Quality vs. Quantity

We have all heard this in so many different areas of our lives, but I want to talk about quality vs. quantity when it comes to food. Some may already know where I am going with this, if so just read along with me or skip right down to the recipe. For those that are not quite sure what this means when it comes to food, let me explain.

I will start by saying that the foods you use to cook dinner with should always be healthy choices, fresh fruits and vegetables, good cuts of meat, savory spices that haven't been in the cupboard for years, fresh herbs. Keep your pantry, spice cupboard, refrigerator, freezer cleaned and clear of food that is old or that you don't eat often. This way you can find what you are looking for and the foods you are cooking with have room to breath. You also don't need to load up at Costco or other big box stores just because you are there. Only buy what you will eat in a week or so and only buy what you need, this way the food you purchase will get eaten. Meats stashed in the freezer and left there for weeks, months, years even with freezer burn, is not the quality you want to consume or serve to your friends and family. Be sure to clean out food cupboards and your refrigerator every month or so, especially after holidays!! How long has that container of heavy whipping cream been stuck on the top shelf in the back, once found months later you don't even want to pour it out for fear of what it will look and smell like!

Don't buy the big container of mixed salad greens just because it is on sale, only if you know you will eat it in a week. Eat the freshest, it doesn't have to be expensive organic, but choose fresh produce that looks alive and bright in color. Potatoes who's skin that isn't wrinkly with brown spots, apples that aren't bruised and soft. Be sure to store your food so you can see everything, take inventory of flours and spices so you know what you have. When you make a grocery list check to see what you might already have. Keep it clean, keep it clear and keep it fresh, quality is better for you than quantity!!


Onion Rings


Ingredients:

1 large onion

1 ½ cups

¾ teaspoon

¾ garlic salt

¾ fresh ground pepper

1 egg

1 tbsp water


Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400

Slice onion into ½-¼ inch rings

In a bowl whisk egg and 1 tbsp water

In a shallow dish mix the almond flour, cayenne, garlic salt, and pepper

Dip each onion ring one at a time into egg, let excess run off, then place in the dry mixture coating both sides.

Lay each ring on a parchment lined cooking sheet. Lightly drizzle or spray onion rings with oil of choice, this is to help make them a little crispier when cooking.

Bake onion rings for 15 minutes on each side until golden brown, longer if you would like crispier.

Baked Onion Rings

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