Kicking My Bread Addiction

Kicking Bread Addiction

Remember last week, I was going to change my eating habits.  After revealing my weight frustration to my doctor, he explained cutting out carbohydrates was more beneficial than exercising. Cutting Out Carbs Better Than Exercise? So, I have really been working hard, avoiding potatoes and pasta; which has not been a problem. I have discoveredRead more

Carbohydrates in Food Trump Exercise

Carbohydrates Trump Exercise

Visited my internal medicine doctor last week, for my six month check-up.  Because I have high blood pressure, I like to keep it monitored. I was actually looking forward to the visit because it would be the first time I weighed, since staring my new power walking regime. Unfortunately, I GAINED 3 pounds!  I wasRead more

Crazy for Crispy Celery

JoAnns Food Bites celery Curtis Stone

Earlier this year, Chef Curtis Stone developed a 9-course tasting menu centered around celery, for his restaurant Maude in California. He created a celery salad; reduced celery juice for an apple sorbet and braised some stalks for a celeri barigoule. Celeri Barigoule – a traditional Provencal dish of artichokes braised with onions, garlic and carrotsRead more

Simple Asian Dinner: Pork and Rice

This simple Asian dinner is my substitute for Chinese take out.  Some “fast food” Chinese is loaded in MSG, which I try to avoid. Although easy, this Pork and Rice dish is filling and a great option for a weeknight meal. It can be done in only one pot and one skillet, for less cleanRead more

7-Day Eliminate Processed Food Challenge-Follow Up

Eliminate Processed Foods

On May 12, I started a 7-day challenge to eliminate processed foods from my daily caloric intake. Read the challenge info here On the letter grade scale   – I would give myself a C. If you recall…my challenge rules were as follows:  No refined grains, only 100% whole grain  No refined sugar  Ingredient listRead more

7 Day Eliminate Processed Foods Challenge

processed food chips

I started this food blog because                 I LOVE food.                 I love cooking food,                eating food and                shopping for food. I think my lust for this necessity of life, has led me down a path of occasional laziness. Yes, even foodies can be lazy sometimes. Partially to blame for my laziness isRead more

Tomatoes: Grocery Store Verses Growing Your Own

growing tomatoes

Springtime!  Time to plant those tomatoes… AND STOP BUYING GROCERY STORE TOMATOES. I am absolutely sick of grocery store tomatoes!  The skins are so tough and waxy!  To me, they really have no flavor at all. Did you know….                growers are paid by the pound to propagate and deliver tomatoes to grocery store distributorsRead more