Harvest Eating Podcast
The Harvest Eating podcast is devoted to sharing my love of food, family and much more. I talk about recipes, cooking methods, different dietary regimens I have tried.

Today I am speaking about another great one-pot meal, arroz con pollo. In Latin America, this is a staple dish that is as common as spaghetti and meatballs stateside! Most Latin cooks will put their own twist on this dish but you can be sure it will contain some similarities; one being the use of soffrito, a simple seasoning mix of onion, garlic, cumin, peppers, cilantro that is found commonly in the refrigerators in the kitchens of Latin cooks.

The best chicken for this is bone-in skin on, thighs, wings, and drumsticks. The recipe is simple and takes about 30 minutes to get the whole thing in the oven. You will need a few ingredients you may not have, one being Goya Saizon….a packet seasoning mix that brings much flavor and color. If I left it out I’d get some serious hate mail, so I am using it! You can find it on Amazon, see the link above, or in most grocery stores in the International section where Goya products are found.

I love adding pimento-stuffed green olives that I slice and toss in this dish, they bring a nice briney flavor that adds another dimension and helps to cut the heaviness of this dish. Peas are usually added at the end but I forgot to add them! The recipe is below-!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:20am EDT

Each year in late summer I usually make corn chowder. Some years I make it thick, some years I make it smooth, this year I made it using some chile peppers and bacon. This soup is best with fresh corn and I always use NON-GMO sweet corn. You can use canned corn but it will be slightly less flavorful. By all means, if you‘re reading this in January, just used canned corn…not a problem.

In this version, I used some Jalapeno and poblano peppers, which really added a nice “grassy” flavor plus a tiny bit of heat. I like to garnish with Cotija cheese and cilantro.

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So here is episode #439 that I had chosen not to post but I have heard from many of you saying you want the personal update on the Cape Cod trip...so, here it is. After the update this is the same episode as the 439 meatball episode that proceeds this one...so, you only need to listen to this if you want to hear about Cape Cod.

 

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In today’s show, I talk about my Sicilian Style Meatballs which are a great alternative to boring “regular” meatballs. You can find the recipe here.

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Today I am speaking about the Tartine, a simple European sandwich that is open-faced. You can make these with so many ingredients which makes them very versatile. The key here is using terrific bread; I suggest sourdough or seeded dark rye sourdough

I've eaten these with simple toppings like cured salmon with cream cheese and dill, salami and cheese, drained ricotta with radishes, etc.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

In today’s show, I discuss some basic methods of canning such as water bath & pressure canning and some ideas of what foods lend themselves to each method.

I also discuss using fermentation in all its forms to preserve foods for later consumption as well as increased nutritional values and fewer anti-nutrients.

Also included below is a basic sour pickle recipe, see recipe on Harvest Eating website.

I have been practicing many types of preservation since 2004, these include:

  • water bath canning

  • pressure canning

  • dehydrating

  • freeze-drying

  • fermentation

  • cheesemaking & yogurt making

  • cultured dairy (creme fraiche, clabber, butter, marscapone, etc.)

Through these trials I’ve made many great things, and some not-so-great things. But in the end, my ability to preserve foods for later consumption or simply to improve their taste, texture, or nutritional content has grown substantially.

I find these home-ec projects to be very fun & rewarding. My hope is this episode gets you interested in diving deeper into this subject.

Ohio Stoneware

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

Recipe for shrimp burgers at bottom of this page!

On today's show, I discuss creating your own food system that is free from corporate control and systems that we attempting to control our entire food system.

Consider this: the US beef supply is 85% controlled by 4 companies and these companies are openly advocating for non-meat foods, fake meat, and the end of factory farming. At the outset, this sounds promising as CAFO systems (concentrated animal feeding operations) are not beneficial for the environment, the animals, the workers, and in most cases, the neighborhoods they exist in.

I have visited the northern Colorado town of Loveland and Ft. Collins many times in the last 20 years and depending on the wind direction the stench from Greely CO can be smelled over 25 miles away. That stench is from the JBS slaughterhouse facility in Greely. Trust me, CAFOs and industrial slaughterhouses are disgusting places no matter the protein, beef, chicken, pork, lamb, etc.

I have advocated for direct farm purchasing since 2004 in an attempt to help people eat higher quality protein and to protect the family farm. These CAFOs suck, but they supply the vast majority of the protein we eat.

Inflation is just transitory according to the Fed.

However, we can do something about it and I recommend we start to decentralize ourselves from these systems NOW. I addition to the ridiculous prices I am seeing for this low-quality CAFO protein these companies are advocating for fake meat and ending the animal ag system.

These fake meats are not good. As a reformed vegan, I tasted many of them in my desperate search for the protein my body craved during the 5 months I was vegan. These “foods” are nothing but science projects with a ton of nasty ingredients like stabilizers, fillers, additives, GMOs, and other fake stuff.

Even the ex-CEO of Whole Foods John Macke advised NOT eating these foods, said we are better off with beef than this fake meat. I think he is dead wrong about fake meat benefiting the environment as the core ingredients are GMO. The vegan community holds these new companies up as the saviors of the world but I see them as repugnant profiteers and corrupt actors.

Basically, anything Bill Gates invests in I want no part of, except farmland, that is good, but the fact that he owns it is bad IMO. This creep is invested in just about every fake protein company that exists, as well as most vaccine companies and he owns many shares of GMO seed companies. But he trusts the science and wants to save our over-heating planet so it’s all good!

Here are a few things I suggest we all start doing now to secure our own food supply and build the systems we need to stay free of this corporate takeover. I believe these are all import, do whatever you can from this list ASAP.

  1. Start storing food as much as you can afford and learn to cook with it.

  2. Join a CSA or protein subscription service.

  3. Delay frivolous purchases (you don’t need a bass boat) and invest money into food-producing equipment like canning, drying, or anything that can help produce food.

  4. Plant perennial trees and bushes-NOW!

  5. Plant an annual garden-NOW!

  6. Purchase and save heirloom open-pollinated seeds.

  7. Consider turning part of your yard into a food forest.

  8. Learn about permaculture today!

  9. Keep ducks & chickens and, or find people that keep these birds to secure local eggs.

  10. Find local protein and other food sources by visiting your local tail-gate or farmers' markets. and making connections. Many protein sources are right under your nose.

  11. Find local dairies and if legal buy direct.

  12. Buy farmland and become a farmer!

Some links mentioned in the show:

The Great Food Reset

The creepy World Economic Forum on fake foods.

Hot Planet? Why So Much Effort To Suppress Record Cold

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Shrimp Burgers

Shrimp Burgers

Author: Keith Snow

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 ounces fresh shrimp
  • 7 ounces minced, 3 ounces roughly chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp toasted and ground fennel seed
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbs corn starch
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • juice of half lemon
  • 1/4 cup fine organic cornmeal
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 20 twists black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pulse 7 oz shrimp in processor, then add chopped shrimp, pulse twice
  2. In a work, bowl add shrimp plus the rest of the ingredients
  3. heat nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, add a large spoonful of shrimp mixture, pat into a burger shape
  4. Cook until starts to brown on side one, then flip, cook for two more minutes.
  5. Serve on toasted onion rolls with sliced tomatoes and red pepper mayo..of course, I use

 

 

 

Direct download: 436.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am EDT

On today’s show, I discuss the western drought situation and bring some up-close and personal experience to this as I live in one of the hardest-hit areas in the west, Utah.

NOTE:  The powers that be will use this drought to pound the table on carbon emissions and “climate change“ a natural cycle, as a means to an end. That end is eliminating fossil fuels, promoting electric cars, and stopping animal agriculture and traditional family farming. So, while we have a drought, be mindful it fits their climate change narrative so they will make lots of news about it. I want you to be informed!

We are experiencing a serious drought out here in the west, the last two winters had very low snowpack in most areas so there was little to no spring runoff or melt. In the west, we rely on snowpack to fill our reservoirs, not rainfall. In my town we average about 9 inches of rainfall per year, so far in 2021, we’re under 3 inches according to most estimates.

Basically, it never rains yet we irrigate golf courses, yards, parks, splash pads- all with meltwater. Currently as of June 1 st 2021 we are slightly behind our usual average in my local area, but others are not as fortunate. Lake Powell and Lake Mead are extremely low at around 31-34%. Those two water sources serve millions downstream, in AZ, CA, and NV. So their low level is a bad situation. Southwest Utah has 4 reservoirs that strategically supply water to Washington Cty so we don’t rely on the Colorado river (as far as I know) to supply our water.

Over in CA, they are restricting water to farmers and I fear that will get much worse which results in less food being produced; fruits, vegetables, nuts, olives, grains, beef, chicken, pork as all require lots of water to produce. Only time will tell how bad it gets.

On a brighter note, rice pudding is today’s featured recipe idea. I will be updating this post soon with photos.

Here are some links to check out:

2021 could be one of the driest years in a millennium, and there's no relief in sight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qDYi9HfQkI

What about us? Ute Tribe asks as Utah moves to protect its share of the Colorado River.

https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2021/03/05/what-about-us-ute-tribe/

This is a great example of a company that is growing lots of food responsibly, but not in CA, this model would be in every state and we’d be a lot more secure as t grocery store shelves remaining fill.https://www.muccifarms.com/our-farms/why-greenhouse-grown/

Crumbling Chinese Buildings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XopSDJq6w8E&t=303s

Why Is Everything In China Falling Apart?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9eXi3RL8q4

More Chinese Falling Infrastructure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zplHlJDs1U

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:47am EDT

In this episode, I will be talking about stretching your meals to feed more people using inexpensive ingredients and some protein to make healthy tasty meals. We practice this often at the Snow house especially this summer when we have an extra kid staying with us.

My calculations show it’s possible to feed 6-8 people a very nice meal for under $5 per person, try that at a restaurant!

Today’s dish comes from the Cuban culture, Cuban rice n Beans, it’s served at every Cuban restaurant and is a staple of many Latin diets. It’s simple to prepare with humble ingredients and can be on the table in 30 minutes flat. It will also feed a small army!

In many Latin homes the veg component is fortified with soffrito; a mixture of onions, garlic, oregano, tomato, and Sazon a seasoning by Goya you can find in just about every market. This soffrito mixture is as varied as Latin culture itself, no two cooks use the same soffrito.

 

 

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Direct download: 434.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

Inflation is not a word most Americans are used to hearing on a daily basis. I’ve been talking about it on this site and on my podcast for a long time because I knew the laws of economics could not be stifled forever and with a dovish Fed, it would arrive sooner or later. Well, it’s here now and people who have been in the dark are finally understanding what this word means to them-less money!

Recently, I paid $14.33 for a package of three chicken breasts at my local store. Granted this is the nicest of the local stores but c’mon…..$14 bucks for a couple of factory-farmed chicken breasts? Seriously? What a joke. When Biden says he will only “tax the wealthy” to pay for his big-government garbage what he does not tell you is that inflation is a tax on the lower to middle-income Americans, basically theft. Everything costs more and for people who live paycheck-paycheck (over 40% of people), this is a major drag. I suggest you see this article written by my friend Michael Synder for more data.

Being prepared can help insulate you from this inflationary spiral we’re heading into. Buying food items that are shelf-stable in today’s dollars is a great way to help insulate your family finances from this epidemic. I talk a lot about this in my Food Storage Feast Course and also demonstrate how to save money with lower-cost stored food. Quality meals are easily made with the proper know-how.

I suggest firstly buying protein, fats, and meat as these items are already getting expensive. 6 cans of tuna at Costco is over $14! We are currently buying tinned roast beef, ham, tuna, chicken, butter, bacon, evaporated milk, coconut milk, etc. these items store a long time and can be quickly added to other items like beans, rice, corn, etc. to make healthy, tasty and filling meals, did I mention cheap? This is why I am so keen on Food Storage Feast and think everyone reading this should have access. To that end, I am designing different payment options including a “pay what you want” option for those who can only afford a little bit.

I do this for a living but I am more interested in helping others than simply being a profiteer, so I will allow anyone to have access to this course. If you are in a tight spot just email me and let me know you’d like access and it’s a done deal!

Now let’s talk food…….

Clafoutis, sometimes spelled clafouti in Anglophone countries, is a baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter. The clafoutis is dusted with powdered sugar and served lukewarm, sometimes with cream. It’s just plain easy and delicious in my book.

Direct download: 433.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT

On today’s show, I give a basic update on my life, what I have been doing for the last 2 years, and then discuss my current plans for the future of Harvest Eating and our products, website, etc. I discuss.....

  1. Harvest Eating Spices

  2. Thoughtful Harvest Vegan Parmesan Cheeses

  3. Thoughtful Harvest Premium Pasta Sauces.

  4. Food Storage Feast

    Towards the end, I will provide the basic road map for Migas, one of my absolute favorite breakfast or brunch dishes.

Directly translated from Spanish, the word “Migas” means ‘crumbs’. And in the culinary world, “Migas” can mean many different things. For me, Migas is the perfect breakfast, Tex-Mex inspired, easy, filling, and best of all; very satisfying.

You start with some fat in a skillet and saute minced white onions, then add salsa (I like spicy hatch chile salsa from El Pinto), and/or minced peppers, beans if using, beaten eggs, crumbled tortilla chips, sharp cheddar or Jack cheese, then topped with cotija cheese, sour cream or crema and avocado.

You wind up with a dish that has texture, flavor, aroma, and serious satisfaction.

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Direct download: harvest-eating-episode-432.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm EDT