Good Eatin' and Clean Livin'

Cooking your meals from scratch, and using as many whole, local and organic ingredients as possible is one of the best things you can do for yourself, your family, and the planet.   

If such sentiments make you roll your eyes, take heart: you are part of the problem!  It is imperative that people wake up and begin giving a shit about themselves and the dire straits this world is in.  Food is one of the easiest, most effective, most rewarding ways to do so.

We cook often here on Sarabande to save money, stay healthy, and to reduce waste.  Plus, it's a relaxing and creative outlet and with a little skill you can eat like royalty!  Here on our boat, sans microwave, sitting on one's big fat ass and heating up another Hot Pocket is not an option, and we prefer it that way.  

Also, living on a boat really makes you think twice about the toxic chemicals used when cleaning one's living space. It's not uncommon for us to look outside and see a duck paddling around in the suds from dishes we just washed!  Therefore, we use only naturally derived, fully biodegradeable, environmentally friendly agents for our everyday cleaning up.  We highly recommend Dr. Bronner's SAL SUDS for all regular household jobs-- we use it to wash the boat, do the dishes, mop the floors and clean the head!  It's highly concentrated, smells good, and the amount of suds from just a dash is ridiculous.  Also, see below for recipes of some excellent homemade cleaners we use onboard as well.

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Here are some of our favorite things to make....

for people:
Summer in New York Pasta Fagioli
Slurpy Fish and Curry Noodles
Whole Wheat Homemade Pasta
Sort-Of Good For You Pizza Crust
Parisienne-Style Gnoccis

Lasagna Two Ways
Happy New Year Hoppin' Baum
Lobster Ravioli with The Best Sauce Ever
Cap'n Fantastic Fish Tacos
Sarabande-style Mexellent Fiesta Time
Pressure-Cooker Herbed Chicken

Pistachio Mushy Peas
AMC's Cranberry Pumpkin Throw-Down Loaf
Aztec Quinoa Tahini Pilaf 
Garlic n' Greens
Basic Whole Wheat Bread
Risotto Three Ways
Offshore Granola
Pressure-Cooker Scallop and Corn Chowda
Tom Collins Chocolate Guinness Cake
Whole Wheat Pie Crust
Crispy Fruit Goodness
Springtime Pound Cake
"Cumpney's Comin'" Heart of the Cream
Brian's Birthday Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Egg-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse
Breakfast Muffins
More Than Meets the Eye Chocolate Muffins
Coconut Weddin' Cake
Swiss Meringue Buttercream Icing
Limey Bananacotta Pancakes
Eggs In a Basket
Garlic and Dill Cuke Salad
Real Deal Key Lime Pie
Homemade Yogurt
Urchin Roe Pasta
"Baby" Ghanoush
James' First-Ever Birthday Cake

for animals:
Baumer's Delight
Tannenbaum's Poopy Bites
Bustopher's Polenta Four Ways
Chicken and Mashed Bustatoes

Homemade Castile Soap
All-around Spray Cleaner
Scouring Powder
Ho-made Baby Wipes

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