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Posts Tagged ‘food’

Mindful Dinners

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Half my eating plan is no-decision meals that provide protein and produce without much thought or room for error. The other half is mindful dinners. Food is not just fuel. It’s also a break in the day, a social event, a way to show love, a sensual pleasure. A steady diet of grilled chicken and […]

No Decision Meals

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Some research suggests that eating the same thing for breakfast and lunch keeps people from overeating and can encourage weight loss. For one thing, eating the same thing habituates us to it and makes it less exciting. For another, we don’t have the decision making moment when we think, “Oooh — I’ll go out for […]

The Meaning of Meals

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Meals of Memorial Day weekend: Saturday… Breakfast was hash brown casserole, sausage, orange and grapefruit, sparkling blood orange juice, and tea. Lunch was turkey and avocado on a ciabatta roll and a lemon cupcake at Briar Rose. Dinner was grilled chicken, potatoes, squash, and watermelon. Sunday breakfast was homemade sweet rolls with cream cheese icing, […]

Sugar Salt Fat

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

I’ve been reading Sugar Salt Fat by Michael Moss. I like books of this kind. I really enjoyed Salt by Mark Kurlansky , Candy Freak, Something from the Oven, Jello: A Biography, and The Botany of Desire, and really that’s just the beginning of what would be a very long list. I like the combination […]

Gluten Freedom?

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Among the Evil 6 is gluten. Now, I generally feel like things should be authentic. Crocheted cables, textured vegetable protein, men in drag, artifical sweeteners –they all seem wrong to me. If you don’t want to eat gluten, I would generally say, then you can’t have bread, pasta, or pastries, so get over it. This […]


Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

#2 daughter thinks that I should reignite again, but I think perhaps I will never get out of the Ignite stage if I actually reignite every time I fall into temptation. I have noticed some changes in the way I respond to some foods. Oh, not in the way I respond to the Ignite foods. […]

Finishing the Long Weekend

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

We had a really long weekend, beginning on Wednesday afternoon. I took no pictures of the Thanksgiving meal, nor of all the kids together. I did however get a good picture of #1 son whipping cream. He appears to be gazing intently at the pecan pie. We also had mince and French Silk pies, berry […]

Razorback Pop-tarts

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

I was astonished at the grocery yesterday to see Razorback pop-tarts. It is not a joke; five schools have given permission to use their logos on frosgted strawberry pop-tarts. I think I will have to buy some for #2 son’s visit. Pop-tarts have an interesting history, actually. They had a scary spell in the 1990s […]

Club Sandwiches, Ladies, and How to Murder Your Wife

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Some knitting took place yesterday, along with errands and reading, Wii, housework, and cooking (see below). #1 daughter came over to get most of the rest of her stuff taken over to her new place. We had California Club sandwiches, which you may know means turkey with tomato, bacon, and avocado, often on a croissant […]

Taste of Tomorrow

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

No doubt you are wondering what happened to the meat blob. It turns out that cloned meat is not something that will happen soon. Another option that also probably won’t happen soon is the food pill. The size of the molecules for fats and proteins make it impractical, but the book Taste of Tomorrowgoes into […]

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