I know that for myself, if I eat out a lot, I start to feel it on how I feel. I feel tired after I eat, I feel that I don’t digest the food as well also.
1. Remove insects from organic or homegrown Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, artichokes, etc., soak thirty minutes in water in which 2 tablespoons of salt and vinegar have been added. Rinse well and proceed with cooking.
2. Wash all fruits and vegetables to remove pesticides and other impurities in Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds, hydrogen peroxide or plain Clorox bleach (1 teaspoon per gallon). Soak for about 10 minutes and then rinse well.
3. To ripen tomatoes, peaches, and other thin-skinned fruits, set them well separated in a sunny spot on a tray lined with paper towels. When soft enough, transfer to refrigerator.
4. Do not add garlic to sauteing onions or other vegetables, because it tends to burn. Add garlic after you have added your liquid or stock, wine, stir-fry sauce, tomatoes, etc.
5. Always use unsalted butter. Those who like their butter salty can sprinkle sea salt on it later.
6. Use only unrefined salt, preferably Celtic Sea salt.
7. Use extra virgin olive oil and butter for cooking. Occasional use of peanut oil for stir-frying is permissible. Use lark or duck fat for stove-top potato frying.