live without me feel free to check out my new courses on Curious and CreativeLIVE. Stay healthy and I’ll see you next week.

xoxo

Darya

p.s. You can follow along my travel adventures on Instagram or Facebook

For the Love of Food

by | May 30, 2014
For The Love of Food

For The Love of Food

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

This week wheat vs gluten, the truth about alkaline diets, and the surprising importance of iodine.

Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. (And yes, I took that pepper heart pic myself).
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Foodist Approved: Strawberry Rhubarb Sesame Crumble

by | May 28, 2014
Strawberry Rhubarb Sesame Crumble

Strawberry Rhubarb Sesame Crumble

Say you’re suffering from a serious sweet-treat craving, but are nowhere close to getting your 8+ servings of fruits and vegetables for the day. Fear not. Here’s a recipe for a radiant dessert that sneaks in a serving of each. Yes to desserts that hide veggies!

Seeing fresh strawberries and rhubarb together at the market couldn’t have made me happier. The two combine effortlessly, and together they promise summer is around the corner. But the problem with most desserts made with rhubarb is that they’re overloaded with sugar to compensate for rhubarb’s tartness. Why we like to mask rhubarb’s splendor I will never understand. When you’re using farm-fresh strawberries, there’s no need for added sugar.

I can’t think of a dessert more nutritious than this strawberry rhubarb crumble. It’s low on the glycemic index and free of refined sugars, and the fruit, veggies, oats and sesame seeds in it make it high in fiber, the coconut oil makes it high in healthy fatty acids, and the fruit and seeds make it rich in vitamins and minerals. Only thing better would maybe be a kale pie, but I think I’ll pass on that.

This recipe can easily be made gluten-free by substituting out the whole-wheat pastry flour for almond meal.
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For the Love of Food

by | May 23, 2014
For The Love of Food

For The Love of Food

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

This week how your nose fools your brain, why olive oil is better than canola, and the secret to perfectly cooked veggies.

Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. (And yes, I took that pepper heart pic myself).

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Tune in Live to Lose Weight Without Dieting May 19-21 at CreativeLIVE

by | May 19, 2014

CreativeLIVE

As much as I love writing, there is absolutely nothing that I enjoy more than talking to people face to face and showing them how amazing food is, and how it can transform our lives. That’s why I’m beyond thrilled to be spending the next three days in the CreativeLIVE studios teaching a live audience how to lose weight without dieting, build healthy habits and become a foodist.

This week (Mon-Weds) I’m hosting a free workshop over at CreativeLIVE, where I’ll be teaching some of the most effective (not to mention sane) strategies for breaking through the barriers that make getting healthy so hard. I’ve been working for months on this project, and I truly believe it will be the most comprehensive, in-depth and transformative material for getting healthy anywhere online. And it’s free if you watch live.

Other guests on the show will include Kimberley Hasselbrink (The Year in Food), Luisa Alberto and Derek Castro (SoW Juice), Sarah Nelson (18 Reasons), Mara Feil (Stand Upp Health), and Stephanie Lucianovic (Suffering Succotash).

Even if you only have a few minutes, please stop by and say hi in the chat room. We’d love to hear from you.

For more information or to RSVP (you get some free bonus material when you sign up officially) check out the CreativeLIVE course page.

You can tune in live any time 9am-4pm PT, May 19-21.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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For the Love of Food

by | May 16, 2014
For The Love of Food

For The Love of Food

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

This week “clean eating” gets the boot, exercise snacks control blood sugar, and why nutrition is so %&* confusing.

Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. (And yes, I took that pepper heart pic myself).
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Foodist Approved: Simply Roast Chicken

by | May 14, 2014
Simply Roasted Chicken

Simply Roasted Chicken

Once upon a time I was intimidated by the idea of cooking a whole chicken. It seemed like a daunting task requiring a day’s commitment and the skills of a butcher. But now that I’ve roasted a few stellar chickens, I’m here to tell you the truth.

Roasting a chicken is seriously easier than baking cookies. It’s also more rewarding. You’ll be spending most of the hour-and-a-half commitment sipping wine and savoring the smells wafting from your oven. And once you roast your own chicken, you’ll never again want to buy some flavor-injected, grocery-store rotisserie chicken. My homemade version is healthier, and tastier.

The key to serving a praise-worthy roasted chicken to your family or friends is actually not determined by your culinary skills. A chicken’s nourishing flavor and satisfying juiciness is all dependent on the bird you buy (but no reason not to let your guests think the opposite!). A few simple tips to finding the perfect chicken: buy local, do pay extra for organic and free-range, and avoid those huge chickens pumped up with antibiotics.

And fear not the dark side. Dark meat is actually more nutritious than white—that’s where all the vitamins and minerals are hiding out.

Serve with a salad of spring greens, radish, walnuts and crumbled goat cheese and you’ve got a meal to remember.
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Foodists

by | May 12, 2014

Photo by 55Laney69

Have you ever searched all over your house for your phone or your keys then realized they were in your pocket (or worse, your hand) the entire time?

Sometimes we are so focused on solving a difficult problem that the simple, obvious solution eludes us. This is how I felt when I discovered the solution to my life-long battle with food and body weight.

Since food caused me so much stress I assumed it was the primary cause of my problems. It took me nearly two decades to realize that since I couldn’t fight it, my only choice was to embrace it.

Now that I’ve spent over six years as a foodist the way I eat and deal with food seems so obviously correct that it feels like commonsense. Still millions of people struggle with these issues daily, searching desperately for a fix that’s right under our noses.

A foodist knows that food is the answer to, not the cause of our health and weight issues. Eating is essential to our survival and our innate drive to do it is too strong to override for long. The solution lies in constructing habits that work with us, not against us, balancing our needs for both health and happiness through food.

While there are many different paths a foodist can take to optimize our healthstyle, the most successful rely on seven core habits that have the biggest impact on our long-term success.

You might notice that none of these depend upon a specific food or nutrient.
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My Big Omaha talk

by | May 9, 2014

In lieu of this week’s For the Love of Food, here’s the talk I gave yesterday at Big Omaha about finding time for better health. To see the links I loved this week, you can check them out over at Delicious.

Have a great weekend!

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Curious, CreativeLIVE & Big Omaha

by | May 7, 2014
Join me on May 19-21 for a 3-day workshop at CreativeLIVE

Join me on May 19-21 for a 3-day workshop at CreativeLIVE

I’ve been so busy lately I almost forgot to tell you guys about all the cool stuff I have up my sleeve. I’ve been working on some amazing projects over the past several months, and they are finally coming out into the world.

I’d love for you to check out any and all of these. Please come back and let me know what you think.

1. Healthy Eating 101 at Curious.com

I put together a short 7-lesson course over at Curious.com. Each lesson is about 10-15 minutes long, and they cover the basics of eating well without dieting and deprivation. It’s basically a crash course on my philosophy and advice, and is perfect for anyone who has been curious about reading Foodist, but hasn’t gotten around to it.

The first lesson is free, but you can buy the other lessons individually (from $1-3) or the entire course for $9. Quite the steal.

Course page and sign up: http://curious.com/daryarose

What people have been saying about the course so far:

All of this is sooo true. Thanks for the ideas.” -Carol H

Enjoyed your lessons. The information was clear & doable. Hope you do more of these information sessions! Thanks.” -Elizabeth K

So nice to hear this. I now eat the same healthy breakfast every day. No wonder I’ve lost some unneeded weight!” -Mary G

Awesome lesson, thanks so much. It’s one thing to know you need new habits, but a whole other thing to be told how to implement them.” -Angie P

2. Lose Weight Without Dieting with Darya Rose at CreativeLIVE

I’m also putting together a much more in-depth 3-day workshop over at CreativeLIVE. Lose Weight Without Dieting will be broadcast live on May 19-21, and includes three days of intensive instruction and activities on how to upgrade your healthstyle.

The first day of the workshop will go deep into the psychology of health, and help you identify and eliminate the beliefs and barriers that make getting healthy so hard. The second day is all about food and nutrition, and you’ll learn everything you need to know about what does and doesn’t make a healthy diet, and how to make sure you get it right. Since the devil is in the details, the third day is all about the nitty gritty of real life and making sure that you can put everything you learned into practice immediately.

We will also have some amazing special guests, cooking demos, a farmers market tour, and fun activities for you to practice your new skills and see them in action. It’s going to be amazing.

The workshop is free if you watch it live. If you have a scheduling conflict or wish to own the course, you can purchase it now or anytime throughout the live broadcast for $99. The price goes up after the live broadcast is over.

We also looking for students to join us in the studio in San Francisco. If you’re in the area and would like to attend (you must be able to make it all 3 days), please apply here. It’ll definitely be worth it.

Course page and signup: http://cr8.lv/daryacl

Application to attend live: http://cr8.lv/daryaaud

3. Big Omaha

Tomorrow I’ll be giving a talk at the Big Omaha conference about why health is the secret to having more time, saving money and building a better business. If you happen to be there, definitely come say hi.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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